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Old 08 Mar 2007, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which brake pads?

Hey guys, im gonna need some new brake pads for my 4 pots on a 2000 impreza. Now ive upgraded the standard pads and discs last time, I have grooved and dimpled discs and the Mintex pads. Now these pads are ok but they give off a hell of a lot of brake dust. Im forever cleaning the wheels and its starting to wind me up.

So basically im looking for a decent set of pads with little dust.

I'm thinking of maybe the Red Stuff brake pads, but I heard they are not the best when they are cold?

Or maybe there is a not too expensive disc and calliper upgrade I could purchase.

Any input would be greatly appreciated as I dont really know whats out there.?

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Old 08 Mar 2007, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ebc are shite mate stay well clear, after seeing a car come flying past me and into a hedge cos they failed i'd never ever go near them.

mintex or ferodo are the best but tbh you might just have to put up with dust or crap braking realy.
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Old 08 Mar 2007, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Really thats not very good at all.

Its a shame that because thats the only good thing about the Red pads, they dont give off much dust.

Maybe I will try Ferodo then, unless I can find some Brembos or something..

That would be nice. Maybe if I start doing a few track days.


Thanks Tidgy. Great help.

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Old 08 Mar 2007, 07:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mintex 1155`s on mine love em dont mind washing wheels-do mind crap brakes !!!!!
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 03:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the comments guys.
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 09:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Was gonna go along with JD, I've had DS2500 Freodo pads with my Brembo's and my AP's and cant fault them.. I must confuse to hardly washing my wheels but I hope to get the chance to do them at some point!!
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I've always used Reddot on my cars. You'll have to check there applications though. There now based in Watford.

Stay away from the Redstuff, the worst pad I've ever used, I've used both Green and Red stuff. Red stuff were worse then the Green. They wrecked my disks because they are such a hard compound and took all week to warm up so you could use them.
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Was gonna say, had a few problems with EBC on my Rover Coupe Turbo and used Black Diamond discs and I think freodo pads and 10 times better

A gent I spoke to said, he wouldnt put EBC pads or disc's on a pram
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what discs would people recommend to go with ferodo 2500 pads on 4 pots? as i really need to up grade before i have an accident.
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I had DVA 4000 Grooved disc's with my 2500's with my Brembo's and they where a lot better

I guess it all depends on budget...
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will wok on decent quality discs, std style or not........................
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will wok on decent quality discs, std style or not........................

we'll see you tomorrow with Pete's for his brakes sorting !
they really are crap compared to mine !
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