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My T Sport breaks have ceaced up the front left due to rust. I can either fork out £400 for OEM front pair, but if I'm spending I might as well get some upgraded ones any recomendations I've seen Fensport have some but I was hopping not to spend £1000

  

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That is the mother of all post revivals right there

Last post 2009

ah well
yeah my slider pins were corroded cockstiff but with some vicegrips and gentle persuasion i was able to get them out.
quick buff up and some copper slip and all was right with the world.
if its proper f***d you can get new pagid reconditioned ones from Northampton eurocarparts for ~£140 but you have to take the old caliper in for a trade
If you want im only down the road and would be happy to run you there with the old caliper if you don't have a spare car.

now onto my problems.
Unfortunately when I did the brakes I put some nice new £60 Brembo pads on thinking they would be, idk, good?
real story is I bedded them in properly gave it a week of normal driving before i sent it.
long story short very little fade, excellent bite, BUT they have been on for under a month and I am nearly on the wear indicators.
oh and I set them on fire once.


soooo anyone got any recommendations
currently looking at mintex and ferodo

I could go easier on them but why would I do that.

Cheers 

           Tom

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Braided brake lines and a DOT 5.1 fluid change does the trick...…..I push the **** out of my car and I don't suffer from brake fade!!!

 

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I think you misunderstood 

I get 0 brake fade

Brembo pads went from brand new to on the wear indicators in 3 weeks

That is the problem

I cbf to swap pads every month

I'm looking at ferodos race pads

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1 hour ago, Beggernator said:

I think you misunderstood 

I get 0 brake fade

Brembo pads went from brand new to on the wear indicators in 3 weeks

That is the problem

I cbf to swap pads every month

I'm looking at ferodos race pads

I'm running Brembo Pads and discs on my Compressor, they seem alright.

Yes was also surprised this post has come back up again after 10 years!

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Anyone have the part number for Mintex front pads. I have a 2003 1.8 VVTLI 190HP pre-facelift and I think they are a different size to the 2004 192HP models.

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MDB2257 fronts

MDB2596 Rear

MDK0229 front pad and disk set

mintex list all the 1.8 t sports the same

Power in KW                                            

1.8 VVTL-i TS 01/01 - 09/06  140
1.8 VVTL-i TS (ZZE123) 01/02 - 02/07  141
1.8 VVTL-i TS (ZZE123_) 02/05 - 02/07  165
1.8 VVTL-i TS (ZZE123_) 10/05 - 12/06  160
 
 
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