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    As above. The discs on my 328 are currently ebc which are noisey and crap to be honest. I have always hated ebc gear ever since having them on my Impreza.

    These look quite good value and I wondered if anyone has ever used them before?
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    i had mintex discs and pads on the front when i had an escort gti before and i found them too be good!! bit of a difference to your car of course but for the money they cost they seem good!! were recommended to me by a mechanic of 30 years aswell so cant be bad!!
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    TBH ive just replaced the mintex pads in mine for EBC red stuff....

    I have had no complaints with them at all. They seem to stop the car fine and fitted no problems. The bonus with them is that they didnt seem to leave much dust on the wheels either...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    TBH ive just replaced the mintex pads in mine for EBC red stuff....

    I have had no complaints with them at all. They seem to stop the car fine and fitted no problems. The bonus with them is that they didnt seem to leave much dust on the wheels either...
    Wait until they wear out after 6000 miles like mine did. Problem was, I had bought the discs as well, which were warped by the time the pads wore out. £400 as well!
     
     

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    I only put them in coz I got them very cheap and dont leave dust on my wheels. TBH the mintex pads are good enough for general road use IMO...
     
     

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    Thanks guys. That's all I needed to know. Might as well replace front and rears as they are both looking a little rusty now. Good excuse to paint my calipers! Black obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torquesteerman View Post
    Thanks guys. That's all I needed to know. Might as well replace front and rears as they are both looking a little rusty now. Good excuse to painted my calipers! Black obviously.
    Thats just made me laugh. Ive just ordered some caliper paint and VHT paint for the discs....
     
     

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    vht?
     
     

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    Very High Temperature...
    Ive ordered a proper caliper paint kit for them, but just the VHT aerosol for the discs...
     
     

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    my mechanic recommends mintex too mate...but like steve says i find the is a lot off brake dust that accompanies them..good brakes tho...helpedme stop from 95-60 in about ten feet!!!...unfortunately still got done..i was a 50limit
     
     

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