This is a discussion on Less expensive brakes? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Sinister I've heard several places that the reds are just too aggressive... tearing rotors up pretty quickly, ...
Not sure what you're talking about considering Reds are by far the least dusty of all the EBC performance pads.
I can't address the rest of those personally. You did recommend Yellows though which will be dustier, louder, and more harsh on the rotors, so I'm not sure what to tell you.
I got new Monroe OE replacement pads all around for less then $70 after rebate shipped to me. I lucked up and found that deal at the right time, but I think that rebate offer is over. But they always have some type of sell, plus they're normal prices are usually cheaper than what you were quoted. Try a local machine shop to see if your rotors can be turned, it should be cheaper than new ones, if they still have life in them.