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    Just browsing for pads for my Signum 3.2. I know it has the bigger discs so needs mintex MDB2764.

    I've always found buypartsby to be a good, cheap online parts supplier so I look and I find them there but I also find some other pads the exact same size apart from being 0.5mm thinner, 4 quid cheaper but the description says "for police vehicles".

    http://www.buypartsby.co.uk/buy/VAUX...on/brake-pads/

    What's that about then? Why wouldn't I just buy them and save myself four quid? I doubt 0.5mm makes any difference.

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    I assume they are like a Sport pad, to help cope with pursuits etc, less feedback when cold, but better fade resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yugguy View Post
    Just browsing for pads for my Signum 3.2. I know it has the bigger discs so needs mintex MDB2764.

    I've always found buypartsby to be a good, cheap online parts supplier so I look and I find them there but I also find some other pads the exact same size apart from being 0.5mm thinner, 4 quid cheaper but the description says "for police vehicles".

    http://www.buypartsby.co.uk/buy/VAUX...on/brake-pads/

    What's that about then? Why wouldn't I just buy them and save myself four quid? I doubt 0.5mm makes any difference.
    Can you double check your link ? Which of the 3 sets showing are the police spec ones ?

    Let me know if you get them matey, I only fitted one set of police spec brakes in my VecB, they lasted my ownership of the car

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    It's the middle ones that are police spec, says in the more info bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody in shetland View Post
    It's the middle ones that are police spec, says in the more info bit
    Cheers fella
    Now bookmarked for when I need to buy next

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody in shetland View Post
    It's the middle ones that are police spec, says in the more info bit
    Yeah I know mate, what I want to know is what makes them different and can I use them and save myself four quid? I did a bit more digging and they seem to be interchangeable, if you look at the cross ref table here:

    http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/brak...61GDB1567.html
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    No idea, I was just pointing out to woodpeck which ones were the police spec

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    I actually preferred to stay to the reasonable 314 mm rather than the 345 I could buy instead because of the discs (I wanted grooved and drilled) and pads availability, or at least, comon availbility (and seller's will to ship abroad )

    Always good to have clues to part numbers and possible sellers, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody in shetland View Post
    No idea, I was just pointing out to woodpeck which ones were the police spec

    Aye, lol, I just figured out who you were talking to. Curse this complicated interweb thing.

    I think I don't want harder pads or pads that take a while to warm up, I only do short journeys mostly so I need braking straight away. I'd also imagine uprated pads like these would be harder on the discs and wear them out quicker.

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