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I had a grinding noise coming from the drivers side rear wheel when the brakes were off. I've had it in the garage today and they have checked all wheels and I need new discs and brakes all round.

They have quoted me £550 to do the lot including VAT and labour. It sounds a hell of a lot to me. Am I being ripped off or is this about right?

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:o I think your being bent over mate.

You can buy a whole set of Mintex discs and pads fro around £250 I think. Fitting is easy enough to do if your compentent or get a local garage to fit them, should cost more than £100 to fit.

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If you look on ebay you can get pads and discs for £115 for the front and then another £115 on the back and as lee said shouldnt costs anymore than £100 if you dont want to do them yourself.

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No matey but i paid £48 for front and rear mintex pads from this seller so might be worth asking them if they still do them he did sell them as a set so he might of changed them for some cheeper ones now????

or theres these ones? =

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LEXUS-IS200-MINTEX-B...VQQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LEXUS-IS200-GS300-BR...VQQcmdZViewItem

but a bit more in cost :D

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I get you know mate :D

I think £115 is still cheap for discs and pads :winky:

Thought when i got both sets of pads for £48 that was a good deal and i got them a day later so a good service 2? :)

That is good for pads mate and sounds like very good service

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  • 1 year later...

Hey guys,

I have to get my front pads and discs done soon I found this Mintex box set online (mintex pads and discs). They are the best priced ones I could find that were genuine Mintex and they only cost £82.95 inc delivery. I'm going to get them done at my local jap specialist mechanic and not Lexus Poole. Lexus quoted me £420 for the job, just rediculous! Anyway the local garage will fit my pads and discs for £55.10. That all ads up to a total of £138.05 not bad at all I'll be buying these and fitting them this month. : )

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...A:IT&ih=016

:offtopic: I've been a long time reader of this forum and I just want to thank you guys, this forum is second to none and has genuinely been really very, very helpful. I will be a gold member next month when I get paid! :shifty:

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Same seller i got mine from mate on EBAY.......

P.S ive got some MINTEX FRONT PADS for sale at the moment in the BUY & SELL section..£10 + postage. :whistling:

got my mintex discs and pads there to.now on to the back set,does anybody have a guide on doing the back brakes just so i have a ref thanks

I think someone has done a walk through in the knowledge section....should be able to print it of mate.

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I found with using mintex pads on the front all's they did was move about in the caliper when braking, i kept getting a clunking noise when turning and braking, even added the shim kit to try and stop it.

In the end i just bought the toyota stock pads... and now no more clunking :-)

Maybe i just had two badly machined sets... i dunno.

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I found with using mintex pads on the front all's they did was move about in the caliper when braking, i kept getting a clunking noise when turning and braking, even added the shim kit to try and stop it.

In the end i just bought the toyota stock pads... and now no more clunking :-)

Maybe i just had two badly machined sets... i dunno.

mine are fine no probs to report,just need to get those back ones done.

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Do them yourself its a doddle , the fronts are easy the pisons in the calipers push in but the rears aren't so straight you are going to need a wind back tool to wind the rear caliper pistons in , don't worry though coz you can get em cheap enough and its always handy to have for next time /next car .

If you need any help give me a shout and I,ll guide you through .

Regards

Paul.

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Do them yourself its a doddle , the fronts are easy the pisons in the calipers push in but the rears aren't so straight you are going to need a wind back tool to wind the rear caliper pistons in , don't worry though coz you can get em cheap enough and its always handy to have for next time /next car .

If you need any help give me a shout and I,ll guide you through .

Regards

Paul.

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if your changing the back pads on a is200 there a peace of ***** to do one pin to take out then a spring holding the pads in place,you don't need a winder the pistons just slide back better doing one piston at a time then put the pad in then slide the other back,did not need to change the disk as it was fine.don't have pick but a real easy job to do only took me 20mins both sides.

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