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Check out brake parts on buypartsby.co.uk ... always fond they supply good quality branded parts and for a lot less than most.

A good alternative is carparts4less (which is ECP in a different colour but also about 20% less and free delivery at the moment).

If you want better pads, then Ferodo Performance .. but they ain't cheap!
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Originally Posted by RugbyPete View Post
My discs are shot and due for renewal soon.

Should i replace with ebc brakes and pads or get oem/alfa orginals?
braided hoses at the same time?

Also, whats the best spec brake fluid?
OEM parts is sometimes sold at the same price as Brembo (in Denmark) so buy them if they are not to expensive,note that when the friction coeficcient of the brake pads increses ,more heat and tear to your discs is imminent so you have to upgrade discs and pads and not just one part.
If you choose new hoses be carefull air is not trapped into your ABS system.

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Brembo max ,grooved + EBC greenstuff front and back.from alfistinet
The Fiat Multipla has the drilled Brembo sport ( my vifes car ) + EBC greenstuff,the Brembo drilled ones are different in composition of materials from the max series,they can withstand heat and tear a lot more, not just because of the holes

Go for a sport disc + any desent sport (not race!) pad,drop paying for new hoses,change brake fluid every to years
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Bought Brembos, front, rear, discs & pads, £177 next day delivery when I was in the UK last week.

Brembo Brake Pads & Brembo Brake Discs. Free Overnight Delivery on all Brembo Brakes

Had them fitted by a local garage for £50, the old discs were badly worn especially on the inside!!

Don't screw around with brakes, buy the best you can. Especially when the autobahn is just around the corner.
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Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
For combination of quality discs and Mintex mild mannered pads try this lot. I have MTec discs on my GTA, and Mintex pads on the back end too. The black phosphate coaing stops rust effectively too.

MTec brake diuscs
For the price... circa €50ish per corner, Mtec appears to be brilliant value for money, imo. I have just ordered a full set of pads and discs...with the black phosphate coating. When they are delivered I will fit them with my lovely new HEL Braided hoses and some fresh ATE blue brake fluid.
If the discs hold up well and no reason why they won't, judging from many positive reviews, I will replace the Mintex pads with the ubiquitous Ferodo DS2500's.
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Originally Posted by davealfa11 View Post
buy ferodo ds2500's for front and disc all round and rear pads from buypartsonline
front discs for my car are £13 from them and £41 from euro cp
rear disks are only £7.65+vat these prices are unbelievable whats the quality like
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Installed EBC drilled and grooved disc's and pads all round on my Stilo Multiwagon and they're great, look good too.
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another vote for Mtec had the drilled+grooved on my old 156 have now put the same on my 166 no complaints
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front discs for my car are £13 from them and £41 from euro cp
rear disks are only £7.65+vat these prices are unbelievable whats the quality like

Anyone know about quality at these prices

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