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- Arrived promptly and very well packaged.
It was fitted by Bianco Auto Developments near Gatwick.
The disks look pretty purposeful, the pads are encased in black with a small, poorly printed, Ferodo Racing legend on them.
The two things the mechanic mentioned to me was cold performance of the pads and noise under extreme braking from the disks. I had the pads fitted during the cold snap and can honestly say they were fine when starting at -3C or so. Even the first stop was adequate, I felt in no danger of overshooting T-junctions! As for the disks, in normal use I'd be hard pushed to detect that I had grooved disks on. The mechanic recommended after 100 miles of running to give it one or two quick stops from high speed to give the pads a final bed in. 100 miles came and went and I did two consecutive 80-0 mph stops. There was almost no noise from the grooved disks, just a slight whirring type noise. Very happy with that.
At the same time as having worn front disks & pads replaced with Ferodo & Red Dot I had a sticky rear caliper freed and standard Bendix pads on the rear.
The difference over the previous setup is quite substantial and feels quite impressive - almost like a big hand has grabbed the car and pulled it back. I had wanted to do a comparison timing, but the two days before fitting were during the snow and ice and there were no empty roads that were safe to do this on.
I haven't done the amount of braking where I would notice fade as yet, so these impressions are probably mostly from the pads. The grovves should at least stop any galzing of these hard racing pads.
All this and less brake dust on the fronts than on the rears with their new Bendix pads! When I washed the car after about 300 miles on these new pads I also directed a jet of water at the grooves to dislodge any crud that was accumulating.