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well, mine seem to have died recently, so i'll be needing new ones... what pads do you guys recommend?
 

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I have been using EBC Green Pads. I believe they put out about a third less dust than standard pads an that is with EBC Dimpled and Slotted Rotors ( not cross drilled). I highly recommend these pads and rotors.
 

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I recommend the MB replacements. You will not like your brakes with harder pads. There are NUMEROUS posts on this subject.

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I agree with Textar. (OEM) They might kick up a little more dust but they are quieter than most and perform well for the most part.
 

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Textar does make a fine brake pad (although their aftermarket product is not up to par with their OE product), but they are far from low dust. A decent low-dust pad (made by a Textar affiliate) is Mintex.
 

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thanks for the replies guys, i have chromed centra's, so i don't want too much dust.. (i know i could clean them every day, but that's a bit too much of a hassle!)

i'm planning to replace brake pads ONLY.
 

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Actually, the best "OE" Pagid Germany

Yep - the OE brake pad business Mintex-Textar, all owned by Pagid. Pagid Germany pads are the best OE I have used, a little harder to find, but not that much more...
 

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I agree regarding the Pagid as well recommend Jurid pads for these cars.

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err... i didn't mention it before, but i am a bit "spirited" in driving and do brake rather hard... would textar pads still be recommended?
 

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Mintex

I have been using Mintex for years on my BMWs and Benzs. They are very low dust pads. The trick is, unlike conventional pads, you have to use hard braking for the first few days to prevent squicking noise later (which is not always that happens).
 

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hmm... so the reverse of "breaking in" the pads huh? heh, i can deal with that! oh yea, did i mention that my benz doesn't have ABS? ;]
 

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These are specs for the Green Stuff Brake Pads.


EBC Sport & Race Brakes

Sport & Premium Street Brakes


Fast/Heavy Street Use
Brake well from cold
Effective to above 650°C
Lower dust formula* (read below)



Designed for premium street driving offering better brake effect at loads and speed. EBC Greenstuff has a high initial brake effect and gives drivers confidence from first application of the brake pedal. There is no such thing as a NO DUST pad. The very nature of how a brake works requires that some dust be generated to avoid rotor vibration (shimmying). The EBC pad creates less dust and dust is more easily washed off than most. All pads create more dust as they are bedding in especially if rotors are worn. Nominal friction coefficient 0.55. For heavier faster cars and vehicles above 200bhp we strongly recommend Redstuff which DOES offer much less dust.
 

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so go with the red stuff?

=]

i think i might give EBC a try... just as a precursor to the miata.
 

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I know this has been inactive for a while, but are there ASR-specific Mintex pads made?

Thanks in advance
 
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