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Brakes, brakes, brakes

Right, been told my brakes will need changing soon. Pad are well worn.
What are my options?
1)Standard pads and discs
2)Standard discs, uprated pads (which?)
3)Uprated discs and pads (which?)
4)Different setup Uno Turbo? Punto GT?
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Mintex pads on standard discs are better than standard Fiat, cheap option.
Uprated pads will benefit from uprated discs with grooves or drilled holes to allow the gases to vent, otherwise they may overheat and glaze.
Punto front brakes can be fitted, but need 14" or 15" wheels (don't have much info on this, but could find out)
Red dot discs and pads get good reviews, a mate has Brembo discs and Greenstuff pads (about 100 for the parts) and reckons they are spot on.

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Would really like to keep the standard wheels on. Brembo and greenstuff sound good.

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I didnt rate greenstuff pads, didnt seem to cope with the heat on plain disks, I cooked mine all the time despite running them in as per manufacturers instructions, May try some mintex 1144's next

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Thanks for the info, may have to avoid greenstuff then.
BTW how hard do you drive the cinq :D

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I like to scrape the door handles on the floor going round corners and try and wear out the front bumper on the road when braking:D

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Isn't that what fiat designed the sporting for :p

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stay clear of black diamond pads! They are supposed to be a dust free formula but i'm almost cleaning my alloys every day! Try http://www.potn.com they do a brembo discs and pads combo for 50 exc p&p. not bad me-thinks, just wish i'd done that while i had the money

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50 is for grooved discs only, pads extra.

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oops! sorry guys! guess i got it wrong, still... 50 for discs not bad!?

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Not bad, planning on buying some meself!

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