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MG MGF Technical - Brake Discs

Hi all,

Anyone ever heard of, seen or got these rotors?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=10414&item=2480122202&rd=1

Seem cheap enough.
Phil Brindley

No connection or experiance but I think the reserve is about 39.99 for the fronts. They also do rears
Steve Ratledge

I'd think that they ought to be a pretty safe buy Phil.

Check out the prices for MG Sport and Racing grooved discs, as well as those made by EBC and sold via a number of mg specialists like B&G before making a decision on whether to buy a set of these: IIRC the EBC discs are pretty close in price to the current bidding price for these discs...
Rob Bell

Look good to me !

Neil

Slightly off topic, but can anyone tell me why, when looking at grooved and/or drilled and grooved discs, some are fitted with the grooves running from the centre to outer edge when rotated, and others from the outer edge to the centre ie as if they have been reversed side to side? (My EBC's run from centre to edge per EBC's fitting instructions).

Thanks

Mike H
Mike Hall

Cool thanks guys.

B&G are out of stock of the EBC, Roy is gonna try and get me some MGS&R ones. Was really just looking as a last resort.

I'm going for Grooved discs & mintex 1144's up front and leaving the rear standard for now. Does anyone think that this will upset the brake balance much? Should I really be doing something to the rears as well?
Phil Brindley - Leicester

Just make sure you have good pads and you should be ok fella. My rear discs are grooved 'but' the standard size with the AP Racing monster discs on the front and i have had no problems. See you sat.


Duncs.
DJC Dorrell

Forgot to say that the rear pads are Kevlar due to the slightly softer compound as the braking on the rear is obviously not as great.
DJC Dorrell

>> Slightly off topic, but can anyone tell me why, when looking at grooved and/or drilled and grooved discs, some are fitted with the grooves running from the centre to outer edge when rotated, and others from the outer edge to the centre ie as if they have been reversed side to side? (My EBC's run from centre to edge per EBC's fitting instructions). <<

There's a reason for this - but off the top of my head I can't remember what it is!!! If you have a quiet moment, Google will probably have the answer...

>> Forgot to say that the rear pads are Kevlar due to the slightly softer compound as the braking on the rear is obviously not as great. <<

But significantly more braking is done by the rear brakes on an F than any front engined car - as explained here http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/brakes/big_brakes/Big_Brakes.htm
Rob Bell

>>But significantly more braking is done by the rear brakes on an F than any front engined car - as explained here http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/brakes/big_brakes/Big_Brakes.htm

This is why I am a little concerned about upgrading the front only. I am assuming that as it is only a 'mild' upgrade it shouldn't upset the balance too much. But someone told me never to assume as you 'just make an ass out of u and me'.

Are you going to B&G on Sat Rob? Maybe we canhave a quick chat about it all then.
Phil Brindley - Leicester

No problem with grooved discs Phil - they'll not make a significant impact on the systems overal efficiency.

Sadly can't make Saturday: it's Yimmy's birthday, and therefore other plans!
Rob Bell

>>There's a reason for this - but off the top of my head I can't remember what it is!!! If you have a quiet moment, Google will probably have the answer...<<

LOL Rob, spent 2+ hours this morning searching hundreds of sites without success (and am now a disc expert (ha ha)). Must get on with some work now! However, if anyone does know the answer, I'd still be interested to hear.

Mike H
Mike Hall

This thread was discussed between 25/05/2004 and 28/05/2004

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