No Dosh said:I know you can use the Ferodo DSPerformance (+15% braking coefficient) and DS2500 (race pad, recommended!!!!) with the standard discs. I've done so for about 15,000 miles so far. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the "Racing" pad shown here. It's possible the "Racing" pad is the DS2500 repackaged/rebranded for the italian market?
That will be due to EU Reg90 approval (which DS2500 do not have because of the high friction level). Whether your car requires Reg90 pads or not varies depending on whose info you read.Sillyspeed said:... He also said that the DS2500 are technically illegal on a road car, however good and practical they are in everyday use. They have not been homologated for road use and are not necessarily recognised by Insurance companies.
It also depends on if "EU Reg90" applies to your car or not, it isn't back-dated to apply to every car ever built...Sillyspeed said:In this instance, if the DS2500 are good pads and stop the car well, legally it doesn't matter. If the Law is an ass, you will get shafted!
Ferodo Premier are available for the rear of 2001> 156 & all 147, they are better than OEM equivalent but not as good as DS-Performance. You need so little braking on the rear of a FWD car that they should be fine, you have a slightly larger rear disc on 2001> 156 too.Simon_S said:DSPerfs aren't yet available for the rear of 2002- 156s.... Anyone know of an upgrade rear pad, not just an OE equivalent?
winrya said:LONDON 66, from looking around for new pads have you found problems trying to work out what pads the 1.6 uses? I ask this because 50% of places state the same part as the 2.0 where as others state it uses smaller pads.
Before i started looking i was under the impression that the 1.6 120bhp and the 2.0 had the same brakes, but the 1.6 105 had smaller brakes, now im not so sure and dont want to waste my money on the wrong pads