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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    Thread takeover :-)
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    I think we need our own thread starting...

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    Right, time to get this back on track. From an earlier post you'll see that I acquired these:



    They came with the carriers, some worn pads and some ok discs. From reading the brake thread I now need the following:

    - Leon Cupra R lines (braided?)
    - Plain discs
    - Decent pads

    The car won't see any track work so I don't need anything to racey! Where's the best place to source this stuff from? B5?
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    Bill can supply all including braided brake lines... pads wise there is no reason not to use DS2500's on a road setup as they are better than std pads... they will work more than once if you have to use them 'urgently'

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    pads wise there is no reason not to use DS2500's on a road setup as they are better than std pads

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    Except they are illegal.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Except they are illegal.....
    In which case maybe we should all stop de-catting, fitting hids and generally modding cars...

    ..but in case there are those of us that like to live on the wild side of life here is some useful info...
    Ferrodo DS2500 'and EU Reg 90 - SEAT Cupra.net - SEAT Forum

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    And this is quite helpful:

    Ferodo DS2000 / DS2500 Difference? - General Maintenance - BRISKODA.net - The Skoda Forum and Community

    I didn't even realise DS2000 existed till I ordered some Ferodo performance pads and they had "DS2000" printed on them
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    Thanks chaps.

    Westy - interesting info on the DS2000's, if they're much cheaper than the DS2500's then they'd probably do me TBH.

    Suppose I should PM Bill and get some info on the damage then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    In which case maybe we should all stop de-catting, fitting hids and generally modding cars...

    ..but in case there are those of us that like to live on the wild side of life here is some useful info...
    Ferrodo DS2500 'and EU Reg 90 - SEAT Cupra.net - SEAT Forum

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    We all know its bull**** but the fact is still there...knowledge is king..

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    Quick googleing and it appears they are illegal for cars built after 2000 due to not having a ECE R90 rating.

    AudiSRS.com :: Brake pads for street and track

    Ferodo DS2500 pads mk4 GSi. - Page 3

    ECE R90 - EBC Brakes

    Some reading for you.

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    I think Dave gets the idea don't you

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    Also dont think an MOT tester or police man will be dismantling the brakes...unless theres an accident with brakes at fault of course

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    I wouldn;t bother with DS2500s for road use personally.
    Genuine Brembo pads are very good and about £35 from opie oils.
    They also have more material than a ds2500 so last longer.

    They'll fade eventually if you abuse them a lot, but are generally pretty good

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    Thanks for the info gents, I've got some prices now to have a chew over. The first decision that needs to be made though is what colour to paint the calipers! For reference, it's a Ming Blue Pearl car. My current short-list is as follows:

    Mexico blue:



    Monterey Blue:



    ...or maybe Cadburys purple:



    Thoughts, any other ideas? The colours I'm avoiding are Red, yellow, orange, green, gold, silver and white
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    I like the Mexico blue mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    I like the Mexico blue mate.
    Thanks Westy, I'm kinda liking the brightness of them too.

    For ref here's a pic of what looks like a ming blue S3 with red Brembo's (not my car) on it.....anyone handy with photoshop fancy making those red calipers Mexico blue?

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    What about trying a light grey colour? It will make them stand out but they'll still match the Ming blue nicely.
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    But then again, I do like the look of this:



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    Is this April fools? Surely black?
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    That last color looks decent actually. The others look a bit.... Nova.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    What about trying a light grey colour? It will make them stand out but they'll still match the Ming blue nicely.
    Agreed. OEM+
    Although out of the colours i think ming blue favours the Cadbury purple

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    I do like that last blue also, not to keen on the first two tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    What about trying a light grey colour? It will make them stand out but they'll still match the Ming blue nicely.
    Good shout, maybe like this but with just the brembo stickers?



    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    That last color looks decent actually. The others look a bit.... Nova.
    LOL! I actually owned a Nova at one point
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    Quote Originally Posted by [Dave B] View Post
    Good shout, maybe like this but with just the brembo stickers?





    LOL! I actually owned a Nova at one point
    I'm thinking lighter then that and non metallic otherwise it'll look silver, which you're trying to avoid
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    We might have a winner:

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    What about this with red Brembo stickers too:

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    Obviously I'm biased but the anodised Touareg finish is pretty nice...



    The anthracite does look nice though too. Always wanted my wheels that color...
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