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EBC Brakes are proud to become a Vendor for the Focus ST community. We are here to assist with any brake questions or application issues, generally anything brake related so let us know how We can help.

EBC Brakes’ Range of High-Performance Automotive Braking Products
When it comes to performance aftermarket braking components, there aren’t many names that are embedded as deeply into the scene as EBC Brakes.

EBC Brakes is an independently owned and managed brake manufacturer, employing over 400 people across the UK and US, and produces the world’s largest range of brake pads and discs for virtually anything with wheels.

Supplying some of the best-selling ranges of brake discs and pads for the majority of cars, EBC Brakes is a solid choice when it comes to improving your ST’s stopping power.

Below is an overview of some of the key braking components we supply.

BRAKE PADS
EBC Brakes Ultimax Pads
OEM-Replacement Pads
  • Factory-replacement pads offering improved stopping power at a lower price point
  • Superb daily driver capabilities
  • Work well in all climates
  • Feature ‘brake-in’ surface coating for instant, safe braking after install
  • Ideal for: daily road driving

EBC Brakes Redstuff Pads
Ceramic Low-Dust Pads
  • EBC’s ceramic formula designed to keep dust levels to a minimum
  • Up to 15% braking improvement for road driving
  • Minimal disc damage characteristics
  • Feature ‘brake-in’ surface coating for instant, safe braking after install
  • Ideal for: prestige and high-performance road cars

EBC Brakes Yellowstuff Pads
Ultimate Street Pads
  • EBC’s flagship fast road and light track pad for all higher-powered cars and SUVs
  • Excellent cold bite and high temperature fade resistance
  • Drastically reduced stopping distances compared to OE equivalents
  • Progressive braking with unparalleled pedal feel
  • Ideal for: fast street driving and occasional track days

EBC Brakes Bluestuff NDX
Fast Street/Endurance Track Pads
  • Fastest street, endurance race and track material with highest friction from cold
  • Road legal for some European markets which require ‘NDX’ suffix road legal pads, but all other markets can use Bluestuff on road with excellent results, since unlike most race materials, this formulation has fantastic bite from cold
  • Surface scorched to eliminate ‘green fade’ and reduce bed-in time
  • Ideal for: fast street driving, track days and endurance racing


BRAKE DISCS
EBC Brakes Premium Brake Discs
OEM-Replacement Sports Discs
  • Acclaimed range of high-performance solid, grooved and drilled brake discs
  • The perfect way to complement EBC’s high-performance pads in your vehicle’s factory-caliper brake setup
  • Ideal for: spirited road and occasional track use


EBC BRAKES RACING COMPONENTS
Formed in 2015 as a response to the ever-expanding track day and race car markets, EBC Brakes Racing is a sub-division of world-leader in the industry, EBC Brakes.
EBC Brakes Racing aims to offer uncompromised braking products of the finest quality that offer unparalleled levels of performance on track days and in race situations.

EBC Brakes Racing RP-1™
One of EBC’s Most Extreme Brake Pad Formulas to Date
  • Superb modulation gives unprecedented control and feel throughout each braking event
  • Extremely low wear rate with stable friction coefficient, even under the harshest on-track driving conditions
-Pads come thermally bedded, eliminating ‘early-life’ fade and minimising bed-in time
-Stainless-steel backing plates reduce heat conduction, lowering caliper operating temperature
- Ideal for: track/race driving in lighter, heavily-servo’d cars [NOT ROAD LEGAL]

EBC Brakes Racing RP-X™
High-Performance Motorsport Race Pad
  • Extremely high friction coefficient across the entire temperature range
  • High initial bite and impressive brake power, all with reduced pedal effort
  • 100% brake effect from cold
-Stainless-steel backing plates reduce heat conduction, lowering caliper operating temperature
- Ideal for: race/sprint driving in heavy, high-powered vehicles [NOT ROAD LEGAL]

