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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:15 pm 
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what are the advantages of kevlar pads over normal pads and would that be suitable for my ebxr8?

will they last as long or better? and will they withhold and day on the racetrack?
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:22 pm 
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it depends more on the individual pad brand you're looking at rather than just kevlar or non kevlar.
which ones were you interested in getting?
personally, i'd stick with bendix ultimates. major dusting issues but they're a good reliable pad that can take a hell of a pounding and still last well
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:04 pm 
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i had the EBC green stuff pads and slotted rotors on my el fairmont they lasted for bout 2.5 years and the rotors are still going but i sold it now they rated to 650c and are really clean bugger all dust bit pricey $150 per corner i think but worth it i reckon i used to flog it down hills and slam the brakes on took bout 4 or 5 of those to induce temp fade

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:06 pm 
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scotts840 wrote:
it depends more on the individual pad brand you're looking at rather than just kevlar or non kevlar.
which ones were you interested in getting?
personally, i'd stick with bendix ultimates. major dusting issues but they're a good reliable pad that can take a hell of a pounding and still last well


I agree with Scott Bendix Ultimates are one of the best value for money performance brake pads (I think they are produced here too, unlike a lot of other performance pads), and I think you will find most factory (Ford) and quality brake pads are now Kevlar mix, high chance if it hasn't got a asbestos warning, it will have Kevlar in it.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:12 pm 
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pfft bendix ultimates SUCK they eat rotors well the ones i had did
killed off a set of DBA slotted's after 2 sets of pads! :(:(: not happy
scotty got me some Bosch pads seem to work real good when they get a bit warm



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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:21 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
pfft bendix ultimates SUCK they eat rotors well the ones i had did
killed off a set of DBA slotted's after 2 sets of pads! :(:(: not happy
scotty got me some Bosch pads seem to work real good when they get a bit warm



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Some of the Ford rotors are s**t as well..Anyway I'd rather have brakes and replace bothe rotor and pads if thts what is required to individual driving styles..Slotted DBA's are better anyway...
Having fitted 4 pot AP callipers and bigger rottors I have to say the std items are hopeless to the power levels of todays engines and body weight..They are the same size as they where in the XA days....

 

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 Post subject: rotors & brakes
Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:45 am 
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:? for what there worth ,not much to pay for off the shelf items eg bendix ultimate std vented rotors you could replace with new one s all the time ,dont bother machine your rotors ,new pads new rotors . simple what $100 pair rotors $40 pair pads cheap, my be more if ABS is fitted which helps with stopping if it is working .after all they make you stop c why skimp here when u spend big$$$$ on other mods

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:03 pm 
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that's it, pads and rotors are cheaper than the front end of your car and the a*** end of someone elses. either your brakes are gonna stop you or the back of someone's car is.
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