EBC Brakes On Corvette

EBC Brakes On Corvette

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Benbay001

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5,398 posts

113 months

Friday 22nd May
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I will soon need new brakes for my C5 Z06 as the discs are probably the originals and are starting to get hairline fractures (MOT advisory).

Ive looked on rock auto and it seems £500 will get some mid range discs and pads delivered to my door. Or £360 from EBC for some solid discs with Redstuff pads. (or possibly yellowstuff? but they seem to be more track focused)

Where does everyone get their discs and pads from? Anyone had EBC on their vette or similar weight/ power car?

Thanks

Edit: on a tangent, i discovered the "competitive driving" mode this week and what a difference it makes! Previously any small bump in the road and the car would cut power. No longer a problem! Awesome!

Edited by Benbay001 on Friday 22 May 10:26

Fishy Dave

657 posts

201 months

Friday 22nd May
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Hello,

I use EBC grooved and dimpled discs on my C6. They have stood up to track use well and are fine on the road too. The pads are 'ok', good value, but there are better. If you are using them on the road only they'll be fine and would be my preference over a typical Euro Car Parts pad. I've used Yellow Stuff and Blue Stuff NDX in other cars on the road and track, but not in a Corvette. My preference would be to look for Mintex 1144 as a road pad. I use these on the rear of mine.

Benbay001

Original Poster:

5,398 posts

113 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Thank you.

I can only find rear brake pads for the car from Mintex, unfortunately, same with other brands.

chris lake

50 posts

27 months

Sunday 24th May
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ive got ebc yellow stuff back and front on my c7,they dont do discs for the c7 even though advertised through demon tweeks,ive been with ebc (freeman automotivre) since they started 1982 first on gp m/c,s then evo makinen track car, ferrari 360 modena,great company and customer service,had to get my discs from LNS in the states,they warp on c7 even after 10k, was a recall in us but not in uk, never understand why they are so small on z-51 c7,seen bigger on a van


Benbay001

Original Poster:

5,398 posts

113 months

Monday 25th May
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chris lake said:
ive got ebc yellow stuff back and front on my c7,they dont do discs for the c7 even though advertised through demon tweeks,ive been with ebc (freeman automotivre) since they started 1982 first on gp m/c,s then evo makinen track car, ferrari 360 modena,great company and customer service,had to get my discs from LNS in the states,they warp on c7 even after 10k, was a recall in us but not in uk, never understand why they are so small on z-51 c7,seen bigger on a van
Good to hear.

There is lots of negative news on EBC.

mfp4073

1,603 posts

130 months

Wednesday 27th May
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Benbay001 said:
Good to hear.

There is lots of negative news on EBC.
I'm no expert on Corvettes, but the Vauxhall Monaro had Corvette brakes on some models. As far as I can remember EBC pads were not exactly a popular choice. However, the Corvette is a good deal lighter and depending on how you drive the car you may be OK on EBC's.
The best overal pads I've found are Pedders sports Ryder ceramic pads.
These aren't cheap, but they are quiet in use, almost dust free and work well hot or cold.
You could try Pedders UK and see if they can help you out, they are a good company to deal with.

Benbay001

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5,398 posts

113 months

Wednesday 10th June
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I bought the EBC discs and pad yesterday. I should be fitting at the weekend so will provide an update.
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