Some decisions require more effort than expected. Whether because they end up being more complicated than anticipated or require vastly different levels of investment, what starts out easy can end up causing much aggravation. For instance, deciding on a quality brakes system for your car can go one of two ways: upgrading or replacing individual braking implements, or overhauling an entire braking system. A great brand for doing the former is EBC Brakes, and a wonderful choice for the latter is Brembo Brakes. But which one should you go with? What follows is a comparison of the two brands. We sincerely hopes it helps you in your decision-making process.

EBC Brakes

EBC Brakes Blue StuffEBC Brakes utilizes durable British steel in the crafting of reliable brake components for both street and racing use. Across their product line, practicality is the name of the game. Any vehicle will enjoy the upgrade a set of EBC Brake Pads or EBC Brake Rotors will bring to their vehicle. Their line of Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Black Stuff Brake Pads brings increased bite when braking for shorter stopping distances compared to stock. However, they do not sell full brake kits, meaning that EBC parts function much better as a la carte replacements for individual components.

Which is not to say that's a bad thing. When you can trust a brand to the degree you can EBC Brakes, a simple individual replacement can feel like a complete renovation of your braking system.

Brembo Brakes

Brembo Brakes KitsThere is no better choice for a braking system overhaul than Brembo Brakes. Decades and decades of design perfection have resulted in the crafting of the premier braking kits on the market today. They cost a pretty penny, but full Brembo Brake kits are worth it to understand what the term "high performance" is all about. You can't separate out our Brembo kits and buy each individual component as needed, but to do so would in many ways defeat the purpose of going with Brembo in the first place. If you're ready to go for it, you need every individual piece to be up to snuff.

Brembo Brakes elevate a vehicle's performance beyond the capabilities of a stock set-up. They will strain a budget and require effort to install and perfect, but once set-up, the advantages of upgrading will prove overwhelming.

EBC vs. Brembo - What are the right brakes for your vehicle?

It boils down to what you need, and what you can spend. Below, you'll find a chart that lays out the differences between EBC Brakes and Brembo Brakes along criteria easy to compare and contrast. Go over the information and decide which company is the optimal choice for you and your vehicle. If you need further help, consult our Brakes Buying Guide or Brakes FAQs. Good luck in your search!

  EBC Brakes logo Brembo Logo

Starting From

Pads start at $25.82 Full kits from $1,435.20


British Steel Lightweight Aircraft-grade Aluminum

Available Parts

Pads, Rotors Full Brake Kits only

Full Kits Available?

No Yes

Rotors Available

Drilled, Slotted, Replacement Full Kits based around Drilled or Slotted Rotors

Pads Available

Green/Blue/Red/Yellow/Black Stuff Individual Pads not available


1-Year, 10,000 mile 2-Year