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    My FK8 was due to go this month, but with everything happening and my salary massively reduced with no end date in sight, I didn't want to commit to an expensive toy. So written the deposit off on the new car although dealer thinks will sell it on easily so likely to get it back.

    I bought a set, think it was 137 for the pair, mine discs are knackered after 10.5k, this will be the third set of pads too. I haven't received them yet but due a DHL delivery tomorrow which I assume is them.

    At that price it was worth the risk, I don't rate the standard discs and really fancied something better but again at that price they will keep going another 10k.

    Whipped the wheels off today and stripped the pads out, calliper off and currently having huge issues getting the brake disc retaining screw out, I'm not that mechanically minded and limited tools so may have to get some assistance. Any ideas?

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    An old school impact driver that you hit with a hammer is usually the best bet.

    Failing that, most of them you can easily break by hitting the disc off anyway, the head will snap off and then you can undo the remains with some mole grips.

    Hoping they come out easily for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTECMattC View Post
    My FK8 was due to go this month, but with everything happening and my salary massively reduced with no end date in sight, I didn't want to commit to an expensive toy. So written the deposit off on the new car although dealer thinks will sell it on easily so likely to get it back.

    I bought a set, think it was 137 for the pair, mine discs are knackered after 10.5k, this will be the third set of pads too. I haven't received them yet but due a DHL delivery tomorrow which I assume is them.

    At that price it was worth the risk, I don't rate the standard discs and really fancied something better but again at that price they will keep going another 10k.

    Whipped the wheels off today and stripped the pads out, calliper off and currently having huge issues getting the brake disc retaining screw out, I'm not that mechanically minded and limited tools so may have to get some assistance. Any ideas?
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    M2 Competition and Supra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcap View Post
    It might be a generic image and the actually product might not have the black bits? If they do they are more appealing, I painted mine with black hammerite as I didn't like the corroded look!
    If you go on track the Hammerite doesn't fare too well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTECMattC View Post
    M2 Competition and Supra.
    Couldn't have got that more wrong ha. You were getting both??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaNtheMaN View Post
    Couldn't have got that more wrong ha. You were getting both??
    Had deposits on both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichE View Post
    If you go on track the Hammerite doesn't fare too well.
    I tried it on the rears, flaked off after a couple of fun drives

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    just ordered mine

    136 delivered for the pair is ridiculously cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichE View Post
    If you go on track the Hammerite doesn't fare too well.
    I’m unlikely to track my car so I should be ok.

    Id be curious to know if these discs have the black bits on them and if they definitely fit, eurocarparts have been known to list the wrong parts.
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