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    Stopping power

    My standard discs on my 1.8 2002 astra g are coming to the end of there life. What should i be looking to get to replace them? Should I just get a new set of standard discs and pads or is it worth spending the money to get somthing like greenstuff pads and some grooved discs??

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    uprate them to the 308mm disks and pads found on the turbo, LMF do the kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG
    uprate them to the 308mm disks and pads found on the turbo, LMF do the kit
    must have st least 17" rims tho,
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    DO you know roughly how much thats will cost, and I only have 16" wheels so will they fit??

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    Nope 17s are needed for 308mm brakes. £215 for 308mm kit from LMF plus P&P

    I bought Tarox Sport Japan drilled and grooved discs. Never let me down, performed brilliantly. Think they were around £165. Got a set of 325mm Brembo 4 pots now, just need time to fit the kit but I've slipped a disc and can hardly move my back
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    Ok so bigger brakes are not an option so back to the origional question:



    My standard discs on my 1.8 2002 astra g are coming to the end of there life. What should i be looking to get to replace them? Should I just get a new set of standard discs and pads or is it worth spending the money to get somthing like greenstuff pads and some grooved discs??

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    308mm's under 16's

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    If i decided not to go fro the upgrade are grooved discs etc better than standard

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    if you want Grooved just get 4 or 6 groved disc's

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    For a given size grooved discs will only offset brake fade (after repeated hard braking) - they wont decrease stopping distance under normal driving conditions.

    Thay may even increase it, as contact area is reduced

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