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EBC Yellowstuff™ Brake Pads

Even as our world number 1 selling pad grade, EBC Yellowstuff 3068 compound is new for 2021 and is designed where great stopping power is your goal on fast street use on modern sedans and hot hatches. 100% R90 approved.

A high friction pad that works from cold and self seats after installation due to its applied brake-in surface coating. Although the new Yellow grade WILL work fine under shorter duration track, trackday (lapping) use on lighter cars or drifting, it does take longer to bed in, and if track driving is your main purpose, choose Bluestuff or the new RP1 and RPX ranges or allow extra time for bedding your brakes in

Bedding-In Procedure

High Efficiency Performance

EBC yellows are ECE Brake safety tested which means they must work perfectly from cold at least as good or better than stock pads.

When Yellowstuff see some heat (which is not tested for in the ECE R 90 brake safety regulations) they really show their pedigree. On Japanese cars built with lower friction FF-rated pads these deliver a full grade higher stopping and on German cars built with GG these are about the only aftermarket pads that will match or beat the pretty good German OE spec pads and that takes some doing.

Performance pad that also has a good manner on the street

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High-efficiency performance pad for high friction and improved stopping power.

Not only a high friction pad but very resistant to heat and lots of heavy braking means that Yellowstuff has been used with great success in fast street cars and Police vehicle brakes alike.

EBC Yellowstuff was upgraded during 2021 to remove copper from the mix to comply with environmental legislations and as the new mix lasts longer it is not now being suggested as a track material due to the longer bedding in process required. On the street, bedding happens naturally in the first 100-200 miles of urban use but for those drivers wishing to arrive at the track with new pads and enjoy their day, our current suggestion is to use the Bluestuff formulation for track day driving both front and rear.

Because of its huge heat range, the applications where EBC Yellowstuff will deliver benefits range from fastest street use on higher horsepower cars on most street-based cars and even as a brake upgrade on Trucks and SUV. Yellowstuff is especially appreciated on Trucks for towing and heavy loads and where wheel and tire oversize upgrades have been fitted. In trackday/drift/hillclimb races where earlier Yellow blends were suggested,  although track capable, is no longer recommended for track use on most cars due to its long bed-in process. BlueStuff is now our recommended entry-level race pad for all vehicles, which as a track hybrid is still great on the street and even better on track. But if you are to use Yellowstuff on the track, follow the below Fade procedures and remember that even beyond Bluestuff we have our new RP range and the fantastic SR series – both full race pads.

Fast Drivers Love it because…

EBC Yellowstuff is an aramid fibre-based brake compound with a high brake effect from cold and is possibly one of the first-ever compounds that can be used for street and on lighter cars in track driving. These pads do require some warm-up and a longer bedding procedure (read about bedding in your brakes here) but get even stronger under the heat of hard driving. These are not low dust pads, if your desire is for a low dust premium street use pad, you should consider EBC Redstuff. Please note however Redstuff is not for the track.

When considering full-race use on lighter cars, Yellowstuff has been a strong favorite. It is also the choice of 90% of the Mazda MX5 Miata competitors in the UK race series, used  in drifting and on kit cars

EBC Yellowstuff pads are also used on the UK Silverstone Race Track Drivers experience cars because of their high performance and longevity.  Yellowstuff also claimed a win in the Targa rally and for two years running in the Brazil Mitsubishi off Road Team Desert Challenge.

In 2022 EBC launched their new faster bedding Bluestuff grade which has even higher fade resistance than yellow and has a super-fast bed in time. If you want a super-fast bed-in at the track, go for the Blue NDX grade.

Braking Performance


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High friction formula improves brake effect by 15%

  • Our flagship top selling high friction brake pad for improved braking – UK made and a very high-end pad
  • Suitable for Fast streetcars, trucks and SUVs wherever a decent brake power upgrade is required.
  • Super quiet smooth braking under all conditions, fully shimmed slotted and chamfered construction
  • Excellent cold bite coupled with high-temperature fade resistance
  • Progressive braking with unparalleled pedal feel
  • Drastically reduced stopping distances compared to OE
  • Brake-In™ coating for accelerated pad bed in period
  • R90 approved thus legal for public highway use in European markets
  • For track use Bluestuff may be a better choice due to bedding in speed which is much shorter with Blue
  • Made with Nucap NRS hooks on back plates to totally eliminate the chance of pad debond
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The POLICE love EBC Yellowstuff because…

We did some serious testing of every pad we could find with the UK police force at Bruntingthorpe airfield in the UK and got a big thumbs up from the boys in blue. Now the majority of UK Police forces use and love this product.

It has extended fleet miles and reduced their fleet operating costs and allowed Police Chase cars to drive harder and longer in blue light events. These Police forces have been using EBC Yellowstuff for almost three years now and not one force has had an issue that has caused them to stop buying, they just want more of this fantastic brake product.

European Fast Street Drivers love Yellowstuff because…

Many part numbers now carry ECE R90 approval. Check with our technical department on to confirm if this material is street legal for your model when using for highway driving within Europe where regulation 90 applies.

Outside Europe just fit and enjoy, these pads are the grippiest and most impressive pads that you will have ever used. Click here for more information about ECE R90 brake safety regulations.

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