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Ferodo Pad Material Descriptions 


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Compound Description Features
DS2500 Street/Track

Street Use/
Limited Track Use

Ferodo DS2500

The DS2500 has a friction level of approximatively 0.50 this remains constant at any speed and at any temperature that the brake system is working at.

The DS2500 compound is designed for racing applications thanks to its excellent speed and temperature sensitivity characteristics.

DS2500 Graph

The main characteristics of DS2500 are:

-Race developed

-Performs equally well on heavy and light cars

-20% less pad wear than competitive products.

-Minimal bedding-in. Supplied ready to use.

-Disc friendly.

-Consistent friction level with changing temperatures and speeds to give optimal pedal modulation.

-High friction level at low temperature (good cold braking).

-High friction level at very high temperatures.

-35% less compressability than competitive products (racing pedal feel).

-Less noise for increased driving comfort

DS3000 Race

Race Use Only
Ferodo DS3000
DS3000 is the FERODO RACING compound that has set the braking standard from race one back in the 1998 season. DS3000 has contributed to countless wins and podium positions in many Touring car and GT championships around the world.
When using this material with light inertia racing cars, as a general rule, it is necessary to apply less brake pedal pressure than you would normally expect. This will avoid over-braking and generation of excessive heat in the braking system and discs.

The main characteristics of DS3000 are:

-Reduced bedding-in time (approximately 50% quicker than other materials)

-Extremely high friction level (0.62 coefficient of friction) at any temperature or speed.

-Higher initial bite

-Predictability, in all conditions, when braking into the corner because of the flat friction curve.

-Less off-brake between the brake pedal and throttle.
DS3000 Plus +03

Race Use Only
Ferodo DS3000 Plus
DS3000 Plus was developed by FERODO for extreme braking conditions. An exceptionally high coefficient of friction (0.68) is achieved while maintaining the same flat µ as DS3000.
The pad life is increased by 15 to 20% in most applications. "Plus" material has an extremely high initial bite yet is consistent in providing the exceptional properties of DS3000. This material is used in SuperTurismo, Nascar, Champ Car, Indy Light, Formula Nippon, Formula 3000, DTC and many other international Series.

The main characteristics of the DS3000 Plus compound are:

-Reduced bedding-in time (equal to DS3000)

-Extremely high friction level (0.68 coefficient of friction) at any temperature or speed.

-Higher initial bite

Predictability, in all conditions, when braking into the corner because of the flat friction curve

Less off-brake between the brake pedal and throttle

Less residual torque
DS3000 Endurance

Race Use Only
Ferodo DS3000 Endurance

While maintaining the superior characteristics of the DS3000, FERODO "Endurance" material has been formulated to provide for extended material / rotor life in events of 3 to 6 hours in length. While slightly less aggressive (0.52), this material manages the same flat µ for consistent predictability while still providing a very high initial bite.

The main characteristics of the DS3000 Endurance compound are:

-Reduced bedding-in time (equal to DS3000)

-Extended life for endurance races

-Extremely high friction level (0.52 coefficient of friction) at any temperature or speed.

-High initial bite

-Predictability, in all conditions, when braking into the corner because of the flat friction curve.

DS 1-11

Race Use Only

Ferodo DS1-11
Several brake pads on the market boast “ceramic” technology.
DS1.11 is the real thing. It is based upon a chemical family known as Siloxanes. Unlike carbon based materials, siloxane chains do not decompose at high temperatures and so DS1.11 keeps on working up to the highest temperatures a brake pad could ever see. That means it won’t fade and has excellent life, the best in the Ferodo Racing range. Moreover the performance remains exactly the same throughout the pad’s (long) life. It is formulated to provide a very flat friction profile at a medium/high level of friction. The pad compression is very low, always, and so pedal travel is short and consistent.

The main characteristics of DS1.11 are:

-High coefficient of friction (0,50) at all speeds and temperatures

-Excellent life of pad and disc

-High initial bite

-Predictability and control because of the unvarying torque output

-Low off-brake drag/Excellent release

-Unvarying performance throughout pad life

-Firm pedal.
DS 2-11

Race Use Only
Ferodo DS2-11
DS2.11 is the sister compound to DS1.11 and shares many of its characteristics, as they are based on the same Siloxane technology. DS2.11 pad life is slightly lower than DS1.11, but one of its additional noteworthy features is an extremely high bite and friction coefficient. It is especially recommended for rally (WRC race proven), but is suitable for any other application where very high friction, bite and a rising torque profile are desired.

DS2.11 is recommended for rally applications and sprint races.

The main characteristics of DS2.11 are:

-Excellent disc life and condition

-No fade; strong torque profile

-Good pad life 

-Low off-brake drag/excellent release

-Unvarying performance throughout pad life

DS 4003

Race Use Only

Ferodo 4003

4003 is a compound that was specifically developed for light inertia cars (Formula 3, Formula Ford, Formula Opel, Formula Vauxhall, Formula Renault, Formula Campus…) and Rally use. 4003 is the most commonly used pad, across the world, in F3 championships. 4003 can also be used in the rear axle of front traction racing cars (off road, asphalt, track).

The main characteristics of 4003 are:

-Short bedding-in time

-High friction level of 0.48 at any speed or temperature

-Excellent initial bite

-Predictability and reliability when braking into the corner

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