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Old 07-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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EBC YellowStuff?

Has anyone tried EBC YellowStuff brake pads for street/light track use? I had them on my Mini Cooper and they worked great, but this isn't a Mini.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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We have a guy at autoX that uses EBC Red. but thats the extent of my knowledge
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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I guess I'd be the guinea pig then... Any other recommendations?
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #4
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I'm interested as well. Its between OE, Hawk HPS, and YellowStuff.
Where are ordering from?
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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Actually the OE pads are great IMO, but they dont last too long (4 track days) and they're very expensive. I had HPS's before and they were ok, but lacked the initial bite I wanted. Again, that wasn't on this car, so I'm not sure if that applies. Haven't really searched yet. I found a good deal at auto anything for my last set. If anyone on here is a vendor I'd rather buy from them.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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Ive ran/am running yellow stuff. Much kless fade than OEs. At the track i did experience some mild fade, but over all stopping didnt seem to lose much, they just didnt bite as hard. No noticable issues at autocross, may not have had time to build the heat? No problems on the street, some mild squeeking during bed in, quiet ever since the track day though.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
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I highly recommend red stuff pads. They squeal a little under cold braking but its almost unnoticeable.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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tried them...disintegrated them on a road course. not up to dealing with heat. if you want a track pad get a track pad and swap them for track days.
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I found a good deal on them at autoplicity.com. $225 shipped for all 4. Since I'm not doing a ton of track time maybe they'll work for me. If not, I've wasted more money on worse things. I'll let everybody know what I think in a few weeks after my next track day.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:52 AM   #10
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Ok, so I tried the Yellowstuff pads on the track. In my opinion, they are nothing special. They are basically like the stock pads, but cheaper (which I guess is worth something in a cost/benefit ratio). They wear about the same as the stock pads too, so I probably won't get these again. Next time I might try some hawk or Ferodo pads. Since the car comes with Ferodo HP1000 pads, I might try the next pad up in their range.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #11
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Any other recommendations?
Carbotech has a lot of compounds from mild to wild...I'm very pleased with their stuff.
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Carbotech has a lot of compounds from mild to wild...I'm very pleased with their stuff.
We have carbotech on the M3, and they are so noisy, but hot damn they are killer. Maybe I'll look at their range and see what would work for the camaro. What model do you have and what are your thoughts on street use?
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:16 PM   #13
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I've got the 1521 street compound on my car...I don't race often. They're quiet and almost no dust...very very nice on the rotors, and they have great feel/stopping power in street use, haven't found any problem with them yet. Once in a while they squeak on a humid day, but nothing major, it doesn't bother me at all.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:55 PM   #14
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Today I called EBC and talked to them about the YellowStuff pads. After I explained my situation, they said that the YellowStuff really aren't the best application for a Camaro because of the weight of the car and also because I don't put many miles on the the car, so they most likely would never be fully bedded in. They said that their BlueStuff pads come pre-bedded, and have better initial bite and a better heat range. Also, they said that they work just as well on the street as the YellowStuff.

They then told me that they are sending me a FREE set of their BlueStuff Pads!

I have to say I was shocked, and I really wasn't expecting that. I can't thank them enough considering the price of pads these days.

I'll let everyone know what I think about the new pads after I get them on the track.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #15
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Today I called EBC and talked to them about the YellowStuff pads. After I explained my situation, they said that the YellowStuff really aren't the best application for a Camaro because of the weight of the car and also because I don't put many miles on the the car, so they most likely would never be fully bedded in. They said that their BlueStuff pads come pre-bedded, and have better initial bite and a better heat range. Also, they said that they work just as well on the street as the YellowStuff.

They then told me that they are sending me a FREE set of their BlueStuff Pads!

I have to say I was shocked, and I really wasn't expecting that. I can't thank them enough considering the price of pads these days.

