Products - EBC Brake pads

Ultimax General Replacement Pads

A high friction pad designed for general replacement use on cars, vans and SUV's (4x4s). 

Using shimmed, chamfered and slotted technology and incorporating EBC’s unique BRAKE-IN coating for super quick pad bed-in.

EBC black coded brake pads are a high friction premium quality friction material approved to ECE R90 brake safety regulations and as such are an exact equivalent to original equipment pads fitted to your vehicle from the factory - but for far less money.

Its universal heat range abilities and low rotor wear are additional benefits of the Ultimax pad range which is the EBC worldwide number one selling brake pad with numbers of sets sold running into tens of millions over the recent years. Unlike many of our performance grades Ultimax has remain unchanged as a pad compound for ten years now, a true testament to its success and customer acceptance. Why change a winning formula.

Black coded in the EBC range EBC Ultimax is a fully ECE R 90 approved brake pad range and at its lower price point, less than  HALF the price of original parts yet TOTALLY EQUIVALENT by nature of its R 90 brake safety approval, Ultimax offers great value for money and first class driving safety.

Don’t let the lower price point cloud your view of this superb quality product, these pads will stop your vehicle as fast as any original equipment pad and faster than most aftermarket pads. One brilliant feature of EBC R90 pads is their ability to completely eliminate brake judder and these pads will actually COMPENSATE for mild brake judder after 600-800 kilometres of use. 

Nominal friction co-efficient 0.46 with minimal rotor damage and similar

 dust to original parts.

Reduced Rotor Wear

Disc wear is reduced by up to 50% with the EBC material compared to more abrasive semi metallic’s. It is common to replace the rotor with every pad change on some OE parts but with EBC it is quite common to see one rotor last TWO sets of pad lifetimes, offering significant savings. This does NOT mean that the EBC pads wear quickly either.

EBC Greenstuff Brake Pads
Premium street sport pad for cars up to 200bhp. General spirited street driving.

Designed for premium street driving offering better brake effect up to 600°C (1100°F). EBC Greenstuff has a high initial brake effect and gives drivers confidence from first application of the brake pedal. There is no such thing as a NO DUST pad. The very nature of how a brake works requires that some dust be generated to avoid rotor vibration (shimmying). The EBC pad creates less dust and dust is more easily washed off than most. All pads create more dust as they are bedding in especially if rotors are worn.. For heavier faster cars and vehicles above 200bhp we strongly recommend Redstuff which DOES offer much less dust. 

Since EBC Brakes launched its sport range in 1997 EBC Greenstuff has sold well over 3 million sets of performance automotive brakes all over the world and has become the number one selling EBC sport pad. 

It is essential to note that EBC offer THREE RANGES of Greenstuff pads engineered for each application .

  • Greenstuff 2000 series for sport compact and hot hatches
  • Greenstuff 6000 series for entry level truck and SUV upgrade
  • Greenstuff 7000 low dust Truck and SUV Brakes

Appreciated by drivers of cars up to 200 BHP year 2009 sees the launch of the 9th version

 of EBC 2000 series Greenstuff which has once again pushed the performance barriers of organic friction materials. The latest version of Greenstuff is a deliberately softer compound to improve pedal feel on lighter cars at lower speeds. This resulted in a medium dust material with good lifetime and minimal rotor wear. 

Many drivers of lighters cars and kit cars have used Greenstuff 2000 series with success in race use and tests at the UK MIRA Motor Vehicle Research Institute have shown a version of Greenstuff to stop a car almost 20 feet quicker than original parts on a popular hot hatch braking from 60 MPH offering a huge 15% brake improvement. 

Greenstuff 6000 series is regarded as a first level brake improvement over stock and can deliver up to 15% improvement in stopping power. However Greenstuff 6000 is NOT a hard and long lasting pad and drivers may find Greenstuff last LESS MILES on light Trucks and SUV than stock units which in our opinion are designed primarily to pass the warranty period but 6000 are a good quality pad replacement with medium dusting and good brake effect. 

Greenstuff 7000 series are a slightly harder pad than its 6000 series stable mate and designed to reduce dust and last slightly longer than the 6000 series. Again a great pad and a quality pad replacement for Truck and SUV (4 x 4).

Nominal friction coefficient 0.55. 

EBC Redstuff Brake Pads
High Performance LOWEST DUST rating pads for Prestige imports and faster street driving. 

There are TWO reasons our customers love Redstuff, First because they are the lowest dust pad we have encountered by reducing dust by 60-90%. Plus the minimal dust you see is very easily removed with a simple sponge wash as it contains no steel fibre particles as in ALL OTHER pads. Second they brake like an alligator right from cold (as good as Original pads or better) and just get better as they heat up.

This material is a Kevlar® fibre based brake compound enhanced with ceramic particles. If you have previously tried EBC redstuff (pre-ceramic compound) this material is light years ahead. It lasts longer, it brakes better and is quieter.

Being a hard wearing pad, bed-in times can be as long as 1,600 kilometres  and drivers must be patient until the pad takes up the shape of their disc (brake rotor). This is a truly impressive fast road pad for repeated heavy braking.

