Fordmods Logo

EBC Greenstuff VS other 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 21 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: EBC Greenstuff VS other
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 413

Joined: 14th Nov 2004

Ride: 2000 AU II Fairmont Ghia

Location: Brisbane Most of the time/Sydney Some of the time
QLD, Australia

im just after the fors and against ebc's... im about to start towing my boat a s**t load, so ill be needing good brakes.

i have heard greenstuff make fantastic pads, so was thinking of getting them F+R, as well as new discs.

only questions that remain are: What discs to use? i want slotted, not drilled, and are any other pad better?

 

_________________

Organza 2000 AU 2 Fairmont Ghia
4.0 VCT
JMM Race Series Exhaust
AWC TS50 Front bar
3.45 LSD

Coming soon:
G&D Airbox
CAPA Edit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

For the pads is that they work very well and have less wear than other performance pads. They are a bit more expensive and that is about all for the negative on them.
I would only get slotted rotors for the brakes. You will have plenty of braking power with slotted rotors and EBC Greenstuff pads.
While your chaning the rotors it would be a good idea to change all the wheel bearings as well.
Cheers

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:24 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

agreed, as with Timmeh.

Consider Lucas brand pads as well, I love 'em, dusty as all f**k, but they pull up harder than Greenstuff. Depends what you're after.

BTW: I run DBA slotteds.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:54 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 2448

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 7 images

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Lucas Pads are not nice on the discs - Shredded mine.
EBCs are doing a fine job though
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2976

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: BF Typhoon

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Used:

-variety of bendix = dusty, ruin my rotors..
-stock pads = worst by far, dusty, harsh on rotors and dont last long at all!
-ebc greenstuff = good for normal to heavy road use, not best for track as they have other range for this. Price is pretty out there, but you can get them for good prices if u try.

Ive heard (not by my use) that ceramic pads do awesome things for braking perfotmance, clostly tho.

If you want unreal stopping power do total upgrade, calipers, rotors, pads, fluid n bearings of course.. whole upgrade package, like the ones offered by brembo n PBR.

 

_________________

BF Typhoon, Dejavu - 6sp Auto, Leather, Sunroof, 19"s, Electric Pedals, Tint, FPV Sports Wheel, FPV Mats.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:20 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 413

Joined: 14th Nov 2004

Ride: 2000 AU II Fairmont Ghia

Location: Brisbane Most of the time/Sydney Some of the time
QLD, Australia

Timmeh wrote:
For the pads is that they work very well and have less wear than other performance pads. They are a bit more expensive and that is about all for the negative on them.
I would only get slotted rotors for the brakes. You will have plenty of braking power with slotted rotors and EBC Greenstuff pads.
While your chaning the rotors it would be a good idea to change all the wheel bearings as well.
Cheers


considering that i have an au2 with barely 90,000 km on the clock, i dont think rotors will need to be changed.

i was thinking the slotted with ebc, i think you cant go wrong!

eventually ill get a ba brembo kit, but that will have to be after the 18's come. for now, i need something that will stop me and my boat on the highway

 

_________________

Organza 2000 AU 2 Fairmont Ghia
4.0 VCT
JMM Race Series Exhaust
AWC TS50 Front bar
3.45 LSD

Coming soon:
G&D Airbox
CAPA Edit

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:12 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 894

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 98 AU1 Tickford XR6 VCT - galaxy

Location: Virginia
SA, Australia

I've got EBC green & RDA slotted rotors
Been told by lots of auto places that DBA rotors don't work with EBC

The greens aren't as bad as ceramics when cold but still don't have alot of bite until they have warmed up a little - a couple intersections would be enough

As far as dust goes - very slight to moderate but that can be eliminated or reduced.

I'm sure there is better but I am very happy with them.

 

_________________

June 9 - Sept 3 - in boise idaho USA
Sept 5 - ressurecting the AU XR Falcon and back in the car scene

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:57 am 
Fordmods Addict
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 7958

Joined: 1st Jun 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: Falcon

Power: 237 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Aurora98 wrote:
Been told by lots of auto places that DBA rotors don't work with EBC

That's strange. Did they give any reason?

 

_________________

ED XR8 Sprint - S-Trim, V500, 249rwkw
BF MKII F6 Tornado - 237rwkw

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:28 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 832

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: EL Fairmont

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Steady ED wrote:
Aurora98 wrote:
Been told by lots of auto places that DBA rotors don't work with EBC

That's strange. Did they give any reason?



