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Putting the Elise back on the road after 6 yrs of sorn. Front brake pads are low but Replacements seem like rocking horse unless you want to be paying £150 plus just for the four front pads!! EBC have poor reviews whilst Pagids are a fortune.

Got some from a motor factors which fitted perfectly but they were flat bottomed rather than radiused so were rubbing on the inner raised portion of the disc.

Anybody any ideas???

 

Chris

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I got on really well with Mintex 1144's on my S1 and they were very well priced too. 

https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/our-news/product-review-mintex-1144-brake-pads/

 


88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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Cheers Bibs, they were on my radar and I have ordered a set. Might go the whole hog and splash out on new discs as well, after all they are the originals so are 20 yrs old!!!

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If they're fine and without too much of a lip you can stick with them but if you want to change them there's no harm in that. I had the EBC grooved/dimpled discs on mine, I was perfectly happy with them. 


88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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Hi Bibs,

 

dont  know why but my discs have a 12 mm raised portion inboard of the radiused brake pad. This is not due to wear. Every pad I can find is flat bottomed so hits this raised portion of disc, hence 95% of the pad does not touch the disc until the 5% has worn away. So- have bought a nice pair of Brembo discs with no raised lip so the Mintex pads Now fit perfectly.😀👍🏻

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