ok a few thousand miles have passed since the uprated brakes went on so here is a review for ya, its just short but what the heck.
Front : Ferodo DS2500 pads and Black Diamond Combi disks
Rear : Black diamond predito pads and EBC OEM disks
lets start with the black diamond disks... these look the nuts, there is no question of that! they have taken all the abuse i have given them quite happily with no problems at all, no blueness or any signs there struggling to cope, down side is there bloody noisy! at low speed there is a quiet hum but at high speed slowing down fast there is a very noticable drone sound from them, not at all annoying, more amusing.
ferodo DS2500 pads... need i say a word on these? fantastic! simple as. there utterly CRAP for the first few uses on first use of the car when its been sat still for a few hours, they really do need to be ran hot and when they are wow are they impressive.
rear EBC OEM fit disks... these i am NOT impressed with, ok, they were cheap, and ment to be of same quality as the stocks, there not. one is already showing signs of being burnt out, lovely blue pattern to it
i have no doubt they will be shagged before i hit 5000 miles!
rear black diamond preditor pads.... these are hard to comment on since the disks there on are totally crap and cant take the abuse that they get. i get the impression given the correct disks on the rear and these pads would be prety decent, ill know better once i put some decent pads on i guess!
ok so overall, the front combination of DS2500s and B D Combis is superb, would highly recommend it. the black diamond preditors i would recommend, they are obviously a strong pad given they have cooked the EBCs... and that brings me onto the EBC OEM fit disks... NO WAY. sorry, just dont do it.