: Best Brake pads


EvOxDaLLaSJEFF
03-10-2012, 02:25 AM
I am looking for some brake pad set.. Front and rear.. I have 200 dollars to spend. I have a daily driver car. Mostly in the garage. Weekend car. Any suggestions

pistolpete69916
03-10-2012, 03:10 AM
ET500's

EvOxDaLLaSJEFF
03-10-2012, 11:53 AM
ET500's

Do you have any link or store you recommend brotha! ANyone else want to add any input on this.

midnightmirror
03-10-2012, 11:57 AM
How bad do the ET800's squeak and dust compared to the ET500's and stock?

joey
03-10-2012, 01:28 PM
Didn't I sell you brake pads before?

logitech80
03-10-2012, 01:35 PM
DD.. I used hawk ceramic pads before it was ok.. Little brake dust and super long life.. U can get it for under $200 shipped from some online site or vendors here

midnightmirror
03-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Didn't I sell you brake pads before?
Are you asking me or the OP, I've never purchased any brake pads yet I haven't had my car very long.

DD.. I used hawk ceramic pads before it was ok.. Little brake dust and super long life.. U can get it for under $200 shipped from some online site or vendors here
I'm not a big fan of the hawk brake pads I lost a lot of confidence when I changed out the stock pads on my SRT-4 for the hawk pads. I don't want to have a that same problem with the X because I really love how this car handles out the box.

pistolpete69916
03-10-2012, 05:29 PM
Do you have any link or store you recommend brotha! ANyone else want to add any input on this.
http://www.maperformance.com/racingbrake-et-series-brake-pads-rb-et500-lancer-evo-x-08-10-rdet500evox.html

How bad do the ET800's squeak and dust compared to the ET500's and stock?

My ET500s don't squeak at all after being properly bedded for a few hundred miles. Occasionally they'll squeak when coasting to a stop, but only at 1-2mph. A lot less dust than stock. I have never tried ET800s, but those are more aimed for track use so they will most likely squeak.

bigstakk
03-10-2012, 05:31 PM
Definitely goes with stop tech brake pads. Got mine for $220 installed at RRE...good bite, no squeal, no dust and priced just right. Can't go wrong with stop tech...GL!

BoostFrenzy
03-11-2012, 08:10 AM
Definitely goes with stop tech brake pads. Got mine for $220 installed at RRE...good bite, no squeal, no dust and priced just right. Can't go wrong with stop tech...GL!

I agree with this! The 309 compound from StopTech is a perfect blend of street manners and light track use (or just aggressive stopping). Picked mine up from RRE and did the swap myself. First time swapping pads on the X and it was so simple I was second guessing my work haha. Plus, this gave me a chance to clean out all the crud that the stock pads leave behind.

309 compound is my vote! Along with their 600 brake fluid. It comes in a man can! :shades:

08GSREVOX
03-11-2012, 11:00 PM
ferodo ds2500/

KickAss
03-12-2012, 05:22 AM
OP, you said you have 200 to spend. Is that for all 4 corners?

ZLAYER
03-12-2012, 06:14 AM
I also got stoptech pads, and I am very pleased with them. I got them for $71.96 for fronts, and $53.96 for rears. I got them from a merchant with no affiliation to this site, so Ill pm you the store.

ayS
03-12-2012, 07:05 AM
i have my eyes on some stop tech's. when it comes time to switiching out the pads, i'll be doing the brake pads, ss brake lines, and maybe some slotted rotors. we'll see.

EvOxDaLLaSJEFF
03-12-2012, 05:19 PM
I also got stoptech pads, and I am very pleased with them. I got them for $71.96 for fronts, and $53.96 for rears. I got them from a merchant with no affiliation to this site, so Ill pm you the store.

Thanks Zlayer..

nkbourgeois
03-12-2012, 05:28 PM
can you pm me the link as well?

ZLAYER
03-12-2012, 07:25 PM
^ got er dun!

midnightmirror
03-13-2012, 02:19 AM
May I receive this pm as well?

EvOxDaLLaSJEFF
03-13-2012, 03:16 AM
I ordered mine today from that website Zslayer emailed. Thanks man! Stop Tech it is!

ZLAYER
03-13-2012, 03:26 AM
May I receive this pm as well?

Sent. Looks like I'm Gunna have to hit them up for a commission check if this keeps up!

UT GG EVO X
03-14-2012, 02:06 AM
Sent. Looks like I'm Gunna have to hit them up for a commission check if this keeps up!

Haha honestly, could you send one my way also sir? Thanks!

B Home 916
03-14-2012, 02:47 AM
Can someone please PM me the site as well?

Thanks!!!

Evo_Mike
03-14-2012, 06:47 AM
Can someone please PM me the site as well?

