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Old 17 Oct 2009, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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uprate brakes

The brakes on my bugeye are p##s poor thinking of upgrade instead of replacing with stock. Ive been advised to fit ebc disks all round with yellow stuff up front and red stuff on the rear would realy appreciate others thoughts dont want to change calipers realy but if that is the best option then so be it £not that much of an issue

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Old 17 Oct 2009, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: uprate brakes

Id stay clear of the ebc red/yellow pads for 1, EBC disks are good but id have a Mintex 1144/1155 or ferrodo 2500 over the ebc pads
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Old 17 Oct 2009, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: uprate brakes

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Id stay clear of the ebc red/yellow pads for 1, EBC disks are good but id have a Mintex 1144/1155 or ferrodo 2500 over the ebc pads
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thanks for the reply why wouldnt you use the ebc pads?

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Old 17 Oct 2009, 07:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: uprate brakes

Id recommend the Ferodo DS2500 pads.
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Old 18 Oct 2009, 10:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I went for Mintex on the bug and would defo recommend.
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Old 18 Oct 2009, 11:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I use DS2500 aswell.
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Old 18 Oct 2009, 03:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: uprate brakes

thanks again for the replies the ds pads seem most popular am i making the right choice with the ebc disks or should i be thinking of tarox/black diamond or similar?


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Old 19 Oct 2009, 06:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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IMHO I would say tarox/black diamond all the way.
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 02:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks for all the replies im going to book it in and get blackdiamond disks front and rear ds2500 pads all round and braided hoses am sure that should sort out my brakes
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 07:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: uprate brakes

I have had EBC turbo grooved & dimpled discs on my car for just over a year, with yellowstuff pads on the front.
I've always felt the yellowstuff pads are poor, the discs seemed good but have now warped after just 1 year.

I've now ordered up the ferodo pads mentioned above, and a set of front discs (drilled and grooved) from godpseed brakes.
godspeed brakes come highly recommended.

the ebc brakes were about £280/pair for front.
godspeed were £190 including postage. for 325mm discs for sti I think thats pretty good.
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 11:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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ferodo's are pretty much the ones to go for. or say feck it and fit some 6 pots lol
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 12:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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will 6 pots fit under the standard 17 inchers dont want to change alloys insurance will sting me .b#####ds took 80 quid a year out of me just for a prodrive back box
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£80 for a back box you need a different insurance company dude.

not sure what fits and what doesn;t, but i doubt the standard wheels will fit 6 pots. mine go under my kei wheels pretty easily though

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Old 21 Oct 2009, 06:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: uprate brakes

going to speak to scooby world tomorow they do 2 6 pot kits tarox and ap damed expensive but i want the best possible runing gear before i upgrade the engine.
As for the insurance im stuck with them till january i changed my car half way through my insurance year and the cancelation fee was more than the extra on my premium
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if you can stretch then ap 6 pots are about the best on the market. i think scoobyclinic up at chesterfield have some in stock, well did lol
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