Anybody here ever used the EBC Greenstuff brake pads on the front before? If so, how do they compare to stock brake pads? I'm shopping around for a set of brake pads and rotors for the front and wanted some opinions. Thanks for the help.
I'm using EBC greenstuff and they're performing very well indeed. I've taken my Supra for several "spirited" drives on a tight mountain road, and even with 400hp to deal with the brakes have performed OK. Not brilliant, but a damn sight better than the cheapo brake pads I used to have!
Oh yeah, I'm using DBA slotted rotors as well; not sure if that makes much difference though.
I've been using the EBC green pads for about 1/2 year on my autocross supra and very happy with them. At least as good and better initial bite than the Porterfield R4S pads I had before. Good price too. Too bad no rear pads for our cars though, otherwise I'd be happily running the Greens front and back. I have a set of Axxis pads for front and back to try next. They were pretty good price too.
Don't know about the EBC pn's, although I know they are pretty damned good pads! Grassroots Motorsports mag just did a write-up on all their pads either this or last issue(can't remember anymore).
As for the rotors, I went with Brembo blanks and had them custom slotted and cad plated so the wouldn't rust. Got them through Brake Parts Warehouse, 2531 W 237th St,. Unit 127 Torrance, CA 90505, 1-888-428-7278. They cost me around $90.00 each. Brakes are a huge improvement over stock rotors if ya ask me. Personally, I use Porterfield pads and have had a great experience so far, but may try out the EBC Yellows next time around. I'll give a comparison when I do!
I'm pretty sure that's for the slotting and cad plating included, but I'll pull my invoice later on and give you a definite answer this evening.
This was only about 8 months ago, so I don't think the price woulda gone up too much since then. Did they quote you a different price???
I just thought that $90 for a Brembo blank was way too expensive considering that I can get one for $25. I haven't contacted Brake Parts Warehouse about the rotors. By the way, how much was it a rotor through Brake Parts Warehouse?
I can't seem to find the invoice anywhere, it's probably still packed from the move, but I found my notes and I wrote it down as being $40 per rotor, $50 to slot and cad coat each.
I also got a quote from Porterfield, they had theirs at $90 for fronts-slotted, and 97 rear, non-slotted. Powerstops didn't have a slotted rotor at all for our supes.
Hope that helps!
Does it really make a big difference to get them slotted and cad plated? Does the car stop better and faster? I've never tried slotted or drilled rotors on any of my cars so I have no basis for comparison. I've heard mixed reviews about the slotted and drilled rotors.
I dunno really, I know the car stop a LOT better than it was with stock rotors and worn pads, but have never had the chance to test between new stock rotors and new pads vs. slotted rotors w/the same pads.
Personally, I have tried the cross-drilled rotors on my Durango and felt the brake fade was less than stock(this was done at 18k since the stock rotors were warped-typical Dodge engineering...), I also tried the cross-drilled rotors on my Toyota truck with the same experiences. While I wanted the same effects on the Supra, I decided to go with slotted rotors due to many folks saying the cross-drilled rotors crack under extreme heat and cooling cycles between the holes(and it does, the Durango-at 78k, has a few hairline cracks; that's 60k more miles than the stock rotors!!!), I decided to go with something that isn't completely cut thru the rotors-slots!
You will notice that they do eat thru pads a bit faster than non- slotted, but the theory is that with each pass it cleans the pad instead of getting glazed from extreme heat.
As for the cad plating, I don't think it's really necessary unless you live in a roadsalt area, this basically keeps the vent holes and other non-pad contact areas from rusting. If I were to do it again, I'd keep the cad plating off...
Sorry so long!