Brake pads - the old chestnut

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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:34 pm

Having tested a range of pads over the years, the best performance I have ever experienced is Carbone Lorraine pads. They were like night and day from EBC yellow stuff.

Have used and been very happy with Mintex on a variety of cars.


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Post by turboscim » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:43 pm

my experience of ebc the saying with a bargepole springs to mind.

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Post by Corky » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:20 pm

I think it depends on which EBC pads, on which car, with stock or modified brakes. I put green stuff on a GTC with stock calipers and discs, complete waste of money. However on my SS1 with Wilwood calipers and Yellow stuff pads, the brakes are terrific. The yellowstuff were good on the Sabre with GW discs too, and that had 200bhp.

There are better pads out there, but the yellowstuff give me confidence. I know what I’m going to get when I push the pedal. You don’t always get that with some of the more exotic track focussed pads.

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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:57 pm

I ran the old asbestos M171 mintex on my roadie ss1 Ti and it ate discs, squealed horribly and on the motorway they went cold and had zero feel :shock: but when warm they were ace. The M1144 have all the warm stopping but with road car like cold feel

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Post by nickkeyser » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 pm

Another 1144 vote here. That’s whats in my GW setup, zero fade or smoke even at goodwood. Also ran them in the S2000. Cold feel is there (important on a hill climb car) but with good heat resistance.

I have however had them over heat - but only when the outter pad starts running against the bell or the disc. I posted some pictures a while back, filing the excess off the pad fixes it but it’s not a very bright bit of design.

Also heard good things about carbone Lorraine.

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