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    Default GTi 180 - Brake suggestions?

    Hey folks,

    I'm needing to replace my 206 GTi 180's brakes, for my first time, asap. My mechanic says that I need to do all 4 pads and discs. Bit of a bummer, but doesn't surprise me. The previous owner did his own servicing, and he didn't mention brake replacement at all... Oh well, i think I'm just going to bite the bullet made of money and do all of them.

    I'm just not too sure if it's worth sticking with Peugeot parts, or if there is a cheaper option that is just as good / better than the stocks. What have people tried?

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    hey i dont have peugeot pads and subsequently they squeal a fair amount. get in contact with 'badkarma' he will tell u the correct after market pads to get.
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    mine always sqeek whe they are cold, so most of the time, due to having brembos, race pads and slotted rotors. When u say replace 'brakes' u mean just pads? or callipers and rotors too?

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    AFAIK, most people on here choose EBC Greenstuff or Ferodo DS2500 pads for the 180. I don't recall any nice things said about aftermarket rotors tried, other than price.

    My stock front pads and rotors were still fine after 92k, so I never replaced them. The 180 can often have rear stock rotors go below minimum thickness much sooner than that, oddly enough.

    For info, Peugeot say the rotors (both front and rear) only have 2mm of wear between new and minimum thickness.
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    Hey,

    I am running Ferodo DS 2500 pads, motul RBF 600 brake fluid and with standard discs. I have managed to go through a set of rear discs at about the 80,000 Klm mark, but that is about it. I do a track every now and then and they seem to withstand the punishment. I guess the question is what do you do with your car (do you drive it hard).

    Also you may be able to source good OEM parts from another place, such as EAI or dapco.

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    Does anyone have the part number for the greenstuff for a gti 180?

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    I put thefolowing combination on the front of my 180


    DBA Slotted rotors part number DBA 2275 SL and SR

    EBC Green stuff pads DP 213745


    Got the from Trevor Sullivan (BDA Motorsport 0414868555) BTW he is in QLD

    Just ticked over 100000km , need to start investigating rears now

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    I'm running these and Green Stuff as above.

    Very early days, only just fitted them though happy so far. Will post back when they have a bit more mileage on them.

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    Thanks for the part number ... I'll try to source them locally if I can ... any recommendations where I could get them.

    I've got squealing brakes in the front, so I changed the pads to Bendix while still squeal. Tried the copper grease which didn't help ... I'm hoping these greenstuffs will eliminate the squeal.

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    Greenstuff is a relatively aggressive composition, I've heard nothing from mine so far. Discs aren't completey bedded yet though.

    Look for a brake shop who deals RDA/EBC brakes, they have the distribution rights for Aust.

    Look here.
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    Just updating the post, I installed the greenstuff pads, cost me $150 for the fronts. I used some copper grease on the clips and caliper. Brakes made a few minor noises for the first few hundred kms (much more minor than orianal noise) and now I have not heard anything from them in over 1000kms .... incredibly pleased

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    I was told European vehicles has soft Disks too.
    My cars have gone at 130000
    2001 206 GTI 2.0 16v

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