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24
Jun

EBC Toyota Brakes

 

 

 

Alberto Dorsch and his team were racing recently in the second round of the T2 Spanish Championship with EBC Truck Yellowstuff Sport brake pads and GD Sport Rotors that were vital to help the team win the Baja Almonzora round.

 

Cuevas del Almanzora was the scene of the second round of the T2 Spanish Championship and the Toyota Motor Kobe team had great hopes of a successful race for several reasons; it is an area specially remembered and in previous events our team was there for ten of the eleven events celebrated, being the ones who have more “Bajas Almanzorla” wins and the ones who are favored to win the championship. Also because of the high friction EBC Toyota brake set-up designed to cope with the rocky, dusty mountainous conditions.

 

The race took place all day Saturday and included two prologue stages with a 135km section and finally a 67km loop. Alberto and Marcos were in charge of tuning up the Land Cruiser and preparing it to the best possible standards to perform in the T2.

 

During the first round of the prologue the Toyota was involved in a minor incident when they had a collision exiting out of a road.

 

In the second round the team managed to improve their results by one minute which ended in a much more desirable starting position.

 

The pace was good in the 135km section, even though the team’s speed was lower, the Toyota performed perfectly proving that the mechanical changes made by Marcos were remarkable.

 

The next stage began in a grid format with vehicle setting off every 30 seconds. The Toyota had some traction issues and had to dodge out of the way of other oncoming vehicles and the team also helped several vehicles in distress despite their fuel running low. The team managed to finish in a respectable 10th position.

 

During the night time break, the ARC-Miracar team worked to get everything in perfect order for the next day’s racing of the final 135km stretch that they had raced the day before. The objective was to finish without incident so the speed was kept slightly lowered. As a consequence the team became overall winners of this round of the T2 Championship.

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08
Jan

Brake Dust

What causes brake dust?

Brake Dust what is it and what causes it? EBC article image

 

Brake Dust on On Cars and trucks

The unsightly brake dust that we all see on automotive wheels is caused by abrasion of the cast iron brake rotor by the pad and secondly fibers from the semi metallic elements of the brake pad. The remainder of the dust residue is carbon content within the brake pad. 99% of automotive brake pads made these days are made as a semi metallic, meaning a bundle of steel fibers compressed and fused together with other additives. The steel fiber content can be up to 30% of the pad and this abrasive material is what scratches your brake rotor and causes the dust.

Non metallic pads such as those made with Twaron or kevlar fiber are only available as an upgrade in the aftermarket.  Very few manufacturers opt to use these more expensive materials simply for build cost purposes. These pads are known an organics and often outperform and outlast their semi metallic counterparts as well as reducing rotor abrasion and dust caused in the braking action.

EBC brakes is a world leader in clean running organic pad technology for cars and light trucks with its radical new Redstuff premium sport brake pads or the popular Greenstuff 7000 series pads for trucks and SUV and more details on the full range can be found below.

www.shopebcbrakes.com

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29
May

Shop EBC Full Range of Pads and Rotors

EBC manufacture a range of brakes for hot rods including New 2013 Orangestuff full race brake pads, Bluestuff Intermediate grade Track day pads, Truck Yellowstuff Sport brake pads, Redstuff Brake Pads, Greenstuff Brake Pads. Best disc brakes suitable for hot rod cars include BSD Disc, USR Slotted Rotors and GD Sport Rotors.

 

See more product details below:

Shop EBC Brakes

 

 

 

Orangestuff brake pads

 

New EBC Orangestuff Brake pads now have a longer wear life by up to 40-60% and a much more effective initial bite. Another advantage of these unique brake pads is that they offer better fade resistance on rotors even when the disc temperature are high and the discs glow red. Read more about Orangestuff brake pads!

 

 

 

 

 

EBC Bluestuff

Brake Pads are perfect for racing all sorts of cars and automotive sports in general as they are extremely high in friction and made from NDX forumla material that is specifically designed for aggressive driving conditions such as those found on hard surfaced race tracks. When twinned with specific quality aftermarket calipers Bluestuff brake pad NDX formula has the most efficient success rate. Read more about Bluestuff Brake Pads here!

