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 Post subject: better brakes
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:33 am 
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Is it possible to use brakes off another falcon on my Na fairlane like au calipers for example. If it's not worth time, money or doing seeing as this is just a cruiser what disks should I use ie normal solid disks, slotted, slotted and dimpled, slotted and drilled, dimpled, drilled or drilled and dimpled.

 

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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:53 pm 
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AU/B series brakes will not fit E series.

Slotted rotors with decent pads are about all you can do without fitting a full brake kit.
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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:38 pm 
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Doing a fluid flush with good quality fluid can also offer a marked improvement in braking. Especially if your fluid looks like this:

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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:06 pm 
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I just replaced mine with nylon dot 4. Thanks for the replies I need to replace my rear disks and brakes as my rear disks are glazed up to s**t. Front ones are fine but I want some slotted ones to go with my ebc green stuff pads.

 

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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:07 pm 
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Steel braided lines from brake safe are a worthy upgrade I feel too... Happy with mine and improved pedal feel... I run DBA T2 rotors and have found them to be good too...

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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:25 pm 
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Nulon brake fluid I've been looking into braided lines.

 

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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:06 pm 
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I have Safebrake braided lines, Motul RBF600 brake fluid, DBA slotted and cross-drilled rotors and QFM HPX pads on my EF wagon. This combo pulls the car down HARD, though might not cope with repeated hard braking like on a track day. Still can't get rid of the annoying pedal travel before it starts biting though - unlike the instant bite of my AU2.

 

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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:27 pm 
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AU2 braking is because you have twin pot calipers on the front.

Big difference to the single pots on the E series.
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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:32 pm 
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I'm running standard, boring old ugly rotors at the moment.. But I havnt had any issues with my Eseries braking.... Stops on a dime if I need it too... Good enough for street use anyway...

May consider slotted or something tho when their due for replacement as they look better ;) haha but that's the only reason..

 

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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:44 pm 
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Falcon96XR6 wrote:
I'm running standard, boring old ugly rotors at the moment.. But I havnt had any issues with my Eseries braking.... Stops on a dime if I need it too... Good enough for street use anyway...

May consider slotted or something tho when their due for replacement as they look better ;) haha but that's the only reason..


Must be a big dime..........

Drive an AUII/III and see what the difference is.
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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:47 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Falcon96XR6 wrote:
I'm running standard, boring old ugly rotors at the moment.. But I havnt had any issues with my Eseries braking.... Stops on a dime if I need it too... Good enough for street use anyway...

May consider slotted or something tho when their due for replacement as they look better ;) haha but that's the only reason..


Must be a big dime..........

Drive an AUII/III and see what the difference is.


I've driven one, personally don't like Aseries compared to Eseries,


And not really.. When a set of lights with a red light camera changes at the last second.. From 70kmph it stops quick enough, cirtainly throws the Mrs forward haha.

 

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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:05 pm 
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Falcon96XR6 wrote:
SWC wrote:
Falcon96XR6 wrote:
I'm running standard, boring old ugly rotors at the moment.. But I havnt had any issues with my Eseries braking.... Stops on a dime if I need it too... Good enough for street use anyway...

May consider slotted or something tho when their due for replacement as they look better ;) haha but that's the only reason..


Must be a big dime..........

Drive an AUII/III and see what the difference is.


I've driven one, personally don't like Aseries compared to Eseries,


And not really.. When a set of lights with a red light camera changes at the last second.. From 70kmph it stops quick enough, cirtainly throws the Mrs forward haha.


And you think E series brakes are better than AU?
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 Post subject: Re: better brakes
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:37 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Falcon96XR6 wrote:
SWC wrote:
Falcon96XR6 wrote:
I'm running standard, boring old ugly rotors at the moment.. But I havnt had any issues with my Eseries braking.... Stops on a dime if I need it too... Good enough for street use anyway...

May consider slotted or something tho when their due for replacement as they look better ;) haha but that's the only reason..


Must be a big dime..........

Drive an AUII/III and see what the difference is.


I've driven one, personally don't like Aseries compared to Eseries,


And not really.. When a set of lights with a red light camera changes at the last second.. From 70kmph it stops quick enough, cirtainly throws the Mrs forward haha.


And you think E series brakes are better than AU?



Noo... They are better by a long shot, Especially the twin pot ones, I was saying that my Eseries brakes fine enough for street use,
And that I don't like driving AUs haha

 

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