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Advice needed on Brake pads and Discs for Alfa 159 TI

I would really appreciate it if someone can give me some advice on getting new brake discs and pads fitted on my car. Had a full service done recently and was told that front discs and pads need changing and also back pads are worn out too.

So I am thinking just getting new brake discs and pads all round.

What do people recommend and how much we looking at for Brake discs and pads and what would be price of fittings on average?

I haven't got a Scooby on this I have done a bit of research and heard about Pagid brake discs and pads all round? Are they any good?

And advice or help would be appreciated.
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got mine from alfisti.net cracking service from them. also worth getting some caliper pins, just in case someone hasn't greased them up and they prove to be a pig to remove. fitting will be two hours labour at your friendly garage.
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Performance Friction pads, got mine rubbing away on Tarox discs
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Performance Friction pads, got mine rubbing away on Tarox discs
how do these work from cold?
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how do these work from cold?
Not too bad, very impressed. Ned told me they just need a big stamp on the pedal about once a week if they glaze up. Beings its oil burner, you cant brake n throttle at the same time to burn off the glaze, although I aint needed to yet, maybe because of the tarox slots. Pretty good braking distance reduction too
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Im looking at pagid brake discs and brembo break pads. Would that be a good choice?
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Pagid discs are ok, but are not an improvement over OEM, but definitely no worse. I've never thought much of mintex pads though, on any car. If you can afford them, try PF (performance friction)
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On my 3.2 Q4 SW (relatively heavy and fast car) i replaced with AlfaWorkshop recommendations ( Alfa Romeo 159 Brake Discs ).
For every day and spirited back road travel they are good, might need more (eg Pagid) if I wanted to push it a lot more.
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i'm finding the brembo pads to be a bit dusty, was going with red stuff pads but read a few stories of them parting company with their friction material, so didn't fill me with confidence. also found the brembo pads/disks took a while to bed in but they're fine now. may get some braided brake lines fitted when she's in for a service.
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Performance Friction pads, got mine rubbing away on Tarox discs
I'm assuming you've got Ferodo DS Performance Pads? I've got those along with Tarox Sport Japan (Drilled & Grooved) discs on mine (front & rear). They're not the cheapest option but Tarox quality is excellent and on road day to day performance is excellent too
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