EBC Brakes Racing 2-Piece Fully Floating Discs
High-Performance Two-Piece Replacement Discs
  • Fully floating design with all-aluminium hub to significantly reduce weight
  • SG grooves, directional curved vanes and SD-Drive bobbins for optimum track day/race capabilities and longevity
  • No vehicle modifications required with most applications
  • Ideal for: track day/race driving

EBC Brakes Racing Apollo Balanced Big Brake Kit
One Giant Leap for Braking Performance
  • Full ‘balanced’ kit featuring Apollo front calipers and other components for both front and rear axles
  • The ultimate upgrade when it comes to stopping power
  • Supplies a firmer and more responsive brake pedal feel
  • Complete with 2-Piece Fully-Floating Discs, various pad options, lines and fluid
  • Ideal for: fast road/track/race driving

GET YOURS
Shop the full range of EBC Brakes components at Where to buy EBC Products - EBC Brakes

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Awesome!
One of the best brake pads and performs as described. The shop installed generic pads but will change it to EBC yellow stuff.
 

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I like the stock Ford ST pads that bite quick.

What is the closest EBC pad to stock?

Does it have any less dust or occasional squeal when braking lightly?
 

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I like the stock Ford ST pads that bite quick.

What is the closest EBC pad to stock?

Does it have any less dust or occasional squeal when braking lightly?
Yes it does have less brake dust but that depends on what type you go with, I didnt notice much difference between you can tell the difference with the initial bite, and it doesnt fade as easily as stocks.
 
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Otherwise I will volunteer :ROFLMAO:

Kidding aside: I am going to upgrade my pads and rotors, so a discount code is very helpfull
 

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Awesome!
One of the best brake pads and performs as described. The shop installed generic pads but will change it to EBC yellow stuff.
Good news, keep an eye out for a discount code over the next couple of weeks.
 

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I like the stock Ford ST pads that bite quick.

What is the closest EBC pad to stock?

Does it have any less dust or occasional squeal when braking lightly?
Closest pads to stock would be our Ultimax, no less dust and none of our pads should squeal if bedded in correctly but you may prefer to try our YellowStuff pads, depending how you drive the car?
 

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I think the ST stock pads are probably closer to your yellow?
Whereas a non-ST stock maybe closer to ultimax?

I don't see much mentioned about pad compound material, other than the one with ceramic. Looking on the website, one is copper free. Not much about organic, semi metallic, etc.

The recommended usage and descriptions are helpful, but for visual and technical people, I think what would help even more are graphs made on an equal basis on a controlled lab setup, with a line for each compound, for things such as:
Force required
Pad wear
Rotor wear
Time to wear out (dust production)
Temperature (fade)
These graphs could be generated for 3 test programs, light, moderate, heavy.

If I was going to pay appreciably more than stock or budget performance pads, this is the kind of information I would want.

Otherwise, it's make your best guess and see what happens. Which is OK if price isn't a huge factor.

If aftermarket competition is the factor, how does EPC compare to Hawk or others?


More info is needed about rotors too.

What makes ebc cast iron alloy better than others, and what specific info can be shared that isn't proprietary?

What is black thermic coating, and how does it compare to geomet vs zinc? Salt spray hours?


For my personal use, I care less about dust on my black wheels vs silver, as long as the dust doesn't look like rust or something.

I like to push the car and take corners fast, but I'm not regularly using the brakes hard to improve times etc. I just want to be able to stop as fast as possible when needed.

I also really appreciate the stock ST stopping fast with light pedal pressure compared to all the other less powerful and sporty cars I've owned over the years.


I've got some time left before I have to buy, but this is what I look for besides price making a decision.
 

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Part of the questions you ask about the brakepads, can be easily found when you google for EBC brake chart
 
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I think the ST stock pads are probably closer to your yellow?
Whereas a non-ST stock maybe closer to ultimax?

I don't see much mentioned about pad compound material, other than the one with ceramic. Looking on the website, one is copper free. Not much about organic, semi metallic, etc.

