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    Question green stuff

    hi i have a zaffy gsi and was told that the brake pads at the back have two different pads? i have spoken to many shops and they say there all the same? i'm sure once i brought some standard pads from vauxhall and they needed a part number because of the differenent calipers etc?

    i want to up grade to grooved/drilled discs and green or red pads?

    i was told that red is recommended for the zaffy?
    i was told that green has far less brake dust?

    what are people running on there cars? what do you all think?
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    sorry can somebody move this to the zaffy discussion i put on in a hurry before work?

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    Any mods about? Sorry can't help you with the topic as brakes ain't my specialty i'm afraid
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    the red stuff pads are only suppose to good on cars over 200bhp but am not to sure

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    from what i understood red was more for track stuff and the green were for fast road use i wouldnt of thought you would get the brakes hot enough to need the redstuff but someone else might say different

    i have fitted green stuff to a few cars including a mini cooper s running over 240bhp and they seemed fine a good improvment over standard
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    as munkie said, red stuff pads are better for cars over 200bhp, but saying that, I know people who have them and say they take a lot to warm up.. Green stuff pads should be fine though, and will still work if you're over 200bhp..

    Have you looked at the Ferodos? their getting fairly good reviews lately, but expensive.
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    It's nothing to do with the power of the car, it's all about how you drive.

    If you do a lot of sudden and heavy braking then you might benefit from Red Stuff, but they do require some warming up (ie the first use won't be good or on the slip road after a long motorway stretch won't be good). These have less brake dust than normal too.

    If you are a spirited driver and want less brake dust then Green stuff are probably the ones to go for. They are uprated over OE ones.

    If you just want less brake dust, and don't push your brakes too hard, then go for Black Stuff.

    If you are mental and only drive track days in your car go for Yellow Stuff. These are crap until they get hot - but then are VERY good!

    Of course all except Black stuff should only be used with uprated discs, as the standard ones will just get worn away in double quick time.

    PS - There are other manufacturers other than EBC too Mintex Extreme and Ferodo DS12500 amongst others all get great reviews.
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    I used to have green stuff on my escort and they wernt bad

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    Back brake pads don't really do much, so just stick to the standard OE replacements.

    Greens are fine on the front, Red is probably a bit keen if you're just doing normal road driving.
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    take a look here, these guys are spot on and delivery is really fast too.http://www.ebcbrakesdirect.com/car/p...2001%2D2004%29

    site on its own is - http://www.ebcbrakesdirect.com/default.asp
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    I would only look at uprating the fronts as the rears dont realy do much, for road cars I would recomend green stuff pads as they are supurb from cold. Uprated discs is also highly recomended to get the most out of your new pads
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