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01-03-2008 10:51 AM
Geezer
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hmmm alright. What do you guys think of EBC greenstuff? I was looking online at those and they seem ok. Or any kind of hawk pad? And should I turn the rotors?
They are overrated and overpriced in my opinion. There are lots of better pads available. EBC also has a quality control problem that they don't seem to be addressing. There are too many reports of friction material separating from the backing plate. That's just plain inexcusable for anything claiming to be a performance product. Sure would be nice to see them address that issue. The Hawk HPS is possibly the most popular high performance pad available for good reason, they work, as do the axxis and mintex pads. And, by the way, the HPS are semi metallic as well. Stock Ford pads are not bad and actually work pretty good. It's their rotor quality that is the problem.
01-03-2008 01:50 AM
blackfocus2k4 i went to pep boys and asked for the ceramic pads they were about 45 for the front set they are awesome.
01-03-2008 01:29 AM
jetrinka ha sorry. What brand ceramics are you guys running?
01-03-2008 01:11 AM
blackfocus2k4 thank you for the reassurance i tried telling him but he wouldnt listen;) i love them wont get anything else!!!
01-03-2008 01:07 AM
goinloco1 ceramic pads will outlast, out stop, and have alot less brake fade.
after running regular pads and ceramics in mountain driving, the ceramics flat out out performed the semi metallic hands down.
one other thing i've noticed with the ceramics is the rotors dont groove like they do with other pads.
and no brake dust...lol
01-03-2008 01:07 AM
blackfocus2k4 i bought a set or cross drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads and they are awesome they grip like nothing other.they are the best bang for your buck!
01-03-2008 12:55 AM
jetrinka Well I don't really care how fast the wheel gets dirty. Just gives me a good excuse to wash it. I am interested in a pad that performs well under all circumstances. I don't want a racing pad or anything. Just something that will resist brake fade a little and feel strong in any situation. Maybe I should just go back to the OEM pads?
01-03-2008 12:51 AM
blackfocus2k4 i would have to recommend ceramic pads they are awesome and that their is no brake dust wheel stays cleaner longer.
01-03-2008 12:26 AM
jetrinka hmmm alright. What do you guys think of EBC greenstuff? I was looking online at those and they seem ok. Or any kind of hawk pad? And should I turn the rotors?
01-02-2008 10:19 PM
Geezer I'm not belittling the Monroe's since I've never used them, but they're not very popular (or widely used). Raybestos, in my opinion, would have been a better selection, if cost is a concern. Axxis metalmasters are a very good semi metallic along with Mintex AF's which really don't cost a whole lot more than auto part store popular brands (Raybestos, etc.) and work a whole lot better.
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