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#1 vindi93

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 10:22 PM

my pads are getting close to be needing changing, i think i am going to do them myself as i have fitted brakes before on other things. any recommendation stick to buying from ford? or pagid,mintex, ebc. Any advise would help.

#2 Dave

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:14 PM

If you've got nice alloys go ebc green stuff 30% less dust and look nicer

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:20 AM

For road driving I am sticking with the Ford pads when I renew as they give excellent bite. If not a set of brembo or pagid OE pads would work well.

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:28 PM

ok so i have ordered a set of greenstuff pads and also an ebc discs aswell, i will update as to how they are once fitted.

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:38 PM

i have just ordered some ebc dimpled and grooved discs with the ebc ultimax pads told to stay away from green stuff as they wear real quick might try red stuff next

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 01:37 PM

For the road I will be sticking to Ford OE pads and discs. No need for any uprated discs and pads as all they cause is more noise when braking and don't offer the same initial cold bite. The Ford setup is really good and I haven't managed to get anywhere near fading point in my own car or the works car that is use to respond in.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 04:03 PM

EBC pads are notorious for covering your wheels in brake dust!

#8 Bailes90

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 04:47 PM

Got thwm on today anyway not fussed about dust everywhere as I clean it nearly every week not noisy either cant hear anything over my exhaust and music lol

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 05:55 PM

fitted ebc blade disks apparently according to the ebc technical guy there is no difference between the disks except for what look you want to go for. disks and pads were a dodle to fit and only time will tell on wear rate.

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 12:31 AM

so far discs and pads working fine and the brake dust is definitely allot less than before, once the car has covered a reasonable mileage i will report on wear rate

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

I used ebc On my v6 cougar. Was well impressed with them

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:53 PM

View Postvindi93, on 22 March 2015 - 12:31 AM, said:

so far discs and pads working fine and the brake dust is definitely allot less than before, once the car has covered a reasonable mileage i will report on wear rate

How are he discs and pads going now they’ve bedded in?


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#13 vindi93

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:59 PM

Bleedin eck ive just looked at the date of that post lol yes they have well and truly bedded in now lol and still working fine although getting close to being replaced i will work out mileage

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:50 PM

Ok so front discs are now on 55000 miles i have changed the pads once since 2015.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:32 PM

View Postvindi93, on 07 November 2017 - 11:50 PM, said:

Ok so front discs are now on 55000 miles i have changed the pads once since 2015.

Where did you buy yours from in the end and what did you get?


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#16 vindi93

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:56 PM

I bought ebc blade for the front and greenstuff pads. I have now ordered some mtec discs and pads to compare as they are cheaper than ebc

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:51 PM

View Postvindi93, on 09 November 2017 - 12:56 PM, said:

I bought ebc blade for the front and greenstuff pads. I have now ordered some mtec discs and pads to compare as they are cheaper than ebc

A pal of mine has tried some on his MK2 Focus ST and was happy with them. He now has them only on the back as got a money off deal on a set of EBC discs & pads.

What are you going for?

Just grooved discs?

#18 vindi93

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:53 PM

Drilled and grooved