Apollo Balanced Brake Kits

 

EBC’s new Balanced Brake Kits™ represent the ultimate upgrade in braking performance, offering significant reductions in stopping distances whether used on road or on track.
Every kit is supplied with all the hardware you need to completely replace all equivalent components of your vehicles stock braking system, giving a firmer and more responsive brake pedal and allowing you to drive harder for longer without the onset of brake fade.
Yet unlike all other front ‘big brake kits’ on the market which solely supply the parts for one axle. Every EBC Balanced Brake Kit™ is a full vehicle upgrade and is supplied complete with matching friction rear pads to fit the original caliper and braided brake lines for the front + rear, ensuring a totally balanced brake upgrade that delivers maximum braking performance.

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.

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.

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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:

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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.

 

 

 

 

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.

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EBC Red Stuff & MRT Ford Fusion SEMA

MRT’s Ford Fusion on Ford’s booth at Sema 2012 won Ford Motor Company’s prestigious “Outstanding Design and Achievement Award”

This year at SEMA saw the MRT Ford Fusion wowing the crowds with their stand! Fitted onto the Ford Fusion were EBC 3 GD Drilled and Slotted Sport Rotors and EBC Red Stuff .  EBC 3GD Rotors/discswork brilliantly on a Ford Fusion mainly because of their ability to brake heavily whilst remaining cool and dust/dirt free. This is all down to the unique aperture slots that draw cool air around the brake pad contact area. They also work excellently in wet conditions and remain the best choice of brake rotor/discs for heavier cars or 4×4′s. Redstuff brake pads are the most suitable for the Ford Fusion because of the fact that they are very hard wearing taking 1000 miles to bed in and also because of their low dust factor.  This helps to stop a heavier car much faster than OEM pads when traveling at high speeds. See bottom of blog post for further product information.

The MRT team’s message below:

Thank you for your support in this year’s SEMA efforts! The 2013 Ford Fusion built by MRT for the Ford Booth was a HUGE success! We are proud to say that Ford Motor Company awarded the MRT Fusion vehicle with the “Outstanding Design and Achievement” award this year; evidence the outstanding products showcased on this car caused it to be singled out as a favorite. This award marks the tenth consecutive year that an MRT vehicle was honored with a prestigious Ford Motor Company award – an accomplishment we are very proud of.

While at SEMA the MRT fusion received special notice from Horsepower TV, MSN and several automotive web sites. The response we have had on our social media has been huge and still is providing a lot of chatter. No promises are in place, but there is talk with Ford of this car being displayed by Ford at this years Detroit North American International Auto Show, which would be tremendous exposure for all of us.

Now we are onto the schedule of showing and demonstrating this car at events and venues around the country. We are planning on showing and demonstrating the car at 25 enthusiast events over the next year, please let us know if you have any events or venues that we can make the car available for. Keep an eye on the popular Ford forums and magazines; we will be providing feature vehicle opportunities to several enthusiast magazines.

Thanks again for all of your help – I look forward to working with you again on future projects.


EBC Brakes 3GD Sport Rotors

Slotted and drilled brake rotors for cooler brakes

Manufactured using premium disc blanks, EBC 3GD sport slotted and drilled brake rotors include unique wide aperture slots that actually draw cool air under the pad during heavy braking. This helps to reduce brake temperatures whilst also helping remove dirt, debris, dirt, dust and gasses created by heavy braking from the pad contact area.



EBC Brakes Redstuff Ceramic – 3000 Series – For Highly Tuned Cars and Fast Street
Redstuff brake pads  are EBC’s flagship street brake pad material for faster prestige cars above 200BHP the 09 version on EBC Redstuff is setting new standards in brake performance. EBC Redstuff is known for its low dust ability but the latest blend has greatly reduced the phenomenon of pad “Pick up” or disc scoring and reduced dust even further.

EBC Brakes Orange Stuff Brake Pads

EBC Brakes Orange Stuff

The EBC Brakes lab have come up with improvements and modifications after a few decent tweaks over the winter to take the Orange formulation to the next level. These improvements made include:

Purchase here: EBC Orange Stuff

1)      Longer wear life by 40-60%

2)      Better initial Bite

3)      Better fade resistance at disc temps where rotor was glowing red.

Aston Martin EBC Pads by EBC

EBC Brake Pads the UK manufacturer of EBC pads and discs makes pads for all prestige cars. There are a variety of compounds available and these are very much lower in cost than genuine parts and are fantastic quality fade resistant British made parts.

The EBC pad ranges available for Aston Martin are:

Premium Street use – EBC Red Stuff
Fastest street with higher friction – EBC Yellow Stuff

Details of these compounds are as follows:

Redstuff Ceramic – 3000 Series – For Highly Tuned Cars and Fast Street
Red Stuff brake pads  are EBC’s flagship street brake pad material for faster prestige cars above 200BHP the 09 version on EBC Red Stuff is setting new standards in brake performance. EBC Red Stuff is known for its low dust ability but the latest blend has greatly reduced the phenomenon of pad “Pick up” or disc scoring and reduced dust even further.

Aston Martin EBC Pads by EBC