- Fully floating 2-piece rotor that allows outer ring to expand freely in response to heat. This reduces stress which in turn extends rotor life and reduces the tendency for rotor cracking during extreme use.
- Drive bobbins machined from a single piece of stainless steel giving maximum strength and corrosion resistance. Stainless bobbins reduce the requirement for regular disc maintenance and ensures the outer ring continues to float freely even when used on the public road with corrosive salts and other road grime.
- Each bobbin assembly features an anti-rattle spring clip ensuring silent operation when driving on the public highway
- Rotor rings feature 48 directional internal curved vanes for improved rotor coolin
- Friction rings are cast from high carbon G3500 alloy giving excellent wear properties and improved thermal capacity. All EBC disc rings are cast using the ‘centre split’ casting method, ensuring a balanced casting that will not distort under high heat, an issue common with cheaper ‘moulded out’ castings.
- Unique Swept Groove slot design for effective evacuation of braking dust and gasses whilst ensuring good initial ‘bite’ on brake apply
- Replacement disc rings for EBC floating rotors are significantly less expensive than our major competitors.
Race Caliper Fitment Chart
Select pads for your race calipers here
EBC Brake Pad Materials and Temperature Rating
Equivalents given for comparisons only
EBC Compound Target market Cold friction Mu Hot Mu at 550 C (1000 F) Hot Mu at 800 C (1440 F) Lifetime factor on a one to ten basis Pagid Ferodo PFC Hawk Carbotech Mintex
Yellowstuff R 1793
(EBC Box end label will say AF93/AF94)
Race and Trackday use on cars up to 2200 lbs plus Drifting,Dirt Track,Oval, Legends, classic & vintage, formula Ford, Solo, sports 2000, Vee, Miata MX5. 0.5 0.31 0.21 6 RS4-4
DS2500 97 BLUE9012 HT10 AX6
Bluestuff DM 2116SC
(EBC Box end label will say AF66/16SC)
Fastest Street, trackday and entry level race material 0.75 0.45 0.42 10 RS4-2-1
DS3000 01 HT14 DTC05 XP10 M1166
Full Race Pad
Full Race compound for track use only 0.5 0.6 0.63 10 RS14
DS3000 ENDURANCE 03
Aftermarket calipers or race brake calipers are quite different to standard OEM fitment units in almost all cases. OEM fitment calipers are more rigid, they retract more efficiently after use and apply the required pressure on brake pads in a more efficient way. A good aftermarket caliper will reduce brake pad temperatures and extend pad life and if designed properly will prevent tapered pad wear, prevent pad drag and overheat and in itself will vent better. It will normally also be lighter in weight for certain and include more pistons evenly spread across the pad back plate contact area, very likely also staggered in diameter to prevent tapered wear. A properly designed caliper will allow in many cases for thicker pads to be used and will incorporate better fluid balancing including cross bleed fluid transfer holes to allow pressure in the caliper to stabilise.
If you compare all these extra benefits with a boring and antiquated sliding caliper used for doodling around on the street you can see why an aftermarket caliper will be a great help to your race or trackday driving. As a pad manufacturer EBC brakes has for many years fought against the weekend warrior who thinks he can transform a street based vehicle into a race car by a simple pad change. Pads will overheat, burn up and wear fast in track use with standard calipers and to be frank, this is the pad designers nightmare. Having said that EBC Brakes has done a massive number of improvements in its compounding to accommodate occasional track use and has biased a lot of its engineering towards “Living with” the standard caliper. EBC has provided more friction and highly conductive elements to “Balance” heat across the caliper and brake rotor. Caliper drag however is still a major concern and it is useful to read this article on CALIPER DRAG.