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I have decided on replacing the pads with yellowstuff again,

EBC Turbogroove front discs are out of stock,

Black diamond 6 groove front discs are slightly cheaper any how,

I will use EBC blanks on the rear.


Any reasons why not to go down this route? I have prioritised the cost/performance as my decider hence not looking at DS2500 pads or Tarox discs due to the cost.
 

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EBC yellowstuff pads front and rear and EBC blank discs for the rear = £160.10 after discount from EBC direct

Black Diamond 6 groove front discs = £133.99 from motorsport world
 

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Yes thats correct, MTEC brakes, I have them on mine atr ones, with mintex pads. They have bedded in now and there is a vast improvement in braking effort.

The discs were all black but now the braking area of discs is silver and the rest black, much better than the ebc discs protection wise.
 

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Yes thats correct, MTEC brakes, I have them on mine atr ones, with mintex pads. They have bedded in now and there is a vast improvement in braking effort.

The discs were all black but now the braking area of discs is silver and the rest black, much better than the ebc discs protection wise.
So you don't get the rusty edges like usual discs? Really grates on me, lol, I've even painted them in the past.
 

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Griffian, they are £150 approx for a front and rear set of grooved black discs! thats a good price. what is the machining quality like? how many miles have you done with them? thanks in advance
 

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Griffian, they are £150 approx for a front and rear set of grooved black discs! thats a good price. what is the machining quality like? how many miles have you done with them? thanks in advance

They are excellent quality, I have done about 5000 miles now with the atr, mintex and mtec discs. I would defo recommend. I paid £120 or something for them.

They look good with the black on exposed parts. I would say better quality than EBC but they are only rated to 650C
 

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Thanks griffian.

The EBC blanks have the same temp rating whilst the turbogroove discs or Tarox discs are rated higher but cost a whole lot more :mad:
 

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Right after going boss eyed looking at MTEC reviews I found one from an alpha romeo forum from a guy who uses them on a track car V6 GTV and is happy as a pig in mud.

£126.73 without the black coating and before entering a discount code for a front and rear set of grooved discs

+Yellowstuff pads front and rear £121.58 before civinfo discount

=£248.31

Once delivery is added and discounts taken off this will be good value in my book :popcorn:
 

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A pair of Tarox G88 front discs only was about £240 :eek:

After 105,000 miles I don't feel I can justify that sort of outlay on the old girl. I won't be doing trackdays and I have had blank EBC discs (650 deg) on the rear for the last 55,000 miles. As you say Lee - it will be all about the MTEC front discs and whether they can handle the heat?!
 

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A pair of Tarox G88 front discs only was about £240 :eek: After 105,000 miles I don't feel I can justify that sort of outlay on the old girl. I won't be doing trackdays and I have had blank EBC discs (650 deg) on the rear for the last 55,000 miles. As you say Lee - it will be all about the MTEC front discs and whether they can handle the heat?!
Best value (imho) ? - EBC TG - they take 800C as well ...
 
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