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    Default Brake pads

    Anyone tried Ferodo GP2 or Bendix Metal King pads? I'm having a bit of a hard time finding some nice performance-street front pads in Australia.

    What's everyone else running? Are you happy?

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    Jon

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    Metal Kings are a good pad. I use Bendix Ultimates on the nonstock calipers on mine but there is not much between the two.

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    Thanks 260DET, i might go with the metal kings.

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    Tried to order some metal kings from Motor Traders today and when the guy went to order them in from bendix he was told that they are phasing them out and will bring out some unreleased 'heavy duty' pads soon. Anyway he found some Ferodo 'excel' pads, that are a metal based pad - supposedly similar to a metal king and i've ordered them in. I'll let you all know once i've put them in an bedded them in and stuff.
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    I've just attempted to bed in my new pads and rotors roughly following Carrol Smith's advice of multiple stops, building up stopping severety (thanks for posting Beandip): http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/s...ght=rotor+myth I am not sure if i was able to heat them up enough as i couldn't find an appropriate road to get as fast as reccomended. I've taken a photo of the rotors after they cooled down. Can anyone tell me if i've bedded them and my pads in correctly?

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    That rotor looks a bit blue Jon so they should be OK. But its all about feel and performance, if thats OK then no worries.

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    I'd used Metal Kings for about 7 years, in my experience they didn't wear out the rotors and, when they got hot, they just got better and better.
    First usage from stone cold was pretty ugly though, but after that, they were great.

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    Default Metal Kings

    I need to add my 2 cents here, I have enjoyed driving with metal kings, they are fantastic for heavy braking confitions, touring and light club work.

    Like 'Nacks',
    I advise caution if you intend to city drive on cold pads you will come unstuck these pads need heating to operate at optimum.

    good luck

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