Autoitalia did a thourough test on dik's and pad's a couple of month's back with all the top names, and red-dot came out best in both pad's and disk's and they were one of the chaepest setup's, sounds like a good start to me. I think it was abour £120 for the pair and that was six grooved disk's, try to avoid more than six groove's as these tend to eat pad's.
I hate to say it but the dreaded automeo sell's red-dot however if you don't want to use them, phone red-dot on 020 88882354 for local distirbutor's or their website address is www.reddotracing.co.uk
Hope this help's you out a bit.
I'd love to know where halford's get their price's from, red-dot xj 6 groove disk's and red-dot xe pad's are £123.50 a pair for a 156 1.8 T-spark including v.a.t!!!
I've used Hooper's before richard and they were excellent, i think they're the only people in Bristol who Motul engine oil's which in my mind are the best, if it's good enough for Kawasaki it's good enough for my Alfa.
£92 a disk was for standard lucus disks!!!,
the bristol shop couldn't even give me a price for Red-dot.
I only live 200m from Hoopers, and I have used them on and off for 15 years. the most helpful people!!
(they were suprised at the price for the disks, and had to look twice)
I can vouch for the Tarox disks. Been using G88 disks and fast road/rally pads for the past year. Same as standard when cold, but if you get some heat into them they are pretty amazing. Was out braking a lotus Elise going into the hairpin at Mallory in July.
if anyone is in the same situation with the brakes i have a 'upgrade' kit for pre wide body 155's. Basically the bigger 280mm red dot discs and the calipers. The discs are practically new. Call on 0208-470-7809.