After Market Brake pads

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by BobsRX8GT » Thu May 21, 2015 9:14 pm

Replace all 4 sets at once
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As I lay rubber down the street,
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But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Tobz » Mon May 25, 2015 4:44 pm

if u cant do all 4 at once, focus on the fronts!

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Tobz » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:55 pm

Hey Mate!

So I just got a new set of pads on Friday and ran them yesterday at Wakefield. Got the Endless Type R pads and new RDA slotted rotors. Only replaced the front and the change in braking was amazing. Compared to the EBC Red Stuff pads I had in the front before they are chalk and cheese and cut my braking distances by almost half. I still ran my old EBC red stuff pads in the rear and this did not cause any issues.

HIGHLY recommend the Endless pads, even though they cost half a kidney!

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Prime » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:30 pm

Tobz, I run Endless Type R pads and have them on my RX7 on all four corners. They are great pads with excellent stopping power and initial bite. They are not cheap (yes) and they can dust up quite a bit... so not for everyone. I believe Zoom (Andrew) runs them as well.
RX8 - Wakefield: 1:15.50 | Lakeside: 1:04.49 | QR Sprint Track: 1:05.38

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by BobsRX8GT » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:42 pm

Dust. Negative. Not for me then.
Fellow Rotor fans gather now for our daily prayer.....

As I lay rubber down the street,
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But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Prime » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:51 pm

That is what I suspected Bob, they are not for everyone. It is good to faithfully state the + and -s of any product I believe.
RX8 - Wakefield: 1:15.50 | Lakeside: 1:04.49 | QR Sprint Track: 1:05.38

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by skc » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:03 am

I have been using Project U HC+ for a while and they are quite good as well. I wonder how they to the endless?
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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Prime » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:09 am

Sailesh, I have read some favourable reviews on the Project MU HC+ pads on the RX7 forums.
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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by John » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:51 am

Been running ProjectU's b-spec on oem rotors for a while now, initially more dust during bed in, no more than the originals now. More than happy and will replace with the same again.

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by retro » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:38 pm

Interesting topic.
I had the Project mu HC+ pads for awhile and found them very good for track especially with semislicks. Strong initial bite and can take a high temp - 800c I think. Found them not the best for street though as dust like a mofo and with the colder temps with daily street driving they ate my rotors. Can be a bit noisy too.
I have gone back to the Endless MX72 pad. More than sufficient for me as a dual street track pad. Nowhere near the dusting and although not the initial bite of the HC+ pads they come on strong as you press. Can take temps to 700c according to Endless so adequate in my view for 20 minute lapping.

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Spirit R » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:15 pm

Ditto with retro

I've tried both Endless CCX and Project Mu HC+ on my previous FD3S. CCX are definitely better pads for street/track use (they're called MX72 now?). Good on the street (minimal brake dust, no squeal) and great on the track! The HC+ had similar performance to CCX on the track, but for street driving it dusted & squealed like hell and chewed my brake rotors away!
Tobz wrote:Compared to the EBC Red Stuff pads I had in the front before they are chalk and cheese and cut my braking distances by almost half.
NO.... :cry: I've just got a new set of EBC reds for my RX8! I initially just wanted to replace them with OEMs to keep the 8 bone stock, but got too frightened of brake fade in the upcoming nationals... Went with EBC Reds becos it's much cheaper and easier to get than Endless pads.

Did you get brake fade with EBC Reds Tobz?
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Winton: 1:44.4 - stock with EBC red brake pads and AD08R tyres

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Tobz » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:33 am

If you are after low dust pads, I found the EBC Red Stuff pads to have low dust, fairly good bite, didn't overheat too much and no squeaks!

Got the Project Mu HC+ on the missus 86 and they squeak and dust a heap....

And yer the Type R's definitely cause a heap of dust, I was surprised at how much they created, but compared to the EBC Red Stuff, they stop much much better

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Tobz » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:35 am

Spirit R wrote: Did you get brake fade with EBC Reds Tobz?
In a normal session around wakefield they held up really well, they did get a little soft near the end, but that could have been my brake lines or fluid and not the pads, also wasn't dangerous in anyway.

I reckon they are a great street pad and work well for the occasional track day. I would not be worried with your purchase!

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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by Spirit R » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:30 pm

That's good to hear :D The EBC reds have been good on the street so far. Very low brake dust, almost like OEM pads :thumbleft:

I'll find out how they go at Winton soon! :twisted:
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Re: After Market Brake pads

Post by tim33h » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:47 pm

If u are getting a soft pedal, that is fluid fade
If you have a solid pedal, are standing on them but the car is not stopping, this is brake fade

I'm running Remsa pads, good for street,
no noise and dust is normal I think.. Initial bite is not the best
Seem to hold up fine doing continuous 6-8 laps hard around SMSP on the big GP circuit.
Rated to 600C I think.

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