Has anyone had any experience with EBC brake pads? I'm considering getting the green or red ones for my 2003 TT. They claim to be as good or better than OEM but put out less dust. My mechanic says he prefers metallic pads and is leery about any ceramic pad, which the EBC is.
If you can get ATE slotted rotors and pads for your car I suggest you do so, big improvement on braking power in all weather. I have them on my Passat very noticeable upgrade, better than bigger brakes.
A couple of "brake" thoughts, related to some comments, based on my experience:
-nothing is better, at least in my world, than bigger brakes. In general they run cooler, which should result in increased fade resistance and less lining wear.
-the initial bite issue of fast928 might have other reasons: wheel bearings, caliper piston set back or rotor run out.
-I would expect from ceramic brake pads compared to metallic pads: increased COF and lining life but increased rotor wear, reduced tendency for fluid boil, and less creep grunt noise.
-some OE materials might not be perfect, but they typically are the best compromise (stopping power (COF), wear life, fade, noise). There are no mandatory government tests for aftermarket materials, but they are typically a lot cheaper. Also production process control might not be as good as OE, which can result in a wide product variation. There would be a lot more to say.....
Good Luck with your choices