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Gen7fan Mar 8, 4:31pm - #119447 
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EBC Green stuff brake pads, NOT HAPPY!

Long story short, I got into it with a prelude, going about 120 we come up to a sharp down hill left turn so I get into the brakes for the turn and I get almost nothing. The brakes felt like they where grinding, didn't feel like the they where grabbing much at all. They got me down to 80 but it was very loose and sloppy, scared the shit out of me. Also generally speaking I get a ton of brake dust from these pads (should not do that) and squeaking from time to time.

I don't know if the "race" was to much for Green Stuff pads or what. I may need Red Stuff pads but they don't sound good for daily driving. Or I may just go back to OEM pads. Green Stuff brake great at normal speeds but above 100 they suck. Any thoughts?

Oh, and I know that "race" was stupid and I got very lucky (didn't me or the car hurt)!

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Elec-FuYu Mar 8, 4:38pm - #119448 
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confusedare they installed properly?
did you pump the brake paddle after you installed? (with the car running at idle)

cos ive been using it for a long time...and they stops quick i tells ya!

been from 120 - 50 or 60 sudden brakes...they work great...

yes there will be sqeakin because of the material...
and the brake dust, i think you would get many brake dust with any other performance pads also.

the red stuff are for track...they are recommand for daily driving.

u can try another brand pads: AXXIS

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EDIT: sorry, the red stuff is NOT recommand for daily driving.

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trog2233 Mar 8, 4:38pm - #119449 

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Try the TRD pads...thats what i have and i love them thumbsup
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Gen7fan Mar 8, 5:02pm - #119450 
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sheesh, sometimes this place gets under my skin. If I post a pic of what rims I might get I would get 25 replies. Post a real question about a real performance part and you get two replies (not a dig on them), really sad. thumbsdown
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n8mulder Mar 8, 5:39pm - #119451 

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I love my TRD pads TOO. Can't go wrong with high performance OEM parts. thumbsup

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Sultan Mar 8, 5:44pm - #119452 

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TRD brake pads are what I have and they work very well. You should try them if you haven't already, although I've heard only good things about the EBC green stuff...
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ratfink Mar 8, 5:45pm - #119453 

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when ever i have put on brake pads that were not stock (on any car) they squeak.
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Evan Mar 8, 5:45pm - #119454 

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From what I understand, the green stuff brake pads DO put off a lot of dust - that's normal. As for them not working so well.. idunnohow long have you had them? They also tend to wear out quicker than stock pads. Maybe you should get a big brake kit if you plan on stomping the brakes at such high speeds. I doubt the stock brakes would've done any better going that fast..

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Gen7fan Mar 8, 5:52pm - #119455 
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The EBCs are around 3 weeks old, so they should be broken in. I've been checking reviews on other sites and the response seems mixed, some hate them, others have no problems.

I may go back to OEM or TRD. Not sure about TRD, I've heard there not much better than stock.
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Evan Mar 8, 5:54pm - #119456 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
The EBCs are around 3 weeks old, so they should be broken in. I've been checking reviews on other sites and the response seems mixed, some hate them, others have no problems.

I may go back to OEM or TRD. Not sure about TRD, I've heard there not much better than stock.


Yeah, this is disappointing, because I was going to get some green stuff pads soon. Now, I'm thinking TRD, but like you said, some people say they're hardly better than stock, so I dunno idunno

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Gen7fan Mar 8, 6:05pm - #119457 
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
The EBCs are around 3 weeks old, so they should be broken in. I've been checking reviews on other sites and the response seems mixed, some hate them, others have no problems.

I may go back to OEM or TRD. Not sure about TRD, I've heard there not much better than stock.


Yeah, this is disappointing, because I was going to get some green stuff pads soon. Now, I'm thinking TRD, but like you said, some people say they're hardly better than stock, so I dunno idunno



Don't get the EBCs, I'm going to give them some more time but I think I'm going to try and get my money back.
I think stock pads on Power slot or Brembo rotors may be the way to go.
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Evan Mar 8, 6:09pm - #119458 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
The EBCs are around 3 weeks old, so they should be broken in. I've been checking reviews on other sites and the response seems mixed, some hate them, others have no problems.

I may go back to OEM or TRD. Not sure about TRD, I've heard there not much better than stock.


Yeah, this is disappointing, because I was going to get some green stuff pads soon. Now, I'm thinking TRD, but like you said, some people say they're hardly better than stock, so I dunno idunno



Don't get the EBCs, I'm going to give them some more time but I think I'm going to try and get my money back.
I think stock pads on Power slot or Brembo rotors may be the way to go.


I might try TRD; how much are they, anyway?

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Sultan Mar 8, 6:10pm - #119459 

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The TRD pads are like $40-$45
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Evan Mar 8, 6:13pm - #119460 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
The TRD pads are like $40-$45


Not bad at all.. I wonder what they'll charge to put them in at the dealership.

