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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Cupra R 84, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Cupra R 84

    Cupra R 84 Guest

    Hey there!
    Think its time to get some new front brake pads for my LCR and I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction as to whether I get BREMBO pads or FERODO etc. Can anyone shed some light on which pads to get, costs and wher's best to get them.
    All help will be fully appreciated
    Cheers!
     
  2. jhlcr

    jhlcr Full Member

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    where are you mate?
     
  3. Hairy

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    Galfer supply to Brembo, who supply to SEAT, who supply to you = £130
    Galfer supply to you = ~£50 std (1045) or upgraded (1055) ~£70

    (pads aren't listed on the web page but just e-mail or call them)

    Fitting guide should you need it.
     
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  4. Dennis

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    Galfer = need new disks in 6 months, don't do it, see threads of a couple of weeks ago
     
  5. lc_allan

    lc_allan Northern Monkey

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    Some interesting info. Stored away for future use ;)
     
  6. YIN

    YIN Leon cupra Mk2

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    1045 here no problems but i know some have had trouble
     
  7. Hairy

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    Makes interesting reading, I am getting some scoring with my 1055's, but they work well and as I eat pads in 8K and disks in 16K (before switching to galfer and no worse now), I wasn't too worried.
     
  8. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    DS2500's are £90+vat for info.... and work great
     
  9. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

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    Having tried a few different sets of pads the Ferrodo DS2500 were a great compromise, improved bite and feel with only very slightly more brake dust and no scoring.

    I'd recomend trying to fit them yourself as it's remarkably easy on an LCR
     
  10. karlosR

    karlosR TORQUEY, NOISEY V6

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    i've got EBC redstuff on my LCR and they work well after a bit of warming up, they are a bit noisey though.
     
  11. richybigman

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    What are Greenstuff like?
     
  12. Javelin Sam

    Javelin Sam Guest

    i have EBC Grooved and dimpled discs and Green Stuff pads on my Mini.. they are amazing.. the stopping power is very forcefull and stopping distances are greatly reduced
     
  13. F2 Stu

    F2 Stu I. Am. Legend.

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    Crap.

    These are more effective.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

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    The only disks I have seen for LCR's are made by Brembo doubt EBC do a fitment for the LCR.

    Neeleyveeley on these forums ran Greenstuff pads with OEM disks and thought they were fine IIRC, not massively better than Brembo / Galfer OEM pads
     
  16. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    Avoid... nasty shite things...
    do not suit heavy car - soft as.
     
  17. V5Ade

    V5Ade I love my LCR!

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    The DS2500's are superb! A must for an LCR.
     
  18. Cupra R 84

    Cupra R 84 Guest

    Hey There!
    Thanks to all that replied help is much apreciated. Think I'm gunna go for the FERODO's Just another question where's best to get them. I live in North Yorkshire if thats any help
     
  19. SiGainey

    SiGainey Guest

    Do you do DS2500's for a 2002 LC (not R)?
     
  20. si-mate

    si-mate Jai Ho or Jay Ho?

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    See Bill, Badger 5 two posts up. Then fit them yourself with the guide on here or find a good independant garage.
     

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