brake pads? [Archive] - SaabCentral Forums

: brake pads?

4th May 2002, 01:23 PM
what do people recommend?

i've got a standard setup at the rear, with pagid grooved discs and pagid fast road pads at the front (on 1985 front handbrake T16S). However, the fronts are a bit squeaky, and i'm not convinced they offer much improvement over SAAB/textar pads..

should i go back to standard pads?

4th May 2002, 02:07 PM

I'm very pleased with the EBC green stuff pads I fitted to my car. Much improved braking.

They only cost me 26. The only slight problem is that you have to drill the location holes very slightly because they are a capri/cortina fitment.

4th May 2002, 02:51 PM
I've also got a set of EBC green stuff pads waiting to go in, still waiting on the discs...

I got the pads listed for the Saab (rear handbrake dunno if they're different) for 30 & grooved not drilled EBC discs for 55 each. I will let you know what I think of them as soon as they're in...

4th May 2002, 03:54 PM
where did you get the disc's & pads??

4th May 2002, 04:06 PM
Zenith motor sports in Swansea 01792462124 (speak to Tony). I forgot because I had them sent up here there was 10 quid more to add on postage.

Should be here on Tuesday I think.

4th May 2002, 04:45 PM
The front pads for the rear handbraked Saabs are the same as one of the earlier BMW 3 series (can't remember if its the E30 or 36 though).

Unfortunately the pads for large calipers from the later 9000s are unique.

5th May 2002, 01:13 AM
Ive got some ebc reds and goodridge hoses waiting to go on to vented front handbrake setup
my brakes arn't bad as standard but on hard driving/braking they have been known to fade

I seem to remember that the box my 9k t16 front pads came in sometimes stated merc 190 or porsche 924 as well as bmw