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    What type of discs?

    I abandoned the idea of uprating my discs in front completely. I'm going to buy a new set of 256mm ones for my 1.6 rocket. Those discs I've got atm don't look very nice after all those 108k miles and really need to be changed.

    The question is which ones I should order for my Astra - plain, grooved, drilled or grooved&drilled ??
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    Just get a set of QH discs from your local motorfactors, and a set of Apec pads. Best price/performance ratio you'll get.
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    iv got a set of these on the front of my 1.6, and there just as good proberbly better than the ones that were on it before

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    I've got a set of EBC drilled and grooved discs and EBC green stuff pads on the front and they are brilliant and I have a 1.6 monster as well.
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    IMO there's no point getting drilled, grooved or whatever because you have tiny brakes and don't really have the performance to justify those kind of brake discs.

    I'd go for a set of OE ones and if you really want a bit of extra braking performance then stick some high performance pads in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo_Scott View Post

    I'd go for a set of OE ones and if you really want a bit of extra braking performance then stick some high performance pads in.
    Are the pads more important than discs then?

    My friend said that drilled discs often crack/break so I will have to change them every 10k miles. Anyway I was thinking about buying these...
    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=1523&page=1
    But if it's true that life of drilled&grooved discs is short then I'd go for grooved only.

    PS. And yes I need a bit better performance as I often drive on german Autobahn.
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    OK.. I ordered this...
    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=1523&page=1
    and this...
    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=1523&page=1

    So grooved discs and decent pads.
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