Wanted: front brake discs and calipers

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McBreadhead
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Wanted: front brake discs and calipers

One of my front brakes developed an intermittent squeal last year which almost turned into a seized disc. So I need to replace the front discs as a minimum and most likely the calipers. It's a 1996 xflow de Dion standard S3 car. 

I'm looking for a set of standard discs and calipers which must be in good working order and I'm guessing suitable for pre-2014 models. 
Alternatively I may consider an uprated AP big brake kit. 
 

Thanks in advance all. 
 

McB

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New discs are from a Spitfire and only £15 each so I would suggest buying new. The big brake discs are ten times the price I believe.
john g
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McB, don't know if you aware, and if you want to but the calipers can be rebuilt.

Sorry, just seen multiple posts.

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....and the big brake kit is significantly heavier - its one upgrade you don't need, a change of pad material makes a massive difference, if you want to shed weight there are other 2 and 4 pot options that don't weight the same as Venus.

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Support Chris at Redline for your disks. You know you'll get just what you need. I'd get the calipers rebuilt they might even do an exchange plan

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Thanks all for the suggestions and apologies for multiple posts: the system doesn't refresh particularly well!

I was running M1144 compound which worked fine until one of the calipers started to drag so happy to repeat. I was considering the big brake option at circa £1k as to replace the standard offering with same would have set me back £750

I hadn't appreciated the rebuild route however (great suggestion, thanks) so have just pinged Chris at Redline for more info. Failing that BiggRed sounds a good alternative at £135/pair refurbished.

I also need to get me a solo brake bleed kit and was thinking of the Gunson which uses your tyres for bleed pressure. Any opinions on this or others?

Cheers folks.

 

Ian Macquarie
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Or you could try buying new from Rimmer Bros at £61.20 per caliper

https://rimmerbros.com/item--i-159130

https://rimmerbros.com/item--i-159131

 

 

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If you use the gunson don't put fluid in the reservoir but keep the master cylinder topped up then if you get a leak on the gunson side you won't spray brake fluid over anything. I now use a vacuum hand pump to bleed the system on my car and also on my sons car.

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Second the Gunson comment above. Max pressure in tyre say 15psi
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Used Rimmer Brothers for my refurbished calipers, can recommend