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deathshead
07-22-2013, 09:28 AM
Hey guys, anyone know of any dustless pads for the Abarth yet?

The stock pads dust like crazy.

I know dustless pads are a sometime controversial subject, just looking for a pad
as good as stock but less dust.

The fronts dust and coat the whole wheel, the rears just fill up the wheels with piles of dust in the corners,
looks like dirt.. its crazy.

Has anyone also confirmed that the Euro pads fit the North American cars?


Thanks!

Jjm4life
07-22-2013, 09:36 AM
Rrm pads seem to be way less dusty than the stock pads.

Tweak
07-22-2013, 07:37 PM
Rrm pads seem to be way less dusty than the stock pads.

I keep hearing good things about the pads from RRM as well.

sjmst
07-22-2013, 09:40 PM
Good to know

stealthy1ss
07-23-2013, 07:07 PM
I bought Euro Ferodo DS2500 pads for my Abarth and they fit perfectly. You should be able to shop for pads from overseas without issues but don't buy the same pads as I did because they dust more then the stock pads but grab like no other!

Jjm4life
07-23-2013, 09:44 PM
I bought Euro Ferodo DS2500 pads for my Abarth and they fit perfectly. You should be able to shop for pads from overseas without issues but don't buy the same pads as I did because they dust more then the stock pads but grab like no other!

Big fan of those pads. Had i known they had an abarth fitment i might have grabbed them instead. They do dust a ton though. Rrm pads dust less than half as much id venture to say

MAZ
07-24-2013, 08:46 AM
I bought Euro Ferodo DS2500 pads for my Abarth and they fit perfectly.
Good to know.
I wonder if HAWK has anything yet. I've had nothing but great experiences with Ferodo and Hawk pads over the years.

stealthy1ss
07-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Hawk makes great pads for all types of driving styles. My Ferodo's do great for daily driving and after a warmup lap at Road America they slow the car down very fast. Just to put things in perspective for those who know Road America, coming into turn 5 I can wait until brake marker 2 to brake at 120ish and enter the corner around 50. Turn 5 has a high speed straight before it with a downhill braking zone.

Seafarer61
07-24-2013, 08:19 PM
I went through a bottle of Sonax in two weeks due to the stock pads. Never seen OEM pads that dust up like this and I've gone through more than 25 cars in my lifetime. Keeping these red Sparcos looking nice requires upkeep every three days. I can only imagine what someone must go through with the white OEM wheels.

I'm getting close to dumping these pads. Enough is enough. Will look into the RRM offering.

stealthy1ss
07-24-2013, 09:19 PM
I have to use Sonax multiple times to get my stock 16's clean. Sonax is great stuff.

deathshead
07-25-2013, 10:22 AM
Carpro Iron-x!, Ill have to post video, Its EXPENSIVE, but I can spray this stuff on, it turns purple, stinks and i can hose my white sparcos right off and they are spotless.

deathshead
07-25-2013, 12:34 PM
Anyone ever run EBC Redstuff pads?

DP31375C EBC Redstuff Ceramic Low Dust Brake Pads; Front;
DP31880C EBC Redstuff Ceramic Low Dust Brake Pads; Rear;

Update, not 100% sure these are accurate part numbers from ebc as their catalogs contradict each other.. still researching.

shagghie
07-25-2013, 12:40 PM
Anyone ever run EBC Redstuff pads?

DP31375C EBC Redstuff Ceramic Low Dust Brake Pads; Front;
DP31880C EBC Redstuff Ceramic Low Dust Brake Pads; Rear;

Yes, but really they don't stop nearly as well as Ferodos, though they are decent on dust. I ran them on my 2002 GTi 337 with 18" BBS RC's, and those wheels would stay pretty clean for about a month before needing to detail them. But I only ran them for one cycle, and then went back to the Ferodo's because, well you know, I really wanted the car to be able to stop as fast as possible, and the difference was night and day.

deathshead
07-25-2013, 12:57 PM
Posi-quiet Ceramics are available and get some great reviews as far as performance along with no dust, yay!

shagghie
07-25-2013, 01:05 PM
Posi-quiet Ceramics are available and get some great reviews as far as performance along with no dust, yay!

Going off of distant memories, don't Ceramics take awhile to heat up to operating temps before they start biting? (Great for track, not for street, etc.?)

Got link?

deathshead
07-25-2013, 01:50 PM
Going off of distant memories, don't Ceramics take awhile to heat up to operating temps before they start biting? (Great for track, not for street, etc.?)

Got link?

No, what your describing would be more of an extreme performance type pad.
For instance i had Hawk pads on my srt-4 ACR. - for the street they stunk, no bite unless you really kicked the pedal and got them hot.

deathshead
07-25-2013, 01:51 PM
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?make=Centric&model=Posi+Quiet+Ceramic+Pads&group=Posi+Quiet+Ceramic+Pads&partNum=C105.15690&autoMake=Fiat&autoModel=500+Abarth&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=


Or - Search amazon.
FRONT: 105.15680
Rear: 105.15690

shagghie
07-25-2013, 02:01 PM
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?make=Centric&model=Posi+Quiet+Ceramic+Pads&group=Posi+Quiet+Ceramic+Pads&partNum=C105.15690&autoMake=Fiat&autoModel=500+Abarth&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=


Or - Search amazon.
FRONT: 105.15680
Rear: 105.15690

Great reviews on TR too. Hmmmmm. Thanks! I was about to order the Ferodo's... but a pad that stops well and doesn't produce as much dust... hard to pass up! Do it and let us know! :-)