Ferodo DS 3000 brake pads (rear) for all Alfa Spider/GTV 916.
DS 3000 is the Ferodo Racing compound that has set the braking standard from 1998.
It has contributed to countless wins and podium positions in many Touring car, rally & GT championships around the world.The main characteristics are:
- heavy duty all-round material choice
- short bedding time
- multiple applications including touring car, rally, Group N, single seat, hill-climb
- average friction coefficient 0.48 over working temperature range of 200°-650°C
DS 3000 pads are not recommended for street use and may only be ued in combination with high-carbon sports brake discs.No homologation, not street legal.
The price is for the complete axle (4 pads).
Photo for illustration purposes only.Important information: bedding of race pads
The aim is to bring the pads to full race temperatures, but slowly (tooquick bedding results in glazing). This is done by a series of lapswhere full speeds may be attained but lighter braking pressures areused (i.e. the driver applies the brakes earlier). It is important that thepads are allowed to cool after the bedding process before racing.Ideally the pads will arrive at temperatures in excess of 500°C duringthe bedding. Smoking pads during the cool-down are not a cause forconcern.
Perform at least 15 trial brake applications, initially with reducedpressures (50% of the normal that might be used for that same brakeapplication were it to occur under race conditions) building up to fulldecelerations after the 15 applications. To shorten the procedureapplications can be made along the straights as well as at corners.
On completion of the trial applications, return to the pit lane. Inspectthe surface of the brake pads from the two wheels that have beenworking the hardest. There should be evidence of contact over thefull pad area, but without glazing. The pads are now ready to race.Whilst it is recommended that pads are inspected after bedding,if time does not allow this and paragraph 1 has been carried outappropriately, so long as a short period of time has elapsed to allowthe brake system to cool (ideally to below 100°C – this might take inexcess of five minutes), the pads will be ready to race.