Advise on Disc and Brake Pads

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Need recommandation and advise.
It's almost time for me to change my tyres, discs, and brake pads.
1) Do I need to redo alignment if I change my tyres then only later change the Disc & pads?
2) What Good/Reliable Brand of 320mm Ventilated Disc and Pads ?
3) Any shops or seller for the Disc and Pads?
4) Any work shops that perform runout check?
5) What else do I need to take into consideration?
 

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Need recommandation and advise.
It's almost time for me to change my tyres, discs, and brake pads.
1) Do I need to redo alignment if I change my tyres then only later change the Disc & pads?
2) What Good/Reliable Brand of 320mm Ventilated Disc and Pads ?
3) Any shops or seller for the Disc and Pads?
4) Any work shops that perform runout check?
5) What else do I need to take into consideration?
1. Not necessarily. Just test first then only do alignment if you feel the streering not straight.
2. TRW, Showa, Brembo rotors if cheaper ones. More expensive are Dixcel, Project Mu, dba, etc2.
For pads, local made RS Pro or Trestor brand is cheap. Imported ones can be Advics, Brembo, Hawk, Ferrodo, Dixcel, Project Mu, Endless, Acre, etc2.
3. Can try contact Kent Goh from XD Auto in Kepong or Wyn Chai Idelube Sdn bhd in Jl. Ipoh.
4. What is runout?
5. Brake fluid?
 

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1. Not necessarily. Just test first then only do alignment if you feel the streering not straight.
2. TRW, Showa, Brembo rotors if cheaper ones. More expensive are Dixcel, Project Mu, dba, etc2.
For pads, local made RS Pro or Trestor brand is cheap. Imported ones can be Advics, Brembo, Hawk, Ferrodo, Dixcel, Project Mu, Endless, Acre, etc2.
3. Can try contact Kent Goh from XD Auto in Kepong or Wyn Chai Idelube Sdn bhd in Jl. Ipoh.
4. What is runout?
5. Brake fluid?
Thanks for your valuable input.
Would like to try Brembo, Project MU Endless but reading all the previous posts, it seems that most big brands has lots of fakes and cater for higher end cars.
I'm just having an normal D segment Korean car and it's time for replacement of wear and tear parts.
Hence hopping for some guidance before going in blindly.
As for Q4 - Referring to Rotor Run Out.
 

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Thanks for your valuable input.
Would like to try Brembo, Project MU Endless but reading all the previous posts, it seems that most big brands has lots of fakes and cater for higher end cars.
I'm just having an normal D segment Korean car and it's time for replacement of wear and tear parts.
Hence hopping for some guidance before going in blindly.
As for Q4 - Referring to Rotor Run Out.
Just try find Trestor Blue Advantage, lots of good comments on it and price should be cheap. It's similar to Bendix if not mistaken but should be cheaper
 
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Since reading/scrolling thru the old posts on the disc and brake pads, it's over whelming with all sorts of info.
So i gather my thought and conclude the following;
1) Pricing, most important. As I do not know what the low and mid pricing. Say Rm1.5K for a pair of Disc and Brake Pads. would think of topping up slightly to max Rm2K.
2) Need Good/Reliable Product and Seller.
3) Trusted mechanic with proper tools for Rotor run out and others diagnostic deem necessary.
4) What else did I miss out ?

Thanks in advance to all sifu for your guidance.
ps; very hard to find info on Brembo, Project MU, Endless etc as to "Do they produce the Disc and Brake pads for Korean car"
So far only EBC that I see carry both the parts.
 

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As you are changing new tyres, don't skim on alignment, but if need to change disc and pads also can delay until after that is done. However do it soon, because if alignment is out it can wear your tyres pretty fast.
I am on Trestor Advantage , it has good bite and good stopping power, only thing it is very very dusty. One week and the wheel can be coated with brake dust. I manage to get one set for my Hyundai Sonata III, so should have for Korean cars....
 
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As you are changing new tyres, don't skim on alignment, but if need to change disc and pads also can delay until after that is done. However do it soon, because if alignment is out it can wear your tyres pretty fast.
I am on Trestor Advantage , it has good bite and good stopping power, only thing it is very very dusty. One week and the wheel can be coated with brake dust. I manage to get one set for my Hyundai Sonata III, so should have for Korean cars....
yes will do alignment with tyre change and thanks for suggesting.
Ohhh. Trestor Advantage seems garner lots of good review and lots of brake dust too.
I've just scroll thru the website and saw that they have quite a few grades of brake pads.

