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    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Sri

    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

    Year : 2004

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    I need to change the brake discs and pads all round. How much are the brake discs and pads from vx? Also are these mintex ones worth the extra cash?

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    £65+VAT gets banded around on here quite a lot.

    Id like to know abouth the mintex too - the Vx pads are very dusty (but work fine for me!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapsnap View Post
    £65+VAT gets banded around on here quite a lot.

    Id like to know abouth the mintex too - the Vx pads are very dusty (but work fine for me!)
    Thanks mate, im interested in these mintex stuff as ive seen them alot on ebay. just want peoples thoughts on them as i may get them instead

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    Got the brake kit last year front and back discs and pads about 70 quid iirc the pads are pretty poor defo worth buying better if you can afford it at the time hth

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    Thanks Stuarty, i agree with you about the pads. Ive also had some from ebay and tbh they wasnt much better. Very dusty. Still need opinions on the mintex stuff tho

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    I bought some oem pads yesterday around 40 quid from stealers so hoping they will be a bit better?

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    I run Mintex OE pads on the front. Better bite than factory VX but about the same dust. They need plenty of copper slip to stop squeal. Would I buy again..........yes.

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    one of the selling points of mintex brakes is that they are supposed to produce less brake dust than most other brands and are generally sold as a top brand product, however they are also known to squeal a bit too..although if you use mintex ceratec instead of copper grease(not adviseable to use on a lot of modern cars now) this is suppose to help..

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    front/rear Brake disk and pads are £47.52 excl vat from dealers with trade club card

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    Why not buy from a motor spares shop? I was quoted £16 a disc for my old Vectra C.

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