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Gary Kinghorn
31-08-2006, 09:37 AM
Anyone tried these?

Decided to give them a try as they are £15 cheaper than the DS2500's. They are supposed to be an endurance pad. I guess I will find out soon enough.

Any of you had any experience on a light weight hatch?

Gary

Floyd
31-08-2006, 10:06 AM
My local motor factor does these for £55 a set for my AP's so I was going to try them too!

F

Simon
31-08-2006, 10:11 AM
Gary, we ok on the scoob but did not last to long. Better initial bite than the reds.

Would be happy with them on the pug tbh.

ianv
31-08-2006, 10:53 AM
I've tried them on the Mrs MX5 and had at least 10 sets on the golf and they are my current pad of choice for the golf.

On the mx5 i found them better than the reds, more bite from cold and better fade resistance on track, but i now use axxis ultimates on that which are even better and just as cheap, if only i could get those for the golf..

On the golf they are great for the money, work fine from cold and have a decent bite, but i usually find that they don't last long, used to get about a fullday and a half out of them on track, but this may have been due to the brakes binding slightly, now fixed.

The last set i had for the ring trip was their new compound (the whole pad was painted yellow and had their red bed-in stuff on the face, the old ones were black with yellow stuff stamped on the back). These were excellent, even more bite and a very consistant pedal.

But pls note whilst i have got on with them fine, at least 2 of my mates on mk2 golfs have hated them, scrapped a set in a session and warped their discs!!!

But i personally think they are a good value track pad, but not a patch on DS2500/3000 or proper pagids, but then they are nothing like the price either.

If you are interested in a set, then drop me a pm and i'll give you the details for a contact i have at EBC, who may be able to do you a deal.

Gary Kinghorn
31-08-2006, 11:27 AM
already ordered them through Demon Thieves, as I need them tomorrow. Cost just over £50 delivered so I was quite pleased with that.

Will try them when the Mintex's die which im using at the moment. Hopefully it wont be for a while ;)

Gary

Floyd
02-09-2006, 02:54 PM
Doesn't Buckrodgers do these at a discount?

I need front and rears.

F

Simon
02-09-2006, 03:16 PM
15% Discount + Free UK mainland shipping (PF48) use promo code scooby58

ebc direct (http://www.ebcbrakesdirect.com/) PM him like I said as I am sure that he gave me a bit more off as well :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
02-09-2006, 05:31 PM
Mine turned up this morning ......... next day delivery, that will do for me :thumb:

Dave G
02-09-2006, 07:33 PM
I've just sold my Ferodo DS2500s to a mate with the same car, I'm getting a Civic Type R front brake conversion on my Civic, so I've ordered some Yellow stuff. I'll see how I get on!

raceways ringer
02-09-2006, 11:36 PM
Don't know if it helps or if i am treading on anyone's toes but i have an account with EBC, let me know if you need anything & i will see if i can it at a better price for you.

Steve

Gary Kinghorn
03-09-2006, 08:24 AM
Thats good to know :thumb: Thanks

Gary

Dave G
03-09-2006, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by raceways ringer@Sep 2 2006, 11:36 PM
Don't know if it helps or if i am treading on anyone's toes but i have an account with EBC, let me know if you need anything & i will see if i can it at a better price for you.

Steve
Useful to know for next time. :thumb:

Floyd
03-09-2006, 11:26 AM
Steve, YHPM :thumb:

F
Best price so far is £112.92 inc P&P and VAT for DP4002 (F) & DP31293®.

Gary Kinghorn
08-09-2006, 06:19 PM
My mintex 1144īs seem to be holding up so damned well it will be a while before I get the chance to try my yellows..... ;)

Dave G
08-09-2006, 07:04 PM
1144s!?

And they are only fast road! :blink:

My Yellows arrived today, will be October before I can have a go! :whistle:

Ryan W
13-09-2006, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by davetouring@Sep 2 2006, 07:33 PM
I've just sold my Ferodo DS2500s to a mate with the same car.
Cheeky sod Dave&#33; Im really hoping that the DS2500&#39;s will hold up with the EBC discs&#33; <_<

Well i think my engine may blow before that&#33; lol

Dave G
13-09-2006, 03:04 PM
Mate, trust me they&#39;ll do you fine.