 It emits far less dust than semi-metallic pads and has been proven to stop a passenger car/sedan/sport compact/hot hatch 13 metres quicker than OEM pads from 100mph/160kph. Features EBC Brake-In surface coating which conditions rotor surface and accelerates pad bed-in. Nominal  Friction coefficient 0.5 with approx. 50% dust reduction.

As EBC's flagship street brake pad material for prestige and faster cars above 200BHP the 09 versioon EBC Redstuff sets new standards in brake performance. Redstuff has always been known for its low dust ability but the latest blend has greatly reduced the phenomenon of pad "Pick up" or disc scoring and reduced dust even further.  EBC Redstuff should be used at both front and rear for optimum balanced brake performance. 

EBC Yellowstuff - 4000 "R" Series - Full Race Pad
Ultra High Friction Pads for Race, Track day and Street Use.

EBC Yellowstuff is an Aramid fibre based brake compound with high brake effect form cold and is possibly one of the first ever compounds that can be used for STREET AND TRACK DRIVING. These pads do not require warm up but do get even stronger under the heat of hard driving. These are not a low dust pad and if your desire is for a low dust premium street use pad, you should consider EBC Redstuff. EBC Yellowstuff is currently produced in two compound versions - DM1846 and DM1793, both of which have been used with some success in racing. HOWEVER, for standard OEM brakes, as fitted to your car, there is no doubt that the DM1793 is getting better feedback, as it is slightly harder, slightly longer lasting and more appropriate for track day driving.

If using a high efficiency aftermarket race calipers with 4, 6 or 8 piston set ups. the sheer efficiency might allow the use of 1846 compound. DM1846 is currently the choise of the majority of GT3 drivers which are pretty serious competitors.

If you have any doubts about which compound to choose for your street and track combination pad, go for the 1793.

The most grippy pad in the EBC arsenal EBC Yellowstuff is a high friction pad for the driver who wants nothing but performance brakes.

 Not only a high friction pad but very resistant to heat and loads of heavy braking means that Yellowstuff has been used with great success in race cars and on high speed road vehicles alike.

Because of its huge heat range , the applications where EBC Yellowstuff will deliver benefits range from fastest street use on higher horsepower sedans to Track day and Race use on most street based cars and even as a brake upgrade on Trucks and SUV. Yellowstuff is especially appreciated on Trucks for towing and heavy loads and where wheel and tire oversized upgrades have been fitted.

Yellowstuff is NOT rated as low dust and creates similar dust to OEM pads, if low dust is what you seek,Redstuff should be your choice for fast street use.

Nominal friction coefficient 0.5.

  EBC Bluestuff Racing Brake Pads.      

For several years EBC Brakes has been developing its full race pads for cars called Bluestuff and after a final modification in 2009 is preparing to release this material known as Formula NDX in time for the 2010 season.

The NDX Formula is a harder and longer lasting pad than its stable mate the Yellowstuff compound and has been very successfully run on heavier cars including the Holden(Vauxhall) Monaro which weighs in at over 3600 lbs ( almost 1.7 tons) and as such is a much better test of the typical  race car.

Whilst EBC Brakes Yellowstuff has worked out very well in Europe on Track day and short even closed circuit racing, its high friction characteristics cause it to wear quite quickly on heavier cars and longer races, making the Blue NDX grade the ideal upgrade.


VIBRATION: In either steering wheel, brake pedal or even the entire vehicle can be caused by the disc rotor surface being scored, loose brake components or faulty steering components.

  • HARD OR LOW (SOFT) BRAKE PEDAL: Possible causes are 

  • restricted brake lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or even damaged brake linings. Soft brake pedal indicates adjustment required or more serious problems.

  • GRAB: Low foot pressure causing brakes to grab is a 

  • sign of contamination of the braking surface or a component getting ready to fail - usually in an extreme braking situation.

  • PULL OR DRAG: if your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, possible causes are low tyre pressure, frozen callipers or brake adjustment required. Drag is caused by your brakes failing to release, which leads to poor economy and eventually brake failure.

  • SQUEAK OR SQUEAL: some noise is expected however excessive squealing, grinding or chatter requires attention. Correct fitment procedure by experienced brake technicians is paramount in eliminating these noises.

All of these are early warning signs that your brakes need attention.


  • Ensure rotor surface is clean of all foreign materials and meets with the manufacturers minimum thickness requirements.

  • Avoid sudden braking for the first 100kms af

  • ter fitting RDA Brake Pads to allow them to bed-in.

  • Correct bedding-in procedure is as follows:

    Accelerate to 60 km/h and apply brakes with moderate to firm pressure and slow to 10km/h. Then accelerate back to 60km/h and repeat the process above "8-9" times.
    "Please refer to technical bulletin numbers 5 & 8 in our technical section in respect of detailed bedding in procedures to avoid any mistakes"
    This will ensure you get the maximum use from your RDA and EBC Brake Pads.

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