Volvo C30 (2007-2014)
- Great overall pads, but life wasn't as long as expected Review by Kevin
Excellent pads for the money! My brake fluid overheats before the pads lose their bite, so they definitely do everything I need them to do.
Maybe something changed in their composition, but they're rather dusty. After 100ish highway miles I can usually wipe a small layer of brake dust off. A hard spirited drive will make them noticeably dusty.
As far as wear after 16k miles goes, my front left is at ~1-2mm thickness. My front right is around 3-4mm thick (gonna try greasing my slide pin to see if the front left was sticking). The rears are probably twice as thick (but see much less braking force).
Not super impressed with how long they lasted, but I'm about to buy another set for the front because I enjoyed their braking feel and heat resistance so much. Thanks to these pads, my friends know my car for its crazy braking force and lack of brake fade during hard driving. They all ask what pads I use...and are disappointed when I say they're only made for Volvos! (Posted on 4/17/2019)
- Much better than Volvo pads Review by MyNameIdeasWereTaken
- I used these pads and got nearly 80k miles out of them, with a lot of spirited driving and auto cross. Better stopping power and less dust than stock, it's a win-win of an upgrade. (Posted on 5/8/2017)
- very good, small cons. Review by Trevor G.
i've had these brakes on my Volvo c30 t5 since around april 2015 and they are truly great brakes. great stopping distance, do not fade under the canyon conditions ive run them in and stop reliably even from high speeds.
pros: stop reliably, quickly, with good bite ( when warm ) minimal dust.
cons: need med-high amount of heat to work at maximum. (Posted on 3/23/2016)