The EBC 3GD Series Sport Rotors are a performance oriented type of rotor designed for high-performance vehicles that need the cooling capabilities for track use or spirited driving conditions. On the surface of the rotor, you will see that it has been designed with both a drilled and slotted pattern. The dimple drilled holes absorb both heat and pad dust and repel them through the veins of the rotor, while the slots wipe the surface of the pad clean to provide an optimal contact patch under braking. EBC was an innovator of dimple drilling because this method allows the rotor to allow the pad to degassing without "through drilling" found in other drilled rotor designs which promotes cracking.
The 3GD Series Sport Rotors are combined with the EBC Bluestuff NDX Race Pads which are definitely a track oriented pad designed to provide optimal braking performance in high-speed and track only conditions. This brake pad features a high friction race material that can be suitable for aggressive street driving, however, they work really great on aftermarket style calipers or modern style calipers with multi-piston systems with a better release and cooling for larger rotors.
Another great feature about the Bluestuff NDX pads is the bite in cold weather conditions with a progressive brake feel with the ability to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. EBC built the NDX pads that are bonded to the steel backing plates using multiple high strength interlock holes along with a unique chemical interlayer which provides better strength to limit the possibility of the pad to plate separation.
The S6 Front Brake Kit is sold as a complete set of pads and rotors for the front location of your vehicle to deliver optimal braking performance without having to resort to a larger big brake kit. If you are a regular weekend track participant, then you will be pleased with the performance of this brake kit as it contains the aggressive qualities needed to sustain such driving conditions.
FITMENT NOTE: For all 02/03 WRX owners, please verify pad fitment before purchase. There was a front caliper design change mid production year. This will be determined by the BUILD DATE (not model year), which is found on the VIN plate in the driver’s side door jam. Alternatively, you can compare your existing pad shape to our online photos.
This style of pad is confirmed for all WRX models with a date of 06/02 and later.
For any questions about what pads you need, please reach out to us!