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Sales@roadrace
12-22-2012, 05:54 PM
Starting with our Road Race Fiat 500 Abarth Brake Pads for the front and rear. These are designed specifically for the Abarth.


http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/images/Abarth%20Pads.jpg


Tarox Slotted Brake Rotors for the Front and Rear


http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/images/Abarth%20Tarox%20Brake%20Rotors.jpg


and Tarox Brake pads for the front and rear


http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/images/Abarth%20Tarox%20Brake%20Pads.jpg



Each product has its own in-depth description but to summarize, we at Road Race have now added Tarox braking components to the site and have also added our own high performance pads that are designed to be that perfect blend of street/track performance. Our road///race brake pads feature a wider heat range for both street and the occasional track usage.

Link to our Road///Race Brake Product Line (http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=118_122)

Abarth Five O
12-22-2012, 06:54 PM
Nice! My mod list keeps growing. :positive:

GoFiatGo!
12-22-2012, 11:07 PM
$175 for the Front, $140 for the rear... $315 for the set...
Are new rotors going to be required?
Is there a specific break in procedure?
What's the composition of the pad?
What temperature range are they good up to?
How much do they wear into the Rotor?
Same thickness as stock pad?

Saxonite
12-24-2012, 02:09 PM
Are your pads ceramic. I'm waiting for someone to release a ceramic pad for the abarth to keep the dust to a minimum. I'm happy to trade a little bit of performance for cleaner wheels. I have the white 17's and they turn dark grey in about 4 days.

GoFiatGo!
12-24-2012, 02:38 PM
Are your pads ceramic. I'm waiting for someone to release a ceramic pad for the abarth to keep the dust to a minimum. I'm happy to trade a little bit of performance for cleaner wheels. I have the white 17's and they turn dark grey in about 4 days.

For $315 they better be Carbon or Kevlar pads...

Have you heard of a Ferodo?You can get Ferodo DS2500's for $228 for the whole car.
Just look around Google Ferodo DS2500 pad reviews. Only found 1 negative review with a bedding issue.

http://www.topbrakes.com/carSeriesDetails.php/45117/Street+Brake+Pads/FERODO/Ferodo+DS2500/2013/FIAT/500/Abarth&source=ggle_shopping_id_FCP1324H_45117R?gclid=CPaC u8DWs7QCFUWnPAodwwMAVQ

Saxonite
12-24-2012, 03:06 PM
For $315 they better be Carbon or Kevlar pads...

Have you heard of a Ferodo?You can get Ferodo DS2500's for $228 for the whole car.
Just look around Google Ferodo DS2500 pad reviews. Only found 1 negative review with a bedding issue.

http://www.topbrakes.com/carSeriesDetails.php/45117/Street+Brake+Pads/FERODO/Ferodo+DS2500/2013/FIAT/500/Abarth&source=ggle_shopping_id_FCP1324H_45117R?gclid=CPaC u8DWs7QCFUWnPAodwwMAVQ

I have heard of Ferodo. I've never used them before. I have always used Hawk for my acura and ideally I would use their ceramic pad. I have always heard good things about Ferodo pads and may go with them when my stock pads are done and the options are still limited

Jjm4life
12-24-2012, 04:23 PM
Not to derail the thread, but I've used ferrodo is several cars. Always liked them. I'd be willing to give these new ones a shot though.

RoadRace
01-02-2013, 12:20 AM
$175 for the Front, $140 for the rear... $315 for the set...
Are new rotors going to be required?
Is there a specific break in procedure?
What's the composition of the pad?
What temperature range are they good up to?
How much do they wear into the Rotor?
Same thickness as stock pad?

Please call me for all of your questions. I will gladly answer all I can for you personally. Love to talk to FIAT owners mostly now adays.

As for the pads, they were made for us by People at large U.S. Brake supplier. Same guys that make all of TRD stuff etc.... I know the actual friction numbers and have gotten used to referring to them as such so I want to double check if they are semi-metallic or full ceramic before i give out the wrong info. I spec these by calling out a friction that we have already had experience with and like. I can say this friction does have a broader heat range than stock ones do so they are a good pad cold but they will handle another 400-500 degrees F than the stock pad. That means track days or hard canyon runs etc.... will not cause you issue. This was the goal for this pad. It replaces stock ones that simply cannot work within a range of heat you would find with repeated hard braking. Our pads will handle it! They are fine with stock rotors or slotted ones. FYI, stay away from anything drilled unless you are a show and street guy only. Drill hole have proven to start cracks when heat cycled hard. Pads that are made in low production and cut to order have an expense. Plus they actually have a wire and plug in they so they are unlike any other pad one has seen really. This is why it took so long to get a pad for the Abarth. People that know would have know that but I thought I would let folks know so they understand the expense.

ROAD/RACE

Abarth Five O
01-14-2013, 07:44 PM
Were you able to confirm if the R/R and Tarox brake pads are full ceramic?

Saxonite
03-04-2013, 03:43 AM
Has anyone used this pad yet? How does it compare to the oem pad in terms of bite, fade and dust? Also what do oem pads run compared to these cost wise.

Sales@roadrace
07-20-2013, 03:08 PM
Bump for the addition of brake rotors for the Abarth and 500T owners. OEM Replacement, slotted and slotted/drilled rotors. Whatever your needs may be, we've got your covered. safety safety safety



OEM

http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/images/IMG_3144-Edit copy.JPG

Slotted

http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/images/Track Fiat Rotor.jpg

Slotted/Drilled
http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/images/Abarth Drilled and Slotted Rotors.jpg


Link to road race brake product page: Link to Brakes for Fiat 500, Abarth, and 500T (http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=Fiat+Rotors&x=0&y=0)

Saxonite
07-25-2013, 05:54 PM
Quick question about the plug and wires for the brake pads. Do they replace the metal wear indicator and if so will the center cluster now show a message if the pads are nearly used up and need replacing?

Sales@roadrace
07-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Yes they do, that wire is sitll the metal wear indicator so without it the car would have the warning up all the time.

Sales@roadrace
08-10-2013, 03:09 PM
Just to give everyone an idea on how these look on the car, we have it installed on our SEMA build Fiat Abarth. Great for that awesome show car look and for people tracking their cars.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9481604452_629dbbafb4_c.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9481604452_629dbbafb4_c.jpg

NGEN
08-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Those look great!

JackandSue
08-10-2013, 04:16 PM
I've had them on the front for a few months now. Great stopping power on the track , low dust and using them on stock rotors. Break in was easy. I would recommend using them if you do track days or autox.

Abarth Five O
08-10-2013, 06:03 PM
Future upgrade on my list.

RoadRace
08-14-2013, 11:19 AM
I've had them on the front for a few months now. Great stopping power on the track , low dust and using them on stock rotors. Break in was easy. I would recommend using them if you do track days or autox.

These folks really use their Abarth so if they like them, then I am happy. Thanks Rob