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 Post subject: Slotted pads???
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Age: 47

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Joined: 14th May 2010

Ride: Ford BA Mk2

Power: 162 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

I'll get canned for this but......... :oops:

Live in the hills hence long light brake application.........hence gas and dust wobbles coming through the steering wheel and pulsing peddle........
Talk about give you the s**t... :twisted: I deemed it unsafe....

I realized that the disc's were ok checked run out with a dial indicator (a hang over from years in a Machine shop) and all else checked ok.. Got a new set of Ferrodo's (I now have brown wheels, for those that would ask) and now for the clincher..... a thin cut off wheel for the angle grinder.......

STD disc's, with slotted pads, cheaper and easier.....dont go silly with the grinder and a steady hand. I dont go through down to the metal backing plate I leave about 3-5mm, so when they wear down to there I get my symptoms back and know it's time to go to the parts store again.....

Cheap and easy....and brakes with bite :twisted:

Wobbles, pulsing peddles, long wonky braking distance.........all history....
I dont drive it hard often but when I do, much sharper brake response...... :mrgreen:
 Post subject: Re: Slotted pads???
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:22 pm 

Posts: 14496

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

thats something i use to do with my old valiant and cortina,
it helps get rid of dust and hot gasses that build up between the pad and disc..
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