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I have a clio 1.5 dci 2004 and soon will need to replace the front brake pads and brake rotor.
Can anyone tell me their opinion on EBC brakes pads. I was hoping to use these instead on getting the standard Renault originals.
 

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I have used EBC pads in the past,and to be honest I wasn't impressed....

Are you looking at their standard pads or the performance ones?.

In my opinion,EBC brake parts aren't that wonderfull,and I would source some pads from someone else.:eek:
 

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Brake Pads

I use Ferodo - haven't had any probs yet. Any body know what brand Renault use cos as far as I know they don't make their own.
 
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Were you interested in the "Green Stuff" performance pads. If so, I've always steered clear as they have a reputation for being quite harsh against the disks...
 

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thanks for you replies. I think i'll stick with what is on my car now as they seem to be fairly good. I will just have to find out what they are.
 

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EBC - tried them, didn't like them (very quick wear in my opinion!)

Mintex - heat up too much too quickly, leaving you with no brakes probably at the time you're going to need them most...

Ferodo - recommended

Will check with my father what he fitted to his Clio last time around, but I think they were APEC pads... recommended, but as I said, I'll check out the brand...
 

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Thanks.
Being the tight fisted **** that I am, I don't really whant to pay out renault part prices. I will need to replace the brake pads and rotors soon, don't fancy taking them out now to see what they are only to put them back in so I can use the car to get the parts. But would be nice to know what make pads and rotors(discs) are used.
 

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Personally, I like DON/MINTEX ... esp the performance pads ... but if you really want something special use TAR*OX pads, even if your not using their disks their pads are something special ... be prepaired to pay though :eek:


Ferodo ... quite good but if you have a heavy car like the Espace I found the glazed over .... not confidence inspiring, until you have braked hard again to clean them up.

EBC never tried them.

Just my opinion :)
 

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The selection of brake pads is always a compromise. Heat is always going to be the issue because it's the only way any braking system can didipate its energy. Nobody has invented cold running brakes yet. Heat will be transmitted either by the pad or disc unless you have the very specialised water cooled variety (fitted to rally cars, etc). The genearal rule is hard pads tend to wear the disc - softer pads wear faster themselves - something gotta give - you may have to change a softer wearing pad more often but your discs are more likely to last longer. It's the old story you pays your money and your takes your chance. It should also be remembered many discs do not reach their maximum performance until they are really hot. Over the years I jave tried APEC which are reasonably price but have a tendency to squeal.:)
 

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Ive just purchased some Mintex front disks and Mintex front pads for my '52 Clio II 1.5Dci.

Not had them fitted yet, but hoping to next week.

If anyone is interested, I bought them from www.justpartsbiz.co.uk, who stock brake sets for a variety of makes and models.

FYI the Mintex part numbers for the front brakes are:
Discs (set of 2) - MDC811
Pads (set of 4) - MDB1628

Ill let ya know what I think of them once they've been fitted and tested!
 

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Got some from a motor factor for mine dont know the make but cant tell any difference in performance from the Renault ones, £7 for all 4, had EBC's on two bikes a Honda and a Kawasaki they made a very noticeable improvement on both I would not hesitate to use them again.
The brakes on the Clio with the ORG and cheapo can
only be described as excellent one of the best braking cars I have ever driven.
 

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Had EBC Redstuff on my modified 9-5, they worked a treat but were VERY abrasive to the discs and reduced their lifespan by an estimated 50%. You may find you'll be spending on discs sooner than you would like to.
 

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I have nearly always used EBC pads & disks. Never found a problem with them and have great stopping power. I tend to brake late and heavey too and never had a problem.

I used different pads before on an escort. Can't remember the make but about the same price as EBC. After about 2k miles they started to glaze and squeel. Changed to EBC and never happened again.

Another time I used different pads on another car, again after about 2k miles they started to crack and break appart.

Green stuff pads are great, used them a few times. They are a harder compound and will wear you disks quicker but still worth it.

Got EBC sintered pads on my bike at the mo and they are loads better than the originals. And on a bike you need stopping power, especialy with the solid disk on my GN :rofl:
 
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