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Mintex pads - 5000 road miles =OK?


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Checked my year old set of Mintex 1144 pads this morn they are almost worn out, ☹️ ☹️

I was expecting to get more than 5000 road miles out of a set, or is that about the norm 🤔

Standard pads last at least twice this long - though they have a tendancy to fade badly when Blatting 😳 😳 😬

What mileage do you lot get from a set *smile*

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So how many miles is the norm??

Only normal 7 road useage - no Track days.

Several Welsh Area Blats though 😬 😬 😬

Are there any other Pad options in this size [Mintex 1144 - MGB533] 🤔 🤔

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what is the actual thickness remaining Mal ? and what is the actual thickenss new ?

 

It was clear to see that when following you, you are always on the brakes slowing us all up *rolleyes* *rolleyes* *tongue* *wink*. In fact one day I'll cut your rear light wires to stop the dazzel 😬 😬 😬 😬

 

 

 

here is C7 TOP

Taffia rear gunner

 

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DJ

~3.5mm remaining

Not 100% about the mintex but a new standard set are 3/8" [9mm] when new

Grubbster

Have you ever done a taffia Blat?, I think maybe that explains it, although I've never succeeded in getting the Mintex Pads to fade, I'm sure I've come very close to it on many occasions *biggrin*

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KGH

I've just given Bon[the ballast] your number *mad* *mad*

You'll be safe if you stay in 2lose 😬

Seriously though how long do pads normally last - DJ/Ash/Anyone how long do yours last?

 

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I've had my pads in for two years, 12,000 miles + and they still have about 50% left.

 

Mal,

 

That is not a nice way to talk about your good lady.

I was on about the extra weight of a series IV *tongue* compared to a series III.

 

Only dead fish go with the flow....!

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Fronts (CC Big brakes / AP) original - 31k miles including approx 60 trackdays

 

Rears - std sierra calipers - pads replaced annually. normal mileage is approx 7000 per annum inc. up to 10 trackdays...

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KGH

You can explain the Ballast thing to Bon when you see her *eek* My S4 is 596Kg's in road trim, with a 1/2 tank gas. sparewheel, jack, & big toolkit etc. Not much more than most S3's methinks?

Mav

What pads are you using 🤔 Perhaps I ought to fit the big brakes, maybe next winter's job, is there much involved 🤔

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I ran Mintex 1144 on my Academy car for a while.

Worked OK but created an awful lot of dust, so I suspect their longevity is limited under hard use.

However, at a piffling 28 quid a set they are damn good value!

(Compare and contrast the terrifyingly expensive Pagids...)

 

Standard rear pads basically fell to bits after a TD at Rockingham. Opinion from the braking gurus at work was that they had overheated so badly that the resin that holds the pad material together had evaporated, leaving them to crumble.

 

After that the pads all round got changed to a McMillan Motorsport secret formula which worked very well on track.

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596 kg's in road trim 😳 Is it an SV series IV? *tongue*

Is that with your brooklands on? (If I remember correctly, you never run a windscreen?)

It is you that said Bon was Ballast *wink*

 

I can't understand why your pads only last 5,000 miles unless you are always using the brakes trying to keep up with DJ?

 

Only dead fish go with the flow....!

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Randy Bugger

I followed the Mintex advice leaflet for bedding in, think I did a reasonable job because feel is excellent.

KGH

You implied the 'ballast' thing - well known in Taffia speak shall we say *smile*

I'd like to know what most people's S3's weigh, definitely More than the owners think methinks 😬

Does anyone know whether the Mk1 and Mk2 escort brakes are interchangeable?

The S4's are based on Mk1 - the Mk2's escorts are larger diameter, thicker discs, and larger pads/calipers, this might be a simple parts swop - Anyone know???

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never mind the S3, my SV in road & comfort trim as follows:

 

plumbed in ext. windscreen, doors, roof & roof bag, tool kit, full tank fuel, spare wheel (16's btw), leather seats, carpets and 4 point harnesses weights in at 610kg. Not that much more than your s4 Mal.

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Ivaan

Interesting thought - I bought my pads from Burtons in London, a reputable supplier??

KGN

No

Mav

Surprising how heavy your SV is *eek* though like my car it's in full road trim *smile* I forgot to mention earlier my car had a Gallon of fuel in the spare can when weighed.

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