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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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