In Reply to: They bite fine, and they work well... posted by brad on June 23, 2000 at 17:12:28:
: Sure they fade, but not as easily as you describe. I had a set on at Sears Point and even Steve Dinan as my instructor didn't get them to fade while we were in the B group.
: As far as sound is concerned, they do squeal but for me it's worth the tradeoff in lack of dust.
: : : What do you think? Are they quite or would I need to use some kind of dampening material? And do they dust a lot? Im using them as regular street pads. thx
: : Here's the deal. On the plus side, they are the cleanest pads bar none. On the minus side, they do NOT 'bite' as well as stock pads and it takes more 'leg' to stop, they tend to squeal more, especially when used on the rears, and they tend to fade pretty easily, ie, 3 hard stops from over 70 and you'll be in fade city.
opinion. After having tried many different types of organic, asbestos, and metallic pads, I find the Deluxe to be by far the weakest, noisiest, and require most effort to get the same amount of brakeing forec out of. Ok , so they're clean...Big Deal...Lots of aftermarket pads dont have the graphite mandated by European cars, so they'll all be cleaner than stock Jurid or TExtar. For a car like the M3, anything less than semi metallics is really not doing it justice. I find a pad called Rotex, a subsidiary of raytestos from CAnada to be much better than the Deluxe pads, and since I switched, I never went back! to each his own. But I guarantee if you went the upgrade brake path I did, you'd feel the same!