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    I will need new front pads very soon and after a few phone calls to the local dealers and having to sit down for a brief period......I was wondering whether it was worth buying the pads from elsewhere? I would not even consider cheap, cheap ones as they will probably be false economy but I've seen some Mintex ones on ebay. I know they are a recognised brand but are they any good for the Vectra? Does anyone buy their pads from independant dealers and if so what make, price etc???

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    i put mintex on the rear of mine just before i got rid of it you could tell the difference in a good way and less brake dust off them

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyg View Post
    i put mintex on the rear of mine just before i got rid of it you could tell the difference in a good way and less brake dust off them
    Sounds good mate!!

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    Try looking on www.autovaux.co.uk and see if they're any cheaper. They mainly supply genuine Vauxhall parts (or OE equivalent) but cheaper than Vauxhall sell them for.

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    Just found some EBC Ultimax brake pads on net for £32. Anyone?

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    i use gsf for my front pads they will do the milles

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    i just put mintex discs and pads on the front for £59 off an ebay shop.Bargain i reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrken View Post
    i use gsf for my front pads they will do the milles
    How much are they and where from? have you used them before?

    Quote Originally Posted by porthy-t View Post
    i just put mintex discs and pads on the front for £59 off an ebay shop.Bargain i reckon.
    You are the bargain hunter!! Sounds like a good deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky2027 View Post
    Just found some EBC Ultimax brake pads on net for £32. Anyone?

    unless you have EBC disc don't waste your time, they wear standard disc down fast.

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    Have you tried your local motor factors?

    Also, anybody, any idea what make 'Vauxhall' pads are - I'm sure Vauxhall don't actually make their own.

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