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Hi everyone. Its come to the time when i need new brake pads/discs on the front. Ive just got a set of EBC discs with yellowstuff pads for the rear and a set of goodridge braided hoses. Im undecided on what to do for the front though. Im tied between AP 4 pots or some EBC discs and Yellowstuff pads. I plan on doing ,2 maybe 3 trackdays in 2010. Is it worth forking out so much hard earned cash (this stuff is very rare these days
) on the AP 4 pots or sticking with the pretty much standard setup. Thanks everyone.
 

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When I had mine I upgraded to just the EBC yellow stuff pads, once bedded in they provided great stopping power, if a bit more dusty. On those grippy road surfaces near junctions etc the car would go light at the back under a heavy braking test I did.

The upgraded disks are a must with these pads though as I found out with epic brake fade after 10 minutes spirited driving, they came back on full stopping form after a couple of minutes cool down, you really need a disk that can de-glase them - go with the EBC disks for definate if you use these pads especially if you intend to track it.

IMHO if you are only doing 2 or 3 track days a year I'd stick with the stock brakes and uprated components; Braided hoses, DOT 5.1 Fluid, EBC grooved disks and EBC yellow pads (or another brand if you prefer).
I'll be uprating my Mustangs pads with the Hawk pads soon, disks I'm not bothered about as it isn't a track car and it had new ones on not so long ago, though I have aleady changed to Braided hoses and DOT 5.1 fluid.

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Cheers for the advice Matt sounds like id be better off with just sticking with the standard brakes with uprated components. I reckon ill go with EBC as i hear good things about em.
 

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i had this dialema but i went for standard calipers with EBC disks and the redstuff pads thiere is a noticable diffrence when it comes to breaking at high speeds dont get no where near as much break fade as the standard ones used to, idealy the ap's would be the best but at the end of the day it depends what money you have free....
 

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QUOTE(Shaggy @ 28 Dec 2009, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi everyone. Its come to the time when i need new brake pads/discs on the front. Ive just got a set of EBC discs with yellowstuff pads for the rear and a set of goodridge braided hoses. Im undecided on what to do for the front though. Im tied between AP 4 pots or some EBC discs and Yellowstuff pads. I plan on doing ,2 maybe 3 trackdays in 2010. Is it worth forking out so much hard earned cash (this stuff is very rare these days
) on the AP 4 pots or sticking with the pretty much standard setup. Thanks everyone.

For 2-3 track days a year I would upgrade the standard set-up & go on open pit lane events & limit
track time to 15-20mins max. (depends on circuit)

If you were going more often then the 4 pot AP upgrade from Profile would pay for itself in the amount of extra
track time you could have.

HTH,
Jon
 

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Ive got the AP 6POTS fitted since june and the difference is awsome !!!!!

You only need to touch them and they are unbeleivably good. When compared to std they are simply outstanding. No fade whatsoever even when pushed on a " spirited " run with the club, never mind a track day or too !!!. Leaves no doubt as to whether they are gonna fail..

It comes down to whether you can afford to spare the cash on the best available really. No point having the extra horses and relying on the std brakes to stop the car when used repeatedly.

Its a great comfort on everyday driving too that if some
decides its a good idea to pull out infront of you or brake severely on the outside lane on the motorway that you WILL stop before they do !!!!!!

Pop over one day mate and ill show you the difference !!! - AWESOME.
 

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Cheers for the advice guys much appreciated. Looks like im gonna have to make em last another month the dreaded car renewal came thru today at a £1000. Some very good advice has been given for me to think it over. Cheers. Daz.
 
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