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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:31 pm 
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Hi,

Have just purchased series 1 AU Fairmont 5.0.

Brakes were inadequate, so I have fitted slotted rotors and Bosch pads. Car stops much better, but still not as well as I would like.

Is there an upgrade to improve braking in series 1 AU? Rotors are small, on these cars.

Any help appreciated,

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:45 pm 
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You can install AU series 2/3 brakes into and AU series 1.
A few more other things have to be changed also.

Do a search,
I recall of about 3-4 people doing this as the AU1's have crap brakes.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:47 pm 
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have u changed the brake fluid as well? that can have a marked improvement on feel as well
next step is braided lines


if u still want more u will have to upgrade to Au2 brakes
which means

au2 calipers,pads, rotors upright and lower control arms
and the au2 front anti roll bar

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:56 pm 
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Thanks, I'll do the fluid next, but I think S2 S3 upgrade is on the cards.

I don't drive it that fast, but would like to have some stopping power there if needed,

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:58 pm 
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Thanks for the help

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:06 pm 
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IF not try to get the S1 T-series Stub axles because then you can put the S2 brakes on your car and they can sit at the back.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:07 pm 
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If your planning to go s2 or 3 then you may aswell go ba brakes, apparently the uprights are exactly the same as au 2 and 3 so im guessing they will fit on the s1. Plus they are cheap as chips.

 

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