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Never had any noise from my DS2500 pads.... :)
 

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Never had any noise from my DS2500 pads.... :)
I have ds2500 fronts and oem rears. I find that mix to e excellent. Great feel and outstanding performance.

However the fronts squealed like a cat on heat. It was unbearable.

The solution was to pull them apart and copper grease the backing plates.

They're perfect now.
 

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Well I ordered the DS Performance fronts today, so I'll find out shortly. :)
I was more than happy with DS Performance pads and OEM discs on my ex-156. I'll be fitting the same combination to my GT soon.
 
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DS 2500 are a good pad and work well on my 75 for road and track, my GT will get them fitted when I fit new discs up front.
 

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Yep they do. Before I copper greased mine I just rebed them in and that worked.. But it never lasted and I got sick of having to find a quiet road and go thru that process.

The grease, so far, seems to be permanent.
 

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The guy who services my bike, who is probably the most knowledgeable Ducati guy in the country, reckons it's better to use dedicated brake grease rather than Copaslip.
I would agree with him. I've used Mintex Ceratec with great results.
 

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Mine has no noise too after one track day. It seems like DS2500 needs some bed-in or some heat to be quiet :)
The bedding-in process takes less than 15-minutes if you do it right.
The instructions are in the box and are unlike any normal road pad bedding-in.

If you ignore that process and try and bed them in gently, they will just glaze over and never work properly.

They need to be driven hard. So if you don't, don't bother buying them.
 

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The bedding-in process takes less than 15-minutes if you do it right.
The instructions are in the box and are unlike any normal road pad bedding-in.

If you ignore that process and try and bed them in gently, they will just glaze over and never work properly.

They need to be driven hard. So if you don't, don't bother buying them.
Which is basically why I 'downgraded' to DS Performance after my first set of DS2500s.
 

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Pads arrived today, FDS 1052. :)

Probably won't get around to fitting them till next weekend, though.
 

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Me too on squealing DS 2500s :thumbs
I did bed them in as instructed, honest
Yep, same here.. its not a difficult process. I also researched just about every page available online about bed in processes - well ok, not very single page... but I spent hours :)

They stayed quiet for about a week, then unbearable squeal. It probably doesn't help that I live in the country so my brakes aren't used very hard most of the time.

I was on the verge of downgrading to OEM pads when i decided to copperslip them. I know there are better options but I made my decision on a Sunday, and I couldnt find any specialist anti squeal products in the shops that happened to be open.. So I used what I had at the time. In any case, its commonly used for this purpose.

It's only been 10,000kms and they have remained perfectly quiet with no performance loss at all.. not that i thought there would be. So iuts worked out really well. It may not last as long as the specialist stuff, but so far im happy :thumbs:

I decided to fit the ds2500 because i wanted a firmer peddle and better performance.. I was told their cold performance was better than oem and of course their hot performance rocks.. I don't do track days, but many who have them here in Oz don't either.. I gotta say, now the noise is gone, they are by far the best pads I've ever had on any car in 20 years of many cars!

There's absolutely no downside at all... :thumbs:eek:ther than the cost of them... :wow:
 

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We highly recommend the Ferodo pads over any other performance pad. We have tried and tested most brands in both there "fast road/trackday" compound and also the race compound equivalent. Also tested them in all the twin spark variants.

They are a fantastic pad with very consistant results all the way down to the metal! depending on what you are are after a recent pad we have been impressed with is the endless brand. we have only tried these in 4 pot callipers however they are lasting forever! too hard for road use but on our touring car have now done 10 races and still not worn out!!
 
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