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MG MGF Technical - Best brake disks / pads
I need to get some new front brake disks & pads (3rd time around for this - still not too bad for 140,000 miles :-)
My question is whats the best choice for new (front only) pads & disks. As I may be selling the car soon I dont want to spend too much money, if possible less than the OEM parts.
Basically I want it both ways - I dont want to pay much, but would prefer better stopping power. Also as I am only changing the front end, I dont want to upset the front / rear balance of the car too much.
|EBC Turbo groved disks & greenstuff pads from B&G - £135|
Can't comment on them but seems reasonable in terms of price.
|I can comment on them and there're worth every penny. Minimal brake fade and virtually no dust.|
|I have just change to National disks and green stuff pads. Front disk and pads all round cost|
|I agree with John - Green stuff are your best budget choice Alan. I gather that B&G do a good deal on the GS pads and discs?|
|Slightly off-thread here, but how do drilled & grooved discs compare against original spec discs wrt pad wear ?|
|Have a look at www.spareshq.com never used 'em but look cheap. Set of front discs for £30, and the pads are a good price too.|
|I've used Spareshq with no problems ...|
|>>how do drilled & grooved discs compare against original spec discs wrt pad wear<<|
Good question, but one we don't know the answer to unfortunately :o(
Grooved/drilled discs tend to be fitted by people who also fit non-standard pads (so you can't compare like with like), and moreover these people are more likely to be using their cars that bit harder.
|I just had GreenStuff put on my front wheels by B&G - they said I might want to consider putting them on the back at the same time, but I didn't as they were hardly worn at all.|
The difference over standard pads is pleasing, but obviously not as spectacular as you'd get by doing a big brake conversion. The brakes feel considerably more 'certain' now, although nothing like the amazing brakes on the TF160 I drove a while ago. However, *definitely* worth it for the tiny additional cost. Less brake dust on the alloys too? Not sure yet.
|I got my EBC grooved rear discs and Greensdtuff pads from www.SparesHQ.com|
I would definitely recommend them (Spareshq, well the EBC stuff too). They are much cheaper than any other place, quick, ... They even put 2 t-shirts in the pack !
On another hand, I also have MS big front discs conversion (280mm, drilled) with AP pads.
IMO, they are a big improvement over the standard system, but I cannot comment about them alone, I fitted all the things at the same time (along with braided hoses & DOT5 fluid).
Downside : you get used to it ... and want some extra braking power !
The best conversion I ever saw is Don Liang's 300mm Impreza's discs (front & rear!) + front 4-pot calipers ;o))
|>>The best conversion I ever saw is Don Liang's 300mm Impreza's discs (front & rear!) + front 4-pot calipers ;o)) <<|
That IS amazing! :o) See http://netcity3.web.hinet.net/UserData/donliang/300mmBrakeDisc.htm
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