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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Ron Burgundy, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Ron Burgundy

    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    I installed a set of Remsa brake pads on my VF couple months ago.

    They bite well, especially hot and make no noise...BUT.... They are super dusty !!!

    The wheels look like **** after couple days...

    Previous setup was stock front (HP/1000) and Bendix Ultimate at the back. They were great but also super dusty...
    Remsa is probably as dusty as Bendix Ultimate...

    Is there anything out there with comparable performace but less dust ?
    What pads do you run and what are your thoughts ?
     
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    Sorry Ron, can't help you. Still on my original pads after 5 years and 69,000 km... (and yes, there's still plenty of pad material left!).
     
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    I use bendix general ct on my SV6 and I don’t end up with very much brake dust on them but then again I don’t go heavy on the brakes either (about 80% highway and 20% city driving).
     
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    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    What car/brake setup mate ?

    Mine were gone in 40 000 km
     
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    I have seen people report that the QFM HPX pads work well with low dust.

    IIRC, @426Cuda may have them. Hopefully he will chime in.
     
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    +1 for the QFM
     
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    +1 for the QFM HPX pads. used them for years on every car my wife or i have owned in the last 20 years i think. would not use anything else.
    cheers
     
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    Ceramic pads are the way to go Every bit as good as Remsa and no dust. Wear rate is exceptional, they may be dearer but are well worth the extra money.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Remsa are good pads. They lasted years on my standard VE brakes. I just got used to washing the wheels every 2 weeks and didn't mind too much because I liked the performance. Car wash and a soft brush cleans it off in about 30 seconds a corner.
     
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    2014 Calais V 3.6 litre V6. OEM pads, no idea what they are - I'm old enough now that I can leave that sort of thing to my mechanic. The car's always been driven in a reasonable fashion -- mostly city work, occasional interstate trips at the legal limit but never raced or rallied -- even on Sundays. Can't speak for how the wife drives it though when I'm not with her -- I'll have to check the dashcam! :D
     
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    +1 for ceramic pads.
    When I bought the CTS-v brakes the kit come with ceramic pads called “evolution plus” probably not the best initial when cold but get some heat in them and it hurts to hit them hard and zero brake dust even after 1000kms of mixed driving.
     
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    Can't comment on the quality of the Hawk pads, they seem to be popular in the states though

    I'll add my own 2 cents worth of personal experience over the years
    # Repco RCT Pads...…......….Great aftermarket pads, I was honestly really impressed with their stopping power, but dusty as hell
    I fitted them to my missus' corolla and ended up throwing them in the bin after a couple of months as the amount of brake dust drove me insane....I ended up replacing them with Bendix GCT's

    # Some Supercheap crap...…Can't remember the name, but they were absolutely useless, I ended up tossing them in favour of the Bendix GCT's as well

    # Bendix Ultimate......………..Cheaper alternative to the Bendix SRT's that work extremely on the street as well as Track Days, they have great stopping power but are dusty as hell too

    # Bendix Heavy Duty...……….Work really well once warmed up and no issues ever with excessive brake dust

    # Bendix GCT...…...…......…...Have been using them for as long as I can remember on my daily drivers
    My personal opinion is that they are a great pad for daily driven street car and I've never experienced any brake dust issues with them
    They are my pad of choice for a non performance orientated daily driver

    I can't comment on the QFM pads, but most probably like you, I've read plenty of good things about them on the forum over the last few years
    The other brand of pads that I have read good things about online is the EBC red & yellow pads
     
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    QFM HPX. I have used them on several cars, including my 2 cars now.
    Impresssive - low dust and no squealing. They just work in the real world.
    The improvement over standard or Bendix anything is significant (actually it is stunning). For track use, maybe something else say the QFMs with less fade at high temperatures or some exotic brand if it makes you feel better.
    I put them on a car in 2010 and due to the step up in performance for the price have never used anything else since.
    Etxremely well priced for what you get - but I can understand that some people feel they have to pay more to feel they've got something better.
     
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    Thanks mate. Bendix would probably be good for me but they no longer make them for my front brakes. The old part number was DB1925.
     
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    Good memory recall mate. Yes, I have QFM HPX on my VF Redline. Front and rear (rears are 4 pot Brembo also). T3 4000 rotors. They work great and are what I consider very low dust for the performance. The initial bite is greater than the stock brakes on my Motorsport. They are due for replacement. All around. Too much pedal travel and I noticed them starting to shudder ever so slightly when I last drove down the Clyde Mountain. I'm not sure of the KM's. I'd guess at least 50,000. I rate them 8/10. By comparison, EBC Redstuff pads bite a little harder. But, they are dirty little suckers and they wore out super quick on my car. That said I am very hard on brakes. My Wife reminds me of this very often and she's right. But, I love the effortless late braking!
    Any squeal is not due to these pads.
    I will be replacing mine shortly and reapplying some brake grease. I had heard QFM had ceased production? I hope that is incorrect. I haven't asked the good Dr yet.
    Jump on a set Ron. You won't be dissappointed.
     
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    Thanks mate. Qfm does not make them for my front brakes. I wish they were Brembo or just standard to give me more choice for pads and rotors !
    This odd brake option I never asked for is giving me the shits
     
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    Bugger. Still gotta be worth it, over the stock brakes.
    I would buy EBC Redstuff again. Despite wearing quickly I found them rather aggressive on the rotors too. But jeez they work well. They'll make your eyes pop.
    Talk to the good folk at Brakes Direct mate. They'll sort you out.
     
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    Thanks mate. They are decent brakes for every day, but ugly as sin and limiting my parts options.

    Brakes Direct recommended Remsa for me and I had them before....
    I just forgot how dusty they are.

    The dust is so bad that the inside of the front door (outside the rubber seal) is getting coated in black dust not to mention rear bumper and back of the boot lid. It's everywhere...
    They are worse than OEM pads and Bendix Ultimate. Definitely the dustiest pad I ever encountered.

    Might look into Hawk for the front as they seem to be a better performing ceramic with not much dust.
    I am just worried I am not gonna like the lack of initial bite as I hear about ceramic brake pads in general...
     
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