I'm glad ur happy with the setup, and happy u were aware that the braking becomes better after a few miles. Sorry to not inform you well enough about the dusting, I based it off of looks and not by wiping my finger across the rims. I guess it is hard to tell on some rims.
At least there's a couple of us with these now and its not just my sole opinion, and u have shown that I may have underestimated the dusting, so thats good.
I've noticed that even tho these are not drilled (I'll never run cross drilled), the black coating comes off the face quickly (no surprise at all because thats normal) but the dimples catch a little dust and LOOKS like a cross drilled rotor. Just something I like.
They morph from black face and brushed slots and dimples, to brushed looking face with dark dimples. From what I can see in the dimly lit garage, the hat is still black tho
Happy braking gentlemen, and as always feel free to shoot me a PM anytime.
Originally Posted by bowhun2r
I PM'd Justus a while back on his setup (EBC Stage 5 setup). Also have the SS lines, however I've yet to get them installed.
After 200 miles of easy braking the EBC Stage 5 setup now has much improved feel and stopping power over stock. I've just now started to hit the brakes harder and there is definitely much more of a bite than the stock setup. I was also getting a slight vibration on my stock rotors when slightly hitting the brake pedal. The original setup had 27K miles on them and I still had pad left, but the rotors were a bit warped.
There is much more brake dust with the yellow pads. Can't tell on my setup since I have the anthracite FJ SE wheels, but one swipe with my finger on the wheels shows a lot of dust.
I also used the DIY links on this site to do everything myself. Took a bit longer than the stealership, but my wheels are also not torqued over 130lbs.....and it was pretty easy to do.
Interesting I opened the bleeder to take the pads out and the color of the fluid was a bit darker than what was in the reservoir. Bled both sides until I got a nice light gold color out of the bleeders and refilled the reservior.
Love this site for info like this. And thank you Justus for the great recommendation on Stage 5 setup.