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    Question Recommendations for: Rear Drums & Shoes

    My garage tells me that the lip is so bad on the OSR drum that it will need replacing. Whilst I'm at it he recommended new shoes too. He also said get a set of drums as it's good to replace both at the same time as the NSR may wear soon too (originals on the car at the mo).


    So any recommendations for drums and shoes?
    Are there any makes/brands that have the edge?

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    i use these guys, good quality stuff and fast deleivery
    http://www.brakeparts.co.uk/

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    alternatively remove the drums and use an angle grinder to remove the lips around the edges

    you could probs get away with just new shoes for now - but ideally replace the lot

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    edit.. sorry misread your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1412 View Post
    i use these guys, good quality stuff and fast deleivery
    http://www.brakeparts.co.uk/
    Thanks.

    Any idea what make they send out?

    Are most Astra drum manufacturers much of a muchness, or are certain brands top dog whilst others should be avoided?

    I did a quick ebay search and found some complete sets of new rear drums with shoes included for about £69 all in. Is that a good price for 2 drums and 4 shoes? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-ASTRA...item4135e6469f

    I can also see makes like Mintex and Brembo on there..

    I'm just looking for a set that will last me a long time. And I am not after a 'performance' breaking system as they are for my daily driver. I think my present drums are original spec and have therefore done 120,000 miles!

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    i got my current set of drums shoes and all associated braking components for the van from Vauxhall

    on trade club there were very well priced

    personally id replace the wheel cylinders too and maybe the hoses and solid brake lines whilst ur at it - do it all ur self with a reel of pipe and a flaring tool and youll save ur self a fortune

    do it all now and u wont have to worry come MOT time

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    Yeah I checked Trade Club prices at my local...and they were coming out at over £100 just for the 2 drums!

    Any more thoughts guys before I plump for something off the net/ebay?

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    Okey dokey,

    One ebay firm is selling LPB (Italian) Drums with Abtex (Spanish) Shoes for £63 all in.
    Another ebay firm is selling Mintex Drums and shoes for £79 all in.

    Is it worth the extra £16 for the Mintex set?

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    think youve been had matey!!!!

    Trade Price is £22.87+VAT per drum!!!


    Retail is only £37.00+VAT so no idea where your £100 came from!


    Rear shoes are only £19.02+VAT for the axle set


    £22.87
    £22.87
    £19.02

    £64.76

    £11.33 VAT

    £76.09 TOTAL


    Genuine Vauxhall parts



    With those savings, Id factor in a pair of wheel cylinders, some new pipes and fluid

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    think youve been had matey!!!!

    Trade Price is £22.87+VAT per drum!!!


    Retail is only £37.00+VAT so no idea where your £100 came from!


    Rear shoes are only £19.02+VAT for the axle set
    Yes mate, I also have that TC price in my book.
    I rang up the dealers to verify the book price.
    The guy said that price is for other models and not for my model, which is the Y17DT. He even took my reg to check.

    I then rang Autovaux. And they quoted around £83 all in.




    I'm just wondering if it would be worth now going with the ebay or mintex ones as they are the 2 cheapest offers...it's all about quality though...that's why I'm asking on here....I have no experience of drum/shoe brands

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