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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:19 pm 
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hey ive been testing some ba mk1 and mk2 futuras and xt's lately and so far only 1 has had brake shudder. was this a common problem? i seem to recall them developing shudder issues but thought it was sorted by ba mk2?

if it is common is it as simple as a pad change?

has done 80,000 kms and mk2.

but a mk1 with 110,000 hasnt got the same problem.

the one shuddering is also the only private sale vehicle ive tested.
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:13 pm 
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easy fix anyway = put dba's on or do the brae size upgrade

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:15 pm 
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I had my pads changed and by discs machined. The C**k-face at ford told me at the time that nothing could be done to stop this occurring as it was just a heat problem. Like Nicko says, after market will solve the problem.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:53 pm 
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It was a common problem but I'm pretty sure most BA's would have been fixed by now. Neither of mine have ever had an issue.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:28 pm 
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Nicko wrote:
easy fix anyway = put dba's on or do the brae size upgrade


how big and how much?

ive not got a clue about any b series things lol!

im thinking it would cost about 400 or so to get it to a point where it wont shudder, but im willing to spend more if it means fixing the shudder and pulling up harder aswell.
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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:57 am 
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IThe C**k-face at ford told me at the time that nothing could be done to stop this occurring as it was just a heat problem. Like Nicko says, after market will solve the problem.


if the dealer reccomends you fit aftermarket, and for whatever reason it doesnt fix it, or the aftermarket part fails (im not disputing quality of parts just making a point), then technically the dealership is liable because they told you to fit these parts.

you know the biggest thing that causes brake shudder? loosers not tensioning wheel nuts correctly.
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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:43 pm 
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akademiks wrote:
Nicko wrote:
easy fix anyway = put dba's on or do the brae size upgrade


how big and how much?

ive not got a clue about any b series things lol!

im thinking it would cost about 400 or so to get it to a point where it wont shudder, but im willing to spend more if it means fixing the shudder and pulling up harder aswell.


I recently stuck on DBA slotteds in the front with new Bendix Ultra pads (58,000 kms) and no more shudder. You could get the factories machined but the problem will come back sooner rather than later. The DBA's will fix the problem for good so i'm lead to believe. Oh braided lines are worth their weoght in gold too.

Rotors were around the $120 each mark (Race Brakes) , Bendix Ultra F&R pads $135 (Supercheap) , hoses front and rear around $300 (Race brakes). Local brake mob charged $260 to fit the above and machine the rear rotors.

I can't justify the cost of the big brakes upgrade with 322mm rotors. My car stops on a 5c piece now with just the simple mods above so don't waste your cash.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:56 am 
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IThe C**k-face at ford told me at the time that nothing could be done to stop this occurring as it was just a heat problem. Like Nicko says, after market will solve the problem.


if the dealer reccomends you fit aftermarket, and for whatever reason it doesnt fix it, or the aftermarket part fails (im not disputing quality of parts just making a point), then technically the dealership is liable because they told you to fit these parts.

you know the biggest thing that causes brake shudder? loosers not tensioning wheel nuts correctly.


Wheel nut tension is very important on any hat type rotor. cannot stress enough about using a torque wrench when doing them up, also a good idea to check them after getting your car back from a service.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:15 am 
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the stock BA rotors (and e series to the most extent) were made with a very soft iron.

it didn't matter so much before but now the cars are getting heavier they are playing havoc with the brake systems.

dad's THREE ba's all did it. but he was towing horse floats with them

the dba and rda rotors are made from a much higher grade steel and the ROTOR! wont warp. the pads dont have as much of an effect save for heating up the rotor when its stationary in one spot, hence the warp.

go the dba's. one of the sponcers here does a really good deal

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:17 am 
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$650 will get you a brake upgrade kit from 299mm to 322mm off FTG auto salvage

To gve you an idea the ba premium option brakes were 325mm - so your basically putting premo brakes on it

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:36 pm 
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might just get slotted dba's and braided lines and ebc greenstuffs or something. front and rear slotted as im getting shudder from back wheels too.

had the car checked out today by mechanic he says its all just the rotors.
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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:03 pm 
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would the 322mm rotors fit in the 16" futura alloys?
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Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:35 pm 
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my mates ba xr6t had premium brakes and it shudderd heaps. DBA's for sure
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 Post subject: Re: ba brake shudder
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:38 pm 
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hmm i definetly want to get the upgrade to DBA slotted rotors ... i get pretty bad shudder esspecially at highspeeds ... damn it costing so much lol

 

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