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    Simple Speak - Brakes for the 888

    Hiya

    I have read Turbo Scott's thread about brakes and to be honest I'm confused

    I need to sort my brakes out completely - for piece of mind more than anything but I need to do it as reasonably priced as I can as I have just received a b@stard of an electricity bill!

    Now, am I right in saying that the rear brakes are standard coupe turbo ones - being 264mm and have standard pads?

    The front ones have the 888 Ferrodo brakes pads and 308mm discs?

    I have been quoted just under £450 to supply and fit them (basic discs) but I think that this is quite expensive. What would you do? I would like to go drilled and grooved but not quite sure the sizes or where to find a decent deal - the front 888 pads have been quoted at £106

    Help!


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    i will take the standard vx discs with the uprated pads when mines due

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    I would get the same 308mm discs up front. Drilled can cause problems. Grooved makes a noise when u brake hard. U can get dimpled ones now which work similar to holes but not as efficiently.

    Pads, I have had EBC before and they were good. I would go with a complete EBC setup up front, discs and pads (red ones). Should be reasonably priced and buying them together will make it alittle cheaper too

    Rears I would stick to standard vauxhall stuff, maybe one of the guys on here that works for them could get them alittle cheaper ??

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    Unless you are a complete nutter, standard discs should be fine. It might be worth getting some decent pads, EBC greenstuff or redstuff maybe? Or even something like ferodo pads if you don't drive it hard.

    There are loads of different pads out there but I suppose it comes down to cost and personal preference really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnasher
    Unless you are a complete nutter, standard discs should be fine.
    I take it u dont know Shev that well then!!! lol

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    Ouch

    I have some EBC Disks and green stuff pads sat in my kitchen waiting to go on my beastie - my mechanic hasnt had time to fit them so far and he wont let me attempt it on my own - I can see his point on that one tho
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    Is it just the fronts that your replaceing?
    £450 seems a bit on the steep side, why not fit some EBC Greenstuff pads which are around £40.

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    cant see the issue with fitting brakes yourself, you cant really get it wrong as the pads will only go in the correct way due to their shape and the caliper is only held on with 2 bolts. as for the disc it comes off in 2 minutes.

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    Shev, I'm currently in contact with an online store (forgot the name .. old age etc lol) Im looking at getting a set of RedDot 20 groove discs for the front and back with the Ferrodo DS2500 (888 pads) for the front and *maybe* the same pads for the back and Goodridge brake lines from LMF. I think this will come to around £500 + fitting.

    If you need any details, prices etc send me a PM and I'll give u the low down

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