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Brake pads - what's the current recommendation?


Chris_911

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Have been running DS3000 for many years but the pads, and the discs, are getting close to wear limits.

So, what pads are currently in favour for fast road use?

Haven't looked to see if DS3000s are still available but ideally I'd like something that produces a little less dust....

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Think mine has standard Brembo pads, but it does have Boxster calipers fitted.  Never felt short on brakes and no more noticeable dust than normal.

Prior to the Boxster caliper I had DS3000 which were mega dusty, it was worse on the inner side of the rim, a kind of metallic dust had welded to the rim which need zip discing off.  

Just fit OEM, EBC, Textar, etc.  It's not like you track the car anyway and our cross country road trips are never that heavy on the brakes.

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11 hours ago, GaryH said:

My current pads have lasted over a decade ! :lol:

Yes, but Gary you are 'special'.

Actually thinking about it my DS300s have been on for a very long time - wouldn't be surprised if it's that kind of timescale, or longer.

1 hour ago, Nige said:

Think mine has standard Brembo pads, but it does have Boxster calipers fitted.  Never felt short on brakes and no more noticeable dust than normal.

Prior to the Boxster caliper I had DS3000 which were mega dusty, it was worse on the inner side of the rim, a kind of metallic dust had welded to the rim which need zip discing off.  

Just fit OEM, EBC, Textar, etc.  It's not like you track the car anyway and our cross country road trips are never that heavy on the brakes.

Thanks Nice. I do like strong brakes though, so I'd like to keep a high friction pad in there.

Wonder if DS2500 are still available?

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12 hours ago, Chris_911 said:

Yes, but Gary you are 'special'.

Actually thinking about it my DS300s have been on for a very long time - wouldn't be surprised if it's that kind of timescale, or longer.

Thanks Nice. I do like strong brakes though, so I'd like to keep a high friction pad in there.

Wonder if DS2500 are still available?

I have DS2500 on mine, a lot less dust than the 3000, and still very grippy 

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I’ve also got DS2500 in mine. They feel fine, better when hot but miles off the bite of a DS3000.   They produce very little dust when compared to the DS3000. 
 

Circuit Supplies in Leighton Buzzard normally do the honours.

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My car came with Porterfield pads and I found the brakes very wooden. On the advice of Chris Franklin at CG I went back to bog standard Textar pads and the brakes feel much more progressive. Glad I made the swap.

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EBC Bluestuff on front and rear, brilliant pads, no noise with very little dust. I bought the fronts as part of my refurb on the front suspension, when my rears needed changing I followed suit.

Bluestuff used to be primarily for track but are now designated for fast road and occasional track which matches my use case. Not cheap but won't break the bank either. Very progressive feel with excellent bite from cold. On track I've not had any fade issues at all (coupled with higher temp brake fluid).

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