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Im looking for the best brakes and rotors for my front end of my escape. I have been researching and the EBC Rotors and Red stuff pads seem like a good fit.. I wanted to know what everyone else is using in there Escape.
 

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I am using Satisfied Pro Ceramic pads and KVR straight slotted rotors (made from Brembo blanks). Works great, haven't had to clean brake dust since I installed the pads. The rotors have no warping whatsoever.
 

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ajc6882 said:
Im looking for the best brakes and rotors for my front end of my escape. I have been researching and the EBC Rotors and Red stuff pads seem like a good fit.. I wanted to know what everyone else is using in there Escape.
I thought redstuff pads were a racing application. I use HD greenstuff pads (Part number 71616), made a vast difference to the levels of brake dust on the front wheels. Can't remember if they made much difference to the stopping or pedal feel (They've been on a while), but the dust issue alone is a reason to buy IMO. :thumb:
 

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i put a set of UAP/NAPA ceramics and just a regular set of premium rotors on my escape and the wifes car, and i noticed a bigger difference on her car then my escape. next time around i will be giving the escape a set of green ebc's
 

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I have had the EBC Green stuff pads and the EBC drilled & slotted rotors, on my "02" for (omg) awhile now. Never regretted them. But, if I ever have to do them again. I would more than likely go with the Power-Slot rotors. Visit, Buybrakes dot com. Allot of info there.
 

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Yes, I would advise against drilled rotors and suggest slotted instead. Drilled rotors are for weight savings, with the trade-off being short life due to cracks.
 

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Had new brakes put on in December for yearly contribution to NH safety inspection. Brake shop put in Raybestos ceramics (don't know exact type) when I mentioned OEM dust problems. They've been great ever since, no dust at all. Standard rotors.
 

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I ended up getting GreenStuff by EBC for my pads and EBC rotors. My main reason for going with these rotors and pads is that they are British and not Chinese. Whenever possible I try to buy products that are not chinese. Not only that but EBC makes awesome products.

EBC Premium Disc - EBC is proud to be one of the only companies selling a British manufactured brake disc programme. Our high quality grey iron includes copper to increase thermal conductivity and wear properties.

EBC Premium Disc - EBC is proud to be one of the only companies selling a British manufactured brake disc programme. Our high quality grey iron includes copper to increase thermal conductivity and wear properties.

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 we call 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 steel 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 use. Such greases contains abrasive particles which can cause runout being similar in effect to dirt particles on your hub.
 

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Big Chris are you around? I have a question for you.. I ordered and recieved the Green Stuff pads you recommended. And also ordered the EBC Rotors, but they are backordered. What kind of rotors did you use?
 

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I'm using standard Ford-fit discs. It's real hard to get aftermarket parts for the Maverick/Escape over here.

Solved the problem though, the brake dust issue has been resolved.
 

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I would have thought EBC rotors would be easy to source over there. Considering they are made there.
 

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from my experience, with my own vehicles, and being a mechanic. the better the pad the better the braking, but the rotor just get a cheaper one, and replace them every time you replace your pads. the ceramics that i have are suppose to be 2 sets of pads per disk (or 2 sets of shoes per drum). but if you can get a disk for less then 30-40 bucks, just buy new ones every time, instead of getting them turned. i used to have access to a brake lathe and it was free for me to turn my rotors and drums. but for a few years i didnt have that option so i got real cheap rotors, and just threw them away. my current shop has a lathe, so i will go back to buying the mid range priced ones, and turning them with each pad change. (2 sets/ rotor or drum)
 

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I would have thought EBC rotors would be easy to source over there. Considering they are made there.
You'd think so, but the Maverick is such a rare sight over here, I don't think anyone bothers stocking them. :roll:
 

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EBC rotors and brake pads are the best!
 

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I just installed my front EBC rotors and greenstuff brake pads and after the break-in process they are awesome. they arent too sticky but when you hit the brakes hard the escape stops on a dime. Ohh for anyone who doesn't know the EBC brake pads and rotors are made in England. The Greenstuff pads are a kevlar/ceramic pad.
 
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