Does help if you change down to 3rd and use the engine for braking on hills. That was standard practice in the days the Minor was first builtcharlie_morris_minor wrote:
4 up in a traveller coming down some of the hills in cardiff was enough to induce brake fade at the bottom.. I have only had brake fade once with the discs and that was in the brecon beacons.. i stopped at the bottom of the hill for a few minutes to allow the discs to cool before i felt it safe to drive on
This is not a personal dig so don't take it that way, but far to many people don't use the gearbox any more and rely on brakes to slow the car which, it appears is what some driving schools recommend.
Back on topic: Greenstuff are meant for more high speed braking/track days as they work better hot. Red Stuff are racing pads that require really hot brakes to work.
In general driving they were no better on my C4 than OEM ones and in fact were worse as they had no anti squeal coating on the reverse so metal backing plate to piston used to squeal at low speed and drive me mad, so I ditched Greenstuff.
For normal, everyday driving, there is nothing wrong with what the original car maker spec'd for the car.