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    I'm going to be changing my discs and pads all round in a few months but I can't make up my mind on on the following:-

    Mintex pads with groved discs for £188 Click here!

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    Standard discs with ebc pads for about £210

    Any views?
     
     

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    I read bad things about the mintex ones.

    I'd certainly change pads if I was changing discs myself.

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    i fitted standard pagid discs and pads alround for mine. cant fault them. they were bought from forum vendor crn products.
     
     

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    Have got EBC standard discs and EBC green pads all round very good don,t have to think about them,they just do their job.
    Wouldn,t buy mintex had a pair on the rear of the wifes e46 saloon very bad wear on the friction surface after about a year had to scrap them.Front brembos fitted at same time were fine!!
     
     

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I'll stay clear of Mintex!

    I've had a look around and found these packages below. And I forgot to mention that my budget is around £200-250 for discs and pads all round.

    CRN discs with EBC Green Stuff pads - £240

    PiRanha Brakes discs & pads - £204.99

    KINETIX discs & pads - £198.28

    Bosh discs, pads and wear sensors - £148.40


    Opinions?

    The front discs/pads don't "need" to be replaced, it's just that the rear discs are scored and will probably eat the pads soon and I want to do them all at the same time. So can I re-use the wear sensors?
     
     

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    you can re-use the wear sensor as long as it hasn't triggered the dash light.

    avoid mintex ebay specials like the plague!! and i don't like the thought of using brakes by brands i've never heard of - piranha, kinetix???

    the bosch looks very cheap but don't know how their brakes stand to be honest. i would be very wary of anything on ebay that seems too cheap. get a price from c3bmw.co.uk, eurocarparts and nextdaybrakes.com and compare that lot.

    personally i've got brembo discs and textar pads, performance is pretty good, price was very good but do get a fair bit of brake dust of them
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkie7 View Post

    personally i've got brembo discs and textar pads, performance is pretty good, price was very good but do get a fair bit of brake dust of them
    It seems silly, but i use redstuff pads because i heard they were low dust - and I've gotta say, they really are! Can drive hundreds and hundreds of miles and still have shiny wheels.

    Sure, they're a "little" hard for road use really.... I mean they stop, but when cold they need some extra pedal, when warm they are SUPER GRIPPY.

    Seems daft to have less stopping power on cold brakes just to avoid brake dust, but maaaaan i really hate brake dust! lol.
     
     

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    I have Brembo discs front and rear with standard genuine BMW pads. The discs and pad combination is great but standard pads do give off a lot of brake dust. So silver alloy wheels don't stay silver for long.


    E46 330i SE Touring
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolishbean69
    Sure, they're a "little" hard for road use really.... I mean they stop, but when cold they need some extra pedal, when warm they are SUPER GRIPPY.
    Sounds good but the majority of my driving is commuting to and from work which is 1.8 miles or 7 minutes each way so there wouldn't be enough time for the pads to warm up, that is unless I go for spirited drive every morning first

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    you can re-use the wear sensor as long as it hasn't triggered the dash light.
    Cheers that'll save me £20.
     
     

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    Fair dues man, they really aren't for everybody. lol
     
     

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