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 Post subject: big brakes (worth it or not?)
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:10 pm 
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OK...on my AU ive got 17's.I want to put the big brakes like the new XR's have on em...Is it worth it.i reckon they look sweet as.Anyone done it yet?also is it gonna cost a big cause i might get them while im in save mode.lol.exhaust and that was already on the list.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:15 pm 
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Yeah if there new ones from ford they will cost a s$#t load, if u pick em up second hand it will save some green,

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:23 pm 
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PBR does a big red brake kit for falcons.
Slotted rotors, Braided lines, Soft pads, twin pot front calipers, single pot rear.

I think about $2500 from memory.
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Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:53 pm 
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I've got them and they are good. FTG were doing them cheap (for front rotors twin piston calipers and some pads), not sure if they have any left or not.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:16 pm 
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If your lucky enough you can get them second hand of a TE/TS50, still not cheap tho but well worth it..

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:41 am 
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cheers.ill definatly be doing it but when i got the cash. pretty expnsive but i reckon its worth it.anything to look out for.whats better.brands etc?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:55 pm 
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you wanna get better brakes cause it looks good? Save some money and give your old ones a repaint. You can get slotted rotors from eBay pretty cheap too
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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:46 am 
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Big brakes is always worth it.

Better stopping power is often neglected, which is utterly stupid in my opinion.
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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:02 am 
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yeah i do wanna stop when i have to.thanx

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:40 pm 
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the pbr package is a excellent package, bassically the exact same brakes that came on the ba gt's and typhoons, also they can be picked up brand new for $1800 for a complete package if you shop around, includes big front 2 piston calipers, single piston rear calipers, slotted and ventillated discs all round, braided lines, pads brackets, brake fluid. Also they look good. Next step up your looking at something like 4 piston ap racing or brembos, talking big $$ now, usually around $2200 second hand for fronts only without lines. On a stock au with the pbrs you can be assured they will never fade and have ample power to activate the abs.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:10 pm 
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I fitted the ba brakes to the front of my au last year and they are worth every cent as they pull up better than the s**t au ones and also fill the rim.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:04 pm 
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far out if the ba ones are heaps better then the au then id hate to feel the aus, i feel the brakes on my ba are pathetic for the size and power of the car, ill be fitting the pbr kit shortly.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:04 pm 
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bogan393 wrote:
far out if the ba ones are heaps better then the au then id hate to feel the aus, i feel the brakes on my ba are pathetic for the size and power of the car, ill be fitting the pbr kit shortly.


The BA is a much heavier car remember.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:24 pm 
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What's the smallest diameter rim I could fit with the PBR brakes?
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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:29 am 
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pbr says you need 17s

 

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