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    are MINTEX brake pads any good ?

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    can anyone help im after, good after market rear brake pads for a 07 vectra sri

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    IIRC, Mintex supply VX.

    I bought some from Camskill - OK, they were the wrong size (my fault, partly and needed pads urgently) but before I sent them back, I compared them with the VX ones I got from a stealer - identical, even down to the VX/Saab part numbers but without the GM logo. HTH

    Have you looked at the Mintex website? On-line catalogue is very good for cross referencing. http://webshop.tecdoc.net/ows/en/6E7...dexFramesetJsp

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    I have had Mintex on a previous car and took them off after about 1k and replaced with EBC personal choice at the end of the day.
    Last edited by paulhb; 16th February 2009 at 23:44.

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    ive used them and still do, very similar to vx pads

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    i would not use mintex pads,i have seen their pads break up,i would only use genuine pads and they are not made by mintex

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    i have used them before with no problems m8

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    I won't touch Mintex with a barge pole!!!

    I go with Lucas every time.

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    Bought some vauxhall pads and pretty sure they were made by Ferrodo. I've used Mintex and been satified, after all they are a market leader.

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    Vauxhall pads are either Textar, Ferrodo or ATE depending on the type of pad.

    Wouldn't touch Mintex, they're far too hard, they're like putting bits of granite in your brakes, they squeel like a stuck pig, they glaze up and wear your discs.

    Either buy proper Vauxhall ones, or pick up a set of Apec pads. I use Apec pads all the time, they're clean, last well, and don't squeel. £20 a pair too.

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