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 Post subject: apex brake pads
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:37 pm 
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I installed some apex brake pads front and rear about a year and a half ago when I did my gt brake swap. I had never heard of them before I purchased them through ebay. I forget the exact model I got, but they work great. No noise,chatter or anything undesirable from them. Low dust as well.

Priced around 50usd for front and rear they are a pretty good deal.
Ebay has many listings for different compounds currently. Ceramic, kevlar etc.

If it's time to do brakes you may want to check them out.


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 Post subject: Re: apex brake pads
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:23 pm 
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i had the apex kevlar ones on my old gt, no problems with them at all, would recomend them to anyone.

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 Post subject: Re: apex brake pads
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:52 pm 
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Anyone else tried these?

I think it's a good bang for the buck.

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 Post subject: Re: apex brake pads
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:15 pm 
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another update for a great product. if you need a brake job check these out.
been on for 2 years, minimal wear, and no noise whatsoever.

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 Post subject: Re: apex brake pads
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:06 pm 
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Any extreme braking / lockup tests done with these pads? How do they fade?


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 Post subject: Re: apex brake pads
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:02 pm 
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these pads were put on one of my daily drivers. mostly regular driving has been done. i am easy on the brakes, but i have locked them up a few times to see how they perform.
i have not experienced any fade. they bite good, not as good as a dedicated track pad though.
this is on a 92 swift with gt brakes, minus the gt proportioning valve.

the wear on these are minimal and they have around 15k miles. probably still have around 9mm left. as stated before no noise whatsoever and low dust.

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 Post subject: Re: apex brake pads
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:50 pm 
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Sounds good, thanks for the feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: apex brake pads
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:45 am 
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Also went with the Apex Kevlar on my '89 GTi and they seemed to be a great product.

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