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Ebc green/red/yellow stuff

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Anyone feel like explaining the difference between the three and do you have any experience using them on the road... 

I used to see a lot of track cars mention ebc stuff pads... Not so much now though

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I’ve seen many friends with issues using EBC on track. I used the about 10 years ago on a racing MG. I’d describe them as disappointing. Others I know have had bigger issues on track.  
I’d never trust them. Mintex or Ferodo have better reputations

i seem to remember, EBC black is their OE, Green is their fast road yellow red and blue for competition only 

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If you want some proper uprated pads then leave the EBC alone. 

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The EBC home page has an explanation. Scroll down a bit and then hover over each pad in turn for details. Basically it goes:

Ultimax - their OEM pad

Green - mild performance for street use

Red - improved for street use (described as "flagship" but see below)

Yellow - still street and track

Blue - now track biased but street legal

Orange - track only

Personally, as @edc said above, I would leave them alone. I have a picture somewhere of some Redstuff pads I had on the 928 that completely disintegrated after one Castle Combe track day, but I can't find it right now. Never bothered with them since. I know people who swear by them, but personally I have had better experiences with Ferodo.

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2 hours ago, Davey rocket said:

Ds 2500 are excellent  if  they do a Porsche fitment ,good bite from cold ,better when hot and not a lot of brake dust 

They do. I've been using them. A decent uprated road pad. Better pads out there for more serious or regular track work. No pad wear sensor. Reasonable value. You're looking at +50% or more in price again for an improvement again. 

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I only asked as this used to be the pad mentioned on a lot of car adverts, years ago. 

Just thought it was weird they don't seem to feature as often 

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I use Redstuff on my Audi.  No intention of taking it on track, but the original pads gave horrendous squealing when braking gently at lower speeds. The EBC pads cured it completely. A common problem on the 8-pot RS brakes. 

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I put EBC Redstuff pads on my Boxster a year or so ago.  They were recommended by my local independent Porsche shop.  They are working fine, but I can't say I notice any real difference from the previous Porsche supplied pads.  They did come with a nice EBC sticker for my tool box!!!

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