EBC Ultimax is a high friction pad designed for general replacement use on cars, vans and SUV’s (4x4s). Using shimmed, chamfered and slotted technology and incorporating EBC’s unique brake in coating for super quick pad bed-in, (in Europe only certain numbers are shimmed, in USA ALL EBC Ultimax range are shimmed).
EBC Brakes black coded brake pads are a high friction premium quality friction material approved to ECE R90 brake safety regulations and as such are an exact equivalent to original equipment pads fitted to your vehicle from the factory – but for far less money.
Don’t let the lower price point cloud your view of this superb quality product, these pads will stop your vehicle as fast as any original equipment pad and faster than most aftermarket pads. One brilliant feature of EBC R90 pads is their ability to completely eliminate brake judder and these pads will actually COMPENSATE for mild brake judder after 300-400 miles of use. Nominal friction co-efficient 0.46 with minimal rotor damage and similar dust to original parts.
Reduced Rotor Wear
Disc wear is reduced by up to 50% with the EBC material compared to more abrasive semi metallics. It is common to replace the rotor with every pad change on some OE parts but with EBC Brakes it is quite common to see one rotor last two sets of pad lifetimes, offering significant savings. This does NOT mean that the EBC pads wear quickly either.
An excellent solution for 4×4 use, this heavy duty EBC Greenstuff formulation has slightly lower friction than its 2000 series counterpart (average friction coefficient 0.45mm) but has the benefit of longer life and better resistance to off road conditions of dust and sand etc. It has an extremely low rotor wear factor and medium-to-good lifetime.
All motor vehicle brakes can suffer this at some time in their life and brake vibration can occur for a number of reasons. Some cars have rotors machined to match the car on production lines and any replacement rotor will not run true unless machined once again on that car.
Then there are vehicles which suffer rotor vibration or steering wheel shakes after the car has been curbed, often people find this vibration so difficult to cure they actually sell the car. Again the only way to cure this is to have the rotors turned on the car.
When fitting new rotors it is essential to be meticulous in cleaning the stub axles or rotor hubs from all dirt and rust or scale to make sure the rotor sits perfectly flush with the hub and equally important to check the runout of the rotor after install to make sure it is running true and that disc thickness variation which is the main cause of steering wheel shakes, does not occur at the industry standard 3000-4000 mile point which it always does.
To determine if the brake vibration is from the front or rear of the car there is an easy check. If you experience steering wheel shakes it is obviously the front rotors are the issue. If the brake vibration can be felt through the brake pedal or the seat/bodywork of the vehicle then it is a rear brake rotor issue. You only need to solve the problem on the rotors that are causing brake vibration and NOT the other brakes on the vehicle or you could be back to square one with bed in times etc.
There are also other reasons for steering wheel shakes.
There is what is known as a SNUB BRAKE EFFECT which happens when brakes are applied sharply on a system equipped with a tall profile pad such as many European cars. These taller profile pads obviously see different rubbing speeds at the outer edge of the brake rotor compared to the inside and this exhibits itself as a steering wheel shake at speed. As the car slows down from such as 80-100 mph to 60 as traffic slows for example the shake starts but gradually stops as the speed decreases. Inspection would show no rotor runout or distortion at cold. This can only be solved by using a pad with a high thermal transfer coefficient such as EBC Brakes Redstuff or EBC Brakes Yellowstuff, cheap pads often have very low thermal capabilities and EBC Brakes are extremely good at adding conductor elements and removing insulator elements that improve this condition.
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EBC Brakes sponsored Scott Temple uses EBC Brakes EBC Green Stuff.
“We’ve had a good year so far. We’ve had double headers at Snetterton and Brands Hatch. We’ve been surviving on James Nash’s tires from the Walter Hayes all year so far so obviously grip has been an issue! However we were quick at Snetterton missed out by a few hundredths on pole to Pearson for race one and was pushing him in the race before the gear linkage snapped! Race two he seemed to find some extra pace in qualifying so I was a bit further off him but still second on the grid. For Race two it rained and we’ve got three year old wets so there wasn’t any point in even trying to hold onto Pearson! I got a gap on everyone else and backed off to bring it home in second safely.”
EBC Brakes Greenstuff brake pads are for spirited street driving, the high friction Kevlar based brake pad compound designed to improve stopping power on sport sedans and prestige cars.
EBC Brakes Greenstuff range emits less dust than equivalent semi metallic pads and has been proven in tests to stop a vehicle 20 feet sooner than using stock brake pads.Greenstuff brake pads are fully shimmed chamfered and slotted for silent braking and feature the EBC Brakes Brake-in surface coating to accelerate pad bed in after install.
“At Brands Hatch I tried out a new line at Druids suggested to me by Mr Nash and managed to go alot quicker than I have ever been round there before. I qualified second for race one and got hit into the first corner and lost places. The race was then stopped and so I managed to get put back in second for the re-start. I couldn’t hold onto Pearson in the race. Over one lap occasionally I could equal his pace but I want able to do it consistently like he was so he edged away but had both pulled miles away from everyone else so I got second again. Race two I qualified second and got the gap to Pearson down to 3 tenths. In the race we were hopeful and I was hanging onto him a bit better but struggling to keep consistent with seriously old tires! His engine blew after 5 or 6 laps and we had both already got a nice gap so I just had to managed the gap to the end and took the win.”
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
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.
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
Low dust EBC RedStuff is a superb pad for fast street use and targets high HP imports, muscle cars and prestige European cars. EBC RedStuff ceramic pads reduce dust emitted by OEM pads by approx 80%. Redstuff pads also reduce rotor wear so that rotors and pads last longer while delivering great brake performance. For optimum lifetime in track use EBC still recommends drivers to upgrade to YellowStuff or even BlueStuff range but if fast street is what you need, EBC RedStuff is the pad to choose.
• Lowest Dust pad in range
• High friction low heat fade
• Great for fast street and premium sedan
• Ideal for European vehicle brake upgrade
EBC Brakes manufactured using premium disc blanks, 3GD sport slotted and drilled EBC brake rotors include unique wide aperture slots that actually draw cool air under the pad during heavy braking. This helps to reduce brake temperatures while also helping remove dirt, debris, dirt, dust and gasses created by heavy braking from the pad contact area.