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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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Are they good for regular street use? I plan on using them mostly for regular street driving and once in a while for autocrossing.
 

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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!
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Is that $90 each for the Brembo blanks or is that the price of the rotor with the custom drilling and cad plating?
 

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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???
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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?
 

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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!
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Go here for the part numbers - http://www.ebcbrakes.com/

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.
 

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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!
Chris

Oh yeah, pad info is here:
http://www.ebcbrakesuk.com/catalogue/catalogues/usa-auto/catalogues/usp/apps/60/17/index.html
call them for the rear green stuff pad number since it's not listed on their site.
 
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