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    hi all. i read that the main dealer price of replacing the front discs and pads is towards £1600. Even though I accept that this is a bargain price for what they have to do to replace the discs and pads (taking the p**s obviously) can anyone explain what the disc assembly is about ?? I am more used to the normal, hub mounted disc, which is probably more like £50. I dont follow what such a complex assembly is all about. There is obviously a good reason for the complex assembly but an explanation would be nice !!

    Luckily my car came with brand new front discs and Brembo pads and a "don't forget to bed them in ". I replaced the rears 6 months ago with 'another' make - reasonable price.

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    Best place to start might be the original Brembo patent,

    https://patentimages.storage.googlea...40182660A1.pdf

    each disc is made from 53 parts by my counting, many in stainless steel, plus aluminium and steel,

    https://www.bremboparts.com/europe/e.../premium-range

    https://www.bremboparts.com/europe/e...isc/09-B781-13

    Patent source, https://patents.google.com/patent/US20040182660/de
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    Ta for the info. I have had a quick look at the drawings and they are as I imagined. I will print them off at work on Monday and have a read. I didn't realise the disks themselves were brembo as well. I thought it was just the calipers. Things have moved on since I bought my Triumph Herald in 1974!

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    Yes, having solid discs just at the front on a Saab 96, seemed sophisticated after drum brakes all round on my first car, a Wolseley 1500.

    A short video about Brembo composite discs.

    https://vimeo.com/167866427

    It amazes me that floating composite discs work at all with the disc able to move relative to the hub, but they seem to work very well.
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    Good film and answers my question. Thanks again for the info and film

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