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My car thankfully doesn’t need brakes at the moment, however initial research seemed to suggest that only Lexus parts were available.

just had a look on the brembo website and it seems that OE discs and pads are now being manufactured for the GSF and RCF.

Used the replacement brembo discs and pads on my isf and never had any problems, so should save a few pennies when the time comes. Happy days.

link to the brembo page:-

https://www.bremboparts.com/europe/en/catalogue/lexus-gs-l1-f-url10/000117800-1

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Good news that brembo are starting to list them, but it seems strange that they only list rear pads. Front pads are available from EBC in various grades (according to their internet shop) but no prices are shown for rears. I've actually trawled the internet for possible alternatives to being ripped off by Lexus (I'm retired and have the time) and there are a number of sellers offering pads which are allegedly compatible with GSF/RCF but some of these are only £25-£50, so are most likely fakes. There are apparently a lot of counterfeit brake parts around, even in the motor racing fraternity (!!)

I think the problem is going to be persuading the likes of ECP to stock the brembo stuff. When you consider that there are only about 300 RCF's and GSF's in the UK then their likely customer base is very small and it might not be viable to keep a stock of the parts just in case 1 or 2 of us come knocking. Perhaps if enough of us asked them they might think it worthwhile.

If anybody has anything to add please share.

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Brembo are world leaders in brake technology and have been for years but I'd have no problem using any of the major motoring 'names' in this country for either discs, pads or shoes, Lexus don't make these parts they buy em in and rebadge to overcharge customers, same with all sensors, exhaust parts and electrical components. Outside of manufacturers warranty there is no valid reason for not shopping around unless of course you've got money to chuck away.

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Would the price differ from what the main dealer would charge? plus if there was an issue the dealer fitted stuff would at least be covered.

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5 hours ago, B1RMA said:

Would the price differ from what the main dealer would charge?

I hope so. Front pads are £400+ from a dealer.

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On 2/10/2019 at 11:32 AM, 08ISF said:

Good news that brembo are starting to list them, but it seems strange that they only list rear pads. Front pads are available from EBC in various grades (according to their internet shop) but no prices are shown for rears. I've actually trawled the internet for possible alternatives to being ripped off by Lexus (I'm retired and have the time) and there are a number of sellers offering pads which are allegedly compatible with GSF/RCF but some of these are only £25-£50, so are most likely fakes. There are apparently a lot of counterfeit brake parts around, even in the motor racing fraternity (!!)

I think the problem is going to be persuading the likes of ECP to stock the brembo stuff. When you consider that there are only about 300 RCF's and GSF's in the UK then their likely customer base is very small and it might not be viable to keep a stock of the parts just in case 1 or 2 of us come knocking. Perhaps if enough of us asked them they might think it worthwhile.

If anybody has anything to add please share.

ECP held the discs and pads in stock for the ISF, and from what I remember there’s only 180(ish) ISF’s in the UK.

 I’m pretty sure I received mine in the frozen norf on a next day, so hopefully it won’t be long until they are listed on their website.

i did have a look on amazon and the front discs were priced at £94 each from a UK supplier and again with one of ECP ‘sales’ there could be potentially a further saving. 

Most importantly there’s options available.

 

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