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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:34 pm 
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ive got bendix ultiments all round... i rekon there pretyy good just get pretyy dusty... just puttin in my 20c :?
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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:48 pm 
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i got lucas pads at the moment. i think i got them shortly after i bought the car so i've probably had them about 6 or more months. they're starting to give off a lot of dust though and they make noises when i'm cornering with the brakes on. good stopping though, i'm pretty happy with them.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:39 pm 
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concorde wrote:
yeah, i bed them in properly, they just don't have a good firm feel.

Make sure there is no air in the braking system or no fluid leak.
Also make sure you change your fluid with a good quality fluid n bleed the brakes properly.

My pedal isnt feeling as firm as it 1st did, but not enough to make me bother to change the fluid again, it can wait unless it gets worse or bad. :o

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:44 pm 
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Spork wrote:
I just got my brakes redone:

DBA Slotted Disks up front. Lucas Pads front and rear. brake caliper service and fluid flush + wheel bearings = $645 from ABS brakes.

At light brake applications the car feels about the same as stock, but as soon as you press a little harder or speeds over 60 km/h you can really feel the difference.

Pads were about $70 a pair front or rear, no squealing, no dust (yet), no big difference when they are cold.

Hope that helps.


You'll get s**t loads of dust, especially if you like to hit 'em a little hard. My wheels take about two weeks to change colour :(

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:08 pm 
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Spork wrote:
I just got my brakes redone:

DBA Slotted Disks up front. Lucas Pads front and rear. brake caliper service and fluid flush + wheel bearings = $645 from ABS brakes.

At light brake applications the car feels about the same as stock, but as soon as you press a little harder or speeds over 60 km/h you can really feel the difference.

Pads were about $70 a pair front or rear, no squealing, no dust (yet), no big difference when they are cold.

Hope that helps.


You'll get s**t loads of dust, especially if you like to hit 'em a little hard. My wheels take about two weeks to change colour :(

When i picked up the fbt it had some race style copper pads on it, AWESOME brakeing for std rotors that were shot and the brake dust would send the rims BLACK and i mean BLACK within an hour of normal driving; i gave up cleaning them in the end, had to carry a rag around for brake dust, shocking!

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:02 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
Did you bed them in properly? Should have come with specific instructions for the falcon.


This makes interesting reading...

http://www.stoptech.com/whitepapers/war ... s_myth.htm

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:01 pm 
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It does. I need to put new front pads in soon and I'm going to use the breaking in method described in the article to do it right.
Nice find.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:16 pm 
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So whats a set of ebc green stuff pads worth?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:01 pm 
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Put the ultimates in and I think they are great
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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:10 pm 
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Vic wrote:
It does. I need to put new front pads in soon and I'm going to use the breaking in method described in the article to do it right.
Nice find.


Would be suprised if this wasnt covered in workshop manual and/or instructions that come with the pads. I always remember going with the old man to bed in pads after he'd changed em on his/old dear's car - was heaps of fun getting thrown around the car, lol. Certainly easy to overlook. Glazed pads are shocking tho - waste of good money too.

Good to hear the pads are a success bluexr6

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:58 pm 
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One Drone wrote:
I have EBC Greenstuff's, probably the best I've had but the brakes on E series falcons are still awful in my opinion, in comparison to the AU and the BA. If you really want good brakes, I'd suggest bigger rotors and calipers although it is big $$$.


onli God knows wat i got....after reading all this and asking mates for advice i finally come to terms as to why the car constantly viabrates upon braking.

thanks guys i'll get that sussed out next service :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:43 pm 
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the pads in my XR are race pads (the same ones as used in the saloon cars).. awesome, not too much dust, but they SQUEAL!!!

cant remember the brand, or the price sorry.

I got some cheap a.s.s $25 pads in my fairmont. They are very dusty.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:43 pm 
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Bluexr6 wrote:
I need to change my front pads and was wondering what brand people are using. Basically I want pads that don't squeal and don't dust up to much. I was thinking about using bendix. If any body has any part numbers it would be great. The car is for a EL EX6. Thanks in advance


no matter what type of brake pads u get u gotta bed them in properlly, otherwise ur pads aint gonna be efficent enough when they heat up and will also squeal anyway

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:58 am 
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You guys think you have problems with brake dust..... Try having white wheels....

Now thats a b**ch!! :evil:

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:13 am 
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I just did up the brakes on my AUII and went for some slotted RDA front rotors and Bendix advance as EBC greens not avail for the AUII front. The advance are street pads without the dust probs of the ultimates. They feel good not spongy and the big diffrence is how smooth my brakes feel now. i should have done the rotors earlier.

EBC Greens are the go if you can get them and afford them.

By the way thanks to Cam at www.hightekbrakes.com.au good service and price including delivery to me in Sydney.
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