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I had them on my Astra 1.9 CDTi & they were great on issues at all.
 

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Someone tried them on here and didnt rate them. i'd be cautious due to the significant price difference between these and EBC Turbogrooves. i also heard someone say that they come with a warning along the lines of "not suitable for heavy braking." i cant remember the exact wording. as a replacement for standard discs, i guess theyre ok. as an upgrade? i doubt it.
 

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Are these the ones that come with the mintex pads on ebay?

If so i have just removed them from my car, I dont think they are bad It was more the pads that were the let down.

mine have covered about 12K you can have them for free if you want

they are rusty as they have spent the last day and night in the rain
 

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They are standard disc that have been.... well drilled & grooved.

The standard brakes in CTR are not a patch on the ones in the Astra.

Did I read the word free?!
 

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Ordered do luck lines and cosworth pads, so its just the discs at £135 I'm thinking of getting. Been doing a bit more searching on other forums and there are a few highly rated comments.

Crowmar, how come you took em off the car if just the pads were rubbish mate?
 

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Yeah Booboo std brakes were fine on the astra. I liked the car and had it superchipped by thorney motorsport. Just wanted to get back in a petrol car. Spent ages going between VXR AND Type R's :confused:
 

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Cheers Jonnyrocket, i will do more digging on these and try and find the chap who didn't like the discs.

Most of the time its buy cheap and get cheap - just could be a bargain thats all.
Would hate to put them on then have to buy twice though.
 

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Don't do it Mark, I took them off mine after they started cracking out from the drilled areas. Best keep with grooved only for cheaper discs as they haven't been treated like better quality discs; although you do run the risk of warping them as Cosworth pads are militant and more up for a punishing than these discs.
 

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Cheers Mugged, were yours drilled or dimpled mate? I hear bad things all the time about drilled.
it's mugged off or MO or you can call me Jerry either or. Mine were drilled, used with EBC Yellow Stuff, my brakes get a good punishing so these discs weren't up to it.
 

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Sorry Mo, I shorted everything. 32 with sausage fingers. Not the best at typing, though I appreciate your advice pal.
no problem sausage fingers :D, if I were you best splash out on some better discs, as a lot of us have gone down the cheaper route and actually ended up spending more in the long run buying better discs to replace the failed cheaper ones.
 

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I think alot of the opinion here is biased towards performance parts. If youre not going to abuse the brakes then I imagine theyre fine as an upgrade based on style only. on my bike i put on the best i can afford without compromise, but i ride my bike alot harder and faster than i drive my car. As with the above maybe avoid the drilled?
 

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Ordered do luck lines and cosworth pads, so its just the discs at £135 I'm thinking of getting. Been doing a bit more searching on other forums and there are a few highly rated comments.

Crowmar, how come you took em off the car if just the pads were rubbish mate?
Because i took advantage of ABP's offer on stoptech powerslots and pads.

Yeah Booboo std brakes were fine on the astra. I liked the car and had it superchipped by thorney motorsport. Just wanted to get back in a petrol car. Spent ages going between VXR AND Type R's :confused:
I hate thorney motorsport, they hashed up a simple job and charged me way over for it. Jokers. they also put a ridiculous map on my car that caused the piston rings to prematurely wear due to bore wash although i cant prove that im pretty damn sure.

no problem sausage fingers :D, if I were you best splash out on some better discs, as a lot of us have gone down the cheaper route and actually ended up spending more in the long run buying better discs to replace the failed cheaper ones.
Exactly this. +1 buy cheap, buy twice.

stoptechs FTW ;)
 

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I think alot of the opinion here is biased towards performance parts. If youre not going to abuse the brakes then I imagine theyre fine as an upgrade based on style only. on my bike i put on the best i can afford without compromise, but i ride my bike alot harder and faster than i drive my car. As with the above maybe avoid the drilled?

I usually avoid performance parts as i dont like paying for overpriced things (lets not get into that argument again)
however in this case the difference between the cheap ebay brakes and the stoptech powerslots is night and day.

the mtec ones do the job, slightly better than OEM but if you place demand on them constantly you will find you need something that goes beyond their capabilities.
 

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Mark, I have grooved/dimpled discs and the pads on mine which I put on at 100k when the OEM brakes wore out. £145 6 months ago.

I can only speak from my own experience. I have found them better than the OEM. I haven't tried any performance parts. I like them and would buy again.

Anyone know how to get rid of the rust that builds up after washing and rain, just wanna restore the shine !!
 
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