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 Post subject: not happy wif the callipers on my NF Fairlane
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:08 pm 
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have u ever noticed that on the ef-el's nf-nl's falcons and fairlanes that they're callipers on the front seem to b bigger then de rear. ne ideas for aftamarket brake upgrades and $$$ involved. i currently got dba gold series cross drilled and slotted discs at da front jus looking for a nicer set up to compliment them and improve my stopping power as its still lagging a lot.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:08 am 
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They are larger on the front because most of the braking is supplied from the front, try stopping with just the handbrake and tell us what happens!
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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:35 pm 
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More people might be willing to help also if you quit the SMS talk.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:30 pm 
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oops my bad, i mean the brakes at my front are a lot smaller then the brakes in my rear!!

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:43 pm 
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What the!

You can geta fornt brake upgrade kit but you wont get much change from $2300, and this only upgrades it to teh el gt style setup.
You need modified stub axels to fit teh callipers - thats where the cost is!

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:44 pm 
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Actually

Speak to Cam @ Hightek Brakes - They are a site sponsor and have great rates for fordmods members

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:49 pm 
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haha cheers nick yeh starnge hey!! have a look tho yourself at the brakes on fairlanes like mine. it was the first thing my mates and i pointed out that looked odd. yeh alright i will give him a talk to but i am in perth.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:08 pm 
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yeh i noticed it too, but it does it's job so i don't care.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:26 pm 
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yeah i got an Nl
but i got slotted dba's and EBC pads on it, never compared teh two
all the bias is at the front anyway
you will go thru 3 sets of pads on the front before you change the rear pads

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:35 pm 
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yeh i have pretty much the same set up as you nick but isnt the stopping power come more from the callipers? well thats what i heard, is it true?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:57 pm 
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yeh i have pretty much the same set up as you nick but isnt the stopping power come more from the callipers? well thats what i heard, is it true?
what do you mean "more from the calipers"?

braking is a combined effort of the calipers, pads and discs

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:04 pm 
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are you got me there just was having a converison with this guy i think he knows a bit about cars. he was saying the stopping power is more from the callipers?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:07 pm 
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reason why i am asking for this is because i have the dba gold as my discs and i have pretty good pads but the callipers i was just wondering is there a better combination for better braking or its fine if i just leave it because i am happy to leave my dba golds and pads but the callipers, they are just soooo... small

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:51 am 
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You cant just put new callipers on, there isnt any that will fit. Thats why the upgrade kits to dual pots are about 2.3G as they have to change your spindles(What the discs sit on etc) as they need new calliper mounting points for bigger discs etc

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:14 pm 
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thanks a lot man yeah i will look into that more. heaps of good advice, cheers mate!

 

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