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Old 03 Aug 2007, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, had the dreded brake fade the other day(was chaseing a focus st) so I am thinking of changeing my pads, do I need to change front and rear or will front be ok and also any recomendations on pads,cheers.
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i've got mintex 1155 race spec pads and fried them on the isle of man, before that had ferodo's on and they were much better so shall be switching back to them
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for reply has anyone tried OMP pads,have seen them for a reasonable price.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the OMP stuff is mild fast road at best............
explain exactly how the 'fade' affected you and what occurred, many reasons for this other than pad fade..................

Tidgy M1155 pads should be better temp ability than say ds2500's so suprised you say you found the ferodo's better?? the 1155 do need a very aggressive bedding maybe they were a little 'green'??

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the OMP stuff is mild fast road at best............
explain exactly how the 'fade' affected you and what occurred, many reasons for this other than pad fade..................

Tidgy M1155 pads should be better temp ability than say ds2500's so suprised you say you found the ferodo's better?? the 1155 do need a very aggressive bedding maybe they were a little 'green'??

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Old 03 Aug 2007, 08:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the OMP stuff is mild fast road at best............
explain exactly how the 'fade' affected you and what occurred, many reasons for this other than pad fade..................

Tidgy M1155 pads should be better temp ability than say ds2500's so suprised you say you found the ferodo's better?? the 1155 do need a very aggressive bedding maybe they were a little 'green'??

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approached island at aprox 70mph, stood on brakes,slow to pull up, smell of hot brakes,dont know what pads are fitted as only had car a few months
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 08:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ive got OMP pads on mine as a cheap alternative to standard pads. Bit better but dont expect anything impresive. can get them super hot very quickly but what made me buy them
1: The price £22
2: the wife drive the car alot with my littlen and didnt like the idea of her having to warm the brakes up to get them to work as you dont know when you need them
3: less brake dust than standard cheap mintex pads.
I wouldnt use them on a trackday for sure
Hope this helps you to make your mind up
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simply getting a 'hot' smell does not in ist own suggest you got any "fade"??

any other symptoms??
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Old 04 Aug 2007, 10:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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just that they didnt pull up as well ,maybe I was just over doing it a bit, brakes seamed fine after ,only had it this one time
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sorry not been on for a couple of days.

only way i can describe it as hitting the brake and not much happening, they were biting solidly at lower speeds before and after but shooting the mountaion pass the brakes were taking more and more force of my foot to stop the car as i went on and on, admitedly we were giving it some lol.

after a slowing down they seemed to improve again. never got the chance to get them back up to that amount of useage cos i shat me gearbox lol
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