Brake rotors are an important safety part of your vehicle and as such quality is important. At EBC we have worked hard to design, produce research, and test all types of materials to bring you the very best in this safety critical part.
As you read this article, EBC is finalising its work to approve all of its brake rotors to the new and very demanding ECE R90 brake safety regulations, all products have passed the gruelling tests and the paperwork is being finalised. The product has not changed, it has always been this exact product but confirmation of this quality will soon be visible on the product itself with the R90 accreditation.
EBC rotors are high-quality G3000 grey iron rotor with exactly the same material and specification as the rotors fitted to your car and largely from the same facilities as the manufacturers. Now R90 approved, unlike most of our competitors EBC discs are the highest quality rotors that you can buy.
Statement of origin – EBC Brakes still manufactures a high proportion of its rotor range quality approved facilities in the UK or in Italy but like every supplier some Asian supplies are the only way to go. There are no other choices and any supplier that tells you otherwise is “painting you a picture” to say it politely. To be frank, it’s not the fact that a product comes from Asia so much as it is which factory it comes from, the quality and control practices they operate under, and how you monitor their supplies.
EBC not only have R90 approved outside suppliers but they do secondary testing on ALL incoming batches ranging from basic dimensional tests to metallurgy, balance, and even X-Ray inspection. EBC also runs destructive dynamometer tests on samples from batches and uses our own discs for the daily disc pad control testing on one of our 7 dynamometers both in the UK and in the USA, pushing discs to glow red heat daily. This in itself is an ongoing tough test of quality. If anything were wrong, we would soon know about it.
With all our in-house manufacturing of pads and its rigorous quality control on discs, EBC is totally in control of the products it sells, unlike many of our competitors who pop things in a glossy box and stick a label on it.