The ABS is the most annoying thing about the CRX because it&#39;s rubbish. :whistle:

Ryan W
14-09-2006, 10:35 AM
JDM siR = NO ALB B)

:P

Dave G
14-09-2006, 10:50 AM
Dunno if that&#39;s a good or a bad thing for you&#33;

Hope it&#39;s dry&#33; :whistle:

Ryan W
14-09-2006, 10:57 AM
Cheeky&#33;&#33;&#33; You and I both know how poor the ALB is on Honda&#39;s, im glad that i dont have it, you&#39;ll be the one locking up with your CTR set-up&#33;&#33;&#33;

Dave G
14-09-2006, 11:50 AM
Yea it is rubbish.

I hope to have better feel on these discs too, so I hope I&#39;m not just locking up everywhere&#33; :thumb:

Floyd
18-09-2006, 08:58 AM
I ordered my Yellows on line yesterday (Steve, thanks for looking but as Simon would agree, itís desperate that I get pads now) and with discounts the front and rears came to £112 inc delivery. I had to order reds for the rear though as there wasnít an option for yellows. I had a call this morning from EBC asking what sort of driving I do and didnít I want yellows on the rear too? Of, course I say, but you donít do Ďem according to you web site&#33; He says that they do but they are more dosh, not much but moreÖ He says I can pay the extra over the phone, except I donít have my card with me, so he wants to void the order and I can re order at home. I say I canít be arsed as it took a while and can he do it for the same price??? He goes away and comes back and says yes&#33; Result&#33;

Top service from EBC then&#33;

F

Gary Kinghorn
18-09-2006, 09:02 AM
good result :thumb:

Simon
18-09-2006, 09:16 AM
The comment as you aproached a juction did it for me &#39; can&#39;t stop, no brakes&#39; :o . They were a &#39;bit&#39; grumbly tbh

Floyd
19-09-2006, 07:26 AM
Parcel from EBC this morning :blink: :thumb:

I will have brakes now&#33;

F

scratcn
20-09-2006, 10:48 PM
Been running yellow stuff pads on my Porsche 944 2.5 lux. Only done two track days but they feel good and I seem to catch a lot of people in braking areas. If only I had a turbo to keep up with them out of the corner. They also look like they will last a while. They seem to have a good feel from cold when running to and from work as well.

Stupid thing :hehegay:
If green stuff pads are green, red stuff pads are red & blue stuff pads are blue
why are yellow stuff pads black?

Scratch

Floyd
21-09-2006, 07:37 AM
Mine are now yellow :thumb: The rears don&#39;t have the &#39;bed in&#39; material though :unsure:

F

Gary Kinghorn
10-10-2006, 01:24 PM
Had the chance to change to my new yellow stuff pads over the weekend.

I have been dissapointed with EBC pads in the past and i&#39;m afraid to say this time is no different. The stopping performance early in the lap was very good, on a par with my old Mintex&#39;s and DS2500&#39;s. However on the hard braking zones from AF down to Breidscheid they really suffered. Wehrseifen was scarey with the brake pedal feeling like a piece of wood with no feel at all. They were almost the cause of a nasty incident.
As far as I can tell the pads were the cause of this although I will have the car checked to make sure something more sinister isnt going on.........

Back to the DS2500&#39;s me thinks.

Gary

Dave G
10-10-2006, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 10 2006, 02:24 PM
Back to the DS2500&#39;s me thinks.

Gary
No suprises there really.

I know you push pretty hard Gary ( :gay: ) so you can give a true comparison between pads, and this gives more backing to my argument of DS2500s being worth the extra money.

:gay:

Ryan W
10-10-2006, 02:08 PM
We&#39;ll put my DS2500&#39;s on tonight Dave ;)

Dave G
10-10-2006, 02:13 PM
I&#39;ll do that and you can do the rear caliper&#33; I still own those until the end of the month by the way&#33; :lol:

Ryan W
10-10-2006, 02:15 PM
Gone into ninja stealth mode.... :ph43r:

There mine - 210&#33;

Gary Kinghorn
10-10-2006, 02:16 PM
Maybe I should e-mail EBC and ask them about it? It was money down the drain, anyone got their details?

