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 Post subject: disc/pads
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:06 pm 
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On both EB-EF I have slotted discs DBA's & pads I use ultimates.
I have noticed that the discs wear away & get a LIP on the edge of the disc,is this due to the PAD chomping the disc or are slotters are s**t?
Is there a harder disc avalible or go back to STANDARD discs?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:20 pm 
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the ultimates i fitted a couple of months ago came with a notice that brake dust and rotor wear were both to be expected due to the high performance of the pads. braking is awesome for std setup though, i cant wait to hit the track.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:59 pm 
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it is the hard pad compound on the disc rotors
the rotors are fine!

it too 2 sets of ultimates for me to kill a set of DBA slotted rotors

best bet is to go to a softer compouind brake pad ie bendix advance
the breaking wont be as good BUT wont wear your rotors out


or u can have your rotors machined to get the lip offf them

 

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 Post subject: DBA slotted dics
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:02 am 
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Well if ULTIMATES chomp like hell on the slotters do you think they would chunk away as much on standard discs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: DBA slotted dics
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:27 am 
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Ben_Daui wrote:
Well if ULTIMATES chomp like hell on the slotters do you think they would chunk away as much on standard discs.


they would cut standards worse!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:34 am 
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I doubt that there is any differance in the steel used to cast slotted and non slotted disks. In fact it's probably the same steel used in casting either disk type and probably either ford or dba branded disks :)

Your pads are causeing the wear on the disks themselves. As stated earlier, machine your disks (if not undersize) and use a kinder/softer pad compound.

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:52 am 
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Well next pads wil be softer compound as discs arent CHEAP.
Well i'm running a cheap set on the EB at the moement but still need the disc's machined I seen a local brake joint & the bloke said he did'nt have the right equipment to get the lip off.

Any one go suggestions as to where I can get the machining done in Sydney without me taking the discs off as I dont have TOOLS.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:27 am 
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I am not a fan of on-car machining as i don't believe they do as good a job and it also means you don't service your bearings as often.

If you take your disks off, it's only $25 odd dollars per disk to machine them. That's the price charged by most brake shops where i live :) Pity you don't haev any tools to remove your disks as it is the cheepest option.

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:00 am 
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brake-pro parramatta will do agood job ,but i think they would still need to remove disc rottors to machine them
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