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TubeDriver
04-12-2013, 02:17 PM
I know the Abarth has larger rotors but are the brake pads the same between the various 500 models?

SeaDawg
04-12-2013, 02:53 PM
I don't think so. The Abarth pads seem to 'dust' much worse than my stock Sport pads do. Of course the difference may just be how aggressively they are used as well.

BigDaddySRT
04-12-2013, 03:05 PM
Performance Brakes (ABARTH and 500T):
Pads 68190118AA (BR4)

They are different from Regular 500 Brake Pads.

FiatCACares
04-12-2013, 04:15 PM
I know the Abarth has larger rotors but are the brake pads the same between the various 500 models?


TubeDriver,

As BigDaddy advised, the Abarth has performance parts that are Brembo brake pads and rotors.

TubeDriver
04-15-2013, 01:15 PM
TubeDriver,

As BigDaddy advised, the Abarth has performance parts that are Brembo brake pads and rotors.

Thanks. I am looking to get some track pads (CT XP8s or maybe 10s) and was not sure if they are shaped or sized differently than standard 500 pads.

So I am not interested in pad compound but rather if the backing plates are the same?

mkawa
04-15-2013, 01:22 PM
I don't think so. The Abarth pads seem to 'dust' much worse than my stock Sport pads do. Of course the difference may just be how aggressively they are used as well. higher performance OE pads often dust more as a tradeoff for being quieter than eg a highly metallic or ceramic street/track pad like the EBC green stuff, Hawk whatever, etc. see: every single BMW out there with completely black front wheels (yes, they started out silver).

BigDaddySRT
04-16-2013, 07:49 AM
Thanks. I am looking to get some track pads (CT XP8s or maybe 10s) and was not sure if they are shaped or sized differently than standard 500 pads.

So I am not interested in pad compound but rather if the backing plates are the same?

The ABARTH and 500T share Calipers/Rotors/ Pads. They are different from the Pop, Lounge, and Sport Brakes.

You can't buy brake Pads for a Pop, Lounge, or Sport to fit the ABARTH or 500T.

TubeDriver
04-16-2013, 10:30 AM
The ABARTH and 500T share Calipers/Rotors/ Pads. They are different from the Pop, Lounge, and Sport Brakes.

You can't buy brake Pads for a Pop, Lounge, or Sport to fit the ABARTH or 500T.

Thanks.