DS3.12Released in a limited number of shapes for 2019, the DS3.12 is the
latest evolution in Ferodo's incredible DS line. Every new sports car
today has more of everything: More horsepower, more aero, a higher curb
weight, and stickier tires.These attributes all place greater demands
on the vehicle’s brake system.The Ferodo DS3.12 is the modern pad
compound designed from the start to explicitly to handle those demands.
Out of all the pad compounds we’ve ever tested, from all manufacturers,
the DS3.12 shows the flattest torque curve across the broadest
temperature range. That means that on every turn, on every track you
drive, on every lap, your brake pedal is going to feel almost exactly
the same, providing tremendous consistency and repeatability. The DS3.12
has a higher mu than Ferodo's other compounds, so not as much leg
pressure is required to initiate the desired response. It is also
unfadable, showing no drop in performance at any temp your brakes will
ever see. In dyno testing, the DS3.12 has shown superior wear rates to
the other Ferodo compounds, while remaining kind to the discs. We
believe the DS3.12 will become the gold standard to which other race
compounds will be compared.
Although we always
recommend using a dedicated race pad for the track, the DS2500 is one of
the best hybrid street/track pads on the market. It features the
moderately high bite and solid fade resistance of a track pad, with the
relatively low dust and noise levels of a street pad. When used as a
street pad, it can produce some squeal on certain vehicle platforms.
During aggressive driving the DS2500 is known for its flat torque curve,
which means as temperatures go up, the response through the brake pedal
remains consistent. If you drive aggressively on the street, do some
canyon runs, autoX, and maybe some light track duty on street tires, the
DS2500 is tough to beat.
When used on high HP, heavier cars (2,800 lbs+) on the track with race tires, pad wear rates tend to be higher than on Ferodo Racing's other pad compounds. Under those conditions, Essex would recommend the Ferodo DS1.11 or DSUNO
The DS1.11 is one of Ferodo Racing's latest
endurance race pad offerings. It has slightly less bite at high temps.
vs their older DS3000, but doesn't decompose nearly as quickly under
extended heavy use on the track. The DS1.11 is known for its extremely
flat torque curve, which means that as temperatures go up, the response
through the brake pedal remains consistent. The DS1.11 can be thrashed
all day without having it burn up or fade, it's easy on discs, and
doesn't have many of the judder or vibration issues that competing
products have. If you want an extremely solid, all around race pad that
will perform well and last a long time, the DS1.11 is the perfect
Ferodo Racing has made great strides in pad development over the past few years, and DSUNO is their latest offering. For our customers who enjoy the performance of the DS1.11, but just want a little more bite, we recommend the DSUNO. It doesn't wear quite as long as the DS1.11, but it does offer a higher overall mu once it reaches track temperatures.
DS3000 has been Ferodo's most popular racing compound since 1998. The predecessor to DS1.11, DS3000 offers high initial bite with excellent feel and release. Popular among rally teams, DS3000 has a relatively low cold temperature threshold while still offering high temp stability for tarmac. DS3000 is very easy on discs at the expense of pad wear.
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