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Mintex pads not avaliable for LCR????!!!!!

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Esc, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Esc

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    Im trying to get a set of front brake pads for my LCR but being told that Mintex have stopped making them for Brembo calipers, has anyone else had this trouble?
    apparently the only ones avaliable are by ATE, has anyone had experience of these?
     
  2. Nev_LCR

    Nev_LCR Gone... but not forgoten

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    get some DS2500, im sure i will not be the only one to say this.
     
  3. stpete

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    As above!!!
     
  4. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    you wont be dissapointed in ds2500's - superb pads
     
  5. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    There will be a BIG cue of people bigging up the DS2500 pads on all forums.
    Don't worry about the decision just fit them and the worry will be over, you have fitted the right pads
     
  6. CupraMVR

    CupraMVR Awesome GTi Technician

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    Dont fit mintex, they cant take the temp thru the front brakes, i fitted some, 2 months later i was fitting another set of DS2500's i dont use my brakes that much aswell.

    ( i only fitted the mintex extreme pads cause i couldn't get any ferrodo pads quick enough)
     
  7. Faisal

    Faisal UK's 1st Liquid Yello LCR

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    got myself ferodos, they are great
     
  8. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    was that said in Tony the Tiger stylee... Frosty Flakes.... They're Grrrrrrrrreat! :D
     
  9. BCM

    BCM Keyboard Gangster

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    Mintex are pish, wouldn't trust them to stop a bloody trolley never mind a car!
    DS2500 all the way!
     
  10. Esc

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    cool! thanks guys decision is made, Ferodo all the way!!
     
  11. Esc

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    Does the DS2500 have the wear indicator lead?
     
  12. karlosR

    karlosR TORQUEY, NOISEY V6

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    i've got ferodo DS performance pads all round on my LCR and i think that they're a great pad........ and DS2500's are meant to be even better!

    i'll be going for DS2500's on my next car. :)
     
  13. vwbassett

    vwbassett Joined the Dark Side

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    Esc im pretty sure they havent got wear idicators but half the time they wont work anyway so best just to check plus isnt to hard with the gaps between the big Cupra R alloys:D
     
  14. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    These don't have the wear indicators on them. I've always changed discs and pads at the same time so no need to worry about this
     
  15. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

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    No, but the LCR only has the indicator one side and on numerous occassions people have been down to the metal on the wrong side (i.e, with no indicator wire)

    There is a full fitting guide i did back in the depths of time basically you just cut the sensor wires from the old brake pad, twist together, put some insulation tape over them to protect and a couple of cable ties on the wire to stop it flapping about.

    Otherwise the dash light stays on


    [EDIT] guide link added
    http://www.seatcupra.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=6
     
    #15 Ruddmeister, Mar 19, 2009
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  16. Esc

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    thanks guys, and thanks vwbassett for the very helpful hint!!! but i went one better and i took my wheels off today to have a look cos there just seemed so much meat left on the pads and as it turns out the edge of the disc had cut through the cables for the indicator which is why the warning popped up!! i have atleast twice the amount of pad left for when the warning should have gone off!

    do you think that means its time for new disc's?!
     
  17. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    but bear in mind that the inner pads tends to wear a little quicker.
     
  18. Esc

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    i saw that, the disc on the inside had a greater egde to it to!!
     
  19. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    You should change your discs when they have a 1mm lip. New disc thickness 28mm, worn disc thickness 26mm
     

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