Perfect timing! I was thinking "Must get round to ordering disks & pads"...thesaabologist said:Hurray - my pads and discs are worn out on my 1990 T16 (I blame the 400 mile round trip to see the capitan - the perfect excuse to buy some better ones than the standard saab parts . Any suggestions for high performance pads and discs.
I think the yellowstuff pads are supposed to be for "race and highway use only" - they are a really high heat range that might underperform in low speed, everyday driving, and I think they have some sort of abrasive in them that constantly freshens up the surface of the rotor.philb said:I bought yellowstuff front pads for my '91 T16 from ebcbrakesdirect.com. About 50 pounds. Trying to find time to fit them this week, but it aint easy. Will report as soon as they are fitted.
philb said:I bought yellowstuff front pads for my '91 T16 from ebcbrakesdirect.com. About 50 pounds. Trying to find time to fit them this week, but it aint easy. Will report as soon as they are fitted.
Mmm. I'm only being offered greenstuff on any of their buy online links. No red or yellowstuff listed at all.TheRedBaron said:The pads I have now are EBC Redstuff
Yeah let us know!philb said:They recently changed the "recipe" to allow good bite from cold. We'll see.. just back from demonstrating full boost to a co-worker, with no brakes :nono;
Yeah I noticed that the only ones offered for c900's anywhere are greenstuff (available for early and late c900's for front brakes, and I think for late c900's for rear brakes) and their regular compound (available for all makes/models of Saab as far as I know including c900's of both brake variants).TooMany2cvs said:Mmm. I'm only being offered greenstuff on any of their buy online links. No red or yellowstuff listed at all.
Tempting, though, at around £40 delivered.
Yeh, I'd twigged that as the way the part numbers worked - but the fact nobody seemed to list anything other than Greenstuff made me wonder if they just plain didn't put the two together as a stock item - I s'pose they'd be special order?philb said:For 88+ cars, the front pads:
Greenstuff = DP2779
Redstuff = DP3779c
Yellowstuff = DP4779
EBC have their fitment catalogue on their own site - www.ebcbrakes.com - and bloody comprehensive it is too - 716 pages! Yep, the E30 uses the same front pads as rear handbrake c900s! Well, well, well...The yellowstuff pads came with "bmw 3 series e30/z1" printed on the box
Ta. I use the car daily - 10/12 mile each way commute down back lanes, plus a mix of normal urban and long motorway. The last thing I want to do is sacrifice cold performance for a bit of academic "top end" which I'm unlikely to use most of the time.I'd recommend going for something better than greenstuff, if you ever drive the car "enthusiastically".
Gotcha.philb said:I was recommended by a distributor of ebc brakes in Ireland, that the greenstuff do not offer much improvement over the standard pads for a car the weight of the c900. The new yellowstuff pads ( according to ebc, and a few user reviews I've read ) do not have any problems with cold performance.