what break pads to buy?

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what break pads to buy?

#1 Post by xadowbg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:58 am

well the topic title says it all :) i just want to stop fast and resist hi temperatures because summer here is at the door and daily 30 to 35 degree Celsius is very demanding on breaks.

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Re: what break pads to buy?

#2 Post by E_T_V » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:02 pm

The ambient temperature doesn't make a lot of difference to the brakes.

Unless the brakes fade then standard pad materials will be fine. If they fade then go for a higher temperature brake compound.

Apec is what my local factors stocked and they worked fine.

Infact any good branded pad will work fine.

For higher temperature resistance then most brands will have a high performance version, e.g., EBC redstuff or yellowstuff. Mintex also do one as do ferrodo, (their names escape me at the moment).

However hotter pads have their drawbacks so if you don't need them then don't use them.

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Re: what break pads to buy?

#3 Post by xadowbg » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:19 pm

i found some brembo pads on ebay... i am very tempted!

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