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EBC Brake Pads

Hey Yall has anyone had any experience with the EBC Brake pads? Are they just OEM fitting or are they in need of their own capilers? Now that I basically have my prelude running I would like to start working on my brakes and getting them ready for a little more speed and intensity in the future. Anyone have any idea?
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Re: EBC Brake Pads

EBC is huge. They market to trucks as well as imports. Problem with the pads are the more work they do, the faster they wear out. The rotors are only second to brembo or powerslots.

Besy advice I can give is axxis deluxe pads, braided brake lines and powerslots/EBC rotors.
Axxis also makes Metal master pads, but they're noisy.
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Hey Yall has anyone had any experience with the EBC Brake pads? Are they just OEM fitting or are they in need of their own capilers?
You can get EBC pads in different compounds that directly replace the stock pads. They all have different characteristics, though. EBC Red and Green are fairly close to stock. EBC Yellows are a quasi-race pad -- lots more grip (although pretty good from cold), but more rotor wear and lots of dust.

I've been using EBC Yellows on the Miata for a few years -- I like 'em. If I were still using the Prelude for competition, I'd try the same, but for regular street driving, I've been happy with Axxis Ultimates for a long time.
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Re: EBC Brake Pads

I have green pads on EBC rotors for about a month till my caliper seized =(.

I did notice a fair amount of noise, more then expected. I then went with akebono pads since the seized caliper smoked the EBC pad on one side. The akebono I believe are what honda uses. Either way 0 noise, works well.
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EBC is huge. They market to trucks as well as imports. Problem with the pads are the more work they do, the faster they wear out. The rotors are only second to brembo or powerslots.

Besy advice I can give is axxis deluxe pads, braided brake lines and powerslots/EBC rotors.
Axxis also makes Metal master pads, but they're noisy.

I can't say that I agree with that, the wearing out part. I had rotors and pads with both green and red stuff and they were awesome. The pads stopped well and lasted for sometime for me and the homies. Just my take though..
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Re: EBC Brake Pads

Alright still looking for more input.
But first things first im going to just replace the pads then Ill do the rotors here in a short while.
I want pads that are quiet, low dust and stop me on a dime. I was just asking about EBC and definately am greatful for the input but does anyone else have another brand they used?
My Prelude wont be used for competition but a rule of thumb I've always lived by was "You have to stop before you can go"
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I want pads that are quiet, low dust and stop me on a dime.
Pick two...maybe. You won't find a pad that does all three.
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I can't say that I agree with that, the wearing out part. I had rotors and pads with both green and red stuff and they were awesome. The pads stopped well and lasted for sometime for me and the homies. Just my take though..
I had the reds for the suburban. 8k miles later, out they came. Black rims once a week. That's how I know. It's easy to stop a prelude, My GMC is tipping the scales at 7000+ lbs. So... The more work it does, the faster it wears away, and how! And the rotors needing replacing so I might have had more pad left, can't reuse it on new rotors. I never had a problem with stopping though.

For my 3rg gen SI, I used aem pads, which were oem for nissin brakes in japan. The axxis deluxe pads made my 2000 sentra stop on a dime.

My advice is based upon availabilty of parts. You can get axxis pads just about anywhere, the steel lines will increase the stopping power, and rotors because they're just the best. you can get cheaper parts, just between value and price, a good setup. Ultimates, and metal masters are more money.
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I had the reds for the suburban. 8k miles later, out they came. Black rims once a week. That's how I know. It's easy to stop a prelude, My GMC is tipping the scales at 7000+ lbs. So... The more work it does, the faster it wears away, and how! And the rotors needing replacing so I might have had more pad left, can't reuse it on new rotors. I never had a problem with stopping though.

For my 3rg gen SI, I used aem pads, which were oem for nissin brakes in japan. The axxis deluxe pads made my 2000 sentra stop on a dime.

My advice is based upon availabilty of parts. You can get axxis pads just about anywhere, the steel lines will increase the stopping power, and rotors because they're just the best. you can get cheaper parts, just between value and price, a good setup. Ultimates, and metal masters are more money.


What about the Hawk Pads? I have heard great things about them but they make tons of dust too?
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Hawks are expensive like the ultimates. All the GTO/Vette forums swear by them. Dust is the tradeoff for silence. Only semi-metallic are a valid choice, but they are for heavy duty load bearing stops in DD applications. A couple of hot laps, they're done.

Ask ogsmakdade, he's got hawks (last time I checked)
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Re: EBC Brake Pads

Even EBC Ultimax are good, easily twice as good as stock but LOTS of dust. Initial brake is awsome but they don't hold heat very well.
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