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PostSubject: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptySun Jul 19 2009, 22:59

what are the best fast road pads out there? in terms of improving stopping distances i've been told that u'r better of investing in top quality pads rather than above average pads n disks!!
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptySun Jul 19 2009, 23:33

most scene people rave about greenstuff but there not all there cracked up to be.

Put you will need the brake fluid to suit them too as most upgrade pads work at hotter temps causing the brake fluid to break down or boil, but changing to racing/high temp fluid means you have to keep checking it regularly for water content as its more hygroscopic and also need to change it more often when the water content starts too get high.

I ran black diamond predators and couldn't fault them, and will be using them again.

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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 11:11

i only done a full flush out about 3 months ago and used ate fluid!! so should be ok on that score fo a bit.

gonna have a nosey about online today, any links as to where are the cheapest place for em dude

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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 11:13

seena fair few mintex sets on ebay,pads and discs for a decent price.just go on ebay and type what your after
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 11:43

yeah man i trawled ebay, but nothing caught my eye!! what are mintex like? they seem like a decent price for what they are!!
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 13:47

pagid fast road are the pad of choice in my book, however it depends entirely on your setup and what car they go on
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 16:47

Running EBC green stuff with the drilled and grooved discs on the Beeza, can't fault them.
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 17:09

I've heard only good things about Ferrodo DS2500's

I know a couple of lads who do Trackdays (Evo and Clio) and they swear by them.
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 17:23

BigGR5 wrote:
I've heard only good things about Ferrodo DS2500's

I know a couple of lads who do Trackdays (Evo and Clio) and they swear by them.

well on the couple of forums i've posted this question, these are the only ones that have been mentioned more than once!!
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 17:25

Im runin ebc redstuff on mine (mk2 with g60 brakes) an cant fault them either, ive had some mintex ones - loads of dust an wore them out in no time.. Have almost always used greenstuff on my cars an I asked venom motorsport the same question last time i needed pads an they recomended the redstuff ones.

Have heard nothing but good bout the ferrodos too as a track pad but was told they do need warmin up a bit first.

An my mk1 project is getting ebc yellowstuff, meant to be a track pad with "excellent" cold bite, but i'll have to wait an see about them...
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 18:18

i've been told that with the ebc stuff that your just payin for the name, but i'm seriously thinkin about the yellowstuff ones, can get them for my ssat for about 80 quid delivered!!
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 18:20

apparently the yellow ones suffer brake fade,so ive heard anyway,ta mel
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 18:27

mk1mel wrote:
apparently the yellow ones suffer brake fade,so ive heard anyway,ta mel

They better not for the amount they cost for my brembo ones, shiznit...

Are ebc any dearer than other makes?
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 19:04

I think EBC are decently priced compared to others. They are all priced around a similar bracket anyway. We have sold plenty of EBC pads and discs in my place, no complaints so far!
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 20:21

my m8 has yellow ones on tarox ten pots on his mk4 turbo,and he hates them sorry dan,but every driver/car is diffrent.
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 20:26

Do ces give discounts on ebc stuff? Wont have to pay venom any tax on pads from now on if they do Very Happy

Not the thread to ask in realy but do ces do any other "aftermarket " brands with discounts?

An thanks mel Sad
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 20:28

no worries dan,
p.s still need to see you about some work on my mk1 soon,ta mel
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 20:37

dan_mk1 wrote:
Do ces give discounts on ebc stuff? Wont have to pay venom any tax on pads from now on if they do Very Happy

Not the thread to ask in realy but do ces do any other "aftermarket " brands with discounts?

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PMed to not stray off topic!
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyMon Jul 20 2009, 21:12

Chris_Ash wrote:
dan_mk1 wrote:
Do ces give discounts on ebc stuff? Wont have to pay venom any tax on pads from now on if they do Very Happy

Not the thread to ask in realy but do ces do any other "aftermarket " brands with discounts?

An thanks mel Sad

PMed to not stray off topic!

pm me too, lol!! do ces give discounts on ebc stuff!! whats the best price on redstuff and yellowstuff (i'm asuming u work there, lol?)
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PostSubject: Re: what are the best brake pads to get?   what are the best brake pads to get? EmptyTue Jul 21 2009, 13:26

where would be the cheapest place to get the ferodo ds2500 or pagid blue pads from?

any links?
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