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View Poll Results: Which brakes for gearfingers Stilo
EBC GreenStuff 2 25.00%
Part Co Unipart 3 37.50%
I recommend another brand 3 37.50%
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Old 21-11-2007   #1
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Another brakes, discs and pads thread

Oki Doki, with reference to my last post about my knacked N/S/F spring, i've been told that I badly need to replace my front discs and pads, and that my rear ones are not lagging far behind. I've searched the threads, and most of us seem to like the GreenStuff jobbers.

So, here we are, its another, what discs should I buy for my stilo thread, ok well not quite, im down to two choices, cheap and chearfull Part Co Unipart stuff, or EBC GreenStuff at over twice the price.

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EBC GreenStuff from http://www.ebcbrakesdirect.com
2 Front Discs Part No: D840 £48.46 each
Front Pads Part No: DP21384 £54.13 for set
2 Rear Discs Part No: D364 £32.99 each
Rear Pads Part No: DP21381 £27.03 for set
= £226.67 inc VAT and P&P at £11.75 and 10% Discount
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Part Co Unipart from Local store in Elgin
2 Front Discs £18 each
Front Pads £22 for set
2 Rear Discs £16 each
Rear Pads £20 for set
= £99 inc VAT and 10% Discount for being in the mob
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So what I want to know is which ones do I go for and why.

I'm going to let the poll run for a week, as im planning on doing the brakes at the start of Dec, after payday!

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Re: Another brakes, discs and pads thread

Unipart unless you plan a run round the Nurbugring in the future.
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Re: Another brakes, discs and pads thread

If you want a completely honest answer then I'd go for Fiat OEM.

You also want to check the discs/pads yourself as the discs may not need changing. I was warned my discs were worn 12 months ago and yet 12 months later (with GreenStuff pads fitted) they didn't even get a mention.

It's just easy money for garages
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I voted for an alternative set up ..I would really recommend the Red dot fast road pads ..they are far superior to the ebc green stuff pads and I would go for the EBC disc they are very good quality and are very reasonable in price ..you wont need anything other than standard pads on the rear as they just dont do the work of the front set and will be a total waste of money ..
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Go for the Unipart. I used to work for a Rover dealer and Unipart were always fitted. They probably don't give as long life as some but that is the only drawback.
When cars came in complaining of brake squeal, they usually had Mintex fitted.
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Re: Another brakes, discs and pads thread

Yup got to abmit... brake squeals a B***er.. fitted mintex all round on mine... they do work very well mind... but bit of a compromise with the squeal of death....

good price mind

70 quid did all 4 discs and 8 pads...

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Find a mate with a race license, get him/her to call ebc. They get 50% discount.
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Re: Another brakes, discs and pads thread

Thanks for the comments guys. I thought you'd all be tripping over yourselves to recommend the green stuff.
looking at finances, and being realistic about how i drive, i think it looking like unipart 99 jobbers for me.
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Re: Another brakes, discs and pads thread

I got my full OMP disc and pad (front axle set) for about £120 and I love them. 10 times better than OEM and no squealing at all, plus good grip from cold, mind bendingly good grip when warm.

Cue Phil saying bout how they're drilled right through...
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I got my full OMP disc and pad (front axle set) for about 120 and I love them. 10 times better than OEM and no squealing at all, plus good grip from cold, mind bendingly good grip when warm.

Cue Phil saying bout how they're drilled right through...
Now you wanna be carfull of them drilled discs Chris lol..
and@ gearfinger the ebc standard pads are better that the unipart ones I can tell you of some pretty horific stories conected with their brake parts
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Re: Another brakes, discs and pads thread

Y dont u just uprate the Pads to Greenstuff/Red Dot and keep Oem disks that should do you and i would really have a look at the disks you have currently how old is the car and what sort of mileage have you done because i didnt think disks hardly ever went. I had a polo that had done about 70000 on the originals and the only reason i changed them is because they warped under the heat
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Y dont u just uprate the Pads to Greenstuff/Red Dot and keep Oem disks that should do you and i would really have a look at the disks you have currently how old is the car and what sort of mileage have you done because i didnt think disks hardly ever went. I had a polo that had done about 70000 on the originals and the only reason i changed them is because they warped under the heat
That's what I did on mine

Crazy changing the discs on the rear
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Crazy changing the discs on the rear
Nah, what's crazy is trying to change anything on the rear then realising you need the piston rewinder lesson learnt there though
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Nah, what's crazy is trying to change anything on the rear then realising you need the piston rewinder lesson learnt there though
Arhh but I managed to get a kit of ebay and it did not only fiats but nearly every car ..I did the back brakes on my son-in-laws mitsi space star the other weekend ..and no problem with the correct tools ..those pistons screwed in sweet as a nut
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Re: Another brakes, discs and pads thread

Still think an angle grinder can solve all problems on the Stilo...especially those pesky rusted on nuts on the drop links but I digress...
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