[Biturbos4] Brake upgrade / EBC Greenstuff

John Koenig johnkoenig at greennet.net
Wed Dec 1 16:17:37 EST 2004

I replaced my OE pads with EBC Greenstuff, probably for the same reasons
you're considering them.  I am in the process of trying to troubleshoot a
problem I have with vibration, which I first thought was warped rotors.  The
car is street/highway driven, and I'm getting to be an old man, so that
usually means anticipating traffic, emphasizing smoothness and not using the
brakes too hard, as a general rule.  What I notice though, which tends to
refute the warped rotor theory, is that the vibration seems based on
conditions.  It is usually most noticeable after the car has been sitting a
day or two, which to me suggests some kind of pad/rotor interaction or
corrosion issues.  A few blasts of hard braking tend to diminish the problem
a lot, and I've never heard of that with warped rotors.  I guess maybe my
street driving isn't using them hard enough.

Please note:  This is by no means definitive; I may have other issues, and
I'm very reluctant to dismiss the product as inferior when I have too many
variables.  Just responding like you asked ...


----- Original Message -----
From: <MMaglocci at aol.com>

> Dear Fellow Enthusiasts:
> Please indulge me with your opinions on two issues:
> Issue One:
> Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with EBC Greenstuff pads for
> 2000 S4.  I need to get my car into the shop this week for break overhall
and I
> have heard mostly good things but a few negative things albeit from second
> hand sources.  This is for daily driver and not for autocross or track
use. I
> will be running ECS Tuning 2-piece slotted and drilled front rotors and
> piece ECS Tuning drilled and slotted rotors in rear.  Any feedback
negative or
> positive would be greatly appreciated.

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