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I've been trying to sort out my front brakes for ages. Originally I wanted to stick to standard size but with refurbished calipers. I bought a set of second hand Brembos from ebay and sent them to a well-known independent but they were not good enough to refurb. The same independent then supplied me a set of Brembo calipers which had been refurbished, but all that had been done was a moderately good paint job, leaving the pistons untouched and the corrosion of the pad-guides and their mounting bolts meant the calipers were no better than the ones on my car, so they sit as another waste of money in my garage. I should send them back ...


Anyway, so I have looked at big brake kits instead, but think I would gain little from them and have the downside of greater unsprung mass. Then Brad (thanks again) posted a link to CompBrake's two-piece discs in 330mm diameter, and I've since seen their PR7 4 Pot Caliper 335x32mm BRAKE KIT which employ the same two-piece discs, plus lighter-weight 4-pot calipers.

Anyone have any experience with them? Any opinions on the kit shown?
I've read about problems with their old design suffering flexure and rattling, but can't find anything about problems with the newer design with the "Cloverleaf" clips.
 

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Hi Richard

I don't know anything about the CompBrake stuff but i have just fitted refurbished calipers due to suffering, probably for years, from the corrosion under the pad guide problem and the improvement in braking performance now that they are working properly is phenomenal. I can't imagine wanting to upgrade them now, although admittedly I will only use it on the road whereas you might do some track stuff. I think there is a huge amount of hype around the benefits of upgraded pads and discs. I just got standard discs from buypartsby and standard Pagid pads which were on offer. The calipers had been fully refurbished by a member on here but then not used. Autolusso do them though and they should be good. The result is eyeopening and presumably a lot cheaper than the upgrades!
 

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I've been trying to sort out my front brakes for ages. Originally I wanted to stick to standard size but with refurbished calipers. I bought a set of second hand Brembos from ebay and sent them to a well-known independent but they were not good enough to refurb. The same independent then supplied me a set of Brembo calipers which had been refurbished, but all that had been done was a moderately good paint job, leaving the pistons untouched and the corrosion of the pad-guides and their mounting bolts meant the calipers were no better than the ones on my car, so they sit as another waste of money in my garage. I should send them back ...
Yes of course if you are not happy with them send them back

Best pads you can get for the 305's are the Performance Friction pads we have had made in America

Autolusso - Alfa Romeo Specialist | Performance Friction Pads

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I have heard nothing but good things about compbrakes kits and calipers, this is all from the mk1 / mk2 escort scene ( I have a mk1 escort as well) and there price and performance is excellent and come highly praised so i would say go for them!

Dan
 
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