Grooved/Crossdrilled discs.

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Grooved/Crossdrilled discs.

Post by MatBat » Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:12 am

Any advice on these?
I have solid discs, so thought about getting a cooler running disc.
does anyone have any experience wit Black Diamond?
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Post by martinholmesuk » Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:39 am

www.demon-tweeks.co.uk sell non-vented/vented for the 480

the vented/drilled for my front vented are £130+vat :shock:

I paid 130ish for non drilled brembo all round.
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Post by Benji » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:09 am

I had some black diamonds years ago on a little fiat and thought they were good until a mate bought some tarox 40 groove g88's these were awesomely good. EIther was an improvement over standard.

For the non ventilated there is always the ate power disc, which have a kind of a groove, but are very cheap.
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Post by Turnipman » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:42 pm

I breifly spoke to you about this and the web site that i was looking at for black diamonds is:


http://www.needforspeed.co.uk/pages/sbv ... n :kill:

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Post by Breeze » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:59 pm

A mate of mine had some Black Diamonds all round on his E-reg E30 3 series. (we fitted rear trailing arms off a 325 tourer ot get discs on the back)

They were relly good after being worn in gently for about 30-50 miles, and could really stop the car quickly. Until that is, we fitted some GreenStuff pads (can;t remember who makes them) then the whole lot went to pot, completley rubbish. Though I had GreenStuff pads on a race tuned Metro I used to own, on Red Dot discs and they were great.

Black Diamond and GreenStuff must just be incompatable or something, I'd go for the Red Dot / GreenStuff combo personally, if they are available.
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Post by MatBat » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:05 pm

Thinking I might go for black diamond discs,
will use volvo pads though as I have never been a fan of greenstuff pads (too rough and eat discs very quickly)
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Post by Murf » Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:45 pm

then the rear shocks.
ive got a decent set of sachs rear dampers going spare if you fancy them!
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Post by Turnipman » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:52 am

New shocks sounds good, I know nothing about shocks, if they are good, bad or will fit etc What i will do is get the whole rear end looked at and decide what to do from there i think i need some bushes or something cos not only does it creek it clunks over big bumps not good im sure. Still handles well though.

Let me know which set of disks you go for and if they fit nice and i'll get some, also cost of volvo pads over say black dimonds or from halfruads? Ill come down to your kwik fit to get them fitted nice to have someone that knows how a 480 works near by.

As for the shims on the cam thingy i asked my machanic to check it but he said he couldn't hear anything wrong, but i know different it sounds to much like a deisel for my liking and its been getting worse. So im not sure what do aboot that



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Post by lee » Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:36 am

Mat convert to vented. The disks aren't the main problem if you are running on brembo's. Its the pads. You need fast road pads. these are few and far between. The ones red dot supply are CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! The heat up just as quick as the copy ones
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