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Ferodo DS2500. Absolutely :spotman:
 

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scottn2retro said:
Is that Ferrodo a street pad or a race pad? Do they make them for the 135i?
3000 is the race spec high temp version (there are others of course)
2500 is fast road spec
2000 is equivalent to OEM pish rubbish cheese brake pads.

Also, try out the new EBC redstuff pads - greenstuff are OEM - but redstuff are good now (EBC used to have issues a couple of years ago)

The new pads they have are very good kit - with low dust output now as well...
 

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Which pads are best between the EBC redstuff and the ferodo 2500 pads in your opinion?

Can you get the ferodo 2500 pads for a 130i, if so, where from.

I want pads that don't squeal like a french car, don't dust like the oem ones and have more bite and less fade than the oem one, which do you recommend?

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I have the ceramic RedStuff pads on all my cars, a few friends have gone that way too - even after having tried the Ferodo pads.
Great braking power, less brake dust and none of us have got them to fade yet - including 2 days of hammering round Spa...
 

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Pilsbury said:
I have the ceramic RedStuff pads on all my cars, a few friends have gone that way too - even after having tried the Ferodo pads.
Great braking power, less brake dust and none of us have got them to fade yet - including 2 days of hammering round Spa...
are they ebc redstuff pads? do you get much squealing from there pads in normal driving conditions?

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They are.
When they were being run in (they have a run-in coating), I did have some squealing /squeaking around town in stop / start traffic, this has now gone.
 

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Racing and high performance pads will just eat your rotors.

In racing nobody cares about that because they replace rotors after a good race around the circuit.

You on the other hand, will mind replacing them faster.

Want better protection against fading? Replace the callipers and rotors, it also LOOKS great.

And for the ones who "think" the car has better braking performance. I'm sorry but it's in your head. It just gives a slight improvement against fading and perhaps less dust (less than standard BMW isn't THAT hard tbh)

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Rephlex said:
It's worth showing the build thread for Scott's car from 1Addicts. Includes the templating for the custom brake pads. Very impressive! :)

Thanks - we're getting her there.

At this point, the people at Hawk are telling me that they are working on a line of various compounds of pads for the 135i (street hp, track school, autocross and racing), but they don't anticipate them being out until mid-November. :(

So in the mean time, we'll still be buying the custom machined pads from Turner Motorsports

 

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Dear Scott,

Ferodo has no pads for the 135i and i have no confirmation they are working in any at the moment.

However.. I'va been told that if yoou get at least 15+ ppl interest (per compund) they can make them custom build for you.

What is the status on the Hawk pads? Slipped to january right? :?
 

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my local bmw specialist had very strong views on red stuff pads his views were dont waste your money there crap weather or not this is true or not i dont know but he said if im using the car on the road stick with normal pads he said in his experiance they make no difference to stopping power and as they are a very good and well know specialist who specialise in m cars and race bmw's i'll take his words as truth as there is nothing in it for him in what pads i use. so if i want better brakes it will be saving for a big brake kit for me.
 

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I've used the hawk black pads in my westfield and they are absolutely awesome.

You could leave braking so late because the feel was great.

The only problem is as others have said they eat disks like no tomorrow. Also at night you can see showers of sparks coming out of the brakes.

The brake dust from the hawk blacks is ridiculous as well. After a track day you smelled of metal and your face was black with brake dust.

I've now got pagid RS15 pads in the westy and they are almost as good as the hawks but much kinder to disks and much less dust. They are very expensive though, something like £150 for an axle set (and thats for escort Mk2 calipers!)
 

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thing is not many people do them in UK? anyone know UK hawk supplier? And what about disks any ideas on disk manufacturers for 135ti or BMW performace upgrade kits.
 

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Rjudgey said:
thing is not many people do them in UK? anyone know UK hawk supplier? And what about disks any ideas on disk manufacturers for 135ti or BMW performace upgrade kits.
I had Hawk pads with an ECS/Porsche kit on my Golf and they were very good.

UK supplier I did read that they now have a UK importer but don't know if these are the people.

I'm sticking with my AP's. Just done two trackdays, Goodwood and Spa :spotman:
 
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