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Need some info about brake pads

Discussion in 'Car Modification' started by Gongchia, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Izso

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    RS, Ultrex and TRW are all dusty. The Ultrex 700c doesn't need warming up and are awesome pads. I used to use them with my 4-pot Nissan calipers. A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

    What I do is I clean, clay and wax + coat my rims. The brake dust washes off with some high pressure water spray

    TRW make oem pads for a lot of manufacturers. They are quite good in terms of entry level pads.
     
  2. 6UE5t

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    How much did you buy the Ultrex and where?
     
  3. KenDiriwan

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    Since Trestor is no more, these are the next choice looking forward, Thanks.
     
  4. vr2turbo

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    But I think those Ultrex will cost much more......
     
  5. KenDiriwan

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    Yes the 550c ive gotten for my previous brake is already way more than Trestor price.
     
  6. marsha1l_v6

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    do those brand has pad for pajero v6 twin pot? im using trw for now..from the feedback here, its soo tempting to try
     
  7. vr2turbo

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    Please use and give us your feedback. Bro. Ken and myself using same size pads as you......hhahhahha:biggrin:
     
  8. KenDiriwan

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    TRW is almost half of the price for oem akebono!
     
  9. marsha1l_v6

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    which one...hahaha..do tell

    if the performance is good..why not..:driver:
     
  10. vr2turbo

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    Yah! if can find cheap and good why not. Actually satisfied with Trestor Advantage but they discon.....:bawling:
     
  11. marsha1l_v6

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    my TRW still thick, change em all 4 when skimming and service all 4 brakes earlier this year..but itchy to change either ultrex 550/700 or endless..just pm'ed ultrex brake to check product availability for pajero v6 brake set...:rofl::driver:
     
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    How are the TRW?:driver:
     
  13. marsha1l_v6

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    Trw is decent enough...

    But not confident in high speed - > hard braking and spirit drive on winding roads..
     
  14. Nicholasng925

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    Trestor was cheap, RM90 only at PH Auto, Seapark. I think I read it here from your recommendation then I went on and tried it. Good pads but dusty haha!

    I think TRW was dusty, but DTec should be cleaner and might perform better than standard ones.

    How much was Ultrex though? The price seems to be way higher than say TRW or Trestor.

    Almost double than Trestor, just for the 550c.

    :bawling: Time to try out a new one. Maybe TRW DTec next. It's RM130 for my Neo.

    I'm curious to find out how TRW DTec fares. It seems the reviews are not too bad.
     
  15. KenDiriwan

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    Is DTec their only variant of brake pad ?

    Well dusty pad i could live with that, good bites always bring me more smile than clean wheels with poor stopping power.
     
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    DTEC is TRW higher range of pads....
     
  17. Izso

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    Yeah, the Ultrex pads are more expensive than the big brands like TRW and Trestor purely in the economical scale. TRW and Trestor have massive plants producing millions of pads. Ultrex is a niche brand like Endless and EBC so their pads are more expensive. But you get what you pay for imho.

    My 4-pot pads for my skyline brakes last time was in the region of 500+. It was still going strong when I sold the pad together with the calipers after a year of usage and plenty of Ulu Yam runs.


    Did Trestor say anything about what was replacing it?
     
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    I ask for EBC yellow before and it was RM650, so those really niche market.

    I email Trestor but no reply. According to CVkit, since factory now in Thailand they have to apply for some test to approve the product for their sales in MY. However the entry level and semi metallic are still being sold.
    FMP the manufacturer produces Bendix, Trestor and Mergent. Even in Mergent website there is a blue color pads but now no longer highlight with any data. At least Trestor Advantage still in website but not on sale. Maybe time to try Bendix Ulitimate, their top range....:driver:
     
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    Trestor Advantage discontinued already meh? Few months ago just got mine 1 set for W124 front made in Siam land. Bought it in Klang.
     
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    At one time they stop when they shifted their factory from here to tom yam land.
    Lately saw them back up in their web page but new packing. Hopefully they are back....:driver:
     

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