Simon
10-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 10 2006, 03:16 PM
Maybe I should e-mail EBC and ask them about it? It was money down the drain, anyone got their details?
you have pm

Floyd
10-10-2006, 07:54 PM
Do I fit my Yellows :unsure:

F

Buckrogers
10-10-2006, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Oct 10 2006, 07:54 PM
Do I fit my Yellows :unsure:

F
Of course you do&#33;
Just make sure you bed them in ;)

Buck

Gary Kinghorn
10-10-2006, 08:24 PM
Mine were bedded in ........... unless EBC need a different method from all the other pads I have used before? :(

Buckrogers
10-10-2006, 08:48 PM
What you described is not what I have been told in the past, but I will ask EBC&#39;s technical people tomorrow.

I bedded mine in on the way over to the Ring last year and did 39 laps that w/e and drove back. Wear rate was about 2mm to 3mm for the complete trip.

I don&#39;t hang about when driving and should think my lap time was around 9 mins.

Buck

Gary Kinghorn
10-10-2006, 08:56 PM
I forwarded the e-mail I sent you to them, so will wait to see what their reply is.

Bedding in shouldnt take a 300 mile drive. If it does i&#39;m in trouble because I only just about manage that all weekend :lol: :lol: On the scoob it was always 3 or 4 medium to hard stops from around 70-30mph then 5 or 10 mins of driving without using the brakes. Thats what I have done on the pug also. Normally it does the trick ok.

thanks for the help by the way ;)

Gary

Darren Langeveld
11-10-2006, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by Ryhound@Oct 10 2006, 03:08 PM
We&#39;ll put my DS2500&#39;s on tonight Dave ;)
I&#39;m following all your advice on the Frodo pads.

Despite not knowing whether I&#39;d ordered DS2500&#39;s or 3000&#39;s, not knowing how much they were going to cost or when they are turning up or from whom .....

I pick up a set of DS2500&#39;s this weekend at the Ring.

I ordered them from a builder in Derby.:blink:
Still don&#39;t know the cost tho&#39; ..... :ph43r:

I&#39;ll keep you posted.

Dave G
11-10-2006, 11:57 AM
Let us know how you get on Darren.

I&#39;ve not used them on a heavier car, just the Civic. What car do you have?

Make sure you follow the bedding in instructions, seems to be quite important&#33;

I think it&#39;s 10->20 stops at &#39;half race pace&#39; and some braking while cornering ( :blink: ) slightly is advised.

They have been awesome for me. They only faded after 15 laps of Bedford Autodrome where is was going flat out&#33; And I hadn&#39;t changed the fluid for a fair while either. :whistle:

I will be ordering a set for mine, I did have some Yellows for the Civic Type R setup, but this still needs work before it will fit. :censored:

Floyd
11-10-2006, 01:34 PM
You all need to read info from this site:
All you need to know about brakes but were afraid to ask (Gary, who knows nothing anyway) (http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/tech_white_papers.shtml)

Can I be more helpful? :unsure:

F
PS perhaps this should be in a sticky link? :whistle: ;)

Darren Langeveld
11-10-2006, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Oct 11 2006, 02:34 PM
You all need to read info from this site:
All you need to know about brakes but were afraid to ask (Gary, who knows nothing anyway) (http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/tech_white_papers.shtml)

Can I be more helpful? :unsure:

F
PS perhaps this should be in a sticky link? :whistle: ;)
Fascinating&#33; What does it all mean?

Floyd
11-10-2006, 04:27 PM
Oops, I assumed wrongly, that everyone is as clever as me. I&#39;d forgotten that I have a brain the size of a planet and you are all like pets to me (hamsters and goldfish etc) :whistle:

Has that cleared that up for you, my slipery friend? :wave:

F

Darren Langeveld
11-10-2006, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Oct 11 2006, 05:27 PM
Has that cleared that up for you, my slipery friend? :wave:

F
It certainly has my cranially unchallenged ruler &#33;

PS - how would a goldfish spell slippery, exactly?

