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Brake Pads

ssmate

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didnt realy know which section to put this in but since i drive a vs its goin in here . . lol

anywayz its time for some new break pads

anyone got any advice on which brand i should get/stay away from?

iv heard EBC are pretty good but quite expensive?

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Yeah I was thinking of upgrading my brake pads too!! Hopefully this will help make my decision easier.....:thumbsup:
 

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I run Bendix Ultimates with DBA slotted front rotors on my VS Berlina. They work very well, especially during continuous use. I know they are a bit harsh on the rotors and they do create a bit of dust, but I would much rather have that and good brakes.... as lets face it, braking was never one of the VS commodore's strong points!
 

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Hey harvs, How much did that setup cost you?

Cheers
 

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the ultimates make alot of dust... try some ferodo pads abit more expensive not meant 2 b as much dust but cant comfirm that.. i run dba slotted and ultimate pads all up front plus rears 780 if u do the work.. that also included some high temp paint 4 calipers..
 

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heh i may as well use some greased wood to stop my gar, i've got some no name brand on stock rotors, resonable on the first corner, soft and slippery there after. i'd rather get some firmer pads, though prefer minimal dust
 

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Yeah I've got the same stock setup......after a few hard taps of the brakes they are completely gone....makes driving no fun!!
 

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If you don't want to spend to much and have some half decent pads, get some Bendix Advanced pads or Bendix General CT (Low dust).
 

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yea looks like the bendix brand? thanks
 

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Hey harvs, How much did that setup cost you?

Cheers
I bought everything from Burson, each DBA Slotted Rotor for the front was $110, and I picked up the Ultimate pads for $90 for the front set. Has made a huge difference compared to the standard pads and brakes. The slotters do make a bit of a grinding noise under very heavy braking, but the performance far outweighs the noise made.
 
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