I'm pique with TRESTOR Metallic Plus and Deluxe Organic with a better specs.
Is it really a better or just a mild improvement over Advantage?
Anyone else tried it?
 
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yes will do alignment with tyre change and thanks for suggesting.
Ohhh. Trestor Advantage seems garner lots of good review and lots of brake dust too.
I've just scroll thru the website and saw that they have quite a few grades of brake pads.

I'm pique with TRESTOR Metallic Plus and Deluxe Organic with a better specs.
Is it really a better or just a mild improvement over Advantage?
Anyone else tried it?
I think you got it the wrong way. Deluxe Organic is entry level. Next up is Metallic Plus and highest is Advantage....
 

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Since reading/scrolling thru the old posts on the disc and brake pads, it's over whelming with all sorts of info.
So i gather my thought and conclude the following;
1) Pricing, most important. As I do not know what the low and mid pricing. Say Rm1.5K for a pair of Disc and Brake Pads. would think of topping up slightly to max Rm2K.
2) Need Good/Reliable Product and Seller.
3) Trusted mechanic with proper tools for Rotor run out and others diagnostic deem necessary.
4) What else did I miss out ?

Thanks in advance to all sifu for your guidance.
ps; very hard to find info on Brembo, Project MU, Endless etc as to "Do they produce the Disc and Brake pads for Korean car"
So far only EBC that I see carry both the parts.
Budget 1.5k can get you pretty decent stuff. Just get Trestor Advantage, Hawk, or Advics pads with Shoji or TRW discs should be enough for that budget. Balance of your budget then can use to upgrade your brake fluids to dot 5.1 like Bendix or Motul 5.1.
 

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Budget 1.5k can get you pretty decent stuff. Just get Trestor Advantage, Hawk, or Advics pads with Shoji or TRW discs should be enough for that budget. Balance of your budget then can use to upgrade your brake fluids to dot 5.1 like Bendix or Motul 5.1.
Was quoted by SC ~Rm1.2K, might as well search else where for a aftermarket parts, hopefully a Trusted/Reliable Brand that lots of people have try-out.
Appreciate on your recommendation of various brands.
What about pairing different brands for Disc and Pad? Afraid of problems like squeaky sounds if not compatible.
What to choose for Disc? Standard, High Carbon, etc,etc,
What to choose for TRW Pads? Normal, Dtec
 

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Was quoted by SC ~Rm1.2K, might as well search else where for a aftermarket parts, hopefully a Trusted/Reliable Brand that lots of people have try-out.
Appreciate on your recommendation of various brands.
What about pairing different brands for Disc and Pad? Afraid of problems like squeaky sounds if not compatible.
What to choose for Disc? Standard, High Carbon, etc,etc,
What to choose for TRW Pads? Normal, Dtec
No issues mixing brands. All my cars have different ones between pads and discs.

For discs, TRW high carbon is good enough. I am using it now on my son's Swift for 3.5 years now. Good value for money. But TRW pads I used once on my previous Livina, not so good.

For cheap pads, in my Mark X I am using Dyco RS Performance made locally. At just around rm110/set, it' also good value for money.
 
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Guys.. What are your normal replacement time for Disc & Pads?
Mine are around 40K km for the front, seems quite fast even for a D segment car.
 

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Guys.. What are your normal replacement time for Disc & Pads?
Mine are around 40K km for the front, seems quite fast even for a D segment car.
Wow, for disc is very fast. My VR one was from half cut, skim and use and thereafter another 2 sets of pads and one more skim....
 

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Wow, for disc is very fast. My VR one was from half cut, skim and use and thereafter another 2 sets of pads and one more skim....
Fora Pair of Shoji Disc it's quite affordable. thanks
WoW. Can use for such a long time.
Did you check the disc Thickness after skimming?
 

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Fora Pair of Shoji Disc it's quite affordable. thanks
WoW. Can use for such a long time.
Did you check the disc Thickness after skimming?
Yes, of course. Original one was very thick, after second skim and used, too thin already, that was why change to shoji......
 

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recently changed for my dino
bought Bendix King Titanium a during MCO... less than RM250 for front and back.
changed all four rotors less than RM500 for front and back.
flush and replace new DOT4 brake fluid

all parts bought from PH Auto, Sea Park
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