Hi Dan,Mtech brakes are very good,Mike had them on the 156 v6 and has just fitted them on the front of his 159,about to order rears too,excellent and very reasonable too,go for them and feel the difference under braking
Got the silver Mtec drilled/grooved on my 147, and have found them to be very good, as said before the mintex pads they sell are ok but wouldn't recommend them went for the ebc greenstuff and found them much better.
The discs have been on 18 months now and seem to be holding up well and they don't go rusty on the non-braked surfaces which makes them look much better.
I had a set of the grooved and dimpled discs with black coating. They looked very nice, but the grooves made a lot of noise, so I sold them on and replaced them with straight forward drilled discs with a gold coating. No rust on any part of the disc that doesn't get swept by the pad.
Mine run on EBC Yellowstuff pads. Produce little dust and offer superb performance.
I have Brembo Sport discs up front that are yellow/ gold coated from the factory so they match.
I like Mtec discs. They do what they say on the...erm....website.
Great news. Shall be opting for these then, was looking at brembo max disks with the same coating but for two disks £150+, shall certainly look into EBC pads. Any difference between green stuff and yellow stuff pads??
Think they recommend green for fast street up to 200bhp and yellow above that, don't really know how much difference there is but I can recommend the green ones I have, much better bite and just feel much better than standard pads, plus they dont give off a lot of dust so cleaner wheels
I can vouch for the Mtec Discs; excellent value. Used drilled /grooved discs and both yellow and green stuff pads - the grooves do add a certain noise but not an unpleasant one. Green stuff would be fine on a 156, but to reign in that torque from your jtd I'd go for yellow stuff; only a bit more pricey and resist fading even more, but still stop ok from cold. And they do Blue stuff now, too...getting good reviews, I understand.
And now I know why they are so cheap for a "performance" disc. They wore out quicker than the standard Mintex pads I fitted. I therefore concluded that they are made of tin foil.
So they lasted 20K miles before basically having no grooves or anything left, yet the standard pads looked hardly worn. I fitted standard discs after that with new standard Mintex pads and have done over 60K miles without problem. The pads and discs will need changed soon as the pads have about 1/3 left.
Most of my driving is on the motorway, so really surprised the Mtec discs wore out so quickly.