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Old 13 Apr 2009, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What Brake Pads?

Hi all am new to this site but am familiar with impreza's. A few years back i bought a classic sport (was all i could insure!) later sold it to fund a car for the misis and a bike for me (big mistake) anyway i had to get another but this time the real thing! so last weekend i bought a nice red mica wrx off ebay and so far am very happy but! the guy who sold it me said the pads in the front were cheap n nasty and driving it feals just that! very "gritty" under foot just before stopping....Both front and rear discs are fine so im thinking just front pads should solve the problem... But the question is which pads? some say ebc red stuff others say i dont need them...Im not a racer but do want to be able to slow the animal! im told by everyone i know i "brake late" if that helps!!! (i dont think i do by the way)
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Old 13 Apr 2009, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What Break Pads?

Mintex 1155 or ferodo DS2500.

The mintex are cheaper by quite a bit.

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Mixed reaction between the two, both are brilliant, never had the ferodo so couldn't give a far review.

Mintex do a 1166 too but they are more a road racing pad.
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Old 13 Apr 2009, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was told a subaru specialist not to bother with red stuff go with the ebc yellowstuff for my blobeye, the reds i guess are similar to standard.Been using yellowstuff for about a month now.
The yellowstuff ones do make quite a bit more dust on your rims than standard pads,squeal like a pig stuck under a gate for the first 100 - 150 miles to the point of being embarasing, but now they are run in they are ace, and i am not a boy racer in case you are wondering.lol.
They were also cheaper than standard subaru ones by a tenner
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Old 13 Apr 2009, 09:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the heads up guys, The camskill link helped to ill bookmark it!
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Old 13 Apr 2009, 10:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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the link I gave you was for the classic...you'll have to search for your model
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Old 14 Apr 2009, 12:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The Ferodo DS2500 had original Ferodo's on my STI V6 RA 4pots found them good but recently upgraded to the DS2500 pad once they broke in they a nice bite off them cold or hot they work very well under abuse a friend of mine has these on his DC2 Type R and he goes to Nurbergring twice a year and he swears by this pad and they last long enough to
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 06:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Guys.....red stuff is cr4p! Squeals like anything for up to 1000 miles....and the amount ofbrake dust it produces is scary! Either Yellow-stuff, ferodo or if you have a newage sti then brembo..but expensive.
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I found that EBC yellowstuff took long time to warm up properly so got shot. Use ferodo`s now. Much better
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do not get any EBC pads.. !!! - not for road car anyways.....(ok, maybe greens).

Ferodo DS2500 have a good bite and are very good from cold. Mintex are ssupposedly good for road?
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Old 18 Apr 2009, 07:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's good to hear that there is a general consensus between Scooby owners not to bother with EBC. I know I won't!
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I used EBC green stuff pads in my Sir civic and they way to overated squeled like mad and thought they be better
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Old 19 Apr 2009, 10:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It's good to hear that there is a general consensus between Scooby owners not to bother with EBC. I know I won't!
Actually, i know a fair number of scooby and non scooby owners that have used EBC pads and rotors and they like them. I've been using EBC pads and rotors since i bought my wagon 4yrs ago.
For the money they do a cracking job.

I use their slotted and grooved discs with yellowstuff pads all round and they're very good. They need to be warmed up a bit to work 100% but that doesn't take long. 2 or 3 decent stabs on the brakes from 60/70mph and you're away. They warm up very quickly and from cold they're not too bad either.

Once warmed up though they are very effective and don't give off that much dust. They've been very kind to my rotors despite my braking style being very late and very hard.

Don't use greenstuff on a scoob they're not strong enough, the reds are just a slight upgrade on the OEM pads and are great for everyday driving, but yellows are the ones to go for if you are going to be doing heavy repeated braking or need strong retardation from high speeds.

If you're getting brakefade on yellows i suggest you sort your brake fluid out as yellows can run very hot due to their high friction coefficiant and may boil your brake fluid easily if it's not in good condition or not rated at a high enough boiling point. Use DOT5.1 or some of the race type DOT4 fluids. Also make sure you run stainless steel braided brake hoses all round and make sure there's no air in the system.

Once you've boiled your brake fluid a few times it needs to be completely changed as there are only so many times you can boil brake fluid before it becomes spent, loses viscosity and becomes totally useless from the amount of air in the system caused by boiling.

Don't be so quick to blame the pads, specially if they weren't bedded in properly from the start (there is a proper and involved method of doing this and very few people i know ever do it properly!!)

If you want ultimate stopping power go out and spend thousands on AP, Stoptech, Performance Friction, K-Sport, etc etc....

Nothing wrong with EBC at all for only a few hudred quid all in for 4 slotted and grooved rotors and yellowstuff pads all round. Very effective for the money!! No i don't work for them or sell their kit but having used them for 4yrs i can speak from experience.

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