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My giuli has just eaten it,s front pads in 21,000 mile,apparently the brembo pads only have 100 mm of pad material on them compared to standard pads which have double that,my local alfa dealers gave me a quote of 203 quid to supply and fit:wow:,this includes one new fitting kit at 43 quid cos apparently some of the locating pins sieze.luckily my local indie alfa specialist(county motors,carlisle)said 152 quid which seems more like it.But anyone with a brembo equipped car remember that braking is gona be a ****ing expensive hobby:):lol:
 

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Hi Rob,
I seem to remember posting the "what's the practical difference?" question recently and this cost thing did not come up. Are you the first to wear your pads out?
Lucky you found an independent who can do it cheaper. What about EBC or another brand?
 

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Use this as an opportunity to fit performance friction pads & new hi temp fluid ;)
 

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Wow could well do without that, just spent £950 on 4 tyres and a service. Iv'e done similar miles as you with same model [jtdm] so really hope mine last a bit longer.
 

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I have 330mm Brembos on my GTA and they lasted at least 48k....

Will see how the Brembos on the Giuli fare......
 

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That's terrible. 330mm Brembos on the GT & Brera. Pads last forever!
 

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Is that proven, or just another one of those theories about the electronic diff is no good and only cars fitted with a mechanical one can be considered a true Alfa? :rolleyes::lol:
Drive one on an experience day & see for yourself. Hardly any braking but smoking brakes.

It's the same for any cars with high enough torque to overwhelm the TCS.
 

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40k on the G now, on standard brakes, and plenty of meat left on the bones. This almost makes me feel better at not having specced the 'red-painted calipers', :D.
Having said that though, the 159 in on 48k on its original 'Brembo' pads, and it's not exactly a light-weight when it comes to stopping it, :rolleyes:.
 

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Hi Rob,
I seem to remember posting the "what's the practical difference?" question recently and this cost thing did not come up. Are you the first to wear your pads out?
Lucky you found an independent who can do it cheaper. What about EBC or another brand?
Yep,tried all the brands and motor factors plenty for the standard brakes,but finding anything for brembo,s?probably more luck googling for rocking horse ****e:)
 

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Brake wear is a factor of how you drive. If you drive like (I was going to say Jensen Button but actually he is quite a smooth driver) a heavy footed racing driver then they are going to wear and wear quickly.
:lol:My missus is the main driver I only use the car maybe 30℅ of the time.She obviously has more talent than I give her credit for:rolleyes:
 

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The Brembos on these use the std Brembo 132mm pad available in countless choices to suit all tastes & budgets.
 
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