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 Post subject: Brake Pads!
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Just want to know which brake pads you guys recommend for the front of a stock (so I dont need anything crazy, just mainstream) EF 6. Just want something thats not excessively dusty. What have you used and how was it?
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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Check the thickness of your rotors. EF/EL's ran a softer metal compound on the rotors for better braking. Minimum thickness on a genuine rotor was 22.2mm.
Bendix or Ferodo brake pads are ok.
I use Ferodo Zero's, but don't think they make them anymore, I still have spares....LOL

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pads!
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:49 pm 
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I used to always use Bendix. Now I find.
Bendix = Black wheels (too much dust)
Ferodo = much less dust (on my car at the moment)
Maxistop Taxi = minimal fade under heavy use, last ages and dont seem to kill rotors.
Only problem I found with these pads was they sucked when cold (winter) (my last set of pads)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pads!
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:45 pm 
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i dunno i found ferodos to be dusty as shyte, dunno what was on the car before i bought it but they were perfect, stopped well, no squeel and no dust. i've found now that you usually compromise between squeel and dust these days.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pads!
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:57 pm 
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I have a set of cheapie Kevlar pads on the front of my XR and they sure do the job and I don't get all that much dust.
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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:55 pm 
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I got a set of Bendix Ultra Premiums. $70 the front, but they're great

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pads!
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:54 pm 
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No clear conclusion yet! lol.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pads!
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:05 pm 
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dan1_721 wrote:
No clear conclusion yet! lol.


Don't get Bendix Ultimate or Ferodo brakes...they do create a fair bit of dust. My front wheels look way darker then my rear wheels just after a week or 2 of driving.

I suggest stock ones would do the best with minimal dust. Or try the lower grade Bendix ones.

phong =P~

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pads!
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:30 pm 
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I didn't know you could buy Ford ones.
I wouldn't mind the dust so much if my wheels were easy to clean, but I hate cleaning them so much! :evil:

I guess I'll just get some cheap Bendix ones. Everybody seems to agree they are ok.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pads!
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:23 pm 
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I just put the Bendix Ultra Premiums in. Went to SCA, and it was either those for $70, or Ferodos for $40.

I'll let you guys know how I go dust wise.

Cheers.
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