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I think these need replacing....

I knew my brakes needed doing but didn't realise how bad they were....
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They looked OK from the outside...
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But the inside was real bad...
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So I fitted a pair of these today...
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The new discs look awesome are they MTEC? if so let me know how you get on with them looking for a new set of discs my self, just can't make my mind up
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The new discs look awesome are they MTEC? if so let me know how you get on with them looking for a new set of discs my self, just can't make my mind up
Yeah... MTEC discs and standard Mintex pads. Total cost 200 for all 4 discs, new pads all round, a tube of copper grease and P&P so not bad. Fitting the tears today. Only driven round the block so they ain't bedded in so a bit early to comment on them. Surprisingly easy to fit and the How To... Guides on here were a godsend. I'll see how I get on with these and maybe try different pads next time. The ones Autolusso sell are quite reasonable as performance pads go and have a good rep. I've also got 4 spare calipers to refurb and paint red to fit at some point with braided hoses.
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Rears done as well. Quite an easy job, took an afternoon for the fronts and a morning for the rears plus a bit of time earlier in the week spraying all the nuts and bolts that needed to come off with penetrating oil which paid off... Nothing was stuck and everything came undone quite easily. Probably the hardest thing to undo were the wheel nuts. Just bedding them in and taking it easy on the braking and will report back with how ey are.
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PS many thanks to Squat and V6 & beyond for the how to guides... A massive help, cheers guys.
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Had the new discs on for a few days now and probably covered about 50 miles. MTEC say it takes about 200 to bed them in but so far so good. The protective coating still hasn't fully worn away where the pads come in to contact with the discs but it is getting there. I haven't had to do an emergency stop or anything yet but they seem quite responsive and definitely better than the old breaks. Will update again when they are fully bedded in.
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UPDATE: Now had the new discs and pads on for about 300 miles and adjusted the handbrake properly today (cheers Danny for the advice) and they are a massive improvement on the old discs. The pedal feels firmer and the car stops better. They are not "look at the pedal and the wheels lock" good but a definite improvement. I'll hopefully be fitting braided brake hoses soon and next time the pads need changing something a bit better but overall I'm well chuffed with them. Easy to fit too so just saved myself a couple of hundred quid so extra chuffed and a bit smug
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remember to flush out the old worn brake fluid with new good quality brake fluid...................... i got a noticeable improvement on brakes just from that alone
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I thought you bought some black edition brake discs? They look silver in the last pic
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remember to flush out the old worn brake fluid with new good quality brake fluid...................... i got a noticeable improvement on brakes just from that alone
Good advice... Many thanks. Is there an easy way to do it or just keep bleeding and topping up?
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I thought you bought some black edition brake discs? They look silver in the last pic
Hopefully this is a better photo... The black finish has only worn away where the pads come into contact with the disc, the rest is still black. Looks good as the grooves and dimples are still black so they really stand out.
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O I get it now thanks, yeah does look good and I assume they won't go rusty looking like standard ones.
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O I get it now thanks, yeah does look good and I assume they won't go rusty looking like standard ones.
Hopefully not. MTEC claim it is UV, brake fluid and corrosion resistant. Cost less than 25 to have all four discs coated (they also do silver or gold finish too) so bit of a no brainer. My old discs were in a real state thanks to the rust.
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Thanks for the info on these, I have just purchased a set of front dimpled and grooved discs for my gtv v6 with the silver uv/rust coating and with a 10% discount code only came to 107, just ordered some black brembo badges for the calipers too so looking forward to get these fitted. The discount code is new10 if anyone is interest.
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Thanks for the info on these, I have just purchased a set of front dimpled and grooved discs for my gtv v6 with the silver uv/rust coating and with a 10% discount code only came to 107, just ordered some black brembo badges for the calipers too so looking forward to get these fitted. The discount code is new10 if anyone is interest.
I have been very impressed with MTEC for value and quality. Really easy job to do. I had the car on axle stands with both wheels off and did one side at a time so I could look at the other if I needed to check how it should look. Ratchet scanners would make it a bit easier as a couple of nuts or bolts you can't get a socket on but other than that no drama. A couple of bolts to get the caliper off, one to get the disc off and that's it really. Defo get a brake rewind tool if you do the rears. I paid about 12 for a universal set on flea bay... Worth every penny and more.
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The protective coat they put on them must be very sticky.

They do look gorgeous
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They look to gorgeous..... They were going to show up my alloys so I have had to paint them nowAttachment 692962 lol!

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They look to gorgeous..... They were going to show up my alloys so I have had to paint them nowAttachment 692962 lol!
I need to paint my calipers now I've fitted the discs... They look a bit shabby in comparison.
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Good advice... Many thanks. Is there an easy way to do it or just keep bleeding and topping up?
Try one of the brake bleeding kits such as Ezibleed. Bought mine many moons ago and really good.
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Try one of the brake bleeding kits such as Ezibleed. Bought mine many moons ago and really good.
Does that make it a one man job or do you still need someone to press and release the brake? Many an argument has started over the meaning of "press the brake pedal now" and "take your foot off the brake" between me and the Mrs... obviously my fault for not making it clear enough for her
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