New Brake Pads for the Elise
I recently installed new brake pads on the Elise ('05 - 29k mi). I purchased the car with 7000+ miles so I assumed the pads were original. They still had life left, but initial pedal travel began to increase a bit, and felt softer than I remembered it, even with having changed the fluid twice during my ownership. My specific criteria: DD, no track, a shade more aggressive initial "bite", low dust.
I installed EBC Red Stuff ceramic low dust pads at all corners over a Saturday morning..couldn't be happier. The part I am most impressed with is the extremely low level of dust these pads deposit. How do they do that? Stopping power, at least in street driving, is every bit as good as OEM. I'm impressed with these pads. This has been a revelation for my wheel cleaning routine!
"In general, the Elise will be kept in best operating condition by regular use."
Page 152 Lotus Elise owner's manual