 

 

 

Yellowstuff  brake pad

4000 “R” Series – Full Race Pad
EBC Yellowstuff brake pads are ultra high friction brake pads for race, track day and street use. Race drivers in particular love it because they are made from an aramid fibre compound. This is ideal for street and track driving as they don’t require a warm up but get even stronger under hard driving.

 

 

 

 

 

Redstuff Brake Pad is a harder compound takes longer to fully bed in to achieve the highest levels of performance during which time the odd brake noise may be heard when starting from cold in damp conditions at walking speed. One press of the pedal will clear the rotor of any dampness and this leaves EBC Redstuff a pad that inspires confidence in all car users. The motto is be patient to give the pads a full chance to bed down properly.

 

 

 

 

 

The latest version of Greenstuff Brake Pads is an intentionally softer brake compound designed to improve the pedal feel on lighter cars at low speeds. This results in a medium dust material with good lifetime and minimal rotor wear.

 

Read more about Greenstuff brake pads here!

 

 

 

EBC Ultimax Slotted Brake Rotors

 

EBC Ultimax Slotted Brake Rotors are manufactured using premium disc blanks. These rotors benefit from quiet running which is all down to the narrower multi-slot design and the progressive angle at which the slots are machined. This has benefit of removing dirt, gas, water and debris and having the advantage of parallel pad wear.

 

Read more about EBC Brakes Utlimax Slotted Brake Rotors here!

 

 

 

 

EBC GD series Brake Rotors

 

EBC GD Series brake disc rotors feature wide aperture slots that draw cool air under the brake pad and rotor interface which help cool the temperature of the brake pad contact that can easily and often shoot up to well over 1000 degrees. During heavy braking and can cause brake fade or loss of brake effect so the cool effective use of the slots helps prevent this.

 

BSD (Blade Sports Disc)

 

New Blade Sport Discs are 100% British made using a high silicone and high carbon cast iron alloy which has many features and benefits, the main one being that the content has a granular grain structure that is great at resisting thermal judder, heat distortion and cracking of the disc that can occur under heavy use.

 

 

 

 

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29
May

Orange Stuff Brakes for Jeep and SUV

Shop EBC Brakes new and excellent brakes for  SUV, Jeep  & truck, Extra Duty Orange Stuff Pads have been given a glowing review by ‘Off-Road’ magazine recently. Suitable for truck, Jeep, SUV or 4×4 Extra Duty brake pads are reasonable quick and easy to fit in professional hands in which the guys at Off-Road managed to achieve in 30 minutes. Extra Duty brake pads are a boon to any SUV, Jeep or truck driver as they provide low noise and minimal dust. This is all down to the new carbon Orangestuff granule-based formula!

 

Made in Britain, Extra Duty are a top quality product that feature steel backing plates and incorporate the NUCAP NRS system hook technology making them 5 times stronger than normal brake pads. One of the great features about these new pads are the high volume Vee grooves that help the pads to self clean by venting air better and helps to remove the dirt and dust debris. This aids in cooling the hot areas in the centre of the brake pads.

Another excellent aspect of these brakes is their superb high friction nature also the longevity of them making them far more durable than other OEM or stock brake pads. Along with this they also feature red ‘brake in’ coating on the surface of the pads making them safer for initial brake power after install.

EBC Extra Duty brake pads logo

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27
Jun

Reviews on EBC Brakes for Landrover

 

Team Gigglepin have been busy racing in the wild forest of Croatia in their Landrover equipped with EBC Greenstuff 6000 Series Brake Pads. Team members Jim and Gary had been racing hard in extreme conditions at one point facing an arduous river crossing along with coping with muddy rough forest off road tracks through dense forest woodland. On day six the lads were in 3rd place position in the trophy class and were running well until the Croatian forest finally got the best of them when a tree decided to attack their ‘Landy’ remoulding the cab roof and roll cage. Fortunately they could continue thanks to the efficiency of the roll cage build, but the vehicle later ran into fatal trouble when the offside front wheel fell completely off and was beyond repair. This unfortunately ended Team Gigglepin’s campaign for this year but they have already started planning for next year.

 

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27
Jun

EBC Extra Duty Light Truck, Jeep and SUV Brake Pads

 

 

 

Release date TBA

Introducing EBC Brakes EXTRA DUTY Light truck, Orange Stuff Jeep and SUV brake pads are the solution .