The recommended usage and descriptions are helpful, but for visual and technical people, I think what would help even more are graphs made on an equal basis on a controlled lab setup, with a line for each compound, for things such as:
Force required
Pad wear
Rotor wear
Time to wear out (dust production)
Temperature (fade)
These graphs could be generated for 3 test programs, light, moderate, heavy.

If I was going to pay appreciably more than stock or budget performance pads, this is the kind of information I would want.

Otherwise, it's make your best guess and see what happens. Which is OK if price isn't a huge factor.

If aftermarket competition is the factor, how does EPC compare to Hawk or others?


More info is needed about rotors too.

What makes ebc cast iron alloy better than others, and what specific info can be shared that isn't proprietary?

What is black thermic coating, and how does it compare to geomet vs zinc? Salt spray hours?


For my personal use, I care less about dust on my black wheels vs silver, as long as the dust doesn't look like rust or something.

I like to push the car and take corners fast, but I'm not regularly using the brakes hard to improve times etc. I just want to be able to stop as fast as possible when needed.

I also really appreciate the stock ST stopping fast with light pedal pressure compared to all the other less powerful and sporty cars I've owned over the years.


I've got some time left before I have to buy, but this is what I look for besides price making a decision.
I would think the ST stock pads are closer to our Ultimax, and a non-ST stock pad are also closer to Ultimax…
We have so much positive feedback from customers that put Yellows on their STs in the UK so must be doing something right.

We don’t sell our pads by their material, we sell them more for their usage, i.e. fast road / track / low dust / commuting etc.

We do have performance graphs on product pages, e.g. Yellowstuff Fastest Street, Race & Drift Racing Brake Pads

There is also plenty of information available on rotors: Brake Discs / Brake Rotors Archives - EBC Brakes

We would suggest our YellowStuff pads for you.

Hope this helps.
 

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Well seeing as that am about to embark on another one of my overly detailed projects that just happen to be about breaks I do have a question (or two).

Are there or could you provide any technical white papers regarding your suggested pad / rotor replacements vs their OEM equivalents?

And you mentioned a discount code. Will this code me more of a manufacturers codes valid with US based vendors or direct? The bulk of the membership in this forum is from the USDM. Considerations such as shipping, VAT, etc will come into play for these members.

Thanks.
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I would think the ST stock pads are closer to our Ultimax, and a non-ST stock pad are also closer to Ultimax…
We have so much positive feedback from customers that put Yellows on their STs in the UK so must be doing something right.

We don’t sell our pads by their material, we sell them more for their usage, i.e. fast road / track / low dust / commuting etc.

We do have performance graphs on product pages, e.g. Yellowstuff Fastest Street, Race & Drift Racing Brake Pads

There is also plenty of information available on rotors: Brake Discs / Brake Rotors Archives - EBC Brakes

We would suggest our YellowStuff pads for you.

Hope this helps.
I looked over the website and it's just not the info or details I'm looking for to make a decision, per my previous post, sorry.

I want graphs of individuals properties, with lines for each pad on the same graph - instead of having to switch between compounds with those ridiculous multi-property graphs.

I want to know the pad compound basic info in addition to suggested use.

If the pads are cheap enough, I may try yellow but would have to hit them with some black bbq paint first if any yellow would show installed on the top edges. The EBC does seem to have better reviews and value compared to Hawk, Akebono, and many others.

And I do think yellow would be closest to the stock ST pad versus a standard focus. Have you ever driven a ST with stock pads to see the feel, or just repeating info off the standard EBC material chart?!
Ford actually did a few things different on the ST, not just a trim package with a red logo.

No coating info relative to corrosion means I wouldn't consider EBC rotors, unless as cheap as better and similar looking options I can get at local stores without the shipping factor being a concern in case of any issue.

All I get out of "thermic black nitrotherm" is it's probably just a good quality black paint and I would rather have geomet coated.
 
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