Which pads (i want low dust)

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ATE Ceramic
OMP Road&Sport

and drilled/vented front discs

(Cheapest prices please??

I know there will be responses for EBC, but leaving them out.
 

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The low E are good if they do them yet for your car.

The ATE is a new one on me and they should be just fine as are the ones that you do not want to talk about
 
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The low E are good if they do them yet for your car.

The ATE is a new one on me and they should be just fine as are the ones that you do not want to talk about

ATE ceramics popular on the continent. Seen the textarEpads for £45 front and £55 rear

Malcolm, what discs would you go for?
 
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Run the Textar E-pad on the Audi and I would recommend them. Check they are available front and rear for your car. Were only available for the front on the Audi.

http://www.brakebook.com
 
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ATE ceramics popular on the continent. Seen the textarEpads for £45 front and £55 rear

Malcolm, what discs would you go for?

See what ECP can do the Pagid for. It is hard to believe that all the disc sold are manufactured by the ones with a name on them, I am sure that badge engineering is involved.

That is cheap for the pads and very good, once all the makers get on the band wagon the price could be such that the car makers will fit ceramic pads as standard soon, it is a well proven fact that the disc last longer as the makers of all point out.
 
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Run the Textar E-pad on the Audi and I would recommend them. Check they are available front and rear for your car. Were only available for the front on the Audi.

http://www.brakebook.com

seen them on ecp ebay store. I will see if i can order them from the local coventry branch (they are very slow on customer service in that store)

I have given up on GSF - last 5 times i been i was given wrong parts on every occasion - even for the most simple things...


Epads it is then

Does anybody know where i can get some cheap front discs?
 
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See what ECP can do the Pagid for. It is hard to believe that all the disc sold are manufactured by the ones with a name on them, I am sure that badge engineering is involved.

That is cheap for the pads and very good, once all the makers get on the band wagon the price could be such that the car makers will fit ceramic pads as standard soon, it is a well proven fact that the disc last longer as the makers of all point out.

Pagid are ATE in Germany
 
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ECP currently have a sale. Check what discount they are doing on brake discs for your car, it is upto 35% off at the moment.
 
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See what ECP can do the Pagid for. It is hard to believe that all the disc sold are manufactured by the ones with a name on them, I am sure that badge engineering is involved.

That is cheap for the pads and very good, once all the makers get on the band wagon the price could be such that the car makers will fit ceramic pads as standard soon, it is a well proven fact that the disc last longer as the makers of all point out.

Malcolm, Badge engineering

I remember as a child how the motoring press slated MG/Austin Rover for badge engineering and blank buttons on the dash. Now overlooked on BMW and VW products 20 years later???
 

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Malcolm, Badge engineering

I remember as a child how the motoring press slated MG/Austin Rover for badge engineering and blank buttons on the dash. Now overlooked on BMW and VW products 20 years later???

It has to go on today, there must be 10 different makes out there and for what they cost is too little for short runs.
 

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Just seen this post late..
I am a BIG fan of the TEXTAR E Pads..
I am gutted that I can only get the front for mine..

I e-mailed the makers and ECP about when and if they plan to make the rears..
I have heard absolutely ZILCH !!!

Not impressed !
 

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I fit Delphi all round, they work, never had any problems.
 
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Just seen this post late..
I am a BIG fan of the TEXTAR E Pads..
I am gutted that I can only get the front for mine..

I e-mailed the makers and ECP about when and if they plan to make the rears..
I have heard absolutely ZILCH !!!

Not impressed !

Textar Epads it is then £100 front and back and wheels should stay nice and clean
 

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Textar Epads it is then £100 front and back and wheels should stay nice and clean

The stopping power with these things is a very important part, yes all modern brakes are good, but just so much better when you push the pedal and the car wants to stop with very little effort, longer disc life into the bargain cannot be bad either :D
 

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Textar Epads it is then £100 front and back and wheels should stay nice and clean

You will notice the sheer quality of the kit supplied..
You get all shims and even the wear sensors.. In my opinion they really are a cut above the rest..
Not OEM..
BETTER THAN OEM !!
 
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Ordered the EPADS, £87 all in front and rear. Hopefully they are the correct pads.... i checked textar and compared so assuming correct (i have sport pack and assume only the discs different from standard car)

had a selection pads for C200 cdi or C220cdi or C350 cdi

must go with 288mm or 295mm or 322mm discs and my discs are 295mm
 
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2430681 front

2425381 rear (Epad part numbers)
 

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Better than OEM, absolute rubbish. I've spoken with a few specialists who deal with this sort of thing for a living and say they've tried EBC blah blah and keep saying for a road car driving on the road OEM > all other alternatives. If you plan to track the car then you need to look at different pads and discs.

For keeping dust low, you need to clean the alloy wheel and wax it, this will keep the dust from sticking to it.
 

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You will notice the sheer quality of the kit supplied..
You get all shims and even the wear sensors.. In my opinion they really are a cut above the rest..
Not OEM..
BETTER THAN OEM !!

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This debate will never end but have a think on this: We all know how our car drives so we can assess if parts are better (or worse) when we fit them. Fit new pads - wow, the brakes are better! The problem is, we can't compare pads properly this way. To test properly we'd need two sets of new pads and consistent test conditions

New pads always feel better than old ones - it doesn't matter what they are, they feel better. The pedal response is different, so we tend to regard it as better, because we are expecting better. The pedal may move up, so we think the brakes are better

If you fit aftermarket pads with more bite you may think the brakes are better. If you tested them against the manufacturer's pads, under all types of conditions, you might think they're worse. But we associate that initial bite with "better"

When you brake in a car you gauge the initial retardation by the amount of dive at the front of the car. You cant "see" the rate of retardation so you judge it by the seat of the pants. In a soft car like a W124 it's easy to gauge. But if you have pads with lots of bite, and limited ability to modulate the braking effort, driving a soft car become very wearing as the nose of the car dips & lifts. If you drive like a hooligan you probably think this is "better". If you drive to be smooth you probably think it's worse

For these reasons, and hundreds more, there will never be agreement on brakes. Lots of people pronounce on them from a position of ignorance, which doesn't help, and others base their opinions on one or two experiences. Until you can test properly, and understand what you are testing, I don't think any one opinion should be held as being "right"

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