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    I have had enough of the squeal caused by 'cheap' brake pads.
    Before I get VX/GM ones are there any other makes that could be an alternative?
    Mine is a standard diesel estate that is used to haul the family & dogs.
    No racing for me
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    I change probobley 15 sets of pads a week and we use Apec brakes here. Never have a problem, but no matter what manufacturer you use, if your disc surface is uneven you may well get squeel due to the friction surface not being in full contact with the pad. In this instance, i get some sandpaper and give the disks a flipin good 'scouring' to make them as flat as possible. Do it on your pads as well and you should be ok. Dont forget the dabs of copper ease so the pads slide properley on the carrier.

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    I have used Mintex pads on various cars in the past and they are good

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    Quote Originally Posted by cphaza View Post
    I change probobley 15 sets of pads a week and we use Apec brakes here. Never have a problem, but no matter what manufacturer you use, if your disc surface is uneven you may well get squeel due to the friction surface not being in full contact with the pad. In this instance, i get some sandpaper and give the disks a flipin good 'scouring' to make them as flat as possible. Do it on your pads as well and you should be ok. Dont forget the dabs of copper ease so the pads slide properley on the carrier.
    Thanks cphaza, I'll try that with the pads. I have copper eased everything and there no is no binding at all.
    This is the first time I have had this issue as before, change the pads/discs, bed them in and that's it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDY W View Post
    I have used Mintex pads on various cars in the past and they are good
    Thanks Andy

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    Just go for VX OEM discs and pads, on trade club they are only about £58 + VAT for the disc/pad kit.

    VX OEM stuff is the best for every day use.

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    let vaux set i used had Pagid part numbers stammped on them....

    What manufacturer did you fit in the first place mate?

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    I got them from autovaux. There are german ( I think) but not a brand name I recognise. Passed the MOT though..

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    I hated the genuine VX pads and I'm now using red stuff pads which are superb, if your less than 200 bhp then green stuff should be fine, not had a single squeal since fitted and bedded down in less than 100 miles, whereas the VX ones never bedded in

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