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TW White Orpington - any opinions
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:56:09 pm »
Anybody used them? Although I'm tempted to use Freelance Mazda again, TW White is less than a mile away and thus more convenient than Chatham (35 minutes away). Ultimately price and horror stories will decide (e.g. if the difference is more than £50 or they're a "stay away" I'll go to Freelance).

It has started juddering when breaking from NSL speeds and based on what I've read online it is time for new discs or a skimming. As the discs are the original on nearly 88k I figure it might be worth changing them instead of having them skimmed.

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Re: TW White Orpington - any opinions
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 10:09:10 pm »
They are ok ... but compare the labour rates. Main dealer typically £120/hour vs Freelance £30/hour.

Don't get discs skimmed ..... it will cost £100+ per pair.

I bought new Mintex discs for around £47/pair and Mintex pads around £24/set from a reputable new equipment supplier through their eBay shop. Fitted myself. Easy DIY job

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Re: TW White Orpington - any opinions
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 08:59:02 pm »
Thanks. Ended up with Freelance. They charged me less for new discs and pads all round than TW White quoted just for the fronts.

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Re: TW White Orpington - any opinions
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 08:23:43 pm »
Good man