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The EGT project is going to be starting soon. I have my eyes on a set of slotted rotors, SS Brake lines, painted calipers, and I do not know what I wan't to do with the Pads.

I really like Carbon Metallic pads. They are reasonably priced, stop great, and last forever. Unfortunatly, they are not made for the rear. I want the same brand in both the front and rear

In a way, I want EBC Greenstuff pads. I am not sure though. I have heard some positive comments about Axxis pads. Not sure though.

What pads do you all use? What do you think of them?


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greenstuff?!

...get redstuff.

I'm autocross friends with a guy who owns a CRX that runs slotted rotors and greenstuff pads and a bunch of other stuff. If I were in your shoes, the first thing I'd do is replace the brake lines with stainless brake lines.

Most people who do it just do it because they're clueless and following the trends.

But ask any person who races... and not just gay street racing... about brakes. They'll tell you the same thing that I'll tell you, and that's that brake modulation is more important than braking power. Of course both is great, but the most important thing is being able to threshold heel-toe without locking up, and that's somethng that you can't do reliably with stock lines.

Upgrading to stainless lines WILL improve your times and vehicle control more than better brake pads and rotors will.

And yes... the redstuff pads are better, but also more expensive, and I dunno if EBC makes em for escorts.

Also, a great thing to do is change your proportioning valve if you're into racing.
 

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The brakes are going to be done at once. First will be the brakes, then suspension, then engine. I am looking for the longest lasting brakes with the best braking ability. I do not plan on racing it much. It will be more for touring and curvey roads.

Keep the info flowing.


Tom

p.s. SS brake lines are on the list mentioned above. I will be painting the calipers. It will be either bright red or Toreador Red to match the exterior. What do you guys think?
 
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