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New Brake Discs for Brera

Its time to get some new stoppers for the Brera. But I haven't got a clue what to get.
Was looking at these, maybe in the black edition and dimpled.

Alfa Romeo Brera 2.2 JTS 04/06- Performance Front & Rear Brake Discs [15352] - 150.87 : MTEC Brakes, Performance Brake Discs, Sport Brake Discs

Has anyone got any ideas or recommendations?
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In my experience, fitting performance discs for everyday use doesn't make much sense. Certainly didn't on the GT.
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In my experience, fitting performance discs for everyday use doesn't make much sense. Certainly didn't on the GT.
You're not the first person to say that either, and to be honest I wouldn't be testing them too much anyway. Still those brakes are reasonable price and the black ones look well on a black car?!
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from my experience of brake upgrades for road useage I'd recommend standard discs with Ferodo DS2500 pads + new brake fluid.
 
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You're not the first person to say that either, and to be honest I wouldn't be testing them too much anyway. Still those brakes are reasonable price and the black ones look well on a black car?!
Thing is, you'll get better everyday performance and longer life from standard discs.

+1 to Pat's suggestion - focus on pads and fluid over discs.
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And maybe braided hoses? Might aswell when the rest is being done.
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Don't mind the lads, I have Mtec discs on my car very much rated here and they are cheap too.
 
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I have nothing technical to add to this thread.. .but it's an interesting read.

I have to replace pads on my Ti shortly all around... and it looks like all 4 discs will need to be replaced on the JTDm in a few months (102k miles up on her now). Keep posting opinions lads
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Yea thanks a mill lads. Super helpful comments!
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Cathal you have been in my car and you know the braking and the discs are unreal very well made and quality item. My buddy has em on his 530D also for 4 years and they wear well too.
 
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Its time to get some new stoppers for the Brera. But I haven't got a clue what to get.
Was looking at these, maybe in the black edition and dimpled.

Alfa Romeo Brera 2.2 JTS 04/06- Performance Front & Rear Brake Discs [15352] - 150.87 : MTEC Brakes, Performance Brake Discs, Sport Brake Discs

Has anyone got any ideas or recommendations?

Someone over in the 159 tech Lounge asked about them recently https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...new-discs.html

Do a search for "Brake Discs" there & you'll find plenty of thread on the subject


PS remember if you go for dimpled/drilled/grooved discs you'll probably go through pads faster & also have noisier brakes
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Someone over in the 159 tech Lounge asked about them recently https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...new-discs.html

Do a search for "Brake Discs" there & you'll find plenty of thread on the subject


PS remember if you go for dimpled/drilled/grooved discs you'll probably go through pads faster & also have noisier brakes
Bollicks to them going through pads faster Dave. They do make a noise but that is only when braking reallly heavy.
 
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what was the make of the discs you donated for use on my Track Car? they are very good disc's
 
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Bollicks to them going through pads faster Dave.

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Discs may also be slotted, where shallow channels are machined into the disc to aid in removing dust and gas. Slotting is the preferred method in most racing environments to remove gas, water, and deglaze brake pads. Some discs are both drilled and slotted. Slotted discs are generally not used on standard vehicles because they quickly wear down brake pads; however, this removal of material is beneficial to race vehicles since it keeps the pads soft and avoids vitrification of their surfaces.

Have a look at a few of the performance brake pad/disc manufacturers websites, many promote deglazing as one of the main benefits of slots/groove in the discs.

( I'm not saying it's a huge increase in pad wear )

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what was the make of the discs you donated for use on my Track Car? they are very good disc's
A Brembo Subsidury bud called Urpa yeh there not bad to be fair.

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Have a look at a few of the performance brake pad/disc manufacturers websites, many promote deglazing as one of the main benefits of slots/groove in the discs.

( I'm not saying it's a huge increase in pad wear )
Buddy did the above for his final year mech project and found the wear to so minimal that it's not even worth mentioning. I've only ever had drilled and grooved discs on my cars and never noticed the pads wearing excessively and the same for a buddy has put over 60k miles on EBC greenstuff with the same discs as the 156.
 
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Have a look at a few of the performance brake pad/disc manufacturers websites, many promote deglazing as one of the main benefits of slots/groove in the discs.

( I'm not saying it's a huge increase in pad wear )
Dave I can vouch for the small fella's brakes and pads , if they last the treatment he gives them then they will last very long for ordinary people
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As I said I'm not saying they won't last ages or that the wear is dramatic compared to standard discs
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