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Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« on: November 29, 2017, 11:25:10 am »
Im about to do the brakes on the Megane R26, I was wondering if I should go Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff? Or something else?
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 11:56:33 am »
If you don't drive it on the track then I would go with something Ceramic to keep the dust low. Those track biased pads might give better fade resistance on the track, but the dust they produce is pretty bad and they chew up your rotors.
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 02:48:12 pm »
hi nik,

what's the factory pad, a pagid ?

of the two you mention - the ferodo - it's a track pad but not too extreme for road use.
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 03:47:13 pm »
Road use only or track as well?
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 04:40:19 pm »
As they suggest, not knowing what you expect from the pads makes any reccomendation moot.

You can see a fairly comprehensive comparison of the various brake pad materials here - http://wiki.seloc.org/a/Brake_pads - it also has the CoF and variations with temperature, which some may find very handy. I've bookmarked the page. bear in mind that the CoF can be quite different for different pads and this may affect the brake balance of your car.

Hmmm, lots of info on pads available online, not just those options, so may be worth having a good look?

Just don't abuse them this much - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPf4qwtr8Fs  :laugh:
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 04:54:57 pm »
hi nik,

what's the factory pad, a pagid ?

of the two you mention - the ferodo - it's a track pad but not too extreme for road use.

It could be a Brembo pad I think?
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 05:00:12 pm »
Road use only or track as well?

Road, but some back road driving.
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 06:06:32 pm »
I had yellow stuff in my clio 172, hated them. Hawk pads are worth a look also

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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 07:33:17 pm »
I have/had redstuff in the 928S4 calipers on a couple of quattros - bloody good. Never, ever run out of pedal.  Even on a blast through the Rotoma's or over Mt Messenger.  Last track day we all had so long ago it was all day and nary a clenching moment...

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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 08:09:27 pm »
I would be surprised if a good quality road pad isn't good enough for the Brembo setup on R26 even with fast road driving, they are not a heavy car.

Have you ever had issues with brakes on the road previously?

Never heard anything good about yellowstuff.

DS2500 have worked well for me, but they can squeak on the road with light applications in traffic.
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 07:51:12 am »
I've never had much joy out of Yellowstuff either.

I also agree with Rob and would have thought a good road pad should be plenty for some back road driving on a car like the R26.

I've been using DS2400s on the front my Mk5 wagon - they're good for the price. I like that "grabby" brake feel as they bite quite hard from light to mid pedal application. They also squeal occasionally though. They'll also do 5-6 laps of HD before going off, but that's with a fairly heavy car on 312x25mm rotors and with my rubbish driving. A lighter car with bigger rotors and a better driver would probably get a lot more out of them.
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 09:02:45 am »
Bear in mind that any dusty pads will also cause your rotors to "warp". Not really warping, but they leave a deposit on the disk which begins to form the corrugations that cause uneven rotor wear. Especially if your handbrake uses your rear disks rather than a drum. If that is not an issue for you then I would recommend the Stoptech Street Performance pad. It's very similar to the Ferodo DS pad, but a bit cheaper to buy and better initial bite.

But really if you arent going to track the car then I would recommend these. http://akebonobrakes.com/euro
Virtually dust free and still give ample stopping power for spirited windy roads.
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 09:51:07 am »
Bear in mind that any dusty pads will also cause your rotors to "warp". Not really warping, but they leave a deposit on the disk which begins to form the corrugations that cause uneven rotor wear. Especially if your handbrake uses your rear disks rather than a drum. If that is not an issue for you then I would recommend the Stoptech Street Performance pad. It's very similar to the Ferodo DS pad, but a bit cheaper to buy and better initial bite.

But really if you arent going to track the car then I would recommend these. http://akebonobrakes.com/euro
Virtually dust free and still give ample stopping power for spirited windy roads.

Dusty pads donít cause rotors to warp, what your describing happens if you put too much heat through the pad beyond what itís rated for.  This can leave deposits on rotor which make it feel warped through pedal.
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2017, 10:37:03 am »
Dusty pads donít cause rotors to warp, what your describing happens if you put too much heat through the pad beyond what itís rated for.  This can leave deposits on rotor which make it feel warped through pedal.
Yes. If you read all of my comment, then  you will see that this is exactly what I just said. Minus the involvement of excessive heat . I found that heat wasn't really a factor, the pads left deposits on the rotors even under normal driving conditions.
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Re: Brake Pads - Ferodo DS2500 VS EBC Yellowstuff
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2017, 10:38:50 am »
I would be surprised if a good quality road pad isn't good enough for the Brembo setup on R26 even with fast road driving, they are not a heavy car.

Have you ever had issues with brakes on the road previously?

Never heard anything good about yellowstuff.

DS2500 have worked well for me, but they can squeak on the road with light applications in traffic.

From a couple of emergency test stops Ive done Im not that happy with whatever pad is in the car. Im hopefully off to Mahia tomorrow for the day, I should be able to report back after that. Im also going to change the fluid, planning on using this:

http://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/racing-brake-fluid
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