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    It's time for me to replace the brake pads and discs on the 206. Should I go for Genuine Peugeot parts or go for some aftermarket parts?

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    Does anyone have an idea how much discs and pads from Peugeot would set me back?
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    Don't know about Pugs but i replaced the ones on a Golf with after market ones for a fraction of the dealer's price.
    Find the thread and link about brakes and learn more. It's got a lot to do with bedding in, presuming the installation is right. The rest is just a compromise (within reason) between wear and braking efficiency.
    I'd go for aftermarket for everyday driving.
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    Normally I'd be all for aftermarket pads and discs, but I recently changed the pads on my wife's Astra and got the discs skimmed, and the braking is no where near as good. I'm pretty cluey with brakes, and broke them in using the correct procedure, and the braking effort has increased dramatically, even 5,000 k's on. And I didn't go totally el-cheapo; these were Bendix Advance pads.

    So, while advocating aftermarket, I'd ask for recommendations from people who'd used the particular pads you're looking at.

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    Get Lucas pads for the 206.

    These are seriously some of the most effective pads I've ever used, especially for the price (around $50).

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    Discs from Caravelle are around $70 ea. I do like the EBC greenstuff pads for my use, but have used Bendix Premiums on my 405s and have them work fine as well. The EBCs will be around $130 per axle. The std Pug discs seem to be of softer material and are usually well worn at 70K.

    Front discs and pads are a reasonably easy job that can be done at home. Be sure to use some Loctite when putting the bolts back in. They have this applied from the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magna buff
    well the softer pads dont last as long the next hardest wear out the disks and the hardest squeak and also wear the disks

    all i know is if you dont have much metal left to machine off your disks
    i would use the softer pad but watch the wear at each service

    pads are cheaper than disks ..is this not so ??
    The other way round a lot of the time!!
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