EBC manufactures many of its rotors in either its own sister company foundry in the UK or in Italy, all rotors are machined and finished in the UK and in the USA.
Where castings or finished rotors have to be bought in to complement the range, the strictest quality controls you can imagine are applied to ensure the safety and quality of the parts EBC sells. There are ZERO aftermarket casting companies active in the USA much to their regret. The castings the manufacturer sources come mostly from their sister foundry in the UK by a large margin, then some from Italy, some from Japan, some from Australia, some from the Czech Republic, and some from China. The company sources QUALITY parts from well-known and proven vendors and it is responsible for and guarantee those parts to fit and perform as expected.
EBC adds VALUE to its products by strictest quality controls and specifications and a 100% run out and dimensional check, plus ALL USA sport rotors are slotted at the Los Angeles facility of the USA operation. In times when everyone has run off to the Far East and many rotor suppliers are nothing more than brokerage houses, EBC has done its part in every way possible to maintain UK, European, and in particular US jobs. They employ 14 people in their USA rotor machining facility alone.
All EBC Premium Discs are cast to a material strength of 150 N/m2 with a tightly controlled surface hardness variation less than 20 HB and are precision CNC machined to a surface tolerance of less than 0.05 mm. That is TWO THOUSANDTHS of an inch. For this reason, EBC recommends a maximum runout of fitted rotors of 0.1 mm or .004 inches (4 thousandths) TIR which means total indicator reading on a dial gauge.
Runout figures above this will lead to vibration after 3000 to 4000 miles due to what is called disc thickness variation (wearing a thin spot on the high point of the rotor as it runs off-true), which is NOT a warranty condition.
So you see, this is no cheap import brake disc. These brake discs have the highest integrity and product quality on the aftermarket. An OE quality replacement disc, made of the finest grade iron and a perfect replacement disc for any car.
EBC also emphasises that disc must be fitted to absolutely clean hubs free of all dust dirt rust and scale and that COPPER OR MOLY GREASES are NOT used. Such greases contains abrasive particles which can cause runout being similar in effect to dirt particles on your hub.
When replacing rotors, it is essential to replace the brake pads. At any brake service the brake pads are as important as the new brake rotor and not replacing brakes with all new components could result in a safety issue.
If you wish to install brakes yourself and you are not a trained mechanic, there can be safety issues. Replacing worn components can be achieved by competent mechanics, but the brake hydraulics or the brake lines, or brake caliper is quite a sophisticated part of your brake system, and brake repair should be carried out by a trained professional.
|DRIVING STYLE||BEST PADS||BEST ROTORS|
|Normal urban driving, school-run or
commuter on car, truck or SUV.
|Spirited street use on sport compact or
import sedan (Hot Hatch).
|Faster street use on muscle cars (slight rotor
wind noise acceptable).
|Low dust street use on prestige imports
(silent braking required).
|Fastest street and track use, trackday, time trials and drifting in any size or weight of car (on or off road).For longer races Bluestuff may be required for durability purposes.||Yellowstuff||UPR Series
(or GD if race series allows)
|High durability race pad also suitable for
(EBC Box end label will say AF66/16SC)
|Truck, 4x4 and SUV
modest brake upgrade.
|Greenstuff 6000 Series||GD Series|
|Truck, 4x4 and SUV maximum stopping for
towing and loads etc.
|Truck, 4x4 and SUV modest brake upgrade
with lowest dust.
|Greenstuff 7000 Series||GD Series|
|Full track use only
- not for highway use.