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Re: Mintex
« Reply #15 on: 08 October 2017, 20:34:17 »

Thanks TB. What could the problem be with a more vigorous driving style - brake fade? Or short life, maybe?

Ron.

Both , if you drive like TB does. Rumour has it, its a style that would scare the shite out of Lewis Hamilton.  ;) ;D
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #16 on: 09 October 2017, 17:44:40 »

Thanks TB. What could the problem be with a more vigorous driving style - brake fade? Or short life, maybe?

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General ineffectiveness and huge amounts of fade under even minor abuse.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #17 on: 09 October 2017, 17:45:18 »

The pads that Kwik-Shit replaced were ones that they fitted 30k miles ago, at Boscombe branch. No idea what make they were, but they seem to have lasted well.

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I'm guessing you get good mpg ;D
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #18 on: 09 October 2017, 17:47:19 »

Thanks TB. What could the problem be with a more vigorous driving style - brake fade? Or short life, maybe?

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Both , if you drive like TB does. Rumour has it, its a style that would scare the shite out of Lewis Hamilton.  ;) ;D
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #19 on: 09 October 2017, 19:02:34 »

Can you have "good mpg" and "Omega" in the same sentence? Classic oxymoron!
Unless you are clever, like Nige, and have LPG conversion?  :y

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #20 on: 09 October 2017, 20:51:30 »

Thanks TB. What could the problem be with a more vigorous driving style - brake fade? Or short life, maybe?

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Both , if you drive like TB does. Rumour has it, its a style that would scare the shite out of Lewis Hamilton.  ;) ;D
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And I have a pet unicorn which is training my pet pig to fly.  ;D
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #21 on: 10 October 2017, 01:30:47 »

Can you have "good mpg" and "Omega" in the same sentence? Classic oxymoron!
Unless you are clever, like Nige, and have LPG conversion?  :y

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Or a manual desmond ::)
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #22 on: 10 October 2017, 05:45:45 »

Can you have "good mpg" and "Omega" in the same sentence? Classic oxymoron!
Unless you are clever, like Nige, and have LPG conversion?  :y

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I was pleased if I could 25mpg out of my 24 valve Senators. I get 30mpg from my 2.5 estates, which seems good to me for a near 2 ton luxury car.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #23 on: 10 October 2017, 09:45:56 »

Can you have "good mpg" and "Omega" in the same sentence? Classic oxymoron!
Unless you are clever, like Nige, and have LPG conversion?  :y

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All v6 petrols need lpg ;)

I suspect your mpg is far better than most with same car if you get 30k from pads
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #24 on: 10 October 2017, 10:05:43 »

I try not to brake too much, for fear of wearing them out! Anyone got a new front bumper?  :(

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #25 on: 10 October 2017, 20:14:14 »

To be fair Mintex are priced in the midrange category. I've had them on the rear with no problem at all. There are some really cheap pads out there. Drive master is the one to definitely avoid.

As for my installation yes I used the proper ceratec on the pads and silicone pasted my slides. 👍

My braking needs are never going to be like yours TB. But in return for being gentle on my brakes I would expect them to be quiet. I must remember to ring and get some brembos. Assuming brembo do omega pads?

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #26 on: 11 October 2017, 14:33:13 »

As with most manufacturers, they will make high end pads and cheap motor factor pads.

The Mintex pads I use on the kit car are excellent, and without a brake servo you really do notice what they are doing. Then again, they are about 60 an axle set, IIRC.

If you pay standard factor prices of 15 or so you will be getting a pad that meets the legal requirements and will be perfectly adequate for 99% of motorists, but don't be surprised if they aren't the ultimate in performance or refinement. ;)
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #27 on: 11 October 2017, 14:39:58 »

Thanks Kevin.
So, in another 30k miles when these Mintex pads are beginning to wear down, what should I replece them with?

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #28 on: 11 October 2017, 16:03:35 »

Drogue chute i reckon Ron lad. ;)
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #29 on: 11 October 2017, 16:07:31 »

Thanks Kevin.
So, in another 30k miles when these Mintex pads are beginning to wear down, what should I replece them with?

Ron.

More of the same and turn the radio up a tad. :y
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