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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
but I've found the pedal is a bit wooden when they are dead cold, but once they've got some heat they feel really good and have excellent bite.
They aren't dusty either.

Yes Brian recommended them to me as he uses them for racing and he thinks they are a great pad. I did notice that my cold bite wasn't as good as the greenstuff pads but just applying the brakes once and they are spot on and grip extremely well after that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:27 am 
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As u said u want it for daily driving i would waste money on DBA 4000 rotors unless u want 2 as there better quality and are made with a better metal.

Ive used DBA standard slotted series with Bendix Ultimate pads and they were great

Also i would consider braided lines and better brake fluid

Call these guys and speak to CAM and say ur from this forum as he used to be a sponcer and gives good prices. I buy my stuff from him and it gets delivered to my door and save basically $100.00

http://www.hightekbrakes.com.au/


Only reason for going the 4000 series is soon after the brakes upgrade, the XR6 will be getting supercharged, i just want something thats better performance and not to compromise anything on the car as far as safety/power goes. The suspension,wheels etc have all been upgraded to suit, so im hoping that this will be a solid investment for that extra performance.

 

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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:25 am 
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ok cool makes sence

Make sure u get in touch with the guys i suggested, there really good

See how much its goign to cost for the upgrade and compare price to 330mm kit pricing and go from there and compare pro's and con's and so on.

 

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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:02 pm 
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Yeah will do, thanks mate :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:06 pm 
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Sounds like a good combo you're getting.

To throw a spanner in the works, my previous brakes were ferodos, and I've changed to redstuff about 3 weeks ago. On my vehicle they're definately a better pad....work well cold, bite harder with better feel. They produce a little more dust, but no where near as bad as what I had on before the ferodos.

I would recommend DBAs over RDA's, as I've warped 3 sets of 330mm RDA's with fairly light general driving/braking. To their credit, they've replaced them under warrantly each time. I'm actually trying the redstuff (ceramic) because they believe the previous pads are responsible for warping the disks (ferodos). I suspect the disks are just an inferior material....they're a lot cheaper than DBA....probably for a reason.

To sum up, the redstuff seem a very good pad. They're also quieter than the previous Ferodos, so to date I'd recommend them. I think the new ceramics are a big step up from the previous metalic race oriented redstuffs.

Hope the setup you choose works well.

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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:42 pm 
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Which ferodo pads did u use as they have a decent size range

 

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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:19 pm 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
Which ferodo pads did u use as they have a decent size range


Can't rememember at the moment...still have them though as they weren't very worn, so can check later and post up. They were recommended by a brake specialist because they work well cold and hot (heat range up to 550 degrees rings a bell?), as they were described earlier in this thread. He suggested them over bendix ultimates and greenstuffs as a 'good all-rounder'.

Ultimately I don't know if my disk issues lay with the pad or the disk, though as mentioned I suspect disk. The pads were fine, but don't bite as hard or quickly, on my setup, as the redstuffs that are fitted now.
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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:27 am 
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JoeXR6 wrote:
Sounds like a good combo you're getting.

To throw a spanner in the works, my previous brakes were ferodos, and I've changed to redstuff about 3 weeks ago. On my vehicle they're definately a better pad....work well cold, bite harder with better feel. They produce a little more dust, but no where near as bad as what I had on before the ferodos.

I would recommend DBAs over RDA's, as I've warped 3 sets of 330mm RDA's with fairly light general driving/braking. To their credit, they've replaced them under warrantly each time. I'm actually trying the redstuff (ceramic) because they believe the previous pads are responsible for warping the disks (ferodos). I suspect the disks are just an inferior material....they're a lot cheaper than DBA....probably for a reason.

To sum up, the redstuff seem a very good pad. They're also quieter than the previous Ferodos, so to date I'd recommend them. I think the new ceramics are a big step up from the previous metalic race oriented redstuffs.

Hope the setup you choose works well.

Joe


Haha i hope it does too, lol well the guys that are installing the package said i get a fair decent warranty on any damages that are caused by the rotors build quality etc etc.. So im hoping i go with the right Ferodo pads as well.. But most likely (when) the supercharger is in and if the car seems to be struggling with it then ill switch to the redstuffs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:04 pm 
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Well good news and bad news lol Good news is i got the brakes done today however the rears did not need replacing so until i get more serious work done to the car im just going to keep it like that.. a massive improvement i must say i have to get used to braking later as they work so much freaking better now!! I got DBA slotted rotors with ferrodo pads. Cost me $400 fitted just for the fronts... i would have liked to get the back ones done but the guys said to me whats the point in getting rid of good meat on the brakes that are on thier already. so far thier is no noise or shudder on them which is good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: New brakes upgrade
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:47 am 
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Carnt go wrong with slotted rotors and good pads, its funny how much difference they make dont they.

Do you know which ferrodo pads were used???

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:09 pm 
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I got the Excel pads. If/when they die im going to get the Redstuffs. But that will most likelt be when i upgrade the rotor/brakes in the rears. Haha im so keen to get her supercharged, but saving for a month long vacation to singapore next year so will have to wait just a lil bit longer :|

Still cant get over how awesome it is now.. haha they work so damn good! :D

 

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