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Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:27 am
by Sam1er
Hi All,

Just need some advise. About to order some brake pads for my BMW 645 and i usually go for EBC yellow's which have served me well. I was offered some steptech 309 pads at a very good price and was wondering if anyone has used these before? Any reviews on these would be great.

Thanks
Sam

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:47 pm
by Sam1er
Il go with the stoptech pads as i need to get them ordered. If anyone does have any opinions then please do still post them. It would be interesting to hear.

Thanks

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:38 pm
by RDowson
Sam1er wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Il go with the stoptech pads as i need to get them ordered. If anyone does have any opinions then please do still post them. It would be interesting to hear.

Thanks
How did you find the StopTech pads? How much better than stock are they?

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:29 am
by Sam1er
RDowson wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:38 pm

How did you find the StopTech pads? How much better than stock are they?
Done a few miles in them now and they are nice pads. No issues. About the same squeal when cold as the EBC yellows. once they warm up a little no sounds at all. I did the nurburgring on the EBC yellows but not done anything like that in the stoptech pads but normal road braking and some harsh braking feels solid. I would buy them again. Over standard pads there is a definite improvement but i also have the stoptech braided hose kit with the TYP200 brake fluid on the car. This combo gives a nice progressive feel to the brakes.

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:37 am
by RDowson
Sam1er wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:29 am
RDowson wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:38 pm

How did you find the StopTech pads? How much better than stock are they?
Done a few miles in them now and they are nice pads. No issues. About the same squeal when cold as the EBC yellows. once they warm up a little no sounds at all. I did the nurburgring on the EBC yellows but not done anything like that in the stoptech pads but normal road braking and some harsh braking feels solid. I would buy them again. Over standard pads there is a definite improvement but i also have the stoptech braided hose kit with the TYP200 brake fluid on the car. This combo gives a nice progressive feel to the brakes.
Thanks. How did you find the Yellowstuff pads?

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:51 am
by Sam1er
RDowson wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:37 am

Thanks. How did you find the Yellowstuff pads?
I like them. i was going for EBC yellow on the fronts again but another supplier i was speaking to managed to supply me the stoptech pads for a cheaper price than the yellow's. It was the only reason i changed. Next pad change for me will be either yellows or stoptech depending on price. I still have yellows on the rear. Yellows managed a lap of the ring without any issues and still had plenty of pad life for another lap plus the trip home.

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:11 am
by RDowson
Sam1er wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:51 am
RDowson wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:37 am

Thanks. How did you find the Yellowstuff pads?
I like them. i was going for EBC yellow on the fronts again but another supplier i was speaking to managed to supply me the stoptech pads for a cheaper price than the yellow's. It was the only reason i changed. Next pad change for me will be either yellows or stoptech depending on price. I still have yellows on the rear. Yellows managed a lap of the ring without any issues and still had plenty of pad life for another lap plus the trip home.
Am I right I’m saying you can’t get StopTech pads to fit the rears?

How are the Yellowstuff pads vs stock pads?

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am
by Sam1er
RDowson wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:11 am

Am I right I’m saying you can’t get StopTech pads to fit the rears?

How are the Yellowstuff pads vs stock pads?
I have not looked for the rear stoptech pads. I had the yellows already fitted and was planning on yellows for the front also. I was hunting for the best price and spoke to a friend at CA-INT who mentioned he had a set of front stoptech pads in stock for my car and could do me a great deal on them. I told him the price of the yellow fronts with discount i could get and he managed to beat it, so after much deliberating i went with them.

Yellow stuff vs stock is a big difference as mentioned. I did the ring with them on and no fade, they actually bedded in really nicely after the first 3 corners then they performed like never before. No fade over the full track and still had plenty of meat on them. I could feel a big difference between the first few corners and the rest of the lap as they just bit harder and i could stop later.

I dont have much experience in other manufacturer pads but i know the yellow stuff handled very well that week i was in europe and when i returned home they still worked very well till they needed changing. i wouldnt hesitate to buy another set again. My only concern is bedding them in to the same level as i managed to on track will be very hard to do. I tried to bed them in across the euro trip but i didnt manage to do it fully till i hit the track. They still worked very well without a full bed in but UK roads are not really designed to bed in track pads and access to a track is not really viable every time you need to change pads. I guess that's the trade off for harder pads vs stock pads.

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:39 am
by RDowson
Sam1er wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am
RDowson wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:11 am

Am I right I’m saying you can’t get StopTech pads to fit the rears?

How are the Yellowstuff pads vs stock pads?
I have not looked for the rear stoptech pads. I had the yellows already fitted and was planning on yellows for the front also. I was hunting for the best price and spoke to a friend at CA-INT who mentioned he had a set of front stoptech pads in stock for my car and could do me a great deal on them. I told him the price of the yellow fronts with discount i could get and he managed to beat it, so after much deliberating i went with them.

Yellow stuff vs stock is a big difference as mentioned. I did the ring with them on and no fade, they actually bedded in really nicely after the first 3 corners then they performed like never before. No fade over the full track and still had plenty of meat on them. I could feel a big difference between the first few corners and the rest of the lap as they just bit harder and i could stop later.

I dont have much experience in other manufacturer pads but i know the yellow stuff handled very well that week i was in europe and when i returned home they still worked very well till they needed changing. i wouldnt hesitate to buy another set again. My only concern is bedding them in to the same level as i managed to on track will be very hard to do. I tried to bed them in across the euro trip but i didnt manage to do it fully till i hit the track. They still worked very well without a full bed in but UK roads are not really designed to bed in track pads and access to a track is not really viable every time you need to change pads. I guess that's the trade off for harder pads vs stock pads.
Lots of country roads where I live so hopefully bedding them in wouldn't be an issue!

Re: Stoptech 309 and EBC yellow

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:39 pm
by Sam1er
RDowson wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:39 am

Lots of country roads where I live so hopefully bedding them in wouldn't be an issue!
Hopefully not :)