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#33727
back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 33
Just got a quote from main dealers for parts:
Front pads €94.32 per pad
Rear pads €61.61 per pad
Front discs €143.87 per disc
Rear discs €105.65 per disc

Back box €393.87
Cat €955.29
Down pipe €196.20

Mad!
I dont think I need the down pipe and I was hoping to find out if anyone has had better prices on the rest?
Thanks for all the help and support.
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#33728
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 19
I have front and rear pads there that were hardly used. The fronts are green stuff and the rears standard.
Also have a decat downpipe. if your interested send me pm, will let them go cheap.
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#33735
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 117
get some goodridge braided hoses on while you are doing the brake work, they are only around 70Euro, i was really impressed with the difference when i got mine done
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#33739
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 12
worth a look on camskill.co.uk
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#33746
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 72
Check out this forum link. Swagger had some great info and a link. Those main dealer prices are scary.....

www.mr2.ie/mr2-forum/8-performance-and-r...-brakes-best-options
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#33747
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I ordered my discs and pads last night from swaggers link
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#33754
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 33
Thanks again for the reply, ordered discs from Camskills, Drilled front and rear. Goin to try and fit them myself. Prob take about 2 weeks. lol
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#33755
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 314
I'm interested in getting discs that are slotted but not drilled. They don't seem to be an option though?
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#33831
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 33
I am sure you could get them from America, custom made, prob cost a lot?

Handy link from Mikey...Cheers,

www.thepitlane.ie/
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#33848
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Quandry wrote:
I'm interested in getting discs that are slotted but not drilled. They don't seem to be an option though?

Front grooved

Rear grooved
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#33854
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 314
Thanks guys. Those Black Diamonds look great but wow they are pricey! I'm pretty sure MartyJ investigate those thoroughly and found that they were brilliant though.
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Quandry wrote:
Thanks guys. Those Black Diamonds look great but wow they are pricey! I'm pretty sure MartyJ investigate those thoroughly and found that they were brilliant though.

If I was going for upgraded disc's the grooved ones would be my choice as well. Are they the type the doesn't rust does anybody know.
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#33857
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 314
hmm, I was wondering about that too. I wonder is the black an outer coating? I guess it must be and I suppose it rubs off with the pads?
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#33860
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 108
I got all discs and yellow stuff pads from crn products 2 years ago.
The discs are groved and zinc plated (No rust) I can highly recommend them
www.crnperformance.co.uk/store/
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#33861
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i like the look of the black diamond discs but they are real expensive!
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#33863
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spurs mr2 wrote:
i like the look of the black diamond discs but they are real expensive!

I would agree with you + they may not stay black that long
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#33864
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they would look cool with red brake calipers!
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#33980
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 33
Can I use standard brake pads with drilled discs? Have a set of green pads for the front wheels but standard at rear. Could I use up the existing standard (front and rear) pads on the car already with the new drilled disc?
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#33982
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Should be no problem I would have thought.
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Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 328
Chas wrote:
Can I use standard brake pads with drilled discs? Have a set of green pads for the front wheels but standard at rear. Could I use up the existing standard (front and rear) pads on the car already with the new drilled disc?

Yes but you would need to bed them into the new disc's to optimise the braking.



And here is why you need to bed in brakes.



Here a commentary on the difference between drilled and slotted brake disc's.

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#33984
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 33
Thanks. Thats real helpful. Was worried I would have to order new green pads from camskills. Sure I probably will at some stage.
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nice vids! will be watching those tonight - KC!
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#34039
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 33
Stuck big time, trying to get the brake cylinder off the disc. The disc has a ledge that the pads are catching. Have the brakes off and the disc is moving free but cant lift it off the disc! Any ideas?
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#34040
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Here is a pic.

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#34041
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 328
I have my wheels of the car at the minute and will post up a couple of photos showing you what to do.
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#34042
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 33
Thanks. Getting a bit worried. Its like the disc has worn so much that it has caused a lip at the top and at the bottom ( rust areas). KC. I'll take a couple of pics of the new discs now.
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#34043
Re: back box, brake discs and pads 11 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 328
1. Loosen two bolts with my fat fingers pointed at.


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2. Remove clip from suspension strut by pulling out.


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3. Remove lower of two previously loosened bolts.


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4. Lever the caliper clockwise and this will give full access to the pads, i.e. pull down on a screwdriver wedged into the position I have the garden mini rake stuffed into.


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5. Push back the brake piston with a wind back tool, or the handle of a hammer levered against the prong of the outside of the caliper. No photo sorry.

Hope that helps you out.

That is only to get access to the pads, to replace the disc's you will need to loosen the 2 no. 17mm bolts at the rear of the complete cailper. If you are doing that, don't let the caliper hang by the brake hose cable tie it to the suspension strut so you don't damage the brake hose.
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#34044
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Thanks, the top bolt is like a rubber nipple, not sure how to remove that? I'll give it another go.

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#34045
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Got the pad to move about 1 inch at the bottom . This is a pic of the top nut on mine in comp to yours.
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