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Brake pads - time to change?

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My brakes were rumbling a bit, which I put down to lack of use and corrosion - following some spirited pressing on across Dava Moor in the Highlands they seem to have smoothed out somewhat, but have occasionally been making a bit of noise. No advisories on the service 2,500 miles ago.

I took the wheels off the other day and took some pic, but am still unsure how much life if any is on the pads.

Anyone, care to comment? (pics are a bit rubbish unfortunately)

 

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Look about 50% worn to me.

Edit: maybe a bit more than 50% but still a few 000 miles left.

Your discs are still looking pretty lightly used though

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Thanks, that's reassuring. The disc corrosion is due to lack of use unfortunately - need to lose my passenger a bit more often to use the car the way it was intended ............

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I have a passenger just like that too!!! 😆

Lots of life left in the pads there.

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The stock ones will be absolutely fine because that is what they are designed for (mainly road use with very occasional track use). 

If you were doing more track days, I would recommend Pagid RS pads. 

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Hi,

Where is the best place to buy Rear Brake pads for an Evora S 2011. can anyone send a link.

 

thank you in advance.

Johnny

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10 hours ago, Johnny5 said:

Hi,

Where is the best place to buy Rear Brake pads for an Evora S 2011. can anyone send a link.

 

thank you in advance.

Johnny

Anywhere that sells ds 2500 pads. I have used Amazon as well as Merlin motorsport. It just depends on who has a deal on price.

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Not sure if they are the best, but i got new front discs and pads earlier this year fro elise shop. Still to fit them, but delivery was quick and painless.

https://www.elise-shop.com/oe-brakepads-ds25-evora-exige-v6-p-502907.html?zenid=d74a5bbc3b8839527bafe1282f23791c

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Non Lotus pads eg Elise Shop ones rattle, Lotus pads have a pad on the back that stops them rattling.

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