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Old 01-04-2004, 01:27   #1 (permalink)
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Recently did a brake pad change on the car. Got a set of bendix premiums and machined the discs. Noticed now that they are shocking. Car braking performance is shithouse. Stock ford pads were way better. After 1 high speed braking run, brake smell real bad and suffer from brake fade next time round. Only thing i have noticed is the produce shit all brake dust whereas stock ford pads used to cover my rim black!

Anyone else got there opinions of these pads, im gonna have to change them again thanks to this. Mite even go all out and get a set of slotted rotors
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Re: Bendix Premium Pads - No Good!

I think you need to bed your brakes in properly before doing any hard stops. Putting new pads against machined rotors will result in fairly poor braking for the first 100 km or so. Just take it easy and let them bed in.

I've got Ultimates on DBA Slotteds and they were crap when I first got them installed. Once they bedded in they were great. I recently had my rotors machined and pads linished and again I had to take it easy for a week or so to re-bed them in.
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Old 01-04-2004, 19:42   #3 (permalink)
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I think you need to bed your brakes in properly before doing any hard stops. Putting new pads against machined rotors will result in fairly poor braking for the first 100 km or so. Just take it easy and let them bed in.

I've got Ultimates on DBA Slotteds and they were crap when I first got them installed. Once they bedded in they were great. I recently had my rotors machined and pads linished and again I had to take it easy for a week or so to re-bed them in.
Well i did this change 2 months ago and have done 3000km since. I have allowed the bedding in process but there still pretty poor
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but did you bed the pads in properley to begin with? e.g.: accelerate up to 50kph, and then apply medium brakes to slow down to 5 kph, and repeat, allowing at least 200 metres (cooling time) between applications for a minimum of 8 applications? This initially beds in the pads.
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but did you bed the pads in properley to begin with? e.g.: accelerate up to 50kph, and then apply medium brakes to slow down to 5 kph, and repeat, allowing at least 200 metres (cooling time) between applications for a minimum of 8 applications? This initially beds in the pads.
Did exactly that only reached 40kph then slowed to 5kph then again accelerated. Did this about 10 times. Ive changed brakes/discs several times before. Just noticed these brakes to be worst so far
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Re: Bendix Premium Pads - No Good!

I got the Bendix Advance pads on mine, and using the DBA Slotted and they work alot better then the standard factory rotor pad combo...

I found that for the first 100 or so kms after they were installed I did need to wear them in before I got good braking but that stage seems to have gone now and they are working a treat, been in for over 8months now..
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Re: Bendix Premium Pads - No Good!

Your confident that there's no water / air in the lines ?
As said, its an unusual result - most people get very good results from the bendix products. Might be worth returning the pads, or getting someone who knows what to look for (i.e. glazing etc) to have a quick look at them.

I had very poor results with metal kings & slotted / cross drilled rotors. But others have had great results with the same combo. So I guess there might be freak pads or rotors out there ...
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I didn't like the ultimates but the metal kings are great (both on stock rotors)
Probably depends on batches or something...
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I recently replaced all my pads to bendix advanced and had all four rotors machined. I am doing alot of towing and they seem to be working well and produce little brake dust.
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on a edxr8 i have bendex ultima and i would agree that i dont think that thay r the gratest pad.. not shit house just not grate ... i find that work well after the third application but thay fade out fast.. would not get then again will try lucas pads next time..
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