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MG MGF Technical - Brakes pads, another lot of EBC Greenstuff or some
|Before anyone tells me do a archive search... I have and there's like thousand threads but not the one I'm looking for.|
My EBC Greenstuff are wearing out (or is that worn out already) and it's time to replace with the same... if not better.
I was reading a while ago that a number of F'ers had switched from EBC Greenstuff to "another" brand and they loved the results
What was that brand ?
|I have Mintex 1144s - and they are excellent|
(still have greenstuff on the rear brakes tho')
I have also used Mintex 1144s (all round) on Roversport grooved discs and been very happy with them. Interestingly, I find that the rears wear before the fronts.
|The downside of the Mintex pads is that they generate lots of black dust and seem to be worse than the OEM pads in this respect.|
Patrick thanks for the dust comment RE: Mintex. The main reason I picked Greenstuff was because they don't produce much dust.
So I'm guessing Mintex 1144 are carbon based and the Greenstuff are Kevlar
Any other "good" Kevlar brands anyone using ?
|What base is Mintex 1166 ? Looking black as well. Carbon also, is it ?|
They are waiting to get installed as EBC Greenstuff replacement at mine.
Erik has something about materials used. (EBC and Mintex only)
|I agree with you - if you want dust free progress (and don't do track days) then EBC Greenstuff pads are the ones for you, no doubt.|
On the track though, they seem to over heat and produce MORE dust than the Mintex pads!
When I removed my Greenstuff pads to upgrade to Mintex 1177s, I discovered that the pad 'block' had started to crack and disintergrate. One can probably blame track days and sprints for that, I suppose.
|>> if you want dust free progress (and don't do track days) then EBC Greenstuff pads are the ones for you...|
But can you get them for the TF160's larger discs yet???
|Don't know Simon - try dropping B&G and MS a line.|
|My MGF is fitted with non standard brake calipers and I cannot find the correct replacement pads. The calipers are marked 'Billet 4, Hi Spec'. Can anyone tell me how to contact them?|
|Tony, try contacting via http://www.hispecbigbrakes.co.uk/|
PaulN uses these brakes too, they sound to be superb. Do you have them front and rear?
This thread was discussed between 20/01/2003 and 25/01/2003
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