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has any 1 tryed the red stuff ceramatalic pads on the evo if so do any of you have reports on what there like in the car.

i had them in my last set of 4 pots on my astra gsi and they worked really well. did track days with them as well and they dont squeal or give of much dust.

have currently got a set of ds2500 all round great pads but the squealing is getting on my nerves :cry:
also been looking at the carbotech xp8 pads.

comments welcome folks :cool:
 

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I had these in my 6 there is hardly any dust and they only started to squeal when they were near there end. Did trax with them in car and did not have any fade, they only lasted around 5000 miles :rolleyes: . put some oem jap pads in as had them cheap and the dust is terrible even on gun metal alloys and they squeal really bad :mad: .

will be going back to red stuff very soon :D

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If you're going to do track days, don't touch the EBCs. They generate and retain too much heat.

If you want a low dust road pad, the Performance friction .11 is very good (not so good on track though - but much better than the redstuff).

If you're after a good road and track pad, go for the XP8, although you will get slightly more dust than the DS2500.

I haven't had anything more than an occasional squeak from the .11s or the XP8s.

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i changed from the red stuffs to mintex extremes and they are really good.
the amount of dust is minimal and there is no squeal at all. not used them in anger on the track yet but i have used them quite wildly on a few b- road outings. n ot a hint of fade and always lots of bite when you need them.

anybody else tried these yet?

i still have the red stuffs with lots of life still on them if anybody wants them? :coolsm:
 

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Not too much dust from the redstuffs, but put them through their paces once and they brake. I was getting fade on them on my 3rd lap of croft, that was tohout pushing it too hard.

Had to change them during the lunch interval because they started craking right the way through!!

Get some Performance friction 1001.11's from co-ordsport in the deal section, around £80 and excellent all round :cool:
 

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just switched from red stuff to carbotech xp8's.had red stuff on my eight and then my five.although early days the carbotech win hands down.give ian(the tyrant) a call.
 

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Fitted red stuff pads on the rear off my VI & sqeaked like a [email protected] for the first few hundred miles :blush: , but after that never made a noise. Didn't produce much dust, used for 2 track days & lasted 10k miles.
 

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Try the carbotech Panther plus.

A VERY good road pad indeed. Not as fade proof as the XP-8, but unless you are gunning it around the track on a regular bacis you won't notice at all. Just fitted them on my 5 with no shims and not even a hint of a squeel out of them, even from cold :)
 

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parksyfq340 said:
im gettin a lot of squeeling from the pf set up just had them fitted a week :cry: :cry:
Mine were a little noisey when first fitted, i take the pads out every couple of weeks and give everything a good clean/copper slip - haven't heard a peep from them since!
 

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EBC redstuff ceramic on the VIII,can't fault em, just started squelling near their end and ds2500 on the Mak dirty as hell but i reckon the white wheels dont help.

Carbotech for me next, whats best for the road and track?
 

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V1 TME said:
Carbotech for me next, whats best for the road and track?
Our XP8 compound is best for road and track use :), the Panther+ is fast road really but can handle light track use, but if you push it hard the XP8 is a better choice ;)

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Can EBC put the records straight please.

Redstuff is a road pad only and is for use on any car that is
4WD,Turbo and/or 200BHP+. It should always be used front and rear. EBC do not recommend Greenstuff for these cars and Green should not be used in the rear when Red is used in the front.
This will give some very strange braking and wear characteristics.

Redstuff is not suitable for any form of Competition or Trackdays,
Yellowstuff is the pad you will need, front and rear.

We are currently developing a new Redstuff pad and are looking to have 2 volunteers have a complete set of pads fitted to their cars. Please ring 01604 583344 for more details.
 

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I have Red Stuff on the front and Green Stuff on the rear and my experience with them is they are crap. I wouldn't get another set for half the cost. Theres is no bite from them and just lack any braking performance.

On the plus side, they last a long time which is probably due to the hard compound making them poor performers.
 

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I have Red Stuff on the front and Green Stuff on the rear and my experience with them is they are crap. I wouldn't get another set for half the cost. Theres is no bite from them and just lack any braking performance.

On the plus side, they last a long time which is probably due to the hard compound making them poor performers.
Nice bit of feedback on the Ebc pads :crackup:

Ian
 

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Can EBC put the records straight please.

Redstuff is a road pad only and is for use on any car that is
4WD,Turbo and/or 200BHP+. It should always be used front and rear. EBC do not recommend Greenstuff for these cars and Green should not be used in the rear when Red is used in the front.
This will give some very strange braking and wear characteristics.

Redstuff is not suitable for any form of Competition or Trackdays,
Yellowstuff is the pad you will need, front and rear.

We are currently developing a new Redstuff pad and are looking to have 2 volunteers have a complete set of pads fitted to their cars. Please ring 01604 583344 for more details.
You are going to have a major task trying to convince folks here that redstuff/yellowstuff is a pad they should seriously consider on their cars, general opinion is they are both very poor performance.
 

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tried red stuff and XP8s on my 8 - Carbotech win hands down. A little dusty, but very consistent performance all temps. When(if) you install on existing discs, just make sure you clean the old pad residue off with some med emery..... Then follow the bedding in instructions....
 
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