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    Question Anyone had probs with ebc discs and redstuff pads.

    my brakes are very close to be needing to be changed (like in the next 2 weeks they will be changed)

    vxl want 163 for front disc's and 30 for pads, 103 for rear disc's and 25 (i think) for pads

    apparently kits are not available for the mk4 any more!!!!!!

    so as i am gonna be spending over 300 on them i thought about upgrading to ebc as i have heard to many bad stories of black diamond (i have had them on my old cav turbo and were ok but that was years ago)

    whats your opinion guys and gals, just get vxl ones or upgrade for a little more cost. bearing in mind i cant spend much but as brakes are important its a place i am willing to spend a little extra on.
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    I went on ebay and got 4 grooved discs and red stuff pads. They are 5 times better. Cost me 250 delivered and worth every penny. I have braked hard many times for the sake of it and they are spot on. Not warped at all. Discs are not ebc. The pads produced dust for a while but now after 500 mile not any. Wheels getting dirty from salt now on rear. Fronts stay clean. I herd thier discs are not good.
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    ben are u still using 280s on the front or did u upgrade to 308

    mk5 kits are identical to mk4 so (all the following at £47+VAT)

    280mm kit = 93175459
    308mm kit = 93190163

    rear kit = 93190173 (lucas) 93182596 (bosch)

    all the above with the exclusion of the bosch rears are used on the mk5 so they are definitely still stocked

    the above are trade price too which im assuming u are a full AOC member!


    Personally I run MTEC 308mm/264mm with EBC Yellowstuff front and standard compound at the rear - they haul my heavy 230bhp hatch up very nicely
    £155 for 4 discs
    £80 for front pads and about £15 for rear pads

    well under budget

    personally im saving for some 4pots but these are more than adequate for now - id recommend u do the same

    Redstuff are shocking from cold and downright dangerous in my books....Yellow are excellent from cold, they are also rated for track use unlike reds (not that thats important) only downside being they are messier (dust) than the reds but i dont care about that when they perform so well.

    HTH

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    I cant see why red is bad from cold? Soon as you hit the brakes they warm up and get hot very quickly. Not had any issues with mine hot or cold. They work great every time.
    the black Opel Sri-t with bbs ch alloys and
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    just goin off what EBC say and my experience with red & yellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    ben are u still using 280s on the front or did u upgrade to 308

    mk5 kits are identical to mk4 so (all the following at £47+VAT)

    280mm kit = 93175459
    308mm kit = 93190163

    rear kit = 93190173 (lucas) 93182596 (bosch)

    all the above with the exclusion of the bosch rears are used on the mk5 so they are definitely still stocked

    the above are trade price too which I'm assuming u are a full AOC member!


    Personally I run MTEC 308mm/264mm with EBC Yellowstuff front and standard compound at the rear - they haul my heavy 230bhp hatch up very nicely
    £155 for 4 discs
    £80 for front pads and about £15 for rear pads

    well under budget

    personally I'm saving for some 4pots but these are more than adequate for now - id recommend u do the same

    Redstuff are shocking from cold and downright dangerous in my books....Yellow are excellent from cold, they are also rated for track use unlike reds (not that thats important) only downside being they are messier (dust) than the reds but i dont care about that when they perform so well.

    HTH
    cheers dude

    i have a tubby so its 308s anyway. according to trade club book i looked at at the counter they are different part numbers for disc's. i was a member but it ran out in June ish and i cant renew yet. so no card to get trade club.

    somthing else to consider. got a week to decide.
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    Maybe a grooved disc overcomes this? I mean if you want track use brakes ok yellow. But for day to day driving red would do. And i see the man is a detail lord so he is going to want less mess
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    Ben u dont need the card to use trade club

    just the number

    yes ur right - mk4 kits arent listed in the book but the mk5 ones are and are identical

    ive got the book in front of me

    as ive said mk5 non-vxr & 1.9 fronts are identical as are the rears

    all the number above

    £100 and ur sorted

    if ur mega stuck and cant get them on trade PM me and i'll sort u out

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    nice one dude. i like the sound of mtec discs and ebc pads. looks better behind the wheels and i always like to upgrade rather than just change.
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    Disagree on the comments regarding redstuff pads. They certainly dont have the same bite when cold as they do with heat in them but are far from being dangerous. Few touch;s of the brake and they are at they full working potential tbh. They are also pretty good for track use, cant say I had any heat or brake fade problem when I was running them.

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