MS3 Brake Pads

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tires, Suspension, and Brakes' started by Slim, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Looking for feedback on brake pads people have purchased (other than OEM), specifically for the MS3. However, other feedback in general is appreciated too. My fronts finally need replacing so I'm looking to replace soon.

    Did you replace rotors as well? Or just new pads on stock rotors?
     
  2. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    I just did stock pads on stock rotors that I threw on the brake lathe at the shop. I have no complaints regarding longevity, stopping power, or wear.
     
  3. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    I have new rotors and new pads. Went to a Hawk HPS (or HP+ I can't really remember) and whatever decent solid rotors were on Tire Rack. So far I'm really happy. I had Hawks on the MINI and loved em there. Not the cleanest pads in the world, but not bad.
     
  4. Slim

    Slim Guest

    On a site full of opinions, I'm surprised at the few number of opinions shared.

    So, Hawks on new rotors were liked and stocks were liked. My stocks have been great and obviously at 70k have lasted, I was thinking of trying to find something with less dust that's a good street pad.

    Any experiences with EBC green or red? Those were the other ones I was shopping.
     
  5. Picklz

    Picklz SUDO Make me a SAMCH

    I had EBC green as rear pad's on my first GTO, but I only used them for a couple of track days so can't really comment on how they are for long-term use and daily driving dust. I've used hawk HPS a couple of times, they're good pad's but I was less than thrilled with the dust they produced.

    I'm going to be going with Carbotech for the z06 for a number of reasons, unsure on what I'll put on the MS6 when it needs them, likely a less aggressive carbotech of some sort or stockers depending on how the z06 setup does.

    I wouldn't bother with fancy rotors, have the stockers turned if possible or just replace with some NAPA blanks if available or whatever rock auto has at a decent price.

    If you're not planning on doing any HPDE I think stock pad's would likely be your best bet, they are low-noise, reasonably low dust, and stop pretty damn well, seem to last quite a while too, may be hard-pressed to do better in all those area's unless you're willing to give up some of those properties to increase others.
     
  6. ZoomZoom Diva

    ZoomZoom Diva New Member

    I have used EBC greens on my SVT Contour and have the reds on my 6. Keep in mind that EBC Green and Red pads are certified in the EU to perform at least as well in a wide range of conditions, including cold.

    The level of dust was much lower than stock on both cars and the dust itself is considerably easier to clean from the wheels. I also consider them to be superior in every way to the OEM brakes with no drawbacks.
     
  7. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Thanks for the replies.

    After looking around a bit more, and taking you all into consideration, I think I'm leaning towards the Carbotechs. A little bit more than some others, but I like what I've read.

    Still figuring out which rotors, but I've got time. I'm doing it myself so resurfacing is not worth it for me when I can purchase new for similar money.

    I just got a sweet deal on new summer tires on Tire Rack so after this I'll be freshened up for spring/summer.
     
  8. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    I got whatever solid rotors were on TR, FWIW. I forget the brand name, but they're nice pieces.
     
  9. Slim

    Slim Guest

    New rubber arrived today! Continental Extreme Contact DW -235/40R18

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  10. Picklz

    Picklz SUDO Make me a SAMCH

    For a second I thought that was one tire, I was like WTF no way that's a 235, lol. Grats on da new tires.
     
  11. Slim

    Slim Guest

    I should totally be the first MS3 to rock duallies in the back!
     
  12. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    mo rubba=mo grip.
     
  13. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    mo rubba mo problems
     
  14. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    no rubba=mo problems from my experience.
     
  15. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    With good rubba, you may have 99 problems, but a ditch ain't one.
     
  16. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Update:

    I ordered DBA standard front rotors and Hawk HPS pads from knsbrakes.com Good guy who is willing to deal on price. They had complete brake packages for the MS3, but I emailed him on getting just the fronts and he offered a very fair price from what was on their website for buying the parts individually. Basically got the pads for free.

    Haven't received them yet, but I'll update when I do.
     
  17. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    I've heard DBA is good stuff.
     
  18. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Going in this weekend:

    Pads


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  19. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Dats good stuff right there. I need to do mine. My front rotors are wooooorn.
     
  20. Picklz

    Picklz SUDO Make me a SAMCH

    Same here - was going to do it this weekend but my rotors were backorderd I guess, so hopefully next weekend! I was considering DBA rotors, they're supposed to be pretty good, you'll have to let us know how they work out for ya.
     

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