Thanks!!!

I'd like the link too please. thanks

knifetheglitter
03-14-2012, 07:07 AM
id love that link too...

dreamEVOx
03-14-2012, 12:44 PM
Hawk HP+'s are the tits. PM Sean@DSG and he will get you a really good deal. i just ordered mine yesterday.

ZLAYER
04-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Due to me getting so many pms I'm just going to say on here that it's knsbrakes. So there y'all go

curtmaxwall
04-11-2012, 01:26 PM
use ceramic pads for all front and rear side brakes. it will give you long reliability.

vegittoss15
04-11-2012, 02:04 PM
I bought the Project Mu B-force pads....so far so good :)

kge0003
05-13-2013, 04:45 PM
Hawk HP+'s are the tits.

BUMP FOR NEW ADVICE!

This was the type of reply I fell for. Hawk HP's on stock rotors eat dick and brake as good as a fucking Nissan Versa after an hour on the track.

Can someone who actually gives a shit recommend some actual brake pads that fucking STOP my car? Any price. Any.

Thank you.

(Discolsure: not a direct hit at dreamEVOx, I believe there were 4 or 5 people here that somehow recommended these pieces of shit.)

leo_99
05-16-2013, 03:50 PM
I have the Hawk Pro street and the dust is brutal! I have slotted rotors so i assume that is half the problem. Would I have that issue with any pads? Is there one that will work best with slotted? I have Girodisc rotors and I have to clean my rims like twice a week. I was going to plastidip the rims black just so it affects my ocd less ;)

KickAss
05-16-2013, 06:37 PM
Ferodo DS 2500 or DS 1.11 line for DD and Raybestos ST43 or Carbotech XP12 for the track.

leo_99
05-16-2013, 06:49 PM
I do 90 % street and plan on the occasional track days. I dont trust these Hawks to hold up at the track. I wish i knew that before i got them.

Are the Ferodo DS 2500 a street pad as well or just track only?

kge0003
05-16-2013, 07:31 PM
Ferodo DS2500

"Combined with low wheel dusting and good noise characteristics, this product is the brake pad for the driver who needs the track-day braking performance out of a pad they can drive on the street." -Website

I just ordered these. The description, multiple recommendations, and the fact Ferodo is the OE pad manufacturer sold me. Little pricey, but like I stated before, I don't care about the cost, I want my car to stop.

KickAss
05-16-2013, 07:37 PM
The DS2500 was the first pad I learnt to attack the track with. Its a fine choice for a beginner. By the time they are worn, you will know where to go next with respect to brake compounds.

wiech101
05-16-2013, 07:48 PM
I have the ferodo ds2500 pads front and back, love them. Those pads combined with my girodisc 2pc slotted rotors.. I stop on a dime. The pads are alittle noisy ( squeeky sound ) but other than that they are perfect.

leo_99
05-16-2013, 09:49 PM
Do i have to do them all at once? Or can i just do fronts now and rears later?

Yxd68
05-17-2013, 12:15 AM
Do i have to do them all at once? Or can i just do fronts now and rears later? Brakes should always be done in axle sets. So all of the fronts, and/or all of the rears.

leo_99
05-17-2013, 12:24 AM
That is waht i mean. I would obviously do it in pairs. But am i able to have hps rear and DS2500 front?

Yxd68
05-17-2013, 12:40 AM
That is waht i mean. I would obviously do it in pairs. But am i able to have hps rear and DS2500 front? That's a different question than what you asked previously.

It's more better to have the same compound front and rear so the grip rate stays the same, especially as the brakes get hot, as the front/rear balance will change. But it all depends on the friction rate vs temp of each pad compound. I would expect the DS2500 to have a [slightly] higher friction rate than the HPS. More friction in front is more better than the other way around. Additionally the ABS/AYC depend heavily on the friction rate being balanced.

It's very difficult to bed just one axles worth of pads without heating up the other axle.

So the final answer is that it depends. I suspect if you're not tracking, you won't see any negative effects.

leo_99
05-17-2013, 01:51 AM
I am trying to get track ready :( Ok i will just save up and buy them all. Thanks

Frogstofall
05-17-2013, 04:10 AM
I'm tired of the huge amounts of dust. I had Ferodos on my Cobalt and they dusted like mad. Do the DS2500 pads dust as bad as the stockers? I really want to try the Performance Friction pads but not sure about their dust levels either.

UT GG EVO X
05-17-2013, 05:09 AM
I'm tired of the huge amounts of dust. I had Ferodos on my Cobalt and they dusted like mad. Do the DS2500 pads dust as bad as the stockers? I really want to try the Performance Friction pads but not sure about their dust levels either.

Just buy sonax wheel cleaner and spray em down twice a week :rolleyes: