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 Post subject: Ford au 2 brakes
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Hi there,

In needing of my pads and rotors changed but just wanting to find out what brand is best to go with??

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 Post subject: Re: Ford au 2 brakes
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:03 pm 
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There's a lot of opinions about pads. I have QFM HPX pads on both my XR6s (EF and AU2) and am very impressed with them. When I bought the AU2 it had new-ish standard rotors and Bendix GCT pads. The braking was pathetic, even with the twin-piston calipers. Switched to QFM HPX pads, and the braking is fantastic. Minimal dust, great initial bite, long-wearing, and easy on the rotors. I have 35,000 kms on the pads and there is plenty of life left in them, as well as in the rotors. I haven't done any circuit work or high speed twisties, so don't know how fade-resistant they are. But they are rated to reasonably high temperatures, so should be good.

On my EF, I switched from EBC Greenstuff (R) and Redstuff (F) on slotted rotors, and won't be going back. EBC were good for the first few thousand kms, but performance rapidly deteriorated.

As for rotors, I have had DBA slotted (F & R) and cross-drilled (F only) on my EF for years, and they are great, but a little pricey. I lent my son the car for the holidays last year, and he was raving about the brakes, after doing about 3000 kms - a lot of it "spirited" driving through mountain twisties.

I have just bought some Surestop cross-drilled and slotted rotors from Online Autoparts for when my AU2 needs new ones - the price was great. I haven't put them on yet, so don't know how they perform, but the quality looks excellent: the holes are chamfered and the general workmanship seems top-notch. http://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/buy/2 ... /ZPN-03369
They have a combo deal with Tora pads, but I have no idea how good (or bad) these pads are. http://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/buy/2 ... /ZPN-03417

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford au 2 brakes
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:39 pm 
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imo the bendix ct are rubbish!, there h/d are pretty good or if you want really good bendix pads there are the srt pads but they are mega dusty and are rather expensive..

in saying that I paid near $100 for bendix h/d and they were pretty good,
but since then I replaced the calipers and rotors to fg turbo ones, put a set of $40 rda extreme h/d pads and while they are a more dusty they out perform the bendix h/d... not to mention half the cost..lol
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 Post subject: Re: Ford au 2 brakes
Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:27 pm 
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I got the SRT's they are brilliant, but as dusty as your nan's garage. Small price to pay in my book though, Also worth having a look on Summit, Hawk pads that we have here for $250++ can be had for just a crack over $100 plus delivery.

I know what I am doing when its time to change pads again, but I have the "luxury" of C4 calipers. pretty common in the states.

O'h Bendix CT's are woeful, as are the ferodo equivalent,

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford au 2 brakes
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:57 pm 
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Thank you for all the advice guys and it really helped me out!

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