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I'm interested in hearing people's views and experiences on the following pads compared against each other, and also compared to standard. Trying to decide whether some are worth spending the extra money on over others. The one's I've been looking at are:

EBC Yellowstuff
EBC Redstuff
Cosworth Streetmaster
Ferodo DS2500
Tarox Strada

Anyone who's tried more than one I'd like to know how different you found them and also what type of use they had, need an all rounder really, no use it working on a track day but squealing and being horrible on a daily crawl in traffic or vice versa.
 

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We have EBC pads on our Saxo track toy and they've been fine (Greenstuff iirc), but wasn't sure how they'd be on something with more weight.
I'm on Ferrodo DS2500 and got a fair bit of squeel from them in traffic at first that seems to have died down a bit, also seem to be dustier than standard if that bothers you. Only done 2500 miles on mine though so can't comment too much on them definatly don't regret changing to them.
 

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Dust isn't a concern really, find I have to grease the standard pads a lot anyway otherwise they squeal. The Cosworth pads seem good value but not many reviews on them really. The saving over Ferodo DS2500 would pay half the cost of braided hoses.
 

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Dust isn't a concern really, find I have to grease the standard pads a lot anyway otherwise they squeal. The Cosworth pads seem good value but not many reviews on them really. The saving over Ferodo DS2500 would pay half the cost of braided hoses.
Think Jonny (monkeyrider) used the Cosworth streetmaster pads for a while, may be wrong though.
 

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We have EBC pads on our Saxo track toy and they've been fine (Greenstuff iirc), but wasn't sure how they'd be on something with more weight.
Greens are for lighter cars and ones with less than 200bhp. Reds are similar to OE on the ST. Never tried yellows on the front but have them on the rear at the moment and they are worse than Cosworth Streetmasters. The cosworth's are made by ferodo and are marginally better than ds2500. Yellows are very good for the money though which is why I'm trying them on the rear. What brakes do you have?
 

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Greens are for lighter cars and ones with less than 200bhp. Reds are similar to OE on the ST. Never tried yellows on the front but have them on the rear at the moment and they are worse than Cosworth Streetmasters. The cosworth's are made by ferodo and are marginally better than ds2500. Yellows are very good for the money though which is why I'm trying them on the rear. What brakes do you have?
Speak of the devil lol.

I'm standard brakes still at the moment with Dot 5 fluid.
 

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Think Jonny (monkeyrider) used the Cosworth streetmaster pads for a while, may be wrong though.
Correct
Gold star for your good memory
I only ran these on the rears though. On the fronts I've been using Pagid RS-29's and EBC Bluestuff. The Bluestuffs are £160 better than the Pagids
 

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I'll look back through his development thread, cheers pal.

Speak of the devil lol.

I'm standard brakes still at the moment with Dot 5 fluid.
Try and keep me away from a brake pad thread
I would go for Cosworth Streetmaster as I think they are cheaper than DS2500 (and better). Try Lee at JW-Racing and see what prices he can give you. I will be contacting EBC to see if they can make me some Bluestuffs for the rear.
 

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Correct
Gold star for your good memory
I only ran these on the rears though. On the fronts I've been using Pagid RS-29's and EBC Bluestuff. The Bluestuffs are £160 better than the Pagids
Seem to remember this from when I was looking at doing my brakes and which pad to choose. You don't recommend the pagid's then?
 

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Try and keep me away from a brake pad thread
I would go for Cosworth Streetmaster as I think they are cheaper than DS2500 (and better). Try Lee at JW-Racing and see what prices he can give you. I will be contacting EBC to see if they can make me some Bluestuffs for the rear.
JW are about the cheapest for those and the braided hoses, been on their site a bit tonight. Off topic but I'm waiting for a call back on the shaft, when I hear back I'll drop you another email about it.
 

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They are comparable to the OE pads but wear the discs faster. I wouldn't bother personally. The factory ford pads are really good and better than the ford service ones.
Might be the case. But from what I remember they're low dust and don't fade as badly.

I'm getting to the point now where just because something is or isn't rated on here dosen't mean I won't do something. I'll have a look around and make decision.
 

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Might be the case. But from what I remember they're low dust and don't fade as badly.

I'm getting to the point now where just because something is or isn't rated on here dosen't mean I won't do something. I'll have a look around and make decision.
Of course, its your choice at the end of the day. I'm sure that both fishy and I had the same opinion of them. I don't remember them being any different on fade either. 1144's are good on lightweight cars as I've used them on my Mini and rated them. On the st, for standard brakes, I would be going for ds2500 or streetmaster, plus both have light dust which is easy to remove. 1144's are cheap however, so defo something easy to try.
 

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I'm running Tarox pads, but I also have Tarox discs, braided hoses and brake fluid. (The fluid was free I'm not saying I would buy the fluid over Halfords own brand to be honest, it's all 5.1)
I find the Tarox setup fantastic, really makes a big difference, I've had it on for a few months now and I still find myself coming to a stop in shorter distance than I expect when applying the brakes, even in normal traffic conditions.

No noise or squeal from the brakes, they just work.

I have full Tarox setup front and rear with standard calipers.
 

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We have EBC pads on our Saxo track toy and they've been fine (Greenstuff iirc), but wasn't sure how they'd be on something with more weight.
I have used Green in the past on the S2 Escort RS Turbo I had and really liked them. However I have had Yellow in my standard ST calipers and wasn't impressed with them, then recently I tried Yellow in my Ksport 8 pots and I have gone back to Ksport's own fast road pad.
 
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