View Full Version : brake pad decision

03-17-2005, 09:16 PM
Mintex Red (w/o sensor) - $49
pbr ceramic (w/o sensor) -$54

Why would you pick one over the other?
I heard alot oof nightmares about mintex squeeling??? Would antisqueel solve that? I don't want any squeeling?

03-17-2005, 09:36 PM
used both before and I like PBR's better. Granted, they have alot more dust but seem to brake better then Mintex, IMO. Plus, PBR's have a pad/shim glued on that helps prevent brake squeel.

03-17-2005, 09:47 PM
get the pbr metal master.....i just got them and like it....little dust no squeeks....ceramic i think is too hard and won't bite as hard.

03-18-2005, 03:43 AM
ceramics in nature don't usally dust as bad, but no expeince with those specific pads

A4 in SC
03-18-2005, 05:47 AM
Very controversial, IMO. Some people have had good luck w/ Mintex red box (me) while others have had major squealing problems.

I've also had metal masters, and had good luck w/ them as well. Since pads aren't THAT expensive, I'd say try one, and if you don't like them, you'll know not to get them next time. I mean, considering the role they play (MAJOR), the cost is pretty small.

03-18-2005, 06:56 AM
I've had Mintex reds before and I must say I am not impressed w/ the performance at all. I'd say they are directly comparable to stock pads performance wise. Much much less dust tho. And mine never squealed either. No experience w/ the PBR brand, but I plan on trying out the metal masters....

03-18-2005, 09:26 AM
i have mintex red box and they are great, just squeals when i'm slowly rolling to a stop. [:(]

03-18-2005, 12:45 PM
i also have mintex reds and no squeals at all. at first, the could stop my car on a dime, but recently they've reminded me more and more of my stock pads. very little brake dust. i would buy them again, but i haven't tried pbr either.

03-19-2005, 06:40 AM
i have decided to go with the pbr all the way around onthe advice of ecs

04-11-2005, 05:35 PM
I need new front pads. I want something that will bite hard, make little noise, and as little dust as possible, not to mention last a decent time (why do I have a feeling I'm going to have to pick 2). Anyways, I need pads ASAP and was looking for some oppinions based on experience. Thanks guys.

04-11-2005, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by MR VTEC
i have decided to go with the pbr all the way around onthe advice of ecs

04-11-2005, 06:49 PM
I just got PBR ultimate ceramic. I like them, they seem to have a bit more bite, and they feel really good with my new brembo rotors.

04-11-2005, 10:28 PM
Are pads with sensors worth getting?

white a4
04-12-2005, 01:41 AM
PBR is the better choice of the two.

Sersor pads are not worth getting, you can easily go look at the pads by yourself.