I'll let everyone know what I think about the new pads after I get them on the track.
That's great they are doing that. I was thinking of trying the new orange stuff (step up from blue). I ran the blue stuff on my G8 and liked them pretty well, I'd take them off though if you do much daily driving. I was lazy and left them on and the wife's daily commute used more than I thought, so I only got four track days out of them. Our track is murder on brakes I'm expecting to see 140+ at the end of our longest straight then its hard braking for a 90 degree turn.
Sorry I didn't see this post in time to give you my feedback I've only had my 1le for less than two weeks. I'll be waiting for your review to see how you like the blues, my next track day is Sept 14th & 15th.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #16
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Just got the new pads today, and my next track days are Aug 31 / Sept 1 back to back, so I'll report back shortly thereafter.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #17
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I love these BlueStuff pads.

After 2 days at the Pocono FUSA course, the BlueStuff pads worked very well for me. For those of you who are not familiar with that track, it uses the NASCAR tunnel turn, rear straight, and front straight, with some additional road course in the infield. It is 2.5 miles long and I was reaching speeds of over 140 mph on the back straight and over 120 mph on the front straight, with a ton of braking after both. I got great pedal feel, minimal fade, good bite, and they look like they should last me significantly longer than the OEM pads or the YellowStuff.

As for performance on the street, they work very well when cold, and are a little noisy, but nothing you can't live with, way better than the Hawk HP+ my friend has. In my opinion they are a great dual purpose pad for a heavy car like the Camaro.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:52 PM   #18
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I love these BlueStuff pads.

After 2 days at the Pocono FUSA course, the BlueStuff pads worked very well for me. For those of you who are not familiar with that track, it uses the NASCAR tunnel turn, rear straight, and front straight, with some additional road course in the infield. It is 2.5 miles long and I was reaching speeds of over 140 mph on the back straight and over 120 mph on the front straight, with a ton of braking after both. I got great pedal feel, minimal fade, good bite, and they look like they should last me significantly longer than the OEM pads or the YellowStuff.

As for performance on the street, they work very well when cold, and are a little noisy, but nothing you can't live with, way better than the Hawk HP+ my friend has. In my opinion they are a great dual purpose pad for a heavy car like the Camaro.
I know I'm resurrecting an old thread here, but are the Bluestuffs still working well for you? Headed to VIR in a few weeks. I have Yellowstuffs on my Cobalt SS and (now sold) C5 Z06 and love them so want to stay with the brand
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:00 PM   #19
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The bluestuff pads finally gave out on me after 4 track days, one with slicks which works the brakes that much harder. They were great the whole time I had them. They may have lasted longer, but my rotors got severely groved and that'll destroy pads quickly as well. Also, this was the 3rd set of pads on these rotors. The Blue Stuff are significantly better than the Yellow Stuff for our application. I am actually about to try out the Orange Stuff pads in July with a new set of rotors. I'll let you know how it works out.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:42 PM   #20
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The bluestuff pads finally gave out on me after 4 track days, one with slicks which works the brakes that much harder. They were great the whole time I had them. They may have lasted longer, but my rotors got severely groved and that'll destroy pads quickly as well. Also, this was the 3rd set of pads on these rotors. The Blue Stuff are significantly better than the Yellow Stuff for our application. I am actually about to try out the Orange Stuff pads in July with a new set of rotors. I'll let you know how it works out.
Awesome, thanks. Do you know if the OE 1LE pads are the same as the ones on the non-1LE SS? Would rather run through what's on there before swapping, even if they are going to wear quickly, like you said.

Also I'm used to running Castrol GT-LMA DOT 4 for fluid on the Z06 and Cobalt, do you recommend something like Motul 5.1 in terms of fluid?
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:58 PM   #21
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Same pads... Ferodo HP1000 I think. I like Amsoil Series 600 DOT4, but any of the fluids around the 600 degree dry boiling point will work well.

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:26 PM   #22
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How much did the yellow and blue dust compare to the stock pads? Reading up on the EBC it appears the red stuff are low dust. Not looking to track my car
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #23
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Most of the good brake pads make a lot of dust. The stock pads made a lot of dust from what I remember. I have never used the red stuff, but I would probably call EBC and ask what they recommend for the Camaro strictly for the street, and mention that you're concerned about brake dust. It's a heavy car and needs some good brakes if you need to stop in a hurry. Maybe a better investment would be a set of stock pads and a bottle of wheel cleaner.
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