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  • Yeah I was kicking myself after seeing your volvo ones. Though they might have been a bit long for my application.
    www.PatHoranMotors.com

    E39 M5, Mk2 GTI, Mk1 GTI, E30, Caddy vanyadda yadda

    Stupid questions are better than stupid mistakes.

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    • Hello again.

      So, where were we, as nobody asked.
      Bias pedal box upgrade - check.
      Rear brake disc upgrade - check.
      Front brakes... Bugger.

      Years ago I'd upgraded front teensy KA 240mm discs and squidgy calipers, to early Mondeo V6 calipers on Escort discs. Running Ferodo DS3000 Pads. Dramatically improved, but they were awful before that.

      Anyway. I was keen to try something from Carbone Lorraine, or Performance Friction. Contacted my usual suppliers.. And.. Nothing.
      Absolutely terrible range of pads for those calipers.
      FML.
      I even looked into modifying other pads to suit, and Fiesta or Focus calipers, but still nothing much.
      I was scuppered by needing to fit my 14s over them.

      So in an absolutely fine display of "man maths", I decided to look into alloy 4 pot calipers. Added bonus being unsprung weight reduction, as the Mondeo ones are HEAVY..

      HiSpec in the UK seemed happy to help, cue lots of emails, wheel clearance diagrams etc, to try a custom mounted "Billet 4" kit.

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      It was tight, but looked like a possibility.

      So eventually, I decided to pull the trigger. Calipers, pads, unmachined mounts to finish off myself, discs, a fine (expensive) package.
      Got the quote, told them to go ahead.... And... Nothing.
      A week later, an email or two.. Still nothing. Not even when I offered to send a deposit.
      Another fortnight or 3 weeks... Still nothing.

      Tbh at this stage I was a bit cheesed off.

      But everything happens for a reason... I started looking elsewhere. And discovered that there were other options, with a bit of thinking, in Ireland that could work out at similar or better price.
      And with a more premium name on them.

      So, without further ado...

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      And they are only lovely.


      I ended up dealing with Euro M-Sport in Northern Ireland, and they were brilliant. Super helpful, super fast and a great price.

      Rally people too, so they know the score.

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      www.PatHoranMotors.com

      E39 M5, Mk2 GTI, Mk1 GTI, E30, Caddy vanyadda yadda

      Stupid questions are better than stupid mistakes.

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