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Old 01-22-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Some Brake Questions

Ok as many of you know i bought curlymurts car http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...t=DSCF0687.jpg
it was a great trip back to MN but the brakes need some work i planing on doing and all at once job with my Stainless steal lines and my bushings. I am replacing my front and rear with brembo disks
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1. what are your opinions on EBC red stuff pads
2.do i need ABS scan tool
3.any one have pointers to doing this


and by the way this is car that is getting the HX35, forged pistons and cams. HE HE and a engine refresh
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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ABS scan tool? For what?

EBC Redstuff dust out like a mo-fo, but stop pretty good, really good when hot. I would try the new yellow stuff if I were you.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
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what are your temps where you live? I have EBC greenstuff with EBC dimpled/slotted rotors with SS lines and super blue brake fluid, couldnt be happier with the setup up. Its winter here right now, and they do take a couple of good stops to get warmed up, I have the this is more pronounced with the red stuff pads in a cold climate.
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He lives in my climate.

I drove my Aero with Red Stuff pads over the weekend. It was 10 below zero (fahrenheit), they stop FINE, people who have never used them like to disagree with me for some reason

Reds work fine in the cold, as good as a normal semi-metallic, and then when they get hot they kick some pretty decent ass!
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I run RedStuff pads and stock rotors on my Viggen and I really like the setup.
Almost no dusting at all for me!
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I did my brakes last summer with the CNC Machined Brembo's from Genuine in the front and rear stock Brembro's from Eeuroparts. For pads, I went with the EBC RedStuff pads as well. Wintertime I have never had a problem with them, even when starting out.

And no reason for an ABS scan tool. Only pointer really is make sure you have a large hammer. The rotors like to seize themselves to the hub and theres really nothing you can do but wail on it. It might be loud and ugly, but brute force works there.
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I know a couple of people on SC have noticed slow cold stopping power. My greens work well from the get go, even if its -15c, but they work better when they are warmed up, i suppose this is with any pad setup.
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ABS scan tool? For what?

EBC Redstuff dust out like a mo-fo, but stop pretty good, really good when hot. I would try the new yellow stuff if I were you.
i think i will go with the yellow stuff and
GS slotted rotors all around
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Awesome, let me know where you source the yellowstuff pads. I want a set for the 9-3, as it will need brakes pretty soon.
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You dont think yellow stuff pads might be a bit much ? Its more of a racing pad, I would be concerned about squeeking especially if you are in the city with stop and go.
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So sorry for being off topic, but hows it handle? I noticed it was lowered. Im Thinking about lowering my Ng..
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Blu, do it.

Best money in any kind of performance mods that I have done besides a tune...
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Don't worry too much about the rear rotors on the hub ... they should pop off fairly easily. I took them off about a month or two before I decided to sell it. That's when I realized it will need brakes and rotors soon. Soon is now.
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Blu, do it.

Best money in any kind of performance mods that I have done besides a tune...

Best money for what, the yellow stuff ?
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Suspension. Lowering springs and Struts. (aka. H&R's and Koni's)
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So sorry for being off topic, but hows it handle? I noticed it was lowered. Im Thinking about lowering my Ng..
it handles like a champ. i love it. it is set to the softest setting right now i don't see any reason to turn them up. As for if you should do? yes by far a great investment if you are planing on getting or have a stg 3.
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You dont think yellow stuff pads might be a bit much ? Its more of a racing pad, I would be concerned about squeeking especially if you are in the city with stop and go.
um i going to need all the help stoping my car can get.
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Yeah, I think you will be fine with yellow stuff on whichever car you are making go fast and stuff.

Also, this should be nice if you ever make it out to a track day or some sort of driving event in the future.
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Yeah, I think you will be fine with yellow stuff on whichever car you are making go fast and stuff.

Also, this should be nice if you ever make it out to a track day or some sort of driving event in the future.
how is your holset project??
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Check my project thread. The motor is back in and I need to drive down to get an exhaust manifold for the turbo from Meyer Garage. Once I have the mani, I will have the turbo on there in a matter of minutes!

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