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Old 05 Feb 2007, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which Brand of Boost Gauges & Brake Pads Do you Recommend?

Guys,

Before I buy them, I wanted to get feed back. I am looking at buying the forllowing:
  • Defi blue Racer Boost Gauge
  • Hawk HPS Brake Pads (F&R)
Any experience with them? Problems (e.g., niddle sticking or too much dust-in the case of the pads)?

What do you recommend?

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Old 05 Feb 2007, 08:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can't go wrong with a Defi gauge. Not heard of those pads myself.
Favorites seem to be
EBC Red Stuff
Ferodo DS2500
Mintex M1144 or M1155
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Just to add I found the Mintex dusty but have had no problems with EBC Red Stuff. Not tried Ferodo myself.

Just make sure you bed them in correctly also Red Stuff are a great pad when hot but can be vague when cold, so no hard breaking till the car is warmed up
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Thanks Pete! About the EBC pads, I heard they wear out quicker than others (in about 5000 Kms). Is that what you are experiencing?
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No mine lasted about 10,000 miles plus. I think it all depends on 1. How you bed them in & 2. How heavy footed you are.
Price wise they are good as well
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Sorry, another question:
what would you classify them (red stuff) as more or less dustier than stock?
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Less dustier than stock by far
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Thanks Pete! About the EBC pads, I heard they wear out quicker than others (in about 5000 Kms). Is that what you are experiencing?
Hawk makes a great pad as well. As for gauges, Defi and Autometer.
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Got mintex 1155`s on mine-love em had tarox fast road pads on before and hated em they werent a patch on the 1155`s though alot of ppl recommended to me the ferodo`s aswell.
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I found out something quite interesting.... You know you can install original Peugot(what ever the spelling is!) 407 pads on the STi's! AND IT COST A WHOLE LOT LESS THAN THE ORIGINALS.
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i have ferodo, and wouldn't go anywhere EBC myself, seen way to many cars with them on brakes fail due to over heating.

ferodo are getting hard to get hold of cos the company has gone under/stopped producing them (but they are a top pad).

mintex are whats going in mine next, if i can't get hold of ferodos (whats in at the min)



defi's, did someone mentione defi's?



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Old 05 Feb 2007, 07:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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redstuff are good for lack of dust and only need first application of brakes to heat up. a lot better than standard but they wear out extremely quickly though.

my last set were mintex 1155 and they were a bit overkill at this time of year (heard they can be very harsh on discs if not in correct operating temp, ie giving it the full beans). I think 1144 would have done fine over winter months (lack of track days).

mintex and ebc all about the same price.

double the price are ds2500 but they are highly recommended. i didnt fit these as i was upgrading front calipers and needed new discs all round too. The best thing is they dont need bedding in at all, hardly. I cant do 250 sensible miles. If it was just a pad change these would be the ones i would get.

just checked and they say 1155 dont need bedding in either. Im meaning the heat up/ cool down cycles. Obviously if your discs arnt 100% smooth they wont bite as well for a while.

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i have ferodo, and wouldn't go anywhere EBC myself, seen way to many cars with them on brakes fail due to over heating.

ferodo are getting hard to get hold of cos the company has gone under/stopped producing them (but they are a top pad).
don't know who gave you that information but it is totally WRONG....................

maybe the people you spoke to aren't an approved FERODO RACING agent??
we only deal with this part of ferodo and are a very large dealer for them, if the company/people you spoke to are an agent of ferodo UK they will NOT be able to source these performance pads

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I use ebc red stuff pads too and havn't had any problems so far!!!
As for guages, defi are the best but pricey too!
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Thanks Pete! About the EBC pads, I heard they wear out quicker than others (in about 5000 Kms). Is that what you are experiencing?
I tried EBC Red stuff pad and thought they didnt last long.

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