:whistle:

Floyd
11-10-2006, 06:56 PM
I&#39;m far too important to bother with spelling issues :P I leave that to the minions ;)

F

Darren Langeveld
11-10-2006, 07:11 PM
:D

Gary Kinghorn
11-10-2006, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Oct 11 2006, 02:34 PM
You all need to read info from this site:
All you need to know about brakes but were afraid to ask (Gary, who knows nothing anyway) (http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/tech_white_papers.shtml)

Can I be more helpful? :unsure:

F
PS perhaps this should be in a sticky link? :whistle:* ;)
Not 100% sure what you mean by this Floyd and i&#39;m actually not sure whether to take offence or not?

All I know is I have always bedded pads in the same way and with the other brands I have had good success, the EBC&#39;s gave me cause for concern. As I said maybe there is another issue with my car but all things being equal the EBC&#39;s nearly put me into the wall, something the others didn&#39;t. Perhaps EBC themselves will be able to set my mind at rest.


Gary

Floyd
12-10-2006, 07:23 PM
:fishing: :whistle:

I&#39;m dissapointed Gary :( You&#39;re the king of trolling (I can dig out plenty of posts on SN if you wish for evidence) and yet you bite so easily :hehegay:

It&#39;s banter with no ill intent :nono: Lighten up dude :wave: I still luv ya :affection:

F

Gary Kinghorn
12-10-2006, 07:27 PM
No problem, just disapointed with my purchase and with the &#39;&#39;we have fitted yellow pads to a golf and Subaru which have been to the ring and spa&#39;&#39; reply from EBC........ big wow.

Floyd
12-10-2006, 08:20 PM
Hey, I haven&#39;t even tried them yet but I will, of course, report as I find. The info so far has been mixed but they were cheap so it won&#39;t be an expensive mistake&#33;

F

Gary Kinghorn
13-10-2006, 06:35 AM
This is true........... Just be careful when you do ;)

Simon
13-10-2006, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 12 2006, 08:27 PM
No problem, just disapointed with my purchase and with the &#39;&#39;we have fitted yellow pads to a golf and Subaru which have been to the ring and spa&#39;&#39; reply from EBC........ big wow.
It that all they offered as a reply Gary :( Bit naff if it is tbh. Wonder if Buck would like to offer any further comment?

The yellows when I used them (they were black btw) worked fine but only lasted 1 & 1.1/2 weekends. The reds did not last at all. DS2500&#39;s in the Subaru do not work imho as they leave pad deposits on the discs. I suspect the weight of the car does not help as in my 205 they are fine.

Gary Kinghorn
13-10-2006, 08:32 AM
They sent a longer reply suggesting that the pads MUST be used on both axles as their pads do not go well with other manufacturers. They then went on to say they had fitted them to a Subaru and a golf which had been to the ring and Spa

I replied telling them about this place and that good press on here would be a positive thing for them, whereas bad press would be the complete opposite. I offered to try the set up again if they would send me a set of rear pads, then they could get a REAL test.

They havent replied.

Buck passed me onto the race support guys who I am now in discussion with.

Gary Kinghorn
13-10-2006, 08:33 AM
Hi, Gary,

This feeling is unusual.

We do tend to recommend that you use Yellowstuff in both front and
back of the car as our materials are not
really compatible to other manufacturers.

We have recently fitted yellowstuff to both a Golf and an Impreza
that drove to Nurburgring and Spa without problems.
I would like to recommend yellowstuff for the rear as well as I
think that this is where the problem lies.

I use Yellow all round on my own road car and a road rally car and
have no problems.

Please ring me on xxxxxxxxx if you need more information.

Best regards

Bob Sketchley

Dave G
13-10-2006, 08:37 AM
I sort of which I had an opportunity to try them now to see how I get on. <_<

Ryan W
13-10-2006, 08:37 AM
Looks like they will be loosing some customers from here then&#33; Not very good customer service. If your not happy and want to return them, any good company would sort you out with a refund&#33; Its only pennies to them&#33;

I shall be sticking with my DS2500&#39;s&#33;


:thumb:

Buckrogers
13-10-2006, 10:03 AM
General bed in procedure for Yellows on track, from new:
3 to 4 laps gentle braking and thereafter gradually building up the pressure applied to the brakes. With each gradual increase you should be able to feel that the brakes are getting better.

On road, normal bed in procedure, 200 to 300 miles gentle braking and again gradually building up the pressure applied.


