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New brakes

Post by j.a.mcguire » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:54 pm

Just wondering where everyone else is getting their pads and discs from?

I managed to find a set of rear discs and pads on ebay for £75 from Ace Parts, Mintex branded, just wondering if there are any better deals out there?

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Re: New brakes

Post by Sparkplug » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:30 pm

I've been looking around myself. I haven't seen anything as cheap as that but was thinking of using mtec grooved and dimpled discs coated black
https://www.mtecbrakes.com/mtec5182.html
https://www.mtecbrakes.com/mtec5180.html
They have front pads for £55 and rear for £37.
Disc price depends on what size you need.
I would also be interested in what everyone else is using.
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Re: New brakes

Post by BruceTheQuail » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:13 pm

I tried R1 concepts slotted and drilled rotors with their ceramic pads on my daily. Led to dreadful noise issues and after trying to get it sorted with them I ended up having to take them off, and then they refused to give any refund as noise isnt warranted. Not a good experience at all.
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Re: New brakes

Post by IIRXES » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:40 pm

I feel the brakes on the XES are more than enough so I have just replaced all round with delphi branded discs and pads. Nice and quiet and bedding in nicely. I will have to remember to report back on how much dust they produce.

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Re: New brakes

Post by j.a.mcguire » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:02 pm

I did look at Delphi too as they're a solid brand but cheapest I could find them for a disc and pad set for the rear was £115 on ebay.

I had no issues fitting the Mintex set, quality and fit was fine.

One thing I did notice, when I replaced the rear left there wasn't a pad wear sensor installed on the car, but there was on the rear right. I thought that was unusual, but when I compared, the rear left has a different bracket without the extra holder for the cable, so is this normal?

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Re: New brakes

Post by RoJo » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:13 pm

As I understand it, there's only one wear sensor per axle.
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Re: New brakes

Post by BOBCDP » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:17 pm

j.a.mcguire wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:02 pm

One thing I did notice, when I replaced the rear left there wasn't a pad wear sensor installed on the car, but there was on the rear right. I thought that was unusual, but when I compared, the rear left has a different bracket without the extra holder for the cable, so is this normal?

Yep there is only one on the rear. Presume the thought behind only fitting one is first of all cost and second, if one side has worn out, then so has the other.
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Re: New brakes

Post by chrisjp » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:01 pm

BOBCDP wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:17 pm
j.a.mcguire wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:02 pm

One thing I did notice, when I replaced the rear left there wasn't a pad wear sensor installed on the car, but there was on the rear right. I thought that was unusual, but when I compared, the rear left has a different bracket without the extra holder for the cable, so is this normal?

Yep there is only one on the rear. Presume the thought behind only fitting one is first of all cost and second, if one side has worn out, then so has the other.
Bean-counter penny pinching I'm afraid. It's quite possible for one side to wear out before the other - if the piston sticks in the caliper for example. If this happens on the non-sensor side you won't know about it until the pad is worn to its backing and has damaged the disc.
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Re: New brakes

Post by j.a.mcguire » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:51 pm

Thanks for confirming.

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Re: New brakes

Post by 147daytona » Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:06 pm

chrisjp wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:01 pm

Bean-counter penny pinching I'm afraid. It's quite possible for one side to wear out before the other - if the piston sticks in the caliper for example. If this happens on the non-sensor side you won't know about it until the pad is worn to its backing and has damaged the disc.
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