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Sultan Mar 8, 6:13pm - #119461 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Sultan
The TRD pads are like $40-$45


Not bad at all.. I wonder what they'll charge to put them in at the dealership.



I'll find out on Thursday when I put them in thumbsup
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Evan Mar 8, 6:15pm - #119462 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Sultan
The TRD pads are like $40-$45


Not bad at all.. I wonder what they'll charge to put them in at the dealership.



I'll find out on Thursday when I put them in thumbsup


Let me know grin

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Gen7fan Mar 8, 6:19pm - #119463 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Sultan
The TRD pads are like $40-$45


Not bad at all.. I wonder what they'll charge to put them in at the dealership.



I'll find out on Thursday when I put them in thumbsup



I want to know how they work for you.
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Sultan Mar 8, 6:22pm - #119464 

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sure bro, I'll let you know even though you called me an old man tongue
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Gen7fan Mar 8, 6:40pm - #119465 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
sure bro, I'll let you know even though you called me an old man tongue


I'll let you let me know, even though you called me boy rice
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Gen7fan Mar 8, 6:42pm - #119466 
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BTW, WC toyota is selling TRD pads for $45, anyone know if that is per wheel or per axle?
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Sultan Mar 8, 6:44pm - #119467 

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trog2233 Mar 8, 7:37pm - #119468 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
BTW, WC toyota is selling TRD pads for $45, anyone know if that is per wheel or per axle?


Thats per axle...thats where i got mine thumbsup
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Gen7fan Mar 8, 8:07pm - #119469 
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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
BTW, WC toyota is selling TRD pads for $45, anyone know if that is per wheel or per axle?


Thats per axle...thats where i got mine thumbsup


Thats good to know, If I have to eat the cost of the EBCs ($80), the TRDs will sofen the blow.

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if your going to continue to be racing, lol, i would get a brembo big brake kit, for the all those hills out there...
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Gen7fan Mar 8, 11:09pm - #119471 
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Originally Posted by XplodCelica0708
if your going to continue to be racing, lol, i would get a brembo big brake kit, for the all those hills out there...


looking into Axxis pads now, don't think I'll do 120 down hill again, very stupid on any brakes.
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VarneyTrd Mar 8, 11:19pm - #119472 
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no brake pads are really gonna hold up at 100..
spineyes but if you werent happy with these pads why dont you try TRD's
i hear really good stuff about them
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Gen7fan Mar 8, 11:27pm - #119473 
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Originally Posted by VarneyTrd
no brake pads are really gonna hold up at 100..
spineyes but if you werent happy with these pads why dont you try TRD's
i hear really good stuff about them



doubt they can handle it, wish someone could tell me they know they work great at 100mph+.

Axxis is getting good reviews on another site I have this posted on.
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Evan Mar 8, 11:30pm - #119474 

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if you're looking to stop well at those speeds, you need not only to upgrade your pads, but your rotors as well cool

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 8, 11:41pm - #119475 

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Thanks for the heads up...I was GOING to get those, but won't now wink
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Kim Mar 8, 11:48pm - #119476 
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well from what i've heard EBC, and axxis pads are really good. But hardcore autoxers like Hawk or porterfield pads. Don't really know which is better but i just hope this helps. I have some zeal pads but i havent' installed them yet. i'll post a review when i do though

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Gen7fan Mar 8, 11:55pm - #119477 
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I think I will give them some more time to be sure there good and broke in (that was the first hi speed stop for them), I am going to talk to EBC about getting my money back, if I don't get my money back I will use these until its time to change and then go with Axxis.
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Sultan Mar 12, 1:55am - #119478 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Sultan
The TRD pads are like $40-$45


Not bad at all.. I wonder what they'll charge to put them in at the dealership.



I'll find out on Thursday when I put them in thumbsup


Let me know grin



hey guys (Evan, Gen7fan) - just had springs, brake pads, and wheel alignment done at dealership.


TRD spring install - $78.72
TRD Brake Pads install - $43.20
alignment - $48.00


- brake pads feel good so far, excellent stopping power compared to stock. Springs are a little stiffer but fill out the wheel wells nicely imo thumbsup
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DjFox1270 Mar 12, 2:49am - #119479 
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
sheesh, sometimes this place gets under my skin. If I post a pic of what rims I might get I would get 25 replies. Post a real question about a real Performance part and you get two replies (not a dig on them), really sad. thumbsdown


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shabu Mar 13, 6:26am - #119480 
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Originally Posted by DjFox1270
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
sheesh, sometimes this place gets under my skin. If I post a pic of what rims I might get I would get 25 replies. Post a real question about a real Performance part and you get two replies (not a dig on them), really sad. thumbsdown


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True that! - and I have heard good things about hawke pads also.
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