The sight of a glowing hot brake disc on the race track is a common sight, and although it can make for a truly amazing photo, it isn’t always a good thing to see, especially if it’s on your own vehicle.
You may remember the name Luke Rosewell, the race driver who proudly piloted his EP3 Honda Civic Type R to an impressive overall second place in the 2021 Type R Trophy, running EBC Brakes Racing’s RP-X™ pads throughout the season.
Track day regular, Sam Elliott, frequently enjoys piloting his modified Yas Marina Blue BMW M4 around his local race tracks. With 535bhp on tap (465bhp at the wheels), height adjustable springs and sticky tyres, the car has proved to be an extremely formidable tool, securing a 52.4-second lap at Brands Hatch’s Indy circuit, and 2:07.1 at Snetterton.
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.
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.
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.
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