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    Brake question

    My rear brakes are howling and I've found I need to replace the discs and pads, I've been thinking that when I needed to change I'd get some predator discs and pads from LMF but I dont need to change my fronts yet as there is loads of material left on the front pads.

    My question is, would putting the predator discs and pads on my rear only while I wait for my fronts to wear out be a problem, I'm thinking it may make the car unbalanced under braking but would it???
    John - Astra GTC SRi 2.0 CDTi

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    Also do I need seperate brake shoes for the handbrake system, a mate at work said the rear discs on his old Astra G were disc only on the rears but I thought the handbrake had a small drum in the middle.
    John - Astra GTC SRi 2.0 CDTi

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    On the Astra G - there is only the disc and caliper at the rear

    earlier Astra models had a seperate shoe setup inside the bell but not on ur model so only discs n pads to worry about

    dont waste ur money on predators tho - they are truly shite

    in 12 yrs of motoring they are the worst pad ive ever used

    had them on my fronts for 4k miles and they faded in a matter of minutes! lol

    as u just need them on the back - just get some standard compound pads - GM stuff if u must, but personally id just get a standard pad from a local motor factor - mintex for example for about £12 a pair.

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    As above, plus you need a special torx socket to get the calipers off. Halfords only sell the right size one in a big socket set, but have a looksie on eBay and you can buy them on their own on their

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    Really? I've read quite a few reports on here that the black diamond predator discs and pads were well worth it.
    John - Astra GTC SRi 2.0 CDTi

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    well on my heavy 5 dr turbo with 230bhp they were quite frankly dangerous

    my mate had them on his ACT and his died like mine did

    Ive now got EBC yellowstuffs on the front - still got predators on the back but thats cos its only the back and for the amount of braking they do they can stay there until they are totally dead - then they'll be replaced with bog standard ones

    Save ur money

    get some discs from mtec100 on ebay £145 for all 4 then take ur time researching what pads u want - fronts that is - rears then just get standards

    no point using upgraded parts on the rear

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    Damn, I wish I'd read you last post before going on LMF, I've just purchased some diamond black discs with Greenstuff pads for back only. Oh well it's going to work out as cheap as if I'd just paid the garage I go to, to get them to put on standard discs and pads.

    At least I didn't get the predator pads eh?
    John - Astra GTC SRi 2.0 CDTi

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