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Just wanted to post a little first hand review of the EBC Red Stuff Ceramic brake pads. I got them about a week ago now. I am extremely happy with them! They have a lot more bite than the stock pads. I can't compare them to Hawk or the MS pads, but for the price they are well worth it IMHO. Stopping power is greatly increased. I have yet to notice any brake fade even after several 90+MPH full power stops in a row. Dust is next to none and rotor wear is minimal for such a high gripping pad. Not to mention, they are red and look good with painted calipers My calipers are painted black, and it makes a great contrast! I'll try to post some pics when I get the chance.
They were realatively inexpensive. I paid $133.20 for both front and rear pads. I bought them at www.brakesrus.com. The part numbers for the EBC Red Stuff pads are DP31665C (front) and DP31691C (rear).
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These sound pretty good, is there any noise with the new pads?
Only in the cold. And once they get warmed up there is no noise. I noticed noise starting when it got below 50deg F.. but once I went about 1/2 a mile and the pads got up to temp there isn't anymore noise.
I've got about 7000 miles on my reds. They've also been through 2 autocross seasons. They are doing fine. Haven't wore down my rotors or anything. Very minimal wear on the pads themselves.
Maybe you had a bad set of pads?
I wear R spec tyres (Bridgestone RE55S) they are quite heavy and you make it hard it is quite bad.
I think autocross is different? I brake hard from 191kmh to 120kmh (in 100m) for the 1st turn??
I think I am doing full on racing (although just time attack) with semi it is quite hard on brakes. I go to another race track which is nothing on brakes and people who is running the same set up get 7 track days out of it.
Mind you each track day I do 200km of race distance.
I have just ahd these pads installed and after one day I am amazed at the difference.
I had a long talk with the guy that fited them and he was confident that these pads when not warmed up would be about the same as the OEM pads. He did mention that you may get some more squeal when they are cold, but as a few people have said, you can put up with it cause they are red :-D
I have only had these for a day now, but I went for a LONG drive (round the christmas hills for those that know it) and they were fantastic. And thats while I am "breaking them in"
any more comments on the performance of these pads on the street in winter?
I need some new pads this summer and was contemplating these, but i drive my car all winter (even through snow storms) so I need a pad that will work year round, but still stand some abuse.
Well, I drove my 8 when I was living in NJ with these pads on. Takes about 2 miles for them to warm up. But as long as you're not doing a 60-0 full stop in 50 feet you'll be just fine. As far as driving with them in the snow.. well.. you shouldn't be gonig fast enough to need max braking to begin with, so just drive smart, you'll be just fine.