TONS of brake dust. If I dont wash the car every week it just looks horrid! In fact I think the wheels could almost use a rub down DAILY there is so much dust. But the car sure does stop fast and I will glady pay the price of brake dust for that!
Bad news is the V does not use the big reds nor the F40 calipers.
Good news is, the front is an "off-the-shelf" Brembo caliper. This caliper is also used on the Viper, Lotus Esprit, etc. It's Brembo caliper model# 20.5187.30
So pad are available right now!
FMSI no: D592
Rear (This is a V proprietary pad )
FMSI no: D1011
Hawk is showing availablity: HB194
THe Hawk HP might be a good pad to try, it's not known to be dusty, but (guessing here) it's probably not as aggressive as the stock pads.
The Hawk HP+ is a great street/track pad... works well on the track, probably just as dusty as stock pads.
I'll call PFC and EBC tomorrow and get there pad models too.
(EBC Green's suck as far as performance, but no dust!)
Yes, they are not the exact part# as the F40/F50 but they are of the F50 style (two piece trough –bolts) which is actually good $ wise. Differences are minor, but enough to require other pads. Thanks Dreamin for clarifying this.
In the meantime I found this pic:
Regarding pads in general, if you think people argue over Ford vs. Chevy or BMW vs. Mercedes you should listen to the "pros" argue over brake pads manufacturers and compounds. Lot's of opinions and almost religious believes, as well as sometimes personal experiences. So, either try them yourself ($?) or listen to someone you think you can trust.
I ran the Hawk HP+ pads. They are fantastic. This pad would make already incredible brakes even moreso. They do dust but I do not remember them being as dusty as the OEM's after break in. Didnt someone make a white dust pad ? Repko or something like that?
If you do not like brake dust, go to Pep boys and get their lifetime pads. They will eat through your damn rotors they are so hard. Now you know how they make them life time pads and no life time rotors. Rotor dust doesn't stick to wheels.