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    Default Ferodo DS2500 Brake Pads

    Anyone used these?
    Any comments?

    I was looking at EBC, which seem to have a bad reputation at the moment, Pagid Blue's are hopeless on the road but superb on the track...
    Was thus recommended the Ferodo's, which a lot of WRX-Skyline drivers use... hmmm which really doesnt say much huh?

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    Nate
    How did EBC get a bad rap? I have used these for 4 years now and speak well of.
    Ive never used Ferodo, but have used Hawk, Bendix King's, AP's, Trust, Micro and EBC.. and the EBC's held up well...
    Ferodo is a Tarox company from what i know, but I can't see why not.
    Do you really need super good street pads? - Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
    Nate
    How did EBC get a bad rap? I have used these for 4 years now and speak well of.
    Ive never used Ferodo, but have used Hawk, Bendix King's, AP's, Trust, Micro and EBC.. and the EBC's held up well...
    well i'll be doing some track days shortly... and i've done the fluid so its pad time...
    Also on a few of our "spirited" drives i've noticed brake fade & overall just want a little more braking (i'm a bit of a worry wart )

    Bad rep... well they had an excellent compund, then i heard they changed it & it went real crappy... but its getting better & should be back to normal next compound change??? (heard from mates, nothing too concrete there)

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    Well good to see you did the fluid first, the best you can do is just go for a fast road pad. Look up the Ferodo's and see how harsh they are, I don't think you want them chewing up your disks.
    My EBC's are both pads and dics, but each to theirs. Needless to say my car stops on a dime.
    BTW, with the fluid you need to check it and flush it more than everyday fluid, the minute it starts going dark id be looking at a flush. Find out how to flush and fill it yourself and get the kit and save money, plus youll get to learn and keep an eye on pad wear, CV wear, suspention wear etc. - Chris
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    Just did Oran park & thought i'd post the thoughts on these pads...

    They are FANTASTIC!!!

    First lap they're not as bitey & need a bit of caution, after that you spend every lap fiddling round on the floor looking for your own eyeballs!!!

    Tons of bite, no fade....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate
    Just did Oran park & thought i'd post the thoughts on these pads...

    They are FANTASTIC!!!

    First lap they're not as bitey & need a bit of caution, after that you spend every lap fiddling round on the floor looking for your own eyeballs!!!

    Tons of bite, no fade....
    I was thinking of getting these pads too. I was told that they're quite suitable for the road and not too hard on rotors. Can you confirm that they'd be safe enough on the road even if you need to stop hard first thing on a winter's day...? Also if you don't mind can you tell me how much they were? I was quoted $220 for the front pair.

    Also what brand and type fluid are you guys using?
    Take the long way home....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jastanis
    I was thinking of getting these pads too. I was told that they're quite suitable for the road and not too hard on rotors. Can you confirm that they'd be safe enough on the road even if you need to stop hard first thing on a winter's day...? Also if you don't mind can you tell me how much they were? I was quoted $220 for the front pair.

    Also what brand and type fluid are you guys using?
    yeah mate, they pull up no probs first thing when its cold...
    220 sounds right, it was 360 all up & the rears are 306's anyway..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate
    yeah mate, they pull up no probs first thing when its cold...
    220 sounds right, it was 360 all up & the rears are 306's anyway..
    Cool, thanks! What brake fluid do you use?
    Take the long way home....

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    Motul RB600F, $25 for 1/2litre i think... Great value... Great fluid

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    I use DS2500 on DBA discs, and can say they are very good. Most of the guys here in Hong Kong run Ferodo pads with Tarox discs on their 206 GTi's.
    DS2500 will not chew your discs up if you want real discs killers try the DS3000 range those will snap your neck and grind your discs!

    As for EBC stuff it's their QC thats let them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate
    Motul RB600F, $25 for 1/2litre i think... Great value... Great fluid
    Thanks nate. I'll try the combo out next time I need new pads.
    Take the long way home....

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