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    Red or Yellow what is better

    Hi i have an Astra coupe turbo looking to upgrade my brakes to turbo groove ebc discs and red stuff pads, but which is better yellow stuff or red, i will be using it for just road use and have heard the red stuff need to warm up first before they are any good and yellow are better as they bite from cold, would appreciated people experiences in these pads and discs

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    yellow

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    so why does courteny recommend red stuff as the best

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    Whats wrong with green stuff pads, thats what I have and if i'm honest they are quite hard waring, this is noticeble when driving slow and when they are clod but once they are warm they are great!

    If you are using the car every day I probably wouldnt reccomend green stuff a less aggresive pad would be better.

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    sorry! dont work for courtenay so cant say!

    a lot of ppl tend to think that yellow are a race pad!!! they are just race approved

    i hate reds with a passion - dangerous imo from cold - i know of race teams who have used them and agree

    each to their own though - but theres a lot of practices that Courtenay Sport adhere to that i dont agree with so this can join that list.

    if u want to opt for red then go for it - but personally when it comes to braking performance - i dont want medium performance i want ultimate performance



    EDIT: Green stuff have never been advisable for high power applications - if were talking ultimate performance then id only ever use Mintex M1144, Ferrodo DS2500 or EBC Yellowstuff personally

    Green, Red etc etc may be suitable for most though - all depends what ur after from ur brakes



    Oh and my yellowstuffs last 25K on 308mm Mtech grooved discs before i sold them on with over half the pad material left!!! only removed them so i could fit 322mm vxr setup

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    any one rate the ebc turbo groove 308mm discs or got negatives about them cheers

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    listen to GB he knows. oh as for the disks aint worth it imho bad experience using them with green stuff they cracked and pads fell apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhabba View Post
    Hi i have an Astra coupe turbo looking to upgrade my brakes to turbo groove ebc discs and red stuff pads, but which is better yellow stuff or red
    There's only one way to find out.....................



    fight....................

    1999 - Astra Club 1.6 8V Auto & 2006 - Combo 1.3 CDTi

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