Originally Posted by chriszeh
i would venture to say i get better bite in those 2-3 days then you do with the stop techs but dont know that for sure. i feel the ds2500 is comparable to the rs19s just dont wear forever like them. i think the stop techs might be cheaper. i pay 159 for fronts. ds2500s arent as quiet as the stop tech either.
The ST have good bite (hot or cold), but maybe not as much as a full race pad hot. Fronts are only $105. I've seen them as low as $89.
OP should try a set of these. After bedding-in they will get rid of any deposits and may solve the vibration issues. They also take much more abuse than the OEM pads.