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 Post subject: Stop my brake fade!?
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:10 am 
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Hey guys.

Will some decent brake pads alone improve my braking, or would i have to go the slotted rotors as well?

Im sick of the standard, fadey s**t thats on my car now.... :(

Will get around to bleeding them to i spose....any good recommednations for brake fluid..?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:45 am 
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a