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      02-03-2017, 10:58 AM   #1
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Ferodo Track Pad options for F8X M3 M4

Feared offers three different track pad compounds for F8x M3 M4


Ferodo DS2500


The DS2500 is currently the best hybrid track/street pad on the market. It features the moderately high bite and solid fade resistance of a track pad, with the relatively low dust and noise levels of a street pad. When used as a street pad, it can produce some squeal on certain vehicle platforms. During aggressive driving the DS2500 is known for its flat torque curve, which means as temperatures go up, the response through the brake pedal remains consistent. If you drive aggressively on the street, do some canyon runs, autoX, and maybe some light track duty on street tires, the DS2500 is tough to beat.



When used on fast, heavy cars on the track with race tires, pad wear rates tend to be higher than some of the full track pad compounds. Under those conditions, Essex would recommend the Ferodo DS1.11.

Ferodo DS1.11


The DS1.11 is one of Ferodo Racing's latest endurance race pad offerings. It has slightly less bite at high temps. vs their older DS3000, but doesn't decompose nearly as quickly under extended heavy use on the track. The DS1.11 is known for its extremely flat torque curve, which means that as temperatures go up, the response through the brake pedal remains consistent. The DS1.11 can be thrashed all day without having it burn up or fade, it's easy on discs, and doesn't have many of the judder or vibration issues that competing products have. If you want an extremely solid, all around race pad that will perform well and last a long time, the DS1.11 is the perfect choice.


DSUNO

Ferodo Racing has made great strides in pad development over the past few years, and DSUNO is their latest offering. For our customers who enjoy the performance of the DS1.11, but just want a little more bite, we recommend the DSUNO. It doesn't wear quite as long as the DS1.11, but it does offer a higher overall mu once it reaches track temperatures.
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just bought some ds2500 for mine looking forward to fitting them
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just bought some ds2500 for mine looking forward to fitting them
Good choice for a dual purpose or trackway/HPDE pad.
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haha i dont do track just think the stock brakes are rubbish

gone DS2500 upfront and EBC yellowstuff on the rear but i only have the single piston rear caliper on my f32
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haha i dont do track just think the stock brakes are rubbish

gone DS2500 upfront and EBC yellowstuff on the rear but i only have the single piston rear caliper on my f32
Good choice for a dual purpose front pad, but I believe the rear from Ferodo on the standard brakes is lacking.

Porterfield has a good R4-S that is more aggressive than OE, but not a pure track pad that may work with the DS2500 front.
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Hi guys, how was your experience with the ds2500
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We have sold a few sets so we know you are out there. Feedback from you guys are greatly appreciated.
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the initial bite is great and seem way better than the OEM pads for sure. the issue i have is i have the 340mm 4pot grey caliper and disc. so after a few heavy braking i get fade. going to try dot 5.1 juice next.

those with m4 have 370mm and better brake servo with additional coding so the brakes will feel a lot better compared to mine.

one thing to add. i fitted mine and was getting pad knock when i changed direction as it could move slightly up and down. i fixed this by buying some ebc shim tape code ASK1. did this across the back of bother pads and lipped it over 1 edge. stopped the knock completely
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Reviving an old thread but do these pads come with wear sensors?
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Reviving an old thread but do these pads come with wear sensors?
When I bought the DS2500 for my 335i they did not.
(I didn't buy them from HP Autosport, but I imagine its the same).

I think you can re-use your current sensors, if they have not been triggered.
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Reviving an old thread but do these pads come with wear sensors?
No, they do not.

Most people choose not to use the sensors and just tie them out of the way.
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