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MG MGF Technical - Mintex 1177 front pads

I'm after some new 1177 front pads, any ideas who I should be ringing to find these?

I'm going to replace the discs while I'm at it, whats the best options?

The car is tracked and needs to retain standard size brakes.

thanks

Andy
A Richards

I've recently put EBC Ultimax discs with EBC Greenstuff pads, and am very happy with them. I had 1177's on with the oe discs prior to this and the pads ate the discs in less than 6 months !!. If you really wont 1177's then Mike Satur sells them, he also sells Black Diamond discs.
P Vickerstaff

Andy, Mintex 1177s are available from both Brown and Gammons and Mike Satur.

Disc wear is substantially higher than standard, but then the brake performance is similarly enhanced! Awsome pads. :o)
Rob Bell

Yep, got to be 1177 or equivalent, I just killed my current set at Oulton Park. Managed to kill the discs too ... oops.

Does anyone know if the roversport discs still available? or what has similar performance?
A Richards

Hi i will be upgrading to 304mm disc/pads soon and will have a set of ebc drilled and grooved discs and greenstuff pads coming off the car. Only done 250miles and never tracked . So there are just broken in Cost me 139 so if interested make me a offer.Jamie
j. peirson

>> Does anyone know if the roversport discs still available? or what has similar performance? <<

I'm in a similar position - except that I also need to replace the rear discs too very soon. I doubt that there are any Roversport/ MG Sport & Racing 240mm grooved discs left. A great pitty.

I am not keen on crossed drilled discs, as I've read too many negative things about them - but as Tim pointed out before, this doesn't stop the likes of Porsche using them!

I've not investigated alternative sources of discs - Black Diamond dics might be worth looking at?
Rob Bell

Rob, the new EBC Ultimax discs that Pete mentioned are just grooved, no drillings or 'dimples' as found on the EBC Turbogroove disks.
Steve White

I have to replace my DBA (Disc Brakes Australia) front grooved discs. I've bought QH font grooved and drilled discs, why ? because they were half the price of DBA's. I use Race Brakes Australia's pads which are better than green stuff but almost but not quite as savage as 1177's. As my car is used mostly as a daily driver rather than track (about 10 times a year) I would be going through about two sets of discs a year on the front, the rears seem to last 2 years and were Roversport.
A Regens

>> Rob, the new EBC Ultimax discs that Pete mentioned are just grooved, no drillings or 'dimples' as found on the EBC Turbogroove disks. <<

Thanks for the heads up on these. Are they available for the front and rear do you know?
Rob Bell

Yep, ther are available for the rear and in standard and 'AP' size for the front.
Prices seem to be the same as the Turbogrooves too according to brakes4u.co.uk
Steve White

Thanks Steve :o)
Rob Bell

Hi,

I'm currently using the big black diamond discs with Mintex 1144's pads. Very interesting set-up! It improved a lot the F's short stopping power.

The discs are expensive, but worth the try.
Another note: The pads don't use the total disc surface in terms of radius. Bigger calliper and pads could be used withe the same discs.

Valter.
Valter >99 VVC & '73 BGT<

The trick is finding something suitable Valter, but you're absolutely right - one could look to do this. :o)

Easier IMO to fit AP Racing parts though! ;o) LOL
Rob Bell

A Regens Victoria you mentioned QH rotors, do you have a web address or more information on these disk rotors. I have to do a rotor change real soon.

I have EBC rotors and green stuff at the moment and the rotors are at minimum spec now.I have been very happy with the performance of this combination on the road. But at the Mt Cotton hillclimb I am limited by the brake performance.

I cannot get any heat into the system and arrive at the hairpin with no brakes and loud noises, (I have been informed the loud noise is me screaming, true).
Peter Andrews

This thread was discussed between 15/10/2006 and 06/11/2006

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