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Old 07-29-2003, 08:49 AM
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EBC Green

I am using the EBC Green Stuff pads on my 500SL and am happier with them than with OEM pads because the dust is greatly reduced and what dust I get doesn't seem to be as caustic to the wheels. The EBC uses Kevlar I understand...

Yes, they require a little more pedal pressure when cold, but they rally to the braking when needed. Especially on the road. When the brakes are warm the pedal feels the same as OEM.

I had a little squeaking at first, but after they settled in it went away. I have had OEM pads squeak a bit at first too.

So, are you guys saying that the Metal Masters have NO dust, or are reduced like the EBC?

When will we have electric brakes with no wearing parts!!!
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Old 09-29-2003, 04:34 PM
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EBC Green Update

Well, it has now beena couple of months since I posted my cheery little success story with my EBC Green pads. I still like them BUT I have lots of pulsing and shaking at high speeds.

Yes, my rotors did not hold up and are warped or have "Hot" spots on them.

Is there a high quality rotor that you guys recommend? Slotted? Drilled?

Let's hear some replies on how to reliably solve the dust problem without screwing up our brake systems...
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Old 09-29-2003, 05:04 PM
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Re: EBC Green Update

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Well, it has now beena couple of months since I posted my cheery little success story with my EBC Green pads. I still like them BUT I have lots of pulsing and shaking at high speeds.

Yes, my rotors did not hold up and are warped or have "Hot" spots on them.

Is there a high quality rotor that you guys recommend? Slotted? Drilled?

Let's hear some replies on how to reliably solve the dust problem without screwing up our brake systems...
I ruined 2 sets of rotors on EBC's.
Switch to Axxis Deluxe plus (or PBR deluxe) pads and dump the EBC's and call me in the morning. Your wallet, wheels and your rotors will thank you!
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:12 PM
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Same here - the Green stuff didn't hold up for long. Been using Metal Masters for about a year, with no issues.
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You want cream of the crop?
Mintex Red Box pads & Zimmerman cross-drilled rotors.
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Old 09-29-2003, 11:08 PM
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speace

You want cream of the crop?
Mintex Red Box pads & Zimmerman cross-drilled rotors.
Manny,
These two brands I have not come across. I will look around. My goal is:

#1 low dust
#2 easy enough on the rotors not to warp them or better rotors
#3 not cause excess pedal pressure

The EBC green stuff pads scored an 8 on #1, a 3 on #2 and a 5 on #3...

I don't mind replacing rotors more often if I don't have to use ultra pricy ones.
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Re: Re: EBC Green Update

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I ruined 2 sets of rotors on EBC's.
Switch to Axxis Deluxe plus (or PBR deluxe) pads and dump the EBC's and call me in the morning. Your wallet, wheels and your rotors will thank you!
Yal,

How is the dust on the Axxis Deluxe pad? What started me on this quest was to protect the investment I made on my wheels.
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Old 09-29-2003, 11:14 PM
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Same here - the Green stuff didn't hold up for long. Been using Metal Masters for about a year, with no issues.
Turboman,

I've been told that with the Metalmasters you can expect to replace the rotors every time you do the pads. Have you experienced this? Also, how is the dust?
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I can assure you, no dust, great braking, easy on the rotors. You can have it all.
Try: www.germanautoparts.com
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Old 09-30-2003, 12:38 PM
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Re: Re: Re: EBC Green Update

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Yal,

How is the dust on the Axxis Deluxe pad? What started me on this quest was to protect the investment I made on my wheels.
Deluxe pads dust after a week of driving. BUT the dust is no way near as much as the dust from the OE pads (about 75% less), and certainly not as corrosive, it just wipes off even if you leave it on there for months.
Deluxe plus pads have even less dust if you can find a set for your application.
I got the deluxe because fastlane sold them.
I have not tried the metal master but have heard good things about it. The deluxe pads have the same "feel" as OEM so I am happy!
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