Probably a RDA dealer lol

I have DBA slotted on the front, RDA slotted rear and EBC pads all round. f**k sweet for what they are. Still get shat on by a twin piston setup but meh its a taxi

 

_________________

too many rabbits in china

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 894

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 98 AU1 Tickford XR6 VCT - galaxy

Location: Virginia
SA, Australia

DBA themselves stated this as well as many EBC supply shops I spoke with
maybe DBA have updated their rotors

Anyhow glad you like them old mate

 

_________________

June 9 - Sept 3 - in boise idaho USA
Sept 5 - ressurecting the AU XR Falcon and back in the car scene

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:27 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 35

Joined: 4th May 2005

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: EF Fairmont

Location: Geelong
VIC, Australia

i have been running the greenstuf pads with dba x-drilled and slotted rotors and they work great, i have had this setup for a about 6 months now

 

_________________

EF Fairmont I6 Auto, Wade 1004 cam, Chiptorque, Extractors, 2.5" System, Shift Kit, XR Snorkle, Ultra Low Springs, 18" Advantek Rims

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Brakes
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:51 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 44

Posts: 112

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Ride: EL Falcon

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

ACT Brakes sold me some front RDA slotted discs, with some QFM (Queensland Friction Material) pads. Front rotors and pads, wheel bearings, rear rotors machined and QFM pads, bleed and flush, labour for $760.

They told me the following:
RDA rotors are slotted to the edge, DBA are not. Built up gas escapes better when slotted to the edge. EBC pads are good for constent hard driving, but glaze over if you don't go hard *ALL* the time. QFM pads incredibly gentle on the rotors, and are the pad of choice for the cabbies.

Apparently Motocraft pads and rotors are made by PBR under licence, and reboxed.

Time will tell.

Dang.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Brakes
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:13 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 927

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Falcon EGas

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

dang wrote:
\ EBC pads are good for constent hard driving, but glaze over if you don't go hard *ALL* the time.


Thats why you get slotted rotors...to prevent glazing of your pads.

I'll be buying DBA4000 front slotters soon and RDA slotted for the rears.

But daniel, what are these upgrade kits you're speaking of by pbr and brembo?

 

_________________

BA Falcon Futura on EGas. Stock as...

EF 5 speed manual; PH 4480 Pacemaker Headers; 2 1/2" Lukey Mandrel Bent System; Hi Flow Walker Cat; Stage 3 Crow Cam; ChipTorque Chip; 3" Mandrel Bent Intake; K&N Pod Filter; Low Pedders Suspension; 17" EL GT Champagne Rims; RPM Series Clutch

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:37 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 50

Posts: 912

Joined: 22nd Mar 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Location: FNQ
QLD, Australia

I fitted new Bendix Ultimate pads on all 4 wheels at the same time as new slotted DBA front rotors. The Ultimates were nothing special for performance, were worn out after 12 months (~30000km), made s**t loads of dust and chewed the crap outof my new rotors.

I then fitted EBC Green Stuff pads all round - they feel noticeably better than the Ultimates did, they produce a fraction of the dust and niether the pads nor the rotors look to my naked eye to have worn appreciably in 12 months!!! (ie. the pads look like new and the rotors look same as when the Ultimates were changed out).

I also have to say that I previously had Green Stuffs with new drilled and slotted DBA rotors - that combo worked even better than the slotted only rotors - BUT - I got shuddering under light braking after only a few 1000 km and then the rotors developed heaps of cracks all over them (out of pretty much every single hole). I threw the lot in the tip and that's when I went to Ultimates and just slotted rotors etc....

I've been told by a guy who owns a Monaro that when he got the "Factory Upgrade" package it included "a 30% improvement in braking" which simply came down to EBC Green Stuff pads being fitted. He also said that he and others with Monaros that have that upgrade suffer from slight shuddering under light braking - they just accept it as part of the trade off for their extra performance. He races his car at club meets.

My current Green Stuffs don't shudder at all tho.

 

_________________

96 EF Auto GLi - Bilstein Shocks - Adjustable Front sway bar - JMM Cam - TI Perf J3 - TCI 2500/3000 stall converter. 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:44 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

My DBAs are definately slotted all the way to the edge, And they're not new, nearly need replacing now.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:44 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names