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Offline Raffles

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Rear Discs - Non-GM?
« on: May 12, 2017, 22:25:11 PM »
I have recently had a bloody nightmare trying to get some rear discs for the Cavalier and the Calibra is up next once the SRi is done. I didn't fancy shelling out £80+ for the GM ones for the Cav so went hunting for a decent pattern option. I tried three times to buy some Mintex ones from eBay but three sellers took my money before letting me know they didn't have them and refunding me.

Long story short - It is getting GM ones now.

The point of this ramble is... what is a good pattern make to go with? I am always wary of non-GM parts after we put a pattern back box on the SRi and it fitted like a shirt on a wheelbarrow (ended up taking it off as it kept hitting the underside of the car. Replaced it with a GM one).

I have seen Mintex/Pagid/Comline but don't know how good any of them are?

Any ideas from the wise appreciated.

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Re: Rear Discs - Non-GM?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 22:31:06 PM »
Pagid are fine, the rears are only solid bits of metal its the pads that make the difference.

I've just looked for rear discs for mine on eurocarparts.com where i always go, £70 for a pair of rear discs and with the current sale they've got going (they have about 2 sales a month plus an 'end of month' sale) then they are currently £49. Done.

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Re: Rear Discs - Non-GM?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 22:38:47 PM »
Thanks for that.  :D

The pads have loads of meat left on them - it's the discs that are shocking.

I have had a quick look since posting and can get a pair of Mintex discs for the rear for a bit under £29. (Amazon - 2 left, it says)

Incidentally, I have had a look at the rear shields as well and they are in good shape. Hopefully good enough to come off, get grit blasted and then painted.

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Re: Rear Discs - Non-GM?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 23:25:24 PM »
Be careful with the back plates I shot blasted my old one n most of the centre part was gone....spool rusty

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Re: Rear Discs - Non-GM?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 22:24:24 PM »
You should never put old pads onto new discs, even if they aren't worn out. It will affect the braking efficiency. I am sure people will tell me you can and it's ok but I wouldn't personally. But definitely keep an eye on Eurocarparts they do have some mad sales on. In fact use the code CRAZY70 at the moment.