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Hi all, I have read posts here which are now pretty dated.

I need front pads, looking at previous posts the options are Hawks ceramics or EBC yellow stuff which are reasonably priced.

So basically I ma looking for feedback on those that have went with either option and which are the preferred.

Also v interested if there are now other options on the market.

Look forward to the update.

Ross

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I'm also interested in what the latest and greatest thoughts are, as after 50k miles I now need new front pads and disks.

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Last guy to own mine tried yellowstuff pads.

He reckoned they tore up the discs pretty badly, and when I bought the car it'd just had new discs and new oem pads.

I've not had any experience myself though...

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Hi Ross, have you changed your brakes yet? If so, which ones did you go for?

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I had pagid pads and discs on mine they weren't very good. I'd stick to OEM.

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I'm also interested in what the latest and greatest thoughts are, as after 50k miles I now need new front pads and disks.

Did you replace the discs and pads with non OE and how much did you pay for them? I paid nearly £600 for my OE ones which I never fitted

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I went the OE route, £750 fitted by my local Lexus dealer.

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Hi - Garage Whifbitz supply and fit Portersfield pads these are as good as OEM and leave less debris on alloys.

Suggest you try them and they seem gentle on disk wear also.

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Just got a full set of discs and pads for my 350Z (also Brembo) and it cost £280ish. From EuroCarParts.

Looked out of interest for the IS-F, and you can get a full set for £349. That's for proper OEM Brembos. There are various 10% discount codes floating around which would make that £315ish...
Why are people spending so much? I appreciate that's not fitted price, but it's something most could do themselves. An independent would charge around £100(??) maybe to fit. Have I just landed on a good deal here? Surely someone would have spotted this before. If anyone knows the part numbers, check it out and make sure they're correct.

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Part numbers for the discs are 43512-0W060 for the discs and 04465-0W120 for the pads I think the both were close to £600 with VAT

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1 minute ago, Cougar said:

Part numbers for the discs are 43512-0W060 for the discs and 04465-0W120 for the pads I think the both were close to £600 with VAT

Pads are £345 and discs are £125 each

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Where are those prices from? Lexus direct?

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Ive always found that Lexus brakes on the general are quite good in terms of performance and longevity. I understand that my RX has regenerative braking BUT, Ive been impressed with how well it stops from speed and also the fact that I have only had 30% wear in 3 years.

The IS300h brakes feel much stronger although they dust a lot as well, but nothing a clean can't sort out.

The merc C class on the other hand had ******* brakes and it was only when changing to the IS did I realise this.

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I changed the original pads on our 2008 at 60k miles. Still not really worn enough to change but the calipers can sometimes seize if not stripped down and cleaned ever so often. Pads were so cheap not worth not changing them while they were off.

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Decided to sell my discs and pad set if anybody is interested. I'll take £280 + delivery costs

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