(3 to 4 laps, not Ring laps, normal circuit distance :D )

Matching front and rear compounds is always advisable, which ever brand used.
With EBC, ideally Yellows front and rear or Yellows front Reds rear.

Gary

I am guesing that you will post the outcome with EBC, but let me know if you do not post it.

Regards

Buck

Gary Kinghorn
13-10-2006, 10:12 AM
In fairness to the pads they feel good. On the drive to Adenau to drop the car off I tried a few good hard stops and they worked very well.
The problem came on-track after 4 or 5 hard braking points on the way down the mountain. While they worked fine to start with but on the second to last and last brake all was not well. By the time they had climbed back up Kesselchen and had time to cool they were fine for the rest of the lap.

I would suggest the point where I had the issue is where it would happen to every car. I know my Subaru used to suffer there.
My point was that I have NEVER had an issue like it before in the 205.

It is fair to say that I didnt do 300 road miles prior (never going to happen)

If I hear anything back from EBC I will of course post it.

Gary

Dave G
13-10-2006, 10:18 AM
I don&#39;t see how having matching rears makes that much difference.

Maybe it&#39;s different on other cars, but the rears do about 15% of braking? How much is the efficiency improved by having uprated pads? Enough to take that much braking effort off the front so they won&#39;t fade?

I&#39;ve gone through 5 sets of Ferodo DS2500s (sorry one set of 3000s) on the front of mine, without probems, in that time I&#39;ve also gone though two sets of OE pads. The rears have not beem replaced once in this time.

I guess with a which weighs a bit more at the back it could be a slightly different story....

Gary Kinghorn
13-10-2006, 10:28 AM
I would suggest the VAST majority of track cars run cheap charlie std rear brakes. I would imagine that braking would be ever so slightly better using uprated pads but not significant enough to be worth the money (IMHO)

The point is I have ALWAYS run std rears and never had the problem I encountered with the yellow&#39;s last weekend.

If EBC want to send me some rears to try for them I will do so, if not the yellows go in the bin and I never use EBC again. Thats just my choice though, others dont need to follow.

Gary

Ryan W
13-10-2006, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by davetouring@Oct 13 2006, 10:18 AM
I guess with a car which weighs a bit more at the back it could be a slightly different story....

;)

Dave G
13-10-2006, 11:05 AM
Cheers Bob.

Floyd
13-10-2006, 12:35 PM
Gary, can I suggest that you havenít eliminated any other brake problems that could have caused this, or perhaps you havenít mentioned in your posts that you have? What if like Simon, you may have had the onset of a problem not related to the pads? Could the fluid have gone off or gained air due to a perished seal? Quite possible and the only way to try and find this out would be to swap to another flavour pads on the same day and try it again.

Iím just trying to be fair here.

F

Buckrogers
13-10-2006, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 13 2006, 10:28 AM
I would suggest the VAST majority of track cars run cheap charlie std rear brakes. I would imagine that braking would be ever so slightly better using uprated pads but not significant enough to be worth the money (IMHO)

The point is I have ALWAYS run std rears and never had the problem I encountered with the yellow&#39;s last weekend.

If EBC want to send me some rears to try for them I will do so, if not the yellows go in the bin and I never use EBC again. Thats just my choice though, others dont need to follow.

Gary
I would suggest that the VAST majority of professional race teams run the same compound front and rear&#33; :whistle:

It maintains brake "balance" and which also helps balance the car.

ABS is another factor, dont know if your Pug has it?

What are the details of you car Gary?

1.9 GTi?
Year?


Buck

Gary Kinghorn
13-10-2006, 02:07 PM
I did say on page 2 that it could be something more sinister but cant tell at the moment, car hasnt been checked.

I will leave this thread where it is for now, change my pads on the next visit and let you know how I get on.

Buckrogers
13-10-2006, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 13 2006, 02:07 PM
I did say on page 2 that it could be something more sinister but cant tell at the moment, car hasnt been checked.

I will leave this thread where it is for now, change my pads on the next visit and let you know how I get on.
If the car is left as is bar changing the pads at least you can then make a judgment if the pads caused the problem.

Let me know how things go and I will, on this occasion, sort something out re: rear pads, if it is required.

