Reviewed by Thomas V (Chester Springs, PA) Reviewed for a 2003 Nissan 350Z — 2009-08-14 06:43:39
If you expecting these pads to stay yellow you will be disappointed. I got mine so hot that they turned white-ish black. In short, you get what you pay for, but these EBC brake pads come with a lot of nice features standard like bed-in coating, wear indicator, backing plate coating for caliper pistons and tapered edges to reduce squeal when driving on the street, which is nice because some aggressive/track pads (Ferodo) squeal so bad when used on the street it is embarrassing. When pads are cold initial bite is poor (for this reason I would not recommend them solely for the street, but could suffice as a pad to get you to/from the track as well as then being used on the track if you give yourself extra braking time/stopping distance); however, once brought up to temp initial bite was decent. My brake pedal got long and the brakes started to fade about 15 to 20 minutes into my 25 to 30 minute track stint with ATE Super Blue brake fluid used. I think with better front brake cooling on my 350Z they would last the entire stint and be a highly recommended brake pad for the money. As they are and all else equal on my car/application and same track; CarboTech XP10 pads performed better, but cost like $80 more for a set of front pads and don't last as long (and don't have all those other nice features). So decent brake pad for the money, but performance drops off in the higher temperature range IMHO.