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Having done a search on here it appears that the Axxis Ultimate is the favoured brake pad combined with standard discs.

Do they make much of a diference over the Standard Mazda OEM Pads for normal road driving? My 1998 MkII 1.8iS (which I believe has the Big Brakes) is my everyday driver and whilst I may engage in some spirited road driving when I get the opportunity, it's very unlikely to end up on a track. There is virtually no difference in price, both around £120 for a full set of pads. Which one should I get? The main reason I'm concerned about the Axxis pads is that on their website they mention that they create more dust than normal pads. I'm guessing that means they create alot more dust which is quite concerning for me as I like to keep my wheels nice and clean.

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ultimates are very very hard to come by.
I think i heard somewhere they had stopped making them.

If you dont get out on the track at all i would stick with oem.
 

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Oh crap, I've just ordered discs and pads of my 1998 MkII 1.8iS and ordered standard size thinking it was only the Sport version that had teh big brakes...
 

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Cheers for the quick response.

Performance5 are doing a full set of standard pads for ?105 and Sport pads for ?120, although I've not phoned to check they still do them, it's just from their website which could be out of date.
 

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Oh crap, I've just ordered discs and pads of my 1998 MkII 1.8iS and ordered standard size thinking it was only the Sport version that had teh big brakes...
Erm . . . I might be wrong. I can't remember where I read that the iS had Big Brakes but I'm sure I did. I'll get the tape measure out this evening. I do hope you're right as that will reduce my bill.
 

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Oh crap, I've just ordered discs and pads of my 1998 MkII 1.8iS and ordered standard size thinking it was only the Sport version that had teh big brakes...
Erm . . . I might be wrong. I can't remember where I read that the iS had Big Brakes but I'm sure I did. I'll get the tape measure out this evening. I do hope you're right as that will reduce my bill.
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The mk2iS doesnt have the bigger brakes.... Well mine doesnt anyways.

As far as I know its only the 2.5 sport and the Euphonic that came with bigger brakes.
 

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The main reason I'm concerned about the Axxis pads is that on their website they mention that they create more dust than normal pads. I'm guessing that means they create alot more dust which is quite concerning for me as I like to keep my wheels nice and clean.
I've just put ULT's on the front of my car with new OEM disks and TBH they seem to create no more dust in general driving than the god knows what pads on the indeterminate make of knacked disks that are fitted to the rear (that's the next job
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My driving style tends to be very progressive so I don't tend to wear brakes very quickly so dust isn't usually an issue for me, but I've not had chance to do any hooning around since fitting these so my opinions may well change on the dust front.

The pads I removed from the front were OEM and the ULT's do have a noticeably better feel and are stronger but that could have just been that because the old disks had seen better days.
 

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Unless you go on track I personally wouldn't go for the Axxis or Carbotech pads, I'd save myself the money and go for either OEM Mazda pads or EBC redstuff or the Mintex pads.
 

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I've just put ULT's on the front of my car with new OEM disks
Can I ask where you bought your ULT pads from and was this recently?
 

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Unless you go on track I personally wouldn't go for the Axxis or Carbotech pads, I'd save myself the money and go for either OEM Mazda pads or EBC redstuff or the Mintex pads.
OEM Pads ?54.34 from MX5Parts
Axxis pads ?55 from P5

I personally would spend the extra 66p
 

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i got mine from p5 a little while back... but do the rears too or it'll not make for the effect you were aiming for
 

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Unless you go on track I personally wouldn't go for the Axxis or Carbotech pads, I'd save myself the money and go for either OEM Mazda pads or EBC redstuff or the Mintex pads.
OEM Pads ?54.34 from MX5Parts
Axxis pads ?55 from P5

I personally would spend the extra 66p
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I didn't realise the Axxis Ultimates were that cheap:eek:
 

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I've just put ULT's on the front of my car with new OEM disks
Can I ask where you bought your ULT pads from and was this recently?
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I actually got mine from the US last year but just got around to fitting them, was about ?115 shipped for a full set delivered with the exchange rates at the time
 

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Unless you go on track I personally wouldn't go for the Axxis or Carbotech pads, I'd save myself the money and go for either OEM Mazda pads or EBC redstuff or the Mintex pads.
OEM Pads ?54.34 from MX5Parts
Axxis pads ?55 from P5

I personally would spend the extra 66p
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I didn't realise the Axxis Ultimates were that cheap:eek:
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On the basis that there is no price difference, would you still go for OEM's or get the Axxis pads?
 

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you not get ultimates, so there is little point weighing it up. P5 said at christmas that a set of rears remained. A bulk buy was arranged but fell through. It seemed the pads originate in oz, and pass through america on there way here. Exchange rates have stopped them crossing from oz to america now, and that was that.
 
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