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  • [Corsa C 2000-2006] Brake pads

    Quick one - might save me from taking them off the corsa b to look.Are the front brake pads on the C the same as on the B?Thanks

  • #2
    they are not the same (thought weren't) Are these brembo discs and pads any good from ecp ?

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    Or would MINtex be just as good?

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    • #3
      If they're a similar price I'd go for the brembo.
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      • #4
        brake parts are an area where you need to do some independent research and above all be up to date. Its tempting to go with familiar names that have been around for years - brembo, ferodo etc. But some highly respected OE brake makers are relatively unfamiliar names in some countries or outside the motor trade.And some once familiar and respected names may have gone out of business and sold the brand name to aftermarket makers and discount suppliers who now market an inferior product under the 'genuine' name. I dont know the current status of Brembo or mintex.

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        • #5
          A bit like Crosland filters - now sold and made in China.

          Lucas is the same - that brand name has been sold to a number of players depending on the part that Lucas once made

          Time was against me so I went with Mintex pads and discs on front and Quinton Hazell shoes on the back.

          Brembo were only available from UK so they may have not arrived here in Ireland on time.

          Brembo pads and discs and bosch shoes were only about 30 euro dearer than Mintex/QH and that inclluded delivery from UK.

          Difficultto gain experience - what is yours?

          Any experience of Mintex?

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          • #6
            No experience of mintex. Their website emphasises past history rather than current research so I suspect they have been taken over. Someone said they are made by the same company as Pagid (TMD friction group) so they are probably reasonable quality

            QH have been around about 70 years. I always thought of them as after market suppliers rather than oe. But thats not necessarily a bad thing. A few years ago I had a rear brake lining detach from the shoe. And they were genuine Bosch on the car from new.

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            • #7
              The proper cheapo Mintex stuff isn't amazing but it does the job. Some of the stuff they make that's a level up is decent. All depends on what sort of driving you do too. For most, the cheapo stuff is fine.

              I recently swapped out the front pads on my girlfriend's Corsa D from oem to low level Mintex and they were certainly worse, but the car still stops. I'd probably go for something else next time.
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              • #8
                On Vauxhall I always fit Delphi brake parts
                1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                • #9
                  Thanks all. The parts are on their way. Given the time of year, I did not want to be stuck. Despite looking at the pads only a couple of months ago, one disintegrated last week. Now doing a complete overhaul inc. stripping the pistons out of the calipers and cleaning up drums and other assemblies
                  On Vauxhall I always fit Delphi brake parts
                  Were they the OE Supplier to OPEL at the time. I looked fro OE markings on the pads but found none and the discs only have GM marks.
                  Someone said they are made by the same company as Pagid (TMD friction group)
                  That is correct, they also make textar, which 50% dearer. Someone on here befreo said that Pagid were no longer as before. Those Brembos that I stated were from our friends t European Car Parts
                  The proper cheapo Mintex stuff isn't amazing but it does the job. Some of the stuff they make that's a level up is decent. All depends on what sort of driving you do too. For most, the cheapo stuff is fine.
                  I don't drive too fast - in fact lots of time do not use the brakes at all :-) See how we get on Thanks all and Happy Christmas

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                  • #10
                    Yes - Delphi are a major OEM manufacturer for GM/Opel/Vauxhall
                    1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                    • #11
                      Thanks I should have known about Delphi

                      I know a local Polish chap who worked for delphi inPoland and think he said something about supplying GM

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