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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:16 pm 
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Hey everyone.

Just wondering what experience other people have had with various brake pad manufacturers.

Personally the only 2 brands I trust and do a good job are Bosch and Bendix.

Every other brand I've tried either marks the hub, squeels like theres no tomorrow or makes a grinding noise. Superstop and kelvar pads and ones off ebay are all s**t. Also whenever I have had brake pads changed at a mechanic - they always put s**t a** pads on there that i have to change in a month anyway (because of loud squeeling etc)\

What brands do you guys love / hate?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:46 pm 
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the bosch pads as far as i am aware are made by bendix ... or in the same factory or somthign liek that


bedinx ultimates were the best pads i ever used!

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:15 am 
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Only ever used Bendix (advance) never had any problems with them, so no need to try others.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:19 am 
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Bendix I've found to be good, but often squeel.
Ferrodo I've found to be good, obviously not there cheapies (Zeros and Target), but there migher models (Excel, Formula Ferrodo, etc.).

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:18 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
the bosch pads as far as i am aware are made by bendix ... or in the same factory or somthign liek that


Eeexactly - IIRC, all brake pads come from the one factory in Australia.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:39 pm 
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mr_sperm1 wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
the bosch pads as far as i am aware are made by bendix ... or in the same factory or somthign liek that


Eeexactly - IIRC, all brake pads come from the one factory in Australia.


Ferrodo and Bendix make them seperately. I'm pretty sure that Silverlines are made by one of those two though...

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:13 pm 
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iv had ferrodo's before, they came with the car when i bought it. the excels are what i have, the dust is shocking on them but they stop me in no time. and cheap as chips too only paid $55 fronts and same for the backs. only thing i dont like is sometimes they have a tendancy to squeel....
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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:15 pm 
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$55 seems a bit steep. My bosch ones were only $42 a set

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:42 pm 
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Well utimates wear the ROTORS down HARD core (go & look in my user gallery to slotted rotors not slotted) & lucas are s**t.
I currently have ferrodo zero's on front & back & that was in Oct last year so I have good usage so far

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:39 am 
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So how far did you get out of those rotors?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:30 am 
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about 60000km

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:32 am 
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i use to have bendix ultimates with drilled/slotted rotors on my xr8 and within 12 months (about 30.000kms) they had worn the rotors down like the ones in ben_daui's galery.. so i had to replace the pads and rotors...

now on my ea it has hd long life rotors from ford and ferodo pads and it stops as good as the drilled/slotted set up i had on the xr8 and there is no wear on the rotors yet and the pads still have about 70% left..
the only thing is that there is a bit more dust on the rims with the ferodo pads..

so im happy with the ferodo's and they only cost $55
where i paid $80 for the ultimates...
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:20 pm 
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i've never had a bendix pad that didn't get extremly bad fade with only a few hard stops.

i use QFM racebrakes pads they well out perform any bendix pad i've used

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:39 pm 
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I've got bendix something. Good brakes, no squeal, but I wish my brake pedal was more stiff (ie. didn't have to press down a cm to get an effect).

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:35 pm 
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Bendix advance, good stopping, no squeal, and very low dust, but I drive like a nanna.

 

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