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Old 17-09-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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I read somewhere that EBC products don't compare to other brands as they aren't designed for the Australian climate. I can understand this for brake pads, but is does it apply to discs too? I was looking at the greenstuff pads off protege garage. I haven't bothered to price anything else locally yet. What other brake pads are out there that are of similar price and quality locally?

Also, on protege garage i saw there's a combo sort of deal, 300 for greenstuff pads, ebc drilled and slotted rotors and goodrich braided lines. Is this a good deal? How do braided lines compare to normal brake lines, does it actually make any difference?
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Old 17-09-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Talk to Astro Boy on here, he'll be able to sort you out with some QFM HPX pads & RDA for a lot cheaper then ProtegeGarages prices
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Old 18-09-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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Yeah I'd be buying RDAs for alot cheaper than EBC rotors.
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Old 19-09-2011, 10:38 AM   #4
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I read somewhere that EBC products don't compare to other brands as they aren't designed for the Australian climate.
Correct. EBC pads are generally fairly average as they're designed to work on softer rotors in lower ambient temperatures compared to the Australian market.

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I can understand this for brake pads, but is does it apply to discs too?
Not really, as 'EBC' rotors in Australia are all RDA anyway. The Gold Passivating and Slotting/Dimpling is all done locally here.
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What other brake pads are out there that are of similar price and quality locally?
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How do braided lines compare to normal brake lines, does it actually make any difference?
Nup, SFA difference. Braided lines generally only mask an inadequacy in the brake fluid, and 99.9% of the benefit people service from fitting them is because by default they've had to change the fluid, or because they replaced lines that needing replacing anyways, and fitting new rubber lines would've had the same net affect.

In any production car with a firewall mounted booster there's more loss of feel from the firewall flexing then there'll ever be from the rubber lines expanding...
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Old 19-09-2011, 09:45 PM   #5
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Nup, SFA difference. Braided lines generally only mask an inadequacy in the brake fluid, and 99.9% of the benefit people service from fitting them is because by default they've had to change the fluid, or because they replaced lines that needing replacing anyways, and fitting new rubber lines would've had the same net affect.

In any production car with a firewall mounted booster there's more loss of feel from the firewall flexing then there'll ever be from the rubber lines expanding...
I have to back this up. On any stock brakes NOTHING. in fact Even on some big brake kits etc. I don't think feel is any different on any car. The only cars I have noticed a Minor difference, is on NON ABS cars and cars with Small brakes. I have to admit when driving a old Ex-taxi - aka look-alike XWGT -ute. Owner did do brake lines and we did notice difference. everything else was new and he only added the lines because they were a gift. But you had to be on it to notice it. So in effect what was **** brakes just made to feel even more ****.
but I have never noticed a pedal feel difference to any car with ABS.
Also has alot to do with new cars better desgin etc. Older cars hoses were longer and allowed to move alot more.
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