Even though you bought the fronts from Demon Tweeks and not us&#33; :thumb:

Buck

p1doc
13-10-2006, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 13 2006, 08:33 AM


We have recently fitted yellowstuff to both a Golf and an Impreza
that drove to Nurburgring and Spa without problems.


aha notice the drove TO nurburgring/spa no mention of actually doing laps :P
from other scooby drivers i never got a good word re ebc pads and have always been happy with ds2500 pads.
gary have you tried asperformance-speak to alyn 0191 410 3770 re brakes he always gave me good advice re pads/discs etc he seemed tio think pagid black? were good
martin

Floyd
13-10-2006, 06:05 PM
I&#39;ve tried many pad types. The red stuff worked OK for me and lasted at least one Ring trip, a Bedford track day and Cadwell on sticky tyres. They went off towards the end but I guess running them to within a fag paper of the metal didn&#39;t help :whistle:

I would have tried Pagid but at 3 x the price of EBC Yellows I thought it a bit steep for me. If the Yellows don&#39;t work then I&#39;ll be trying them or Mitex 1155&#39;s etc again.

I do have a set of new Carbon Mettallics, which will put the car on it&#39;s nose but will also kill the discs and the wheels...

F

Gary Kinghorn
15-10-2006, 01:18 PM
p1doc .......... I have never had problems with the brakes on the 205 in the past. The car only weighs 864kg and i&#39;m not a particulary late and hard braker. I have NEVER had fade, or any other issues. I bought the EBC&#39;s to try after reading a couple of good comments about them and finding a decent price.


Buckrogers........ thanks for your input, do you work for EBC themselves? I assumed you did which was why I mailed you in the first place. If you do and want to sort something out with me regarding rear pads then send me a PM. If you don&#39;t then no worries mate, not down to you to do anything :thumb:

GVK
16-10-2006, 02:48 AM
After IanV having no real probs using the Yellows on his mk1 Golf, I had a set of them and bedded them in on the road with new discs as per EBCs instruction.

Initial feel was very good on the road. I then did half a track day at Snetterton (gearbox failed in afternoon) and the pads material had lifted off the backing plate by lunch time giving a really &#39;crap&#39; pedal.

They were the old black coloured yellow stuff.

As IanV has said earlier in the thread, he&#39;s now running the yellow coloured yellow stuff in his mk1 and between us we did 25laps of the &#39;ring during our trip in August, in his 180bhp Golf that he was lapping in under 9 mins (I was slower..) so at a similar pace to Gary in his Pug.. the brakes were brilliant with no issues whatsoever. :huh: :huh:

Gary Kinghorn
16-10-2006, 06:59 AM
Reply from EBC recieved this morning


Hi, Gary,

I have just received an e mail from our Swiss agent regarding
Nurburgring, he raced a BMW M1 pro car at the recent
Oldtimer meeting and won using EBC Yellowstuff in both front and rear.

He also uses this combination on a V6 Megane in the Euro Cup series,
his driver Ralph Meichrey finished in 5th place
at the recent Donington Renault meeting.

If you wish to try a set of yellow rear pads I can only let you have
a set at discounted prices.

We at EBC find it difficult to understand why customers listen to
other manufacturers recommendations but not
our own recommendations. We use numerous different compounds in making
our pads and we have found that they are not
compatible with other manufacturers products.

Best regards

Bob

GVK
16-10-2006, 10:25 AM
I can&#39;t get my head round how the rear brakes can affect the front?

I hve always used Pagid fast road rears in my Golf with all kinds of race compound fronts :unsure:

Gary Kinghorn
16-10-2006, 10:31 AM
I replied to them declining their offer of discounted rear pads.

DS2500 front and OEM rears here I come again :thumb:

Dave G
16-10-2006, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 16 2006, 11:31 AM
I replied to them declining their offer of discounted rear pads.

DS2500 front and OEM rears here I come again :thumb:
Good plan Gary.

I love DS2500s, as always. :thumb:

Never had a problem, always order from Tim at Circuit Supplies, always helpful and offers advice when I ask.

