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Brake Discs/Pads - Makes & Prices

Discussion in 'Motors' started by stoofa, 5 Jun 2017.

  1. swinnie

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Apr 2007

    Posts: 3,094

    Location: Kent

    Got hold of them easy enough but didn't have anything in stock. Walked into the Dealer and the parts guy picked everything up off the shelf and even checked with one of their techs as I wanted to see if the discs were supplied installation ready (like Pagid) or needed cleaning at install. Have needed other parts since for other jobs and have just gone to the Dealer after that.
     
  2. xs2man

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Jul 2008

    Posts: 4,858

    Just found out my step sisters man is service manager at a local Arnold Clark franchise. So I would never use them for any servicing work, but he may be able to get me a discount on parts. Aint used him yet though, so dunno for sure.
     
  3. Nathan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,659

    Location: West Midlands

    TPS depends on your branch and your relationship with the staff. Mine are great and stick it all through trade account
     
  4. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 11,212

    Location: United Kingdom

    I'm after a set of front discs. I'm ignoring EBC discs/pads because of the stories I've heard/read. Are they still that bad though?

    I'm after some decent stopping power but nothing track spec. I've seen some brembo max discs and pads. Are these sufficient? Or a good set of blank discs with ds2500 pads?
     
  5. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Nov 2009

    Posts: 11,451

    Location: Northampton

    Padgid blank discs are more than sufficient, Mintex M1144 get a lot of praise. Can't say I've had any issues with EBC pads but I'll be trying the Mintex next time around
     
  6. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 11,212

    Location: United Kingdom

    I want some grooved discs. I much prefer those to blanks or drilled. Not sure what to go for and I can't seem to find the mintex in my disc size 312x25.

    I may just opt for the ebc slotted discs as they seem to get decent reviews. The pads on the other hand are questionable.

    EDIT: opted for brembo max's and ds2500 pads.
     
    Last edited: 15 Jun 2017