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simiewimie
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Brembo discs

Post by simiewimie » Tue 30 Aug, 2011 15:38

Hi,

Just looking to purchase new discs and pads for my Z.
Was going to get Pagid all round, from Euro Car Parts... then I found Brembo on Amazon.
I always thought Brembo were half decent, but are about £20+ cheaper just for the front discs.
Linky here: http://amzn.to/q7T8FD

Are they any good, or should I stick with Pagid from ECP?


Thanks.

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jayson f
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Post by jayson f » Tue 30 Aug, 2011 17:53

Brembo are very good, they are one of the leaders in performance brake parts. Large car companys like porsche and ferrari use Brembo brake discs and calipers you cant go far wrong with these.

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Post by Beemer Man » Tue 30 Aug, 2011 18:15

I agree with jayson f's comments. I have Brembo discs on the front of my E60 (purchased from German and Swedish) and have absolutely no complaints. They seem just as effective as the BMW OEM discs they replaced.

I have new Mintex discs and pads all round on the 2.8 Z3, at 2/3rds the cost of Pagid, etc., and so far so good..................

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Post by Trevsky » Tue 30 Aug, 2011 22:39

Just checked and found Pagid @ £27.54 and Eicher @ £17.94 both at Euro Car Parts. The Brembo one were £38.43. These are for 1 disc but would always fit in pairs of course.
Makes the Eicher ones look particularly cheap! Are they any good?

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Post by Beemer Man » Wed 31 Aug, 2011 17:26

I paid £53.00 GBP for a pair of Mintex front discs/pads and £67.00 GBP for the rears, with free delivery.

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Post by simiewimie » Wed 31 Aug, 2011 17:28

Thanks for the replies.
I found the Mintex discs and pads for £51.25 (ex vat). So having read some previous glowing reports about them in the forums I think I'll go for them.
Is there any point/advantage in doing the rear discs and pads whilst I'm getting dirty with the car?
I just had it serviced and only the front discs and pads came with an advisory note.

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Post by msassoon » Wed 31 Aug, 2011 18:29

I just installed Brembo Max disks with ATE pads and am very impressed. They are just like stock disks, but with some grooves, so are a step between performance disks and stock.

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Post by simiewimie » Wed 31 Aug, 2011 20:57

Do you know if the Brembo Max are a straight on the 1.9? Or do they require a calliper upgrade?

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Post by msassoon » Sat 03 Sep, 2011 23:18

The max disks are a direct upgrade. They are basically the OEM replacement disks you have mentioned with 4 grooves in.

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Post by simiewimie » Mon 05 Sep, 2011 16:14

Excellent, thanks.
Going for the Brembo Max.
Just got to decide which pads... Any final tips would be appreciated. :)

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