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Just got back from a top day at Cadwell Park yesterday.

I have been running the new Dragon supplied cut down Mintex pads for 2 months now.

They have already done Cadwell in April and Combe in May with no problems. Yesterday because there were so few cars attending (30-40) I was able to complete about 160 miles around the club circuit at Cadwell.

No fade, no wobble, just HUGE stopping power ALL DAY, they are simply indistructable!

My set up is standard skimmed discs, (already warped once) and Mintex pads.
 
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Hi Hunty

good news. I'm still waiting for mine but they should arrive next week.
If the pads are sufficient to prevent the standard discs from warping this would be great news. Sometimes it's unbelivable that just changing the pad design can cure this kind of problem which ####es off so many people.

Hope I can contribute soon to the brake topic with a positive result aswell.

Enjoy your braking powerhttp://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/biggrin1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Cheers

Mike
 
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I had just got a set of Mintex pads fitted the day before Cadwell by Dragon and depite the fact that they were not anywhere near bedded in, still did a damn good job, and no warping of standard discs.

Just one problem - how do you stop the f*****s squealing like a distressed pig around town? Apparently there is a way to do it, can't remember who said this.

Steve.
 
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Hunty,
have you removed the dust shields from the discs?? I seem to recall you were running Dragon mk3's previously and from what i've been told the dust shields are removed when these are fitted, did you refit the shields when you refitted your skimmed discs?
my discs are warped for the first time after 18k miles and im wondering whether the cut down pads and removing the dust shields would help.
Thanks in advance
 
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C2GSR,
yep and yep http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Hunty,
Mine are squeal free but it took 1000 miles to get that way [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/wink1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >
Heat curing the pads once bedded in should reduce the noise but it didn't really make much difference to mine, then one day they just didn't squeal!
 
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C2GSR

Yep the dust sheilds are off. I intend to put my MKIII's back on at the next service.
 
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Guys,

Are we saying here that by removing the dust shields and putting the cut down pads on that for normal (ha ha) road use... we may have a solution here ???

I can understand the need for the dragon mk3 discs if i was going to track day but at the mo i'm not and i'm really looking for a cost effective solution ....

Jevo
 
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Just completed the bedding in of my new Mintex FR 14 from Alan on my skimmed discs. Before I fitted them I took some pad material off the edges in a 45 degree angle, fitted the standard anti squeal shims and added some copper grease. In the beginning they squealed horrendiously but after the 150mile bedding in phase and then giving them some treatment, that means accelerating hard in second gear and brake as hard as you can and this 12x, squealing has gonehttp://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle > Cold bite is the same as with the standard pads (at least) but when they're hot bite point is clearly defined, stopping power awesome and no fading at all. I even had problems then with heal and toe because the brake pedal was so far above the accelerator!! All in all I can already say that I'm pleased with them as the brake feel is much better, more controllable just the way I like my brakes. The only donwside so far is loads of dust on the wheels but who cares!
So now is wait and see what they can do on the Ring and how the discs survive.

Cheers

Mike
 
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scoobymike when are you going to the ring

i am on 1 july on the nurnburgring

i am using ferodo ds2000 cutdown pads so far so good 1 july is my test
 
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Andre

3 days laterhttp://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/sad1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle > What a shame! Can you please give me then some feedback after your adventure?
Concerning the DS 2000. I had them on my Scoob and was quite pleased with them. Compared to the Mintex the Mintex seem a bit harder but deliver more bite than the Ferodo. Cold bite is the same. Currently I'm very happy with the brake feel but can't tell if the discs won't warp again.

Hope our experiments pay off!!

Hope to hear from you soon

Cheers

Mike
 
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