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 Post subject: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:34 am 
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so i called Pedders today after a quote to get DBA 4000 slotteds all round and they said not to bother with them on the back and suggested just a plain rotor on the back with normal pads and dba 4000 slotteds on the front and bendix HD pads


thoughts ?? the front im happy with but im not real sure about going plain on the rear just coz i want to upgrade front and rear

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Well the fronts do most the work, but if you want them matching, they should do it! maybe you found an honest guy who was trying to save you some dollars! :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:02 pm 
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I believe the best improvement anyone can do to brakes,is to replace the rubber hoses,with braided ones.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:29 pm 
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kwaussiekid wrote:
I believe the best improvement anyone can do to brakes,is to replace the rubber hoses,with braided ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:50 pm 
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kwaussiekid wrote:
I believe the best improvement anyone can do to brakes,is to replace the rubber hoses,with braided ones.


not to be smart or anything but how does braided hoses improve the brakes? is it because of cooling?
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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:51 pm 
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Braided hoses work better as they are not as flexible as the rubber type. In other words, rubber hoses expand when pressure is applied, taking some of the force away, whereas braided are contained, so that all pressure is transmitted directly to the brakes.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:53 pm 
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ok thanks heaps for the info much appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:48 am 
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ye im lookin at rotors to get rid of the brake shudder then i was considering braided lines latter down the track

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:49 pm 
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anybody know how much braided lines would set me back ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:16 am 
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braided lines are generally about $60 a corner (but seriously dont quote me on that) & don't ask either my thoughts as I've never used them

I would suggest a rotor & pad upgrade though if your having shudder issues. normal BA rotors are made of cheese & cause issues at a moments notice. Have a look at the site sponsors, I picked up a set of slotted rotors with free pads for the same price as standards.

If its track use, almost think about cross drilled. But during colder use you'll have a lot more squeal & potential warp issues

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:53 am 
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fiftyone wrote:
braided lines are generally about $60 a corner (but seriously dont quote me on that) & don't ask either my thoughts as I've never used them

I would suggest a rotor & pad upgrade though if your having shudder issues. normal BA rotors are made of cheese & cause issues at a moments notice. Have a look at the site sponsors, I picked up a set of slotted rotors with free pads for the same price as standards.

If its track use, almost think about cross drilled. But during colder use you'll have a lot more squeal & potential warp issues

Just clearing this up, cross drilled rotors are purely for wank factor. Drilled rotors will actually crack under usage. Stick to a general slotted rotor.

OP, just get standard slotted rear rotors, not DBA4000

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:16 am 
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/STAINLESS-BR ... 2a115a0465
This is what I found on ebay. I suspect that if you scan the yellow pages in your city, someone will supply them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:42 am 
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thanks heaps guys

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:15 pm 
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mate i piked up a set of them cheapo cross drilled and slotted rotor from a guy that got em off evilbay coz my falcon had the dreaded shudder.

I tell ya wat from 100km/h she stopps dead in like 5 metres. almost ripps ya face off. lol.
Also was running cheapo jinu tyres on the front at the time.

Im preety happy with em. im sure they will crap emself soon but till then ill just keep smiling. lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade help
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:44 pm 
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haha awesome. im gonna call around get some prices and then start saving my doll hairs

 

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