EBC Extra Duty light truck, Jeep and SUV brake pad offers  better stopping power and even longer life with Zero noise.

The UK  factory of EBC Brakes is using ECO friendly technology to develop a brake pad that has high friction levels yet still has good qualities for street use with braking being strong from cold when the brake is first applied. The race pedigree of the material used also guarantees effective stopping up to temperatures exceeding 1400 F well above the maximum experienced in heavy braking, towing or downhill descents. Winter testing in Ohio on a fleet five popular light trucks showed us the proof on cold braking in the worst wet and cold conditions where many performance brakes would not even start to show good brake effect. So these are pads that have an extremely wide range of usability.

Towing with loads often pushes brakes past their factory limits, in fact have you even checked if the stock brakes on your truck or SUV are good enough for extended towing and hill descents ?

The new carbon granule based EXTRA DUTY material is also extremely rotor friendly, minimal in dust and noiseless and each set is supplied with revolutionary NUCAP piston insert shims, another first from EBC.

Here is what you get with the new EBC Extra Duty Brake pads:

  • British made top quality product
  • Backing plate steels feature NUCAP NRS system hook technology for 5 times the bond strength of conventional pads (read this link for more info)
  • Noiseless material with piston insert NUCAP insulator shims
  • High volume grooves in pads to vent better and remove dirt dust and debris actually cooling the center hot areas of the pad better
  • Fade free brake material capable of a wide range of operational temperatures.
  • More brake “grip” than stock and most low cost aftermarket pads at less cost than original parts
  • Longer life than any other pad we have ever made and we think, longer life than anything else out there in the aftermarket, including stock pads.
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07
Mar

Buy Brakes

 

Want to buy brake components with great pricing and great quality. There is a great way to do this in the modern world by shopping online. Recent surveys have shown that the number of people shopping online has risen dramatically in the last few years as websites have become more user friendly and more trustworthy.

In the fact the number of people who said they would willingly buy brake components and other parts for their cars online has risen to over 8% of the population compared to less than 2% five years ago.

EBC Brakes is a huge player in the online market place.

You can now buy brake pads and brake rotors for your car safely online and in many cases get parts that are not available in your local store or brake service station. A friend of mine recently tried to buy brake pads for a Porsche and the main dealer wanted over $1100 for a set of brakes and he managed to find the same parts online from a high quality aftermarket supplier for just $200. That is a major saving and not only was the price better the parts arrived the next day and once fitted have proven to be better than the parts he had in his car before.

If you buy brake pads think about the condition of your brake rotors and also your brake fluid as you may need those also and buying them all at one time may allow you to get a better overall package price.

The brake business has some excellent players and you can often find suppliers online that are not in your local shops. This is because larger discount chains tend to import their own brake pads and they are in most cases a rather boring “Standard” quality and leave the enthusiast without much choice. If you do decide to buy brake parts from a local store  open the box and look at the parts for grade marking such as the FMSI letters which are E for low grade, F for medium grade and G for high friction grade. You should always try to buy brake pads that match your cars original brake spec and in particular on European cars buying brakes that have to conform to R 90 specs that are a lower spec can significantly downgrade the brake effectiveness in your car

 

 

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07
Mar

EBC Redstuff Ceramic Brakes

 

Do Ceramic brake pads really work and what do they do exactly ?

That’s a question a lot of people have and the answer is in fact its just a buzz word for an organic brake pad made with less metallic fibers and perhaps man made fibers such as Dupont Kevlar or Twaron. A very good pad that contains some Ceramic particles is the EBC Redstuff which as a low metallic also has the benefit of low dust.

However Ceramic brake pads are generally a term for a group of pads known as NAO or non asbestos organic pads and EBC Brakes was of course the pioneer of this technology back from its early roots 70 years ago when it was part of the BBA group and manufactured products known as Top Dog in the UK.

The organic pads made by reputable suppliers may contain small amounts of Ceramic particles (not fibers) in a granular form but this does nothing more as an additive than the other naturally mined ores that are common in brake pads such as vermiculite or barites crystals that help build a decent brake pad.

