Some of you will already have read my previous difficulties getting black diamond discs and pads onto the front on my GTV V6 (phase2 with standard GTV calipers):
After having to revise my choices and intentions I decided to go with DS2500 pads and EBC dimpled and grooved discs.
I got a call from the auto place that I ordered them through which is R-Tec in Herts. I do know the place as I live near them and order quite a few things through them. They deal direct with the manufacturer - so in this case EBC and Ferodo. They have always been fair and open and are always happy to offer advice and feedback but are happy to go with what I may ultimately decide. The guy from R-tec called me today so say although there isnt a problem getting my order in, he had an interesting conversation with the guy at Ferodo about the DS2500s and wanted to give me the full information before proceeding.
The man at Ferodo asked him what disks I was going to be using them with, when R-tec told him the EBC dimpled and grooved the Ferodo guy replied that it wouldnt be a good idea. Ferodo said that those discs would 'chew' up the pads alot as the DS2500 pads are pretty 'soft'. Ferodo said that alot of people are buying these pads for road use but as an 'single upgrade' to use with OEM discs... not as part of a full upgrade (i.e. upgrading discs too). I was surprised, as so many people on the forum are recommending the DS2500 for fast road use as well as track-day use. Ferodo said that if the customer wants to use those discs with the DS2500 pads they can but its not advised, if the customer wants to upgrade the discs as well then they should use flat discs only with the DS2500......
I was wondering what the thoughts were of some of the experienced chaps on here.
To give you an idea of my driving style (so the needs of the discs).... My GTV is my only car on the road, it has daily use in traffic so alot of stop-starting.. but when I get the chance - i.e. any open road - I do put the foot down and therefore give the brakes a good workout. Although alot of it is measured i.e. slow down well in advance up to a set of lights or roundabout, there is the odd occasion when I need to brake very hard (short of an emergency brake) and so would want a responsive setup.
Again, any thoughts on the above appreciated...