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Well I've gotta thank the other poster who found out about the EBC pads for our car!

I've ordered a set of EBC Redstuff for toy 2 weeks ago from iFirstForce in 'ssauga and they're FINALLY here! Gonna have them installed next week and see if they really are good...I really hope that the pads I got don't have to be warmed up before they work well...

Anyway, there're 6 products available for the XRS...
Greenstuff front+rear DP21791 DP21947
Redstuff front+rear DP31791C DP31947C
Yellowstuff front+rear DP41791R DP41947R
 

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I just installed DP31791C (front set) and they fit perfectly. The difference in braking is very noticeable!!!

I'd say is money well-spent...If you don't want to spend extra money in your car, then I say investing some $$ in a good set of brakes is worth it.
 

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need more details on them....

how well do they perform when cold? do they fade? how's the noise level? do they dust?
 

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need more details on them....

how well do they perform when cold? do they fade? how's the noise level? do they dust?
I will able to tell you more later on as I only drove less than 5km tonight after the brakes were installed. So far the braking is amazing even they're cold and no noise could be heard thus far...
 

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I like how you threw in the last pic of the stock brakes to remind us all what we're driving on. :sosad:
 

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To be honest with you, the braking was never great since the day I drove off the dealer's lot. I know new brakes have to be broken-in, but it didn't stop better even after 1000km...

I was flabbergasted as soon as I reached the first stop sign after pulling off from my friend's garage last night...I can't be happier ;)

Anyway I just came back from a local meet and had a chance to slow the car when getting off the highway. I only had to apply little pressure to the brake pedal and I could immediately gauge how much more pressure I had to put on to stop the car completely. I just feel more confident stopping the car...I have yet to test the brakes when it rains, however.
 

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To be honest with you, the braking was never great since the day I drove off the dealer's lot. I know new brakes have to be broken-in, but it didn't stop better even after 1000km...

I was flabbergasted as soon as I reached the first stop sign after pulling off from my friend's garage last night...I can't be happier ;)

Anyway I just came back from a local meet and had a chance to slow the car when getting off the highway. I only had to apply little pressure to the brake pedal and I could immediately gauge how much more pressure I had to put on to stop the car completely. I just feel more confident stopping the car...I have yet to test the brakes when it rains, however.
Should'nt be a problem in rain. EBD and ABS will take care of it.
Sounds like a great upgrade.
 

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Right now I'm looking to purchase the rear set, but it's not available yet...
I'd leave the rear as is. Main stopping is the front. If rear brakes is too powerful you'll have a handful in emergency stop.
 

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I only had to apply little pressure to the brake pedal and I could immediately gauge how much more pressure I had to put on to stop the car completely. I just feel more confident stopping the car
This is the problem I have. I'll press the pedal, then press harder with no change in feedback pressure on the pedal. I can't tell how hard I'm breaking other than how fast the car is slowing. Kinda scares me. I think I need to pick up a set of these.
 

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what are you driving, a 1970s oldsmobile without power brakes? it doesnt work like that today. ebd, abs and trac take care of that.
FYI My last car was a BMW 535I.
Have you done an emergency braking when the rear brake locks first?
 

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Please pardon my ignorance, but under what circumstances would a driver use E-Brake (besides parking) and how dangerous/risky would it be?
 

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Please pardon my ignorance, but under what circumstances would a driver use E-Brake (besides parking) and how dangerous/risky would it be?
I mean braking in an emergency as in when a kid or a dog runs out from a row of parked cars in front of you for example.
Braking power are porportioned to bias more to the front. That's why I suggest to leave the rear for now. It will not show any improvement.
 

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I mean braking in an emergency as in when a kid or a dog runs out from a row of parked cars in front of you for example.
Braking power are porportioned to bias more to the front. That's why I suggest to leave the rear for now. It will not show any improvement.
Ah, thank you! My friend was telling me the same about the rear brakes ;)
 

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Please pardon my ignorance, but under what circumstances would a driver use E-Brake (besides parking) and how dangerous/risky would it be?
Well one application is when you are driving over the speed limit and pass a cop. In order for the brake lights not to flash in his rear view mirror I use the E-brake to slow down. Thus he won't check me on his rear facing radar detector
 

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so by your flawed logic, the car should come from the factory with inferior rear brake pads because they simply cant handle the braking forces. give me a break. it doesnt work like that and im sorry you dont/cant understand. if you upgrade the front pads you should upgrade the rears. anyone with common sense should tell you that. and the reason it happened on your bmw is because its a bmw. the rear brakes probably had some sort of problem with them, just like any german made car does.
Experience have taught me to never argue with an idiot. It'll bring me to to their level. However this one time I will try.
Look at all cars. See the dufferent size the front and rear brakes are whether disc or drum. Then use your reasoning to ask yourself why the front is always bigger than the rear.
Also open yourself to some learning and not attacking other posters. Nobody knows everything.
 

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Look at all cars. See the dufferent size the front and rear brakes are whether disc or drum. Then use your reasoning to ask yourself why the front is always bigger than the rear.
Also open yourself to some learning and not attacking other posters. Nobody knows everything.

a very simple but good answer.
 
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