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So, apparently I'm 85% worn on front pads.... after 5,600miles! :lol:

Impressive I think?

So, who makes front pads for 400? Are they same fitment as anything else?

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So, apparently I'm 85% worn on front pads.... after 5,600miles! Impressive I think? So, who makes front pads for 400? Are they same fitment as anything else?

I was able to confirm the part # with Essex Parts Service in NC so I wanted to update this thread in the event anyone else runs into the same issue. Ferodo DS2500 Front Pads Part # - FRP3084H

I spoke to Dave @Seriouslylotus yesterday afternoon and having considered everything, have ordered a set of the DS2500. less dust than PF, cheaper than PF, still great braking performance etc.

Ferodo DS2500 - £143
https://www.seriouslylotus.com/new-products/evora-bbk-front-brake-pads-ferodo-2500

Performance Friction - £236
https://www.seriouslylotus.com/new-products/performance-friction-front-brake-pads-exige-v6-evora-407


Both at Seriously Lotus
Thoughts? DS2500 are pretty good, are the PF worth extra £100? 

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http://komo-tec.com/Shop/en/Evora/Evora-400/Brakes/Series-brake-pads-Evora-400-front-or-rear.html - I think these are the stock ones if you are interested.

EBC also do their red/orange/yellow stuff brake pads: http://shop.britishracinggroup.com/EBC-Yellow-Stuff-Performance-Brake-Pads-Lotus-Evora-400-410-BRG-EBCLOTEV400YSBP.htm

I am also interested in seeing what people recommend in this department.

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I spoke to Dave @Seriouslylotus yesterday afternoon and having considered everything, have ordered a set of the DS2500.

less dust than PF, cheaper than PF, still great braking performance etc.

Hope you had a good day at Croft!

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Spa, Zandvoort, Pembrey and plenty of fast road.

People have always commented how well the 400 stops, so clearly I like monstering the brake pedal :lol:

 

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2 hours ago, Cypriot said:

Really? I thought they were the APF404 brake pads.

From the seriouslylotus listing:

"Evora 400 Front Brake Pads Ferodo 2500

The same brake pad material as supplied in these cars from the factory "
 

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I went to CL RC5+ on my car, first set started to crumble and second set glazed after just one track day so binned both sets. I have now switched to Pagid RS29, first impressions on the road are good especially when doing a 'spirited' run. Still to test on track which I can report back on after the 21st. Don't know if you can get RS29 for thr 400 though.

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Changed the pads on Sunday, quite an easy job, pins came out straight away, unlike when I changed the pads on my old 2010 Evora.

Same situation, with the inner pad (both sides) being the most worn of the pair, so a real warning here, don't just judge your pads based on the outer pad.

 

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Did you do the rears?  Quick question as i have to do mine - wheres the hand brake piston located on these for winding purposes?

My outer shows a fair thickness left but the inner doesn't have long left. 

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No, but I did them on my old NA.

The hand brake is a winder, visible once you remove the bell as it uses pads inside the bell that press outwards. It's not like a normal handbrake that uses the same calipers.

So unless you're changing your discs, you don't need to worry.

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Yup, although you might want to order a full set of pins from seriously lotus... depending if they've been out recently or not... my NA pins were shot!

My 400 pins were grease like in comparison :lol:

 

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Cheers!

I'll add them to the list - I think looking at the history of mine it's been about 30,000 miles since they were changed!  I've always gone with DS2500s as they've never gone wrong on me in the past.  

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Yup, I fitted ds2500 all round on my NA and the same to the 400 fronts.

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Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
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On ‎12‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 10:34, saj said:

I went to CL RC5+ on my car, first set started to crumble and second set glazed after just one track day so binned both sets. I have now switched to Pagid RS29, first impressions on the road are good especially when doing a 'spirited' run. Still to test on track which I can report back on after the 21st. Don't know if you can get RS29 for thr 400 though.

Yes RS29 is available, I supplied some to a McLaren customer (They use the same pads as Evora 400)

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8 hours ago, Seriouslylotus said:

Yes RS29 is available, I supplied some to a McLaren customer (They use the same pads as Evora 400)

Dave,

I gave the pads their first track outing on Monday - brilliant! Couldn't fault them at all. I had to recalibrate as I ended up braking too early because the stopping power was so good. Well worth the money. I'll see how they go again at my next trackday in September. 

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Are the pads the same as the earlier Evora pads?  The pads from lotus have a pad on the back that stops squealing, other Ferodo and aftermarket pads do not have that pad.  I found out the hard way!.

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