No wonder you both have good brakes with the brembo kit!
I'm just talking out loud to myself so sorry to bore you. It helps me if I write it all down.....
After some research on the web, some reports of the Ferodo`s say that pad dust is excessive. Any comment? It seems quite common for people to say that standard discs are OK with them and fade is reduced.
EBC do standard front discs at £80 but its only another £25 to get grooved.
Rears are £45 for solids with no grooves.
Black diamond are about the same price and have the added bonus of adding drilled to the options list which I like the sound of for the cooler running.
The only problem with black diamond is that they might look a bit strange behind my teledials (being silver of course) and I should probably get matching discs for the rear which is expensive again as they are £85 for grooved, they don't do solid! Can I get away with black brakes? Probably. Can I get away with black brakes only on the front? Unlikely!
Red dot are too soft and too pricey as well, although I'm sure they are very good.
Tarox G88 or Tarox 'Japan' (drilled/grooved) are more expensive, but are the only ones I have heard anyone has used, and they said they were good quality.
It boils down to if I want drilled discs or grooved disks or both. Arrrrgh! Oh so many choices!
EBC Front Grooved, Rear standard - £160
Black Diamond Front Grooved/Drilled, Rear Grooved - £200
Tarox G88/Japan Front Grooved/Drilled (or equiv), Rear EBC standard - £210
Pads Ferodo 2500/2000 seem to be approx £75 front and £65 rear, a bit more than some other brands but not enormously so.
To make matters worse, EB spares will do me front drilled and grooved disks with a pad set for under £160. Now if anyone has tried that I would like to know.
As the amount of braking I do varies from intense twisty roads with extreme braking for 30 minutes (hence the horrible fade) to hardly touching them for hours on the motorway, its a difficult choice to make.
When I make it, I'll let you know!