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    hi guys,

    Iv had a quick look on the forum but cant find my exact car and want to be 100% sure. I need new brake pads and disks for the rear and dont know what size i need and/or whether they are vented.
    How much moolah?

    cheers n gone

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    what type of car have you got then...?

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    doh.stupid me.
    2004 vectra 1.9 cdti 150 sri 2004.
    cheers

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    285 vented front, 279 solid rear

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    ok. where abouts do you guys get your brake discs and pads from. Iv looked at mintex ones on ebay as this is what i have on the front. Are they worth the extra money for mintex? is eurocarparts anygood- they seem to have eicher ones (never heard of them)
    any help appreciated as i need them sorted

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    many of us use Mintex pads, front and back.. I have mintex discs on the back and mtec discs on the front.. I bought them from ebay.. you can buy a disc and pad set for your car from vx as well for about £85

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    I have a complete set of MTEC vented and grooved discs bought off Ebay, with Mintex pads.

    Came to £159 delivered for the lot. I believe they also just do the rear discs and pads seperate

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    hi,
    can i just check that john.robertson is right are they definately 279mm solid on the rear. I phoned a company today and they said that would be vented...dont want to buy the worng ones. does having an sri or anything change it?
    help asap so i can get them done
    cheers

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    As far as i'm aware, he is correct and they are solid rears.

    Easiest thing is to look yourself. Easy to check.

    Solids look like this:


    Vented look like this:

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