Grooved ATE solid discs only £19.50

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Grooved ATE solid discs only £19.50

Post by felyx » Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:15 pm

YEP beleive it or not £19.50 thats what europarts want for grooved solid discs each plus vat or £113 at halfords for similar stuff
140mph for £175 just test the brakes

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Post by Turnipman » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:21 pm

Sounds like a bargin do you have any idea what kind of grooving they have (not its dance moves).


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Would you use normal road pads with these????

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Post by felyx » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:36 pm

swirly curved and rounded pentogramish thinhgys
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Post by pol » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:46 pm

So these groovey woovey swirly discs... Are they direct replacements for the originals? Aaaah... Just read, not vented though?

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Post by Turnipman » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:05 pm

The standard solid disk for the 480 is fine for lght use but struggles under pressure, fades badly. For £50 you can get these ATE power disks and may or may not help the situation. From what i have read from the net its all about fitting the correct pad to a disk. So you will only notice a difference with these disks if you use a good pad, from a BMW forum they were using these disk with a PF90 pad (not sure what it is) but they said from experince its a good combo, also expect to get about 40K from a set of pads and double that for the disks. Heavier cars i guess etc etc.


Its cheap experiment i guess.


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vented??

Post by felyx » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:24 pm

europarts do vented aswell but i did'nt ask the price i'd guess at about £25 each plus VAT. but yep it's alot to do with pads you can also get some goodrich hoses for the brake lines made up for about £30, which i will be doing at some time.

from what i understand with the pads the meaner they are at braking the quicker thay will wear, its pretty much since they stopped using asbestos that comprimise time started.

Ferrodo are quite good though hard to find.
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Post by chris1roll » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:17 pm

The ferodo pads got shredded on my grooved discs- less than 15k miles!

The volvo ones i have now seem to stop better, and have lasted longer- reckon i got another 2-3k out of them yet.
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