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Green Stuff or Red Stuff pads?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Markb, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    As subject I want to change the pads on my car for improved braking (I know you can't really improve the standard brakes LOL) and to reduce brake dust.

    I will be using the standard discs as I've heard they bite better due to them being softer, but which ones? Green or Red?


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  3. Stuart_A3_Turbo

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    velcro said:
    i've just put green stuff on the back but when it comes to doing the front i'll definatly go for red, probably with the ebc grooved discs.

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    Dont do it. As per the whole Green/Red debate i took time to speak to EBC themselves and explained my situation to them. I currently have Greenstuff all round with EBC discs all round. I was told i should not be running greenstuff and should change to redstuff. Not just the front, but all 4 pads as it wasnt a good idea to run a mixture of green and reds. Ok, so maybe he was just trying to get me to buy a full set, but considering he offered me a good price due to me being wrongly sold the greenstuff in the first place id still be inclined to take his advice and not mix the 2.
     
  4. mlcadman

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    pagid fast road pads i've been impressed with personally
     
  5. Stuart_A3_Turbo

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    No mate, he didnt say why he just said its not a good idea, and not to just replace the fronts.
     
  6. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you!
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    it doesnt really make much difference to be honest... Im running porkers at the front and using greenstuff rear pads with no ill-effect... red stuff fronts wont be anywhere near as powerful on standard callipers so it wont be a problem.

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  7. dave_cornwall

    dave_cornwall New Member

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    I'd stay away from EBC completely... i've had a few sets and they have all warped within 5k miles...

    Mixing red and green wouldn't be a good idea as they work at different temps.. the greens would bite a lot better cold so if on rear might move the bias to the rear?
     

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