Re: Disc Brakes
I have had nothing but misery over brakes.
Had new set of front and rear Discs and Pads by Mintex. They squeal after about 50-100 miles and dont stop. These were replaced under warrenty for same. Same thing again. [frond pads that squeal]. These were replaced with EBC Pads. Same thing again... and I have had the squeal ever since...
I've been told the fault will always rest with the Pads, not the Discs?
The worst thing is, although the originals were a bit worn and did need replacing... Any new combination have been CRAP. Fade occurs after about 10 miles of twisty road.
This might sound obvious, and I'm not trying to patronise you 'cos it's a pretty basic step - but did you copper grease the backs of the pads? I've got Mintex pads and discs on the front of my V6. They started to squeal after about a week but I took them off and greased the backs - no more noise, apart from some minor squeal when parking. Performance is very good as long as I'm not too hard on them - I don't mind accepting that this is gonna happen with cheap discs and pads, as long as they'll work in an emergency, which I'm certain they would.
***** going around the Nurburgring with GTV brakes.
My old car was a Saab - I've done maybe 250+ laps of the Ring and I know it pretty well. I haven't taken the Gtv there yet but I found that the standard brakes on the Saab were more than up to the job, as there are only a few points where really heavy braking is needed.
The Gtv's brakes definitely leave a bit to be desired, but I think it's mostly that 304mm brakes just aren't big enough for a 1400kg+ car with this kind of performance. That said though, the Gtv offers really excellent engine braking and is sooooo sweetly adjustable on the throttle through the bends that I think it might actually turn out to be pretty good
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Driving: Vela Blue V6 Gtv 5spd, blue Momo leather
Gone but sorely, sorely missed:
Meteor Grey Gtv Lusso | 17" Teledials | Bilstein rear shocks | Ragazzon straight thru s/s centre exhaust | Some crappy Halfords air filter. Perfect condition and still 220bhp after 95k