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    Smile OE VS EBC front pads.

    Hey all.

    After purchasing some new rear pads for the astra, I'm thinking of doing the fronts for the mot.

    And well I know it's pointless upgrading rear pads, but what about front?

    I read on here yellow stuff pads are ideal, as they don't chew the discs up like the redstuff pads, but what about mintex, or blackstuff pads, greenstuff pads?

    Id like better braking, and well, what's the routes worth going in? Oe or aftermarket pads?

    Also where can I purchase the EBC pads? My local factors doesn't stock any ha.

    Discuss.



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    i've got greenstuff pads and cant fault them, but i'm running them with ebc ultimax discs, got mine from potn.co.uk

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    EBCdirect.com (or maybe .co.uk) is usually the cheapest, followed by camkill.com.

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    But are they actually any better? That's what I'm asking.

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    I have got Yellow stuff on the vxr and there great, been around the berg on them and no break fade and good wear
    285bhp supercharged mini as a track car

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    I've seen many people say yes, they are better than OEM pads.

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    The other question is: black, yellow, green, or red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogmatix View Post
    Also where can I purchase the EBC pads? My local factors doesn't stock any ha.
    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    EBCdirect.com (or maybe .co.uk) is usually the cheapest, followed by camkill.com.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogmatix View Post
    But are they actually any better? That's what I'm asking.
    You asked where you can buy them, you got the answer?

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    what model you got, should help decide what ones you need

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    2.0D Estate iirc but thats not to say u shouldnt go for the best brakes available

    personally i say yellowstuff time and time again - but i have quite a bit more power than you - id still go for the yellows though - but in all honesty, youd probs just be best off with standard compound pads and discs, together with fresh fluid throughout the whole system, braided hoses etc

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