:D

Buckrogers
10-11-2006, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Gutmann pug@Oct 15 2006, 01:18 PM
Buckrogers........ thanks for your input, do you work for EBC themselves? I assumed you did which was why I mailed you in the first place. If you do and want to sort something out with me regarding rear pads then send me a PM. If you don&#39;t then no worries mate, not down to you to do anything :thumb:
No I do not work for EBC. We are a completely separate and independent company selling EBC products.

PM on its way.

Buck

Buckrogers
10-11-2006, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by p1doc@Oct 13 2006, 03:40 PM
aha notice the drove TO nurburgring/spa no mention of actually doing laps :P
from other scooby drivers i never got a good word re ebc pads and have always been happy with ds2500 pads.
ďI fitted a full set, both front and rear to my Subaru Impreza, prior to a trip to the Nurburgring. The pads were bedded in on the way over, approximately 450 miles. During the weekend visit I completed 39 laps, approximately 530 track miles and then another 450 miles back home. Approximate front pad wear was 2 to 2.5mm, still plenty of life left in them. The pads performed excellently on track. On the road, initial cold bite is good. After a couple of applications of the brake pedal the pads are getting to their normal operating temperature and are excellent there after.Ē

The quote above is my own experience, S202 Impreza and AP 6 pots.

Yellows are getting some good feedback.

Buck

lizard
10-11-2006, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by GVK@Oct 16 2006, 02:48 AM
After IanV having no real probs using the Yellows on his mk1 Golf, I had a set of them and bedded them in on the road with new discs as per EBCs instruction.

Initial feel was very good on the road. I then did half a track day at Snetterton (gearbox failed in afternoon) and the pads material had lifted off the backing plate by lunch time giving a really &#39;crap&#39; pedal.

They were the old black coloured yellow stuff.

As IanV has said earlier in the thread, he&#39;s now running the yellow coloured yellow stuff in his mk1 and between us we did 25laps of the &#39;ring during our trip in August, in his 180bhp Golf that he was lapping in under 9 mins (I was slower..) so at a similar pace to Gary in his Pug.. the brakes were brilliant with no issues whatsoever. :huh: :huh:
Yip its odd these yellows, in my &#39;el Golfy ve used all types of pad on track , mintex, ferodo, pagids, halfords own etc etc, Ian V rates &#39;em & indeed ive now shared 2 full track days with ian in his car on yellows & each time they were great, but in my Golf 1st set of ebc yellows (bedded in as per ebc 7 general; race pads procedure & on new VW discs) were shagged in 2nd session on track, by 3rd session they vibratd so much the dash shook.

Spoke to bob @ ebc got a set from a difernt batch, bedded these in difernetly, more like road pads used with brembo discs (my normal type) but exactly the same happend.

Both times the pad material had lifted from the plate.

Needless to say I dont have much of a regard for them nowadays.

Gary Kinghorn
24-11-2006, 08:24 AM
I will give my yellows another quick test at the weekend weather permitting :thumb:

Simon
24-11-2006, 08:34 AM
I knew that you could not resist the lure of the Pug :lol:

Floyd
24-11-2006, 09:59 AM
^^^^ :lol:

F

Gary Kinghorn
24-11-2006, 10:11 AM
It would be rude of me not to at least take it round the block once. If the block happens to be on a certain de-restricted toll road then so be it :whistle:

Buckrogers
24-11-2006, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@Nov 24 2006, 10:59 AM
^^^^ :lol:

F
Floyd

You keeping those pads then?&#33;

Buck

Floyd
24-11-2006, 12:25 PM
Buck, I sent a mail to you asking what I should do with them as I thought the others were on 3/4 week special order?

Shall I send them to you?

F

LBS
28-11-2006, 04:54 PM
I bought yellow EBC:s for my Golf last summer and drive with those only in two track days in here Finland. When i was checking my car after second track day there was pad material lifted off from two pads.

Don&#39;t need to say more about those :angry:

Nige
28-11-2006, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Nov 24 2006, 09:24 AM
I will give my yellows another quick test at the weekend weather permitting :thumb:
how did they perform this trip Gary?

Gary Kinghorn
29-11-2006, 06:56 AM
I haven&#39;t reported on the pads Nige as it was wet and therefore I didn&#39;t get to use them hard enough. With what use they did get they were fine though.


Gary