User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Need better brake pads, whats best?

  1. #1
    Regular Member VXR CDTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South Wales
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Need better brake pads, whats best?

    Got standard disks and pads on my 54 Veccy sxi but added a diesel tuning box and 18" rims, do i need better pads i.e. ERC Greenstuff? Want bigger disks but cant afford them yet!

  2. #2
    Regular Member ianjofriel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    get the VX ones, kept in good condition, the braking system is excellent, a tuning box isn't going to put much strain on the brakes... a HEAVILY tuned engine yeah, but not just a box alone...

  3. #3
    Regular Member VXR CDTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South Wales
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    No point wasting money my then, may as well save my cash and get the uprated disks after i install a stainless exhust and K&N Air Fillter, cheers m8!

  4. #4
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Make sure you get the OEM pads, as opposed to the cheaper aftermarket ones. They're a bit dearer but much better. I know some guys have gone for Green Stuff pads but keeping their Vx discs and found that they eat the discs.

  5. #5
    Regular Member VXR CDTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South Wales
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    OEM , im not that clued up lol!

  6. #6
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Sorry - Original Equipment Manufacturer. It means the pads that would have come with the car from new. On my car they were stamped Ferodo, on yours I think it is Mintex. The aftermarket ones are just badged Vx and aren't as good compounds.

  7. #7
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Same spec pad as came on the car from factory. Ive just got a set of OE Mintex from autovaux for £20 fronts and £25 rears

  8. #8
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Beat ya!

  9. #9
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    ..

  10. #10
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Have you got hot keys to smiles or something!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What brake pads
    By Sike in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 2nd August 2012, 10:04
  2. Whats the latest price for pads
    By John LE in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23rd November 2010, 21:26
  3. What brake pads for 2.8 V6 Signum??? 314mm brake discs
    By luke4487 in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25th February 2010, 23:21
  4. brake pads
    By swainey in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 17th February 2009, 22:25

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •