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Old 02-09-2019, 15:42   #1
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Mintex or Brembo pads

Hi everyone.

Need to replace my brake pads.

I have been looking at Redstuff pads but, for now, my budget is prohibitive.

I've been looking at both Mintex (MDB1138-M1144) and Brembo pads.

Is either better than the other and are either a decent pad?

Car used for road only (daily driver).

Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2019, 15:51   #2
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Granted it was on the track but a brand new set of Brembo front pads lasted less than 50 miles on mine!
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Old 02-09-2019, 18:09   #3
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either will be VERY good .redstuff arnt fit to keep a door open with
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Old 02-09-2019, 18:26   #4
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either will be VERY good .redstuff arnt fit to keep a door open with
Thanks for the reply.

I'm really surprised.

The Mintex & Brembo are half(!) the price of the Redstuff!!!!
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Have been reading quite a lot of threads on brrakes and it seems that Mintex are not the best of brakes.

As my car is a daily and currently on std brakes and I do't have huge budget (would love soem XP's but just can't at the moment) has anyone experience with PF Z pads? PFZ Godspeed..I'm assuming they are better than Mintex and Brembo?
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of all the pads in the world i bet mintex have been making them the longest ,genuine mintex should be very good
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:55   #7
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If you do decide on Brembo, have a look at Eurocarparts. I got 50% off earlier this year. Add the pads to your basket, start the check out process and once you have entered your email address, shut the window. Before long they send you a discount code.
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There are 2 other types that you might consider that will offer superior braking performance over the cheap basic brembo pads... while a little more expensive they still aren't anywhere near as costly as performance pads such as DS2500 or XP8 or the like.

Have a look at Project mu NC400 and Hawk HPS - which should cost around £120-130 for a set of front brembo calipers.

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Have been reading quite a lot of threads on brrakes and it seems that Mintex are not the best of brakes.

As my car is a daily and currently on std brakes and I do't have huge budget (would love soem XP's but just can't at the moment) has anyone experience with PF Z pads? PFZ Godspeed..I'm assuming they are better than Mintex and Brembo?
Hi Jim, I've been using PF Z.11 on both my 9 for many years and recently for my 6 too and do rate them; good stopping power, minimal noise and low dust levels...around £100 a set I think though...
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm really surprised.

The Mintex & Brembo are half(!) the price of the Redstuff!!!!
Wouldn’t put red stuff on a pushbike. If shoe soles were made from red stuff we would keep falling over.
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I use brembo for road use and they are fine.

Xps are great but very noisy when cold so I only use for track.
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I have tried probably 10 different make of pad Brembo , Mintex 1144 and 1155 , DS2500 EBC redstuff .. were rubbish

Carbotech XP 8/10 the 10s dust a lot less than the 8s and are quiet Pagid were also good . I use XP10 front and DS 3000 rear .. and have used this combo for circa 10 years .
To me its counter productive using cheap pads because it will end up costing you a new front bumper ...

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Have been reading quite a lot of threads on brrakes and it seems that Mintex are not the best of brakes.

As my car is a daily and currently on std brakes and I do't have huge budget (would love soem XP's but just can't at the moment) has anyone experience with PF Z pads? PFZ Godspeed..I'm assuming they are better than Mintex and Brembo?
I have had The PFZ.11s fitted with Godspeed Disks on my VI for a few years now. Great 'compromise' on a road car running standardish power and OK for mild track use too.
Low dust, no squeal, only when I get them a little hot do I get a little bit, work like 'normal' brakes for normal driving and then STOP when you need to do that too. Had Brembos, EBC Redstuff and these fitted so far and these are the best so far.

This is what I have fitted:

https://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/bra...ted-pads-.html
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