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View Poll Results: Aftermarket Brake Pad Preferences
Ferodo DS2500 24 48.98%
Mintex M1144 16 32.65%
Other (please state in thread post) 9 18.37%
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Old 15-02-2012, 05:47 PM   #11
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Gonna go for some 2500's myself I think
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Old 15-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #12
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ds2500 for preference. will be getting a set whacked on the skoda when the OEM ones wear down. pretty much a brand new set when i fitted the setup
used the 1144s and they done a whopping 2000 miles is they were lucky. only once did i get them hot enough to stop them squealing, dont get me wrong they were a fantastic pad very similar to the 2500s but they would squeal like a pig in towns
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Old 15-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #13
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Used loads of different pads over the years.

Mintex 1155's ok for road pads, wouldn't give them too much hard work though.
Ferodo DS2500's are currently fitted to the front of the Leon, no problems but fairly dusty/dirty pads.
Ferodo DS3000's are squeaky when cold, but great once warmed up. Will kill the lacker on the wheels though!
Pagid RS4-2 (Blues) are pretty good for normal/fast road, with a bit of track. Dusty but comes off easily.
Pagid RS4-2-1 (Blacks) bit squeaky on the road, but fast road/track they are hard to beat. Very dusty and if baked on is a pig to remove.
Carbon Metallic/Performance Friction Z-Rated are again good for normal/fast road, they also managed a couple of 30 minute sessions of Donnington with a modified scoob. 97 Compound are more aggressive but a great track pad. Z-rated are again a dream pad, with no problem removing dust, 97 aren't bad either.

I've seen EBC's that have come of some lower powered cars that have been driven hard and they just crumbled! I'll never recommend or use them!

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Old 15-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #14
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Mintex 1144's or DS2500's. Mintexs are my personal choice.

AVOID EBCS like you would the plague!
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Old 15-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #15
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i had ebc greenstuff on my car and they performed well
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Old 15-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #16
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never had issues with ebc yellowstuff i had on my e36 m3, but i think from what i've read and been recommended that something like ds2500's are a definate step up
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Mintex got them on the front fantastic pads, although i have noticed them grinding in this weather plenty of meat on them maybe its the dirt and grit kicking about.
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Old 15-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #18
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I currently have 1144s on my fiesta & cant fault them, as previously said they can squeal abit when not warm but once they are up to temp the're fantastic, never had them fade even when out on track.

Although I've never heard a bad word about the ferodo's performance only the price put me off
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Old 15-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #19
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Had the Ds2500's on my Civic for a time, too dusty for me, but performed well as a pad.

Mintex are my go-to brand now for brake pads, always good quality and the 1144's work well with a bit less dust than the Ds2500's IMO.

Any brembo sets if had/been in cars with have tended to be squeeky/squealy (although they always had the matching calipers,pads and disks all brembo).

And i had a few EBC sets a LONG time ago, but never really rated them, especially not for the price.

If you consider another, Pagid always seem well recommended, and are not too pricey (although not my car I drove an EVO 8 fitted with them a number of times, and they always performed well, too)
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I currently have 1144s on my fiesta & cant fault them, as previously said they can squeal abit when not warm but once they are up to temp the're fantastic, never had them fade even when out on track.

Although I've never heard a bad word about the ferodo's performance only the price put me off
Mintex Ceratec on the back of the pad will stop the squeeling.
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