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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by MasterC, May 13, 2020.
That's interesting. Do they have the same cold performance as OEM?
Any shims included in the box ?
For me, dusting was one of my issues, hence why they recommended the FP2. They did recommend Remsa as well but they dust more than the FP2. I have decided on the T3 4000 plane Rotors. Im stuck between FP2, Remsa Ultra Ceramic, and the DBA Xtreme Performance. Leaning towards the DBA ones at the moment. I cant find much on the FP2 anywhere on the internet. Ill wait and see who else has any experiences with any other brakes.
Remsa Ultra ceramic will be less dusty but not as good as semi metallic pads
Matching DBA rotors with DBA pads would be good to see
I would say the same bite or slightly better. I can remember if it came with shims or not when I installed them as they have been in for over 12 months now but I haven’t had noise either way.
That sound promising
They cost 1/2 when compared to oem
Full DBA set sounds like it's worth the investment.
Yes when it comes time I will be using them again.
I have previously used Forza FP3 and FR6, winmax w3 and w5, and DBA XP albeit in two different cars being the VF and a WRX STI and so far value for money and quality the DBA seems to be best.
The forza pads were good, the FP3 were okay and the FR6 were extremely dusty and harsh on rotors but it’s expected for a “Track only” pad.
Winmax very much the same but I did have a quality issue with the pad being slightly undersized as they noise sounded like a freight train stopping and I tried everything from shims to grease multiple times. In the end went to a brake specialist and they confirmed the pads were slightly out.
The DBA xp were my favourite as the price and quality were good and you can see from the second you open the box they are presented nicely and it’s nice they match up to the paint markings on the 4000 series rotor. Eg you use the street series (green pads) and if you exceed the first temp paint marking on the rotor from hard use it changes colour and you know it’s best to move up to the XP (orange pad) then if you exceed second temp paint marking you can go to the red pad which is a Track only pad. It’s not extremely accurate but give a good indication of when you may be overheating the pads and rotors to maintain a good service life.
otherwise if you want good performance and don’t car about the price the stock pads are a very good option.
damn thats pretty awesome
I put DBA greens on my Redline and found the initial bite was not there,the brake pressure modulation was more progressive but retardation needed more pedal effort for the corresponding std pds speed drop,I have a set of Orange ones to fit but due to shortage of pads I only have rears so far,once I have fronts I shall give a test comparison std vs greens vs orange
Yea I think the green are a step down from standard but better for dust. Also make sure you have a machined or fresh disc when changing pads as different compounds don’t match up if the old pad material is left on the rotor. This can affect how the pad bites and performance, they will still work but can make noise and also decrease stopping power.
How was the noise? Were they quiet?
I have a mate who tracks his VF and uses Intima SR brakes. I can get them cheap. If I get these I'll happily put a review up for anyone who is interested. However still leaning towards DBA combo assuming they're quiet
A big plus for DBA greens is no dust and NO noise forward or backwards,they come with grease to wack on the back,as soon as the front oranges come in I shall give them a test to the Gong and back and report,DBA pads are scarce at the moment for some reason.
I bought some t3 4000 rotors. Spares box had a sale. Front pair for 370$ delivered. Just FYI if anyone needs. Still undecided on pads. There list grows. Intima, project mu, qfm, DBA.
Dust and squealy noises I accept as part of performance car motoring.
Clean your rims regularly and let the neighbours hear you have Brembos fitted I say.
I get what you are saying. Just prefer it to be on the lower side of things. Especially noise. Dusting as long as it's better than oem
Update on the Remsa-s I had fitted. They are about the dustiest pad I've ever used. There is actually a build up of dust inside the rim. The rims were spotless two weeks ago. Now they're black as sin.
Time for Cuda to get to work.
Yep. I know it
Just another option - Ferodo DS Performance
I had these fitted to the front of my FG Falcon and was ale to compare them to stock pads and also Bendix Ultimates. They have way better cold bite than either - so much so that just feathering the brakes you can feel them latching on. And within my medium to fairly brisk driving no fade up to the point of getting quite smelly. Quite dusty but not as bad as the Ultimates, and apparently easier on the discs.
I think these are very good if you want a heap of performance and are happy to clean off the dust. Not too expensive either.
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