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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-24-2017, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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brake pads replacement advise

Hello everyone i was wondering what would you recommend as a brake pads replacement. I have 2010 evora and its time for new brake pads, im close to 40k miles . I looked online but to be hones its my first lotus so not sure what are the good options. I dont race but i was thinking about taking car to the track at least once this year.

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If you're not going to track it heavy, the stock pads are fantastic.

You can pay extra for the Lotus kits if you really want, but they're just Ferodo DS2500's. Part numbers FRP3083H and FRP3015H .
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Joking aside....they did a decent little write up over at BOE on pads, good educational read. I am sure several will be chiming in here to help you out. I haven't changed the pads on my Evora but run Hawks on my Elise....so I'm really no help at all except for the "giggle post" above.

https://www.boefab.com/blogs/tech/stop-brake-pads
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Stock pads aka Ferrodo 2500's a re great stuff. Stick with them.

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Joking aside....they did a decent little write up over at BOE on pads, good educational read. I am sure several will be chiming in here to help you out. I haven't changed the pads on my Evora but run Hawks on my Elise....so I'm really no help at all except for the "giggle post" above.

https://www.boefab.com/blogs/tech/stop-brake-pads

Great link thank you
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looks like Ferrodo 2500 is the way to go thank you everyone
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I'm starting to look around too. I found the Ferodo DS2500s for $128 each here:
https://www.bestbrakes.com/c/car-ser...2+LOTUS+EVORA+

I'm pretty solid on the DS2500s but...I just put EBC Redstuff pads on my Jag XF-R last weekend. We'll see how they do. Intel in this forum says they aren't good, we'll see after they bed in. Lots more weight and HP (550) on the Jag but similar performance specs to our Evoras. They just go about it SO differently (elegance vs. brute force).
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I was in an F Type S at last track day. Was surprised in Auto that tranny was easily confused. He had it in sport auto I believe. I'd suggest you use the paddles for track. But he also said his last track day he got a hot tranny light and (as not good as he was-being polite) he was ablre to get this. Just FYI

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I'm starting to look around too. I found the Ferodo DS2500s for $128 each here:
https://www.bestbrakes.com/c/car-ser...2+LOTUS+EVORA+

I'm pretty solid on the DS2500s but...I just put EBC Redstuff pads on my Jag XF-R last weekend. We'll see how they do. Intel in this forum says they aren't good, we'll see after they bed in. Lots more weight and HP (550) on the Jag but similar performance specs to our Evoras. They just go about it SO differently (elegance vs. brute force).

For a few bucks less, you can buy the 2500s from us

https://www.boefab.com/collections/b...500-brake-pads

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Excellent, you're my new source.
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I'm pretty solid on the DS2500s but...I just put EBC Redstuff pads on my Jag XF-R last weekend. We'll see how they do. Intel in this forum says they aren't good, we'll see after they bed in.
I've had the Redstuffs on mine since last year. I don't notice any less stopping ability compared to the OEMs, but marginally less brake dust, which is what I was after. I don't track my car though, so YMMV depending on usage.

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I'm after less dust and am street only. I may play with the red stuff a while to see before I decide.
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Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but has anyone tried G-Loc R12 pads or EBC yellow/blue/orange stuff? The car will mostly see track days but I have to drive it there, so some street use is still necessary.
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Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but has anyone tried G-Loc R12 pads or EBC yellow/blue/orange stuff? The car will mostly see track days but I have to drive it there, so some street use is still necessary.
I had EBC yellows on my old S1, loved them!
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EBC lov'm or hat'm. No middle ground.

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EBC lov'm or hat'm. No middle ground.
Do tell, is it performance, noise, dust, wear?
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Do tell, is it performance, noise, dust, wear?
I'll admit, they were really dusty, but not too noisy, great bite and the price to performance was what did it for me.
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I have just been forced to enter the unknown on my 2011 Evora S in braking world. Ever since my 2010, same as the '11, I have run Hawk DTC 70 (HB585U.660) on both the front and rear. They worked fine with stock rotors because of the minimal diameter difference. On the rears, you use 100% of the surface and the outside pad lapped the inner edge ~1.5mm. That just flaked off as the pads wore down. A few years ago, I installed the Ultrdiscs on the fronts and had no pad issues. Now I decided after 30 days on a set of flat rotors to install my rear Ultradiscs. Houston we have a problem. That inner edge just contacts the hardware when the caliper bolts are fully snugged. DAMN!!! It appears that our rear pad size is a bit of an anomaly, of course , and I will have to change pads to a special rear size. No biggie. Seems the only option are the EBC. I would like to know if they are the same quality as the Hawks which have been VERY reliable, predictable, and durable and powerful. Do we have any other race endurance options out there??

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I have just been forced to enter the unknown on my 2011 Evora S in braking world. Ever since my 2010, same as the '11, I have run Hawk DTC 70 (HB585U.660) on both the front and rear. They worked fine with stock rotors because of the minimal diameter difference. On the rears, you use 100% of the surface and the outside pad lapped the inner edge ~1.5mm. That just flaked off as the pads wore down. A few years ago, I installed the Ultrdiscs on the fronts and had no pad issues. Now I decided after 30 days on a set of flat rotors to install my rear Ultradiscs. Houston we have a problem. That inner edge just contacts the hardware when the caliper bolts are fully snugged. DAMN!!! It appears that our rear pad size is a bit of an anomaly, of course , and I will have to change pads to a special rear size. No biggie. Seems the only option are the EBC. I would like to know if they are the same quality as the Hawks which have been VERY reliable, predictable, and durable and powerful. Do we have any other race endurance options out there??

How do you know the EBCs are our only option with Utradiscs on the rear? I'm looking to put those on all four corners, so I'm keen to get the right pads for the upgrade.
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