There are many factors involved when the vehicle is coming to a stop. The car’s brakes and rotors do all the work in slowing down a moving vehicle. Parts like brake pads must be maintained and serviced for confident braking. Change in seasons and temperatures can add to extra wear and tear of the car’s brake pads.
Ceramic brake pads, metallic brake pads and organic brake pads are the main options when replacing your vehicle’s brake system. EBC brake pads have a huge selection of quality car brake pads. With over 8 products to choose from, one can be sure to find what their vehicle needs. EBC brake pads offer low prices without sacrificing quality and performance.
EBC Greenstuff Brake Pads
These are number one selling automotive brake pads. This product has been their moneymaker and has been around since the company started. The greenstuff pad is available in 2000 series, 6000 series and 7000 series. The EBC greenstuff 2000 series is for sports compact and other tuner vehicles. These pads are for use on engines with less than 200 horsepower. Anything over this and the brake pad will wear out excessively quick. The 2000 series is designed for a softer pedal feel medium brake dust. They also offer a long life and less wear on the car’s rotors. EBC 6000 series of car brake pads is designed for trucks and SUVs. EBC brake pads have designed this pad as entry level and are a noticeable upgrade from the factory. The 6000 series is not designed to last long, but give a better brake feel and improve stopping power. The EBC brake pad 7000 series is designed similar to the 6000 series but prevents major dust build up with a harder design. These are great for heavy duty 4x4s like Jeeps that do off-roading. These last longer than most heavy duty automotive brake pads. All EBC greenstuff brake pads are designed to prevent less brake dust with improved braking.
EBC Redstuff Brake Pads
Are designed for any vehicles with an engine over 200 horsepower. A harder pad design allows for more stopping power than the greenstuff brake pads. The redstuff brake pads are intended for lighter and faster vehicles. Their hardened pad reduced wear on the rotor and brake dust is kept to a minimum. This is EBC brake pads’ number one street performance pad.
EBC Bluestuff Car Brake Pads
Are for heavy street driving and can also be used on the track. The pad is designed with grooves to help with heat dissipation and minimal brake dust. EBC brake pads’ bluestuff can handle high performance and heavy vehicles with an extended life time over factory automotive brake pads.
EBC Yellowstuff Brake Pads
Are designed for extreme high performance vehicles and heavy duty trucks. This pad is designed to handle extreme heat. The yellowstuff brake pad provides great stopping power for towing big loads as well. Not all EBC brake pads are designed for modified vehicles, though. Their Ultimax brake pad line is great for replacing the factory car brake pads. These are vehicle specific and can be found for both import and domestic. These last longer than the original car brake pads and reduce rotor wear. These automotive brake pads are also less expensive than the factory brake pads.
Factors that should be considered when upgrading the car’s brake pads are vehicle weight, engine power and what type of driving the vehicle is used for. For performance vehicles, brake fade can sometimes be an issue. This problem is occur when the vehicle’s brake heat up too much and reduce stopping power. Upgrading to a better set of brake pads like ceramic or carbon fiber will allow for better heat dissipation. All of EBC brake pads provide better temperature control and better feel.
New automotive brake pads require a break-in period, or sometimes called a bed-in period. The car’s new brake pad must coexist with the rotor. This learning period is when the brake pad creates a layer on the car’s rotor. The transfer layer must be even in order to create smooth braking. An uneven surface on the rotor will cause vibrations. The rotor will have high and low spots that the pad will try to grab. EBC brake pads require this, as do all other car brake pads. The break in period is about 100 miles or so, in which no sudden stops should be made. Pair a set of EBC brake pads with their automotive rotors for the ultimate stopping power.