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Old 03-06-2018, 09:53 PM
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I was about to order some rear pads from ECP (in addition to discs all around and DS2500's on the front) when it flagged that for my 1999 model, there could be one of two types of pads; Akebono or Nissin .

Without going to the ball ache of removing the old pads first, is there any other way I can check? I have attached a photo, for whatever that is worth.

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Not sure you can see it with wheels still on but there should be a Nissin logo engraved on top of the caliper, if they are indeed Nissin.
Check this picture for reference https://robrobinette.com/images/S2000/RBRear1.jpg
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The Honda pads are marked as "Honda", but are likely to be Nissin made (like the calipers).

Having said that, there has only been one pad size/type for the S2000. brakeparts.co.uk lists the thickness as 14.5mm, height as 46.8mm and width as 88.7mm https://brakeparts.co.uk/shop/Honda/...0Shoes/BPS2011

It's also worth noting that you can get pads cheaper from brakeparts than from ecp.

It seems a strange thing to put DS2500s on the front and ecp cheapos on the rear, though.

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Originally Posted by lovegroova View Post
The Honda pads are marked as "Honda", but are likely to be Nissin made (like the calipers).

Having said that, there has only been one pad size/type for the S2000. brakeparts.co.uk lists the thickness as 14.5mm, height as 46.8mm and width as 88.7mm https://brakeparts.co.uk/shop/Honda/...0Shoes/BPS2011

It's also worth noting that you can get pads cheaper from brakeparts than from ecp.

It seems a strange thing to put DS2500s on the front and ecp cheapos on the rear, though.
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Thanks for the great replies, that's appreciated. The issue I've found is that two different pads are listed and I was hoping not to remove the pads to check.

I should have been clearer. I'm buying pagid discs front and rear, ferodo OEM rear pads and ds2500 front pads. I know they work because I've done 15k miles on my current set, together with a hot day at Spa and the Ring and they didn't fade at all, even when approaching bus stop flat out. The only difference between current and the one I'm buying is current had bremtech front grooved discs and I'm not sure they are better than the pagids.
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