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Old 09-04-2001, 06:21 PM   #1
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hello.......
one of my friend asked do i know anything about EBC greenstuff brake pads but i know nothing about it.......
so i would like to bring it out to ask our icluber to see if anyone knows anything about it.........

and if yes.....where can i find them in vancouver area?
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Old 09-04-2001, 07:17 PM   #2
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i wouldn't try EBC myself....

rather go for Endless or Project Mu at that price....haha...
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Old 09-04-2001, 07:33 PM   #3
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For what car though? I heard people saying EBC was ok...

But yea, personally, I'd probably go for Endless or something.
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Old 09-04-2001, 07:34 PM   #4
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For what car though? I heard people saying EBC was ok...

But yea, personally, I'd probably go for Endless or something.
ppl will not pay about the same price for OK....haha....
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Old 09-04-2001, 07:37 PM   #5
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True. But there will always be people who do "weird" things right? Just look at how many people have *ahem* Altezza lights?
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Old 09-04-2001, 07:57 PM   #6
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my friend drive a miata
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Old 09-04-2001, 08:19 PM   #7
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Well, I'm sure there's TONS of brake pads for the roadster. Ask around at the Miato boards what they're using.
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Old 09-05-2001, 01:07 AM   #8
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I brought in 2 batches of EBC last year...and found their pads pretty good. However their customer service was absolutely terrible, as they failed to fill in the proper customs documents both times, costing me more money and aggravation with Canada Customs.

Plus each time I called, their dim-witted receptionist could not grasp the notion that I was out of Canada....the country just to the North of them. Her terrible grasp of the English language and her in-ability to pass messages onto my saleperson prompted me to drop them as a product line.

Thus the reason why I became a KVR distributor. Their products are top notch...(yes, they are a kevlar/carbon mix on their brake pads...but for street use, they are more than enough stopping power, fade resistant, and rotor friendly for everyday use, with less dusting than Axxis and PBR Metal Masters. EBC's are a full kevlar pad, so the dusting is minimal, HOWEVER, they are also almost double the cost of the KVR's, so it's hard to justify their cost based on a consumer cost-comparison. (ie: I sold EBC's for $123 Can for a set of front pads...whereas I now STOCK and sell KVR Kevlar/carbon brake pads for the fronts of the 2.5 RS for $65 Canadian ($42 US) , and rears for the 2.5 RS at $45 Canadian ($29 US)for the set.

Also KVR sells only Brembo high quality cast rotors, which I also stock in gold plated, cross drilled for the Subaru at $120 for fronts each, and $115 for rears each. ($78 and $74 US per rotor each !)

You won't find these prices ANYWHERE for less !! Especially in the Vancouver area. Front Cross drilled rotors are normally in the $140-$160 price range each.

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Old 09-05-2001, 01:37 AM   #9
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Hey Don,

I assume the rotors fit the WRX as well, what about the pads?
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Old 09-05-2001, 02:31 AM   #10
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T-Rex...I'm not sure IF the rotors and pads are the same as the WRX. KVR has not released whether or not they are.

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Old 09-05-2001, 02:42 AM   #11
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The WRX rotor is slightly larger than the RS rotor, although I do believe they use the same size brake caliper. The WRX uses a different mounting bracket to accomodate for the larger rotor size.

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Old 09-05-2001, 06:06 AM   #12
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Thanks Darren, that woulda sucked if I ordered.
Sorry for invading the post. Im out
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Old 09-05-2001, 01:20 PM   #13
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Don can you get the rotors to fit the STI 4 pot calipers ?

That's a size slight bigger (13.3" I think) than the new WRX rotor. Let me know if you need me to find the correct size.
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Old 09-05-2001, 01:23 PM   #14
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Forgot so say. These prices are awesome. I'll be seeing you soon Don.
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Old 09-05-2001, 06:18 PM   #15
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hey Don,

so are those rotors actually under KVR or under Brembo?

just curious coz i have seen two friend's KVR rotors cracked...

do they have diff models such like cheaper one made by other manufacturer?

but never heard anything wrong w/ Brembo....

do u have any slotted rotors? or slotted and drilled?
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Old 09-06-2001, 02:00 AM   #16
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Peter, as far as I know, since the Sti 4 pots are a non-North American component, KVR does not import these in.

Erik... these are Brembo rotors that KVR purchases...and has them plated. The ones I stock are gold, and cross drilled. (slotted eat pads too fast)

I've probably sold over 100 sets so far, with ZERO complaints. (I use them on my 240, my wife's Mustang, and all my 300ZX brake kits I sell.)

I tried both slotted and drilled, and found slotted not as good as drilled...as the rotor wore down, the slot became less and less efficient.
Plus slotted rotors really eat your brake pads faster than cross drilled.

Peter - for the large brake set-up, I can bring you in the Stop Tech units.... (www.stoptech.com)
which have their own computer designed Brembo-like calipers..(almost identical to the Porsche Brembo's..with seals and all, same size differential bore 4 piston calipers, WITH dust boots, 328mm x 28mm front Aerorotors with floating 7075 T6 hats, lines, pads, and all hardware.

This retails for $1495 plus shipping, but I can do special pricing to break into Stop Tech's market.

If you're gonna do it.... do it RIGHT !! (go big or go home is my motto

Essentially the STi brakes are the same calipers as the 300ZX. The Stop Tech ones are the same as the Porsche 911 Turbo !!!

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Old 09-06-2001, 02:37 AM   #17
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don, interested in rotors for 02wrx =|


also.. what kinda deal can u get on those stoptechs in cad??
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Old 09-06-2001, 09:32 PM   #18
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Don: wow....maybe my friend has a defective rotor or he is driving too hard? u know anything about warranty? the shop he bought it from says no warranty on crack....

i know slotted rotors eat pads but they have better braking performance than drilled....how fast will the pads be gone anyways? i have never used any....
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