Aramid fibers such as Kevlar and Twaron came about when the world changed away from asbestos. The fork in the road gave rise to two distinct choices, organic pads or semi metallic pads. Of course the price minded people went down the semi metallic fork as the steel fibers used cost 10 times less than Kevlar although Kevlar fibers which are 64 times as strong as steel when used in a matrix form and can be used down to as low as 4% content by volume allow a huge number of new interesting ingredients to be blended into brakes.

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18
Feb

EBC Brakes Brake Repair

 

Easy guide to safe brake repair in DVD format for the DIY enthusiast from world’s number one brand EBC Brakes. This comprehensive installation DVD is available in USA formats for motorcycle brake repair or Automotive brake repair and guides the home enthusiast through the choices and procedures for a basic brake repair.

Brakes are important and regular service is advised. You should inspect brakes every 5000 miles for basic pad wear and replace disc pads when there is 2 mm or one eighth of and inch of friction material remaining on the backing plate. Do not let brake pads wear down father than this or you may suffer brake fade and brake failure making your next brake repair costly.

If you need to replace worn pads  and damaged brake rotors then this is achievable by most mechanics as a DIY work but EBC Brakes strongly recommend you to buy this DVD and view this before starting your brake repair.

The Install DVD costs $15.36 and you can purchase it at www.shopebcbrakes.com.

Brake repair normally involved jacking up the car and remove wheels one at a time , remembering to safety chock the wheels and placing car jacks or a solid support under the car for safety and checking pad thickness in the brake caliper. Pads can be removed with basic tools and care should be taken to clean the caliper parts and slider and remove all rust dirt and debris. Replacement disc pads come in many shapes and sizes and the best way to find out what pads are correct for you car is to use a reliable vehicle look-up such as is found on this useful link www.shopebcbrakes.com .

Good brakes save lives so make good choices and buy the best pads and rotors you can afford, cheap brakes don’t last as long and may fail.

 

 

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15
Feb

EBC High Performance Brakes

 

 

Brakes are the most safety critical part of any moving vehicle and in the case of cars and motorcycles quite often when brakes are used repetitively and aggressively, standard is just not good enough. EBC Brakes makes brakes specifically for aggressive drivers. The sport street use or track-day and race use of motor vehicles and motorcycles has led to a need for higher performance brakes such as EBC Sport Rotors and EBC Brakes.

So what does high performance mean and how do we measure this performance ? Brake pads which are made of blends of  chemical resins and other ingredients are made to a budget by car builders and are one of the first thing to be changed on a vehicles brakes when users are involved in sport or race use. A high performance brake pad will be one which has good friction level and pedal feel on first application and can hold this level of performance throughout the whole braking cycles. Brakes must not “Fade” or fail under the heat of braking for performance use. Not only must high performance brakes work effectively under heat and load they must have good durability. Additives such as copper are blended into pads used on high performance brake systems to enhance durability.

Brake fluids are also tested in high performance brakes and because most fluids are hygroscopic meaning they absorb moisture, a higher specification fluid is needed and even that will need regular changing and flushing to keep brakes up to par with the target usage.

Finally, the brake rotors themselves must be of a decent quality G3000 Grey iron or better and if possible made from virgin alloy ingot rather than reprocessed irons which are common in 99% of aftermarket brakes. Years ago rotor castings used for automobile brakes were annealed or atmosphere aged to allow the castings to settle after being made. No longer does this happen due to cost restraints on brakes particularly by car builders and so the duty of care falls upon the brake pad to work effectively but not to cause damage to the brake rotor by overheat.

By virtue of the physics involved, brakes work by exchanging kinetic energy or momentum into one of three other energy forms, these being heat light or sound. There are no others. Therefore as it is desirous not to have immense noise from brakes and light would only be obtained by massive over heating of the brake rotor, heat is the method by which the energy exchange in brakes occurs.

This means that brakes can glow orange in high performance use, pads can overheat and fade and rotors could even develop cracks if the brake system is not designed correctly.

In automobile applications cooling of the components within the brakes is usually aided by the ducting of cool air which involves scoops in the front vehicles body work directing cool air as the car is driven onto the brake components. This can reduce overheating of the brakes by 30-40% and prevent caliper seal damage as well as rotor over heat and pad fade.

For help in finding the right High Performance brakes for your vehicle visit www.shopebcbrakes.com

 

 

 

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