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    What does everyone think. I'm either going for the CRN drilled and grooved discs from CRN performance, the brembo standard disc off eBay or the MTEC drilled and grooved off eBay. Still not sure. Any ideas peeps.

    Also I'm thinking about getting the brembo caliper covers off eBay. Are they any good?

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    Aren't CRN's brakes just Pagid's?

    And I wouldn't get a caliper cover, they are pretty cringe worthy in my opinion.. people buy them though so it's clearly personal preference
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    Ive got Mtec ones on my e46 and they've been really really good i would highly recommend!
     
     

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    I had mtec on my 166 alfa romeo and to be hoenst I found them crap and pretty soft, they could well be fine with the E46 calipers but I really don't think they were strong enough for the mighty Brembo calipers on the 166. I in turn bought EBC drilled and grooved and they are sooooo much better. Granted they do cost more but if you shop around it's well worth the extra few quid. Brembo are doing some grooved discs at reasonable money now too. Google is your friend

    Hope this helps.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    Aren't CRN's brakes just Pagid's?

    And I wouldn't get a caliper cover, they are pretty cringe worthy in my opinion.. people buy them though so it's clearly personal preference
    I believe they are but just been rebmachned to a better standard I think, a lot of people on here have been opting for these CRN's, and as far as I know pagid don't do drilled/grooved disc, well from ECP I believe.
     
     

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    Mtec Brakes
    Performance Brake Discs, MTEC Brakes, Drilled and Grooved, Drilled, Dimpled and Grooved, Grooved Sport Brake Discs

    Are very poor and they have very bad customer service, who will not take ownership of the brake items they sell.

    So be away from them
     
     

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    Brembo is an OEM manufacturer and their stuff is proper proper quality. Unfortunately they do not do a drilled disc version but if you want to go for good quality standard brakes. They are definitely the ones to go for

    http://www.incarmotorfactors.co.uk/e...rem325328.html
     
     

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    Have you ever thought of checking out Black Diamond... They used to be quite big when Max power magazine used to be all the rage... I still use their discs and pads. Give them a call, they're pretty helpful.
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    I've used MTec brake discs on all most all the cars I've owned as well as Brembo blanks and EBC discs and never had any issues with any of them, nor any issues with MTec (bought via eBay). Have received wrong discs before and they sent out the right ones before I'd even returned the original ones! Great service on all accounts...

    Horses for courses as it is with any goods really..

    Don't rate Mintex pads but do rate the Ferodo DS2500’s, EBC Red Stuff and Yellow Stuff pads and would go with either of the combo's.

    Personally not keen on drilled discs due to the risk of them fracturing around the drilled holes but always go for grooved discs to help keep pads clean etc...

    Currently running MTec grooved discs and Red Stuff pads on my E38 with HEL braided lines and decent Dot 4 fluid. Will be changing to EBC Yellow Stuff pads next and probably MTec discs again but may look at the EBC USR slotted discs next but they're pricy!
    Current car: 2000 BMW E38 728i
     
     

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