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      05-08-2013, 02:08 AM   #1
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New brake discs?

Hi guys, brain picking time. My granddaughters just passed her test and has got her first car, a Mini One. I am thinking of fitting new brake discs. My question is why should I pay 30% more for one make of disc than another make of disc. I have checked out the specs. of various makes and they are the same, carbon steel construction etc. Chunks of inert metal to my eyes. So what is the difference?
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Avoid Zimmerman discs and anything else will be fine. Just go to ECP and get Pagid or Brembo.
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Keep a look out for 'vented' and non vented. Also stay away from Eischer and mintex. Apparently they are know to 'warp' a little.
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Front discs on a Mini One are vented, rear ones are not. You need a caliper wind-back tool to do the rears.
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ECP or carparts4less (ECPS discounted online only ) you still get same parts of cheaper. As above Pagid are a good bet IMO
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