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Offline JamesSS

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Brake Pad Recommendation?
« on: July 22, 2014, 05:51:12 pm »
Might be overhauling my brakes soon as they're starting to lose performance / feeling. Anyone running something other than standard pads that they'd recommend as a decent upgrade?

Not after anything for on track as the car doesn't see heavy braking often, so brake fade isn't really an issue. Preferably something with good cold bite and decent for a spirited drive... Failing that, what are the standard pads used on the SS and the part code? They haven't been bad, but they haven't been great in all honesty.

Any recommendations appreciated :thumb:

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 06:08:21 pm »
    Stock pads seemed more than upto the job to be honest, I wouldn't be afraid to refit those. The SS pads seem to need to be re-awoken with a bed in procedure if you don't use them hard a lot or they are poor.

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 01:20:50 pm »
    Might give the standards another shot then unless anyone weighs in with EBC / Mintex / Ferodo options. :thumb:

    Are the standard pads Brembo (I assume?) and any idea what the part code is? Cheers!

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 01:29:51 pm »
    5741889 about 140 quid :thumb:

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 06:45:53 pm »
    Hi Lloyd, blimey, I hope £140 inc fitting?  Is that for standard pads and all round?
    Nov 2012 A500, officiano red, 17' petals but otherwise standard (wife beats me severely about the head and body if I talk about customising but I did buy a logoed folding umbrella!) I just love it - the car that is! well, and the wife!!

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 08:15:56 pm »
    £140 is front pads alone - I still have no idea what they are though? I found an ancient post from John regarding the Esseesse pads and it looks as if it's a Brembo pad with a Ferodo lining...? Seems strange to say the least.

    The Esse Esse pad I have in my hand is stamped Ferodo HP1000/1.
    Then further down in white writing it is brembo  XPO.16.62.
    Hope that helps :thumb: Clear as mud to me  :whistle:

    For that kind of money you can take your pick from pretty much anything. EBC Yellowstuff, Greenstuff / Ferodo DS2500s - maybe Pagid if they offer a decent pad for the AGP?

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 09:32:22 pm »
    they are brembo pads and it does include the shims but definitely not fitting ;D

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 09:44:14 pm »
    Lloyd, thank for! that! Even so, it sounds a little bit much!
    Nov 2012 A500, officiano red, 17' petals but otherwise standard (wife beats me severely about the head and body if I talk about customising but I did buy a logoed folding umbrella!) I just love it - the car that is! well, and the wife!!

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #8 on: April 03, 2015, 11:10:52 am »
    Eurocarparts - Pagid pads and discs all round £200 all in. Considering this myself and fit them myself.

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #9 on: April 03, 2015, 01:25:09 pm »
    I am not long fitting new pads too my SS evo. Brembo HP2000 are the pads you are after if your looking for the original and best. They last a time as well  :thumb:
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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #10 on: April 14, 2015, 10:32:00 am »
    £140 is front pads alone - I still have no idea what they are though? I found an ancient post from John regarding the Esseesse pads and it looks as if it's a Brembo pad with a Ferodo lining...? Seems strange to say the least.

    The Esse Esse pad I have in my hand is stamped Ferodo HP1000/1.
    Then further down in white writing it is brembo  XPO.16.62.
    Hope that helps :thumb: Clear as mud to me  :whistle:

    For that kind of money you can take your pick from pretty much anything. EBC Yellowstuff, Greenstuff / Ferodo DS2500s - maybe Pagid if they offer a decent pad for the AGP?

    The Ferodo DS2500s are probably one of the best pads available but they do kick out a lot of brake dust and can be noisy in the cold but when they are warmed up and you use them hard it feels like your eyes are coming out of your head  :D

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #11 on: April 16, 2015, 10:50:50 pm »
    I went for Greenstuff on EBC grooved discs. Still a bit squeaky when cold / used lightly, but I found the same on the SS setup, probably worse in fact on the old ones. Would strongly recommend for initial bite and progressive feel in the pedal; especially when they've bedded in properly (you might need to do this a couple of times, first time I didn't get them up to temperature enough). Obviously don't go anywhere near a track on Greenstuff pads, they'll fade in no time and you'll probably wreck your brakes by overheating them.

    Also being half the price of the standard discs & pads is a bonus :thumb:

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #12 on: April 17, 2015, 06:43:31 pm »
    I am not long fitting new pads too my SS evo. Brembo HP2000 are the pads you are after if your looking for the original and best. They last a time as well  :thumb:

    Do they kick out a lot of brake dust?

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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #13 on: April 17, 2015, 07:33:30 pm »
    Not that I have noticed, wheels are usually covered in dirt, not brake dust.
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    Re: Brake Pad Recommendation?
    « Reply #14 on: April 19, 2015, 07:38:57 am »
    I have a fair bit of life on mine so i will keep an eye out for feedback and also gives me a chance to review a bit more.