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Old 26 Jun 2005, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WHAT BRAKE PADS?

Hi Everyone,
im in need for some new brake pads,

Im stuck to a very small budget, Id like to get the ebc red pads, but cant afford at the moment.

Is there much perfomance diffenrence to normal oem pads?

Ive done engine transplats etc..but never changed the pads, is it hard?

where can I can cheap oem pads from.


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Old 26 Jun 2005, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, did you try www.camsport.co.uk for the ebc? i think youll like there price... i dint know exactly about the difference in pads but what i would say... they all stop you around the same its the long term lasting is different...

My opinion only :wink: sure others will comment...

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Old 26 Jun 2005, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try Andrew at Camsport, i think you will be pleasently suprised about the price
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Old 26 Jun 2005, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would like to say something about EBC pads and discs.. In my experience, I have had bad things happen with them and I'm sad to say, I wouldnt recommend them to anyone! The gent I spoke to, said he wouldnt even put them on a pram!! They warped and they wherent that good.

I had Black Diamond discs and I cant remember the pads exactly, but they where so much better
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Old 26 Jun 2005, 10:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would like to say something about EBC pads and discs.. In my experience, I have had bad things happen with them and I'm sad to say, I wouldnt recommend them to anyone! The gent I spoke to, said he wouldnt even put them on a pram!! They warped and they wherent that good.

I had Black Diamond discs and I cant remember the pads exactly, but they where so much better
I'll back up Phil on that. I wouldn''t touch EBC with a barge-pole, even if some people swear by them. I had a bad experience too.

OEM pads aren't that bad, but I wouldn't go on track with them.
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Old 26 Jun 2005, 10:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know my Dad drove my Rover Coupe Turbo hard, but he messed up my disc's so many times, I had to get new ones. I really wasnt happy about it either, cos he'd already cost me far to much by wearing out tyres, exhaust and the standard brakes as well. He wasnt in my good books :evil:
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Old 26 Jun 2005, 11:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for your advise guys, i think ill just go for oem brakes,
I dont need to stop in a hurry! just the pads i have asre real really low, asn i dont want to warp my discs.

Ill phone camsport in the morn, I went to the website, I didnt know they where in aber, its only 20 mins from where i live in Wrexham,


NICE ONE GUYS!

one last question! is it a relitively hard part to change on a subaru? i changed them on my astra GTE once, they where seized, and took the whole da to bodge the job.

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Old 27 Jun 2005, 07:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i changed from OEM pads to mintex fast road pads....the difference is amazing, and there about the same price.

a little more brake dust but apart from that , great

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Old 27 Jun 2005, 01:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wrong way round ebc discs are far better than black diamond discs,Black diamond discs are standard fitment to tonka toys.


Loads of track days never warped my EBC discs,black diamonds fell apart going to the shops.IMHO
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Old 27 Jun 2005, 02:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Im still confused of what to go for,
i spoke to andy at camsport, He said that red stuff are fine, but they work better when warmed up. but i only work 10 mins away from from house.

So he said to go for yellow stuff? as they work from the word GO.

Bear in mind guys, I dont do any track days, and mainly use my car for shopping and getting to work.

I would get oem brakes, but seem to have difficulty in finding them, even the loacl subaru dealership (who are crap anyway) are not sure if they have the pads in or not.

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shall i just go for yellow stuff? i only have standard none-grooved discs, i dont want to damge my discs.
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Old 27 Jun 2005, 05:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wrong way round ebc discs are far better than black diamond discs,Black diamond discs are standard fitment to tonka toys.


Loads of track days never warped my EBC discs,black diamonds fell apart going to the shops.IMHO
I said some people swear by them I swore at them.

My EBC pad disintegrated in a week with 'light' use and about 500 miles. I got replacement pads and the discs warped within a month and a half.
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Wrong way round ebc discs are far better than black diamond discs,Black diamond discs are standard fitment to tonka toys.


Loads of track days never warped my EBC discs,black diamonds fell apart going to the shops.IMHO
I said some people swear by them I swore at them.

My EBC pad disintegrated in a week with 'light' use and about 500 miles. I got replacement pads and the discs warped within a month and a half.
It must have been the way my Dad drove or something but they didnt last long. I was deeply gutted as they looked ok!

Oh well, might have to go for the 10 pot's with him driving the Scoob!! :shock: Or failing that, not letting him drive it at all!! Strange that I havent had the problem since tho...
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John i know its a weired place you live but did you not know the metal bit of the pad does not go against the disc :?: :?: :?:

Next time just ask :wink:

Sorry but i still disagree,black diamond discs are like a chocolate fireguard.


Ebc discs and ceramic pads did ok for track.
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Old 27 Jun 2005, 08:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This makes for interesting reading from the las across the pond....

http://www.subiegalracing.com/sgraci...mic_review.htm

Headline: Subie Gal Test & Review of EBC Redstuff Ceramic Brake Pads
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