I'm using EBC Yellow stuff and they work great. I went from not to good on braking to great. I don't have any experience with the others. I followed their break in steps to the letter, which is a lot of driving with very mild braking: I think it was 250 miles very easy braking, then 5 very aggressive brakes from 60 MPH to 40 MPH, then cool down drive. I'm getting a fair amount of brake dust, but they said that this is normal until full break in.
Another pad is Carbotech. I've used these on my cars for 20yrs. Currently use XP10 on front and XP8 on rear. This is on a roadster but would do fine on the coupe as well. I use the same compounds on my '02 Mustang track car. They will dust more than some so just keep your wheels clean. Forgot to mention, they do stop!
I am on my third year of using EBC yellow and still love them.
They do have some brake dist, but it's worth the stopping power with manual brakes.
I have used EBC on my vehicles for quite a while, always been satisfied with them.
Have a 2008 Gen 2 Coupe finished in 2019. Mostly a Show Car with original F5 brakes. The two scariest times in building the Coupe - firing up the Engine for first time and trying to get the brakes to stop it on the first drive. Iv'e installed Hawk HPS front and rear "there better" but I wouldn't let my wife drive the Car! ( Well I wouldn't let Her drive it anyway) Brakes depend on use! If I could install Pads that made my eye balls hit the windshield on a Track Day but had a lot of Dust, sign me up! Daily Driver - would rather hose off brake dust than replace the Hood! Did I answer your question! No!! Come On Builders! Chime in. Not everyone can afford Wilwoods.
I've reached a major milestone today. I have this coupe kit in my garage for a bit over three years, and I've finally got to the point where I can take off the body.
What better time to start a build thread!
This video should explain why it took so long to get here ...
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Well my first post for this thread, but its authentic.. :) I needed to make room under the house to extend the existing garage. Lucky I have some engineering and building experience, although the diggers are going to cost no matter what.. :)
When the pandemic started I found myself spending a lot of time at home so I decided to redo a 1/18 die-cast
Coupe that I had been given several years ago. So I repainted it and installed different wheels. Also redid the exhaust to try to mimic mine. Not an exact match but it kept me busy for a...
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