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    Default Rear brake pad help please !!

    Ok, had my car services, rear pads need replacing.

    Dealer offered to do the pads for around £6,999 (Not much of an exageration, would you believe lol!!) So I said Ill do it myself !

    Ive been looking at the EBC Green stuff pads, not much of a price difference really so it must be worth getting some better ones.

    Thing is, are they really better ? If so, will it effect the car at all, having powefull brake pads on the rear and half worn standard ones on the front ?

    Thanks !

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    To be honest mate the rears do so little of the braking you might as well stick with the standard ones. I picked up a disc and pad set for the vented rears for 45 quid from a dealership, so if you search round the solids should be fairly cheap...

    Edit: oh, and 7 grand for rear pads seems a bit steep...

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    The best thing about green stuff pads are the fact they don't give off much dust.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Edit: oh, and 7 grand for rear pads seems a bit steep...
    You be suprised lol !! They quoted £120 actually.

    Suppose I may aswell get the normal ones then, Are the greens noticeably better for the front ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    The best thing about green stuff pads are the fact they don't give off much dust.
    That would be nice. The front at the moment are very very dusty pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_647 View Post
    Dealer offered to do the pads for around £6,999
    I didn't know that they did carbon fibre pads and discs for Vauxhalls

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