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Best source of discs and pads?

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I need a full set of discs and pads for the 16v. Where do folk recommend?
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I got mine from AEP last year which I thought was pretty good for Valeo discs. The pads I always keep a set of genuine Citroen ones in stock when they come up cheap on eBay, so don't know what make AEP supply.
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I got a set of Bendix discs and pads from Malcom Lockwood last year. Very good price.
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GSF are another good source,

just mind what brand of pads you buy, as hydraulic citroens are a bit fussy,
because the system applies more pressure to the pads than convectional brakes,

cheap pads can cause brake judder

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i buy mine from mintbitz on ebay, they do dimpled, grooved, or dimpled and grooved. the ones on my audi 200 quattro turbo work a treat. much more stressed than on my bx turbo diesel. they look good too. always gets a comment of how good they look from the mot man too. although overkill has been mentioned :oops:

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What's a good price for genuine Citroen pads when they come up on ebay Mat ?
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A good price is £2.99 plus postage! Think it was around £7 all in. Usually between £15 and £25 though.
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I usually get the discs at GSF, valver front discs are always in stock, being the same as 306 I think..
Pads I was getting from EBC but the last couple of sets have been genuine
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as above i got a full set of front and rear discs and pads for the tzd for around £40 + £10 p/p off ebay NOS but perfect for the job, have seen 16v brakes on there but would expect them to be more pricey, worth a look, euro car parts worth a call they sometimes have a clear out of NOS parts, i got a pair of front suspension arms for £58.
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rutter123 wrote:as above i got a full set of front and rear discs and pads for the tzd for around £40 + £10 p/p off ebay NOS but perfect for the job, have seen 16v brakes on there but would expect them to be more pricey, worth a look, euro car parts worth a call they sometimes have a clear out of NOS parts, i got a pair of front suspension arms for £58.
be interesting to see how long the susp/arm bush's last,

i dont use that bunch anymore as i belive they sell sub stranded and fake parts,

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citronut wrote:
rutter123 wrote:as above i got a full set of front and rear discs and pads for the tzd for around £40 + £10 p/p off ebay NOS but perfect for the job, have seen 16v brakes on there but would expect them to be more pricey, worth a look, euro car parts worth a call they sometimes have a clear out of NOS parts, i got a pair of front suspension arms for £58.
be interesting to see how long the susp/arm bush's last,

i dont use that bunch anymore as i belive they sell sub stranded and fake parts,

regards malcolm
no probs with the arms as yet, they were sold at 60% discount to clear out some old stock, so thats what they told me anyway, im happy with them, think its a chance u take with after market parts ive not really had any probs with pattern bits from ECP or GSF so far.
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i fitted a pair of front arms to a customers Volvo V70 cost over £100 quid each, the bush's fell apart within a year,

another was a Bosch boxed lambda sensor fitted along with a new cat, took it back for the MOT retest, and it failed on the sensor not working/responding at all, fitted the old one and that passed,

i dont have a prob with GSF parts

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Well, having done a lot of digging around I have found a stupidly cheap option, so I have gone for them just to get the car back on the road, but found various combinations available...

GSF - expensive
Ebay - Mintex fronts and Bendix rears, total about £53.50 delivered
AEP - Valeo fronts and rears (according to Mat), about £55 delivered
ECP - Eicher fronts and SBS rears, about £40 delivered (getting there)...
Carparts4less.co.uk - Eicher fronts and SBS rears, £27.60 delivered.
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Well, they have turned up, they are all Eicher and frankly I don't know how CP4L are making any money out of these:

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Wow, that is incredibly cheap! How on earth, with free postage can that not be making a big loss? I'm having a snoop around the rest of their website now to see if anything else i'm after is as silly-cheap. Cheers djoptix :D
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