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Brake pads.

Postby vlad01 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:09 pm

Hi all,

Any recommendations for a good performing pad for VN-VP with the standard sized brakes?

I used to use QFM but they went bust, so I got Maxistop pads locally and they worked very good and have lasted 135k with about 2mm left.
Time to replace them but I can no longer get Maxistop pads, so I looked to an old favorite I used from about 10 years ago, EBC green pads but that is no longer an option as the postage from the UK is insane, nearly 80 bucks just for postage, rendering them over 200 bucks per axle.

Refuse to use bendix or ferodo. Both stop like shit and the bendix are the quickest wearing pads I have ever used. So any suggestions? Are the DBA performance pads any good? Looking for something that stops good cold and hot, wear isn't too much of an issue, dust and noise are a non issue for me.
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Re: Brake pads.

Postby Charlescrown » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:06 am

Surely you can buy EBC from an Australian distributor. I think RDA distribute them. I'd contact them and ask where you can buy them. If not good old Bendix have a good selection for road use.

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Re: Brake pads.

Postby vlad01 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:33 pm

They are over $200 from Australia. I am going to try the DBA performance pads, they are about $95 per axle.
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Re: Brake pads.

Postby VX L67 Getrag » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:14 pm

I use & prefer RDA range myself for front I use ceramic & rear just the gpa max everday standard!

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Re: Brake pads.

Postby Charlescrown » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:54 pm

Never used DBA but I believe their good pads. EBC have certainly gone up in price.

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Re: Brake pads.

Postby immortality » Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:18 pm

I've heard some good stuff about the new DBA pads so they are on my list to try next for the daily. My missus is complaining the current pads don't have enough cold bite :o :wtf:

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Re: Brake pads.

Postby delcowizzid » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:21 pm

29 doller supercheap specials on the front and rear of the vx good cold braking that stays just as good when hot lol
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Re: Brake pads.

Postby vlad01 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:23 pm

Thanks guys, I asked my local mechanic to try get in a set of DB1085SP and DB1086SP pads, DBA street performance pads. Hopefully they are sufficiently good to stop in a hurry in traffic.
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Re: Brake pads.

Postby Charlescrown » Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:10 am

I don't know if they would be a good choice seeing their labelled good for track days. They might not stop well when cold. Did you price OE pads?

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Re: Brake pads.

Postby vlad01 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:52 am

They should be, the SP range is one up from their standard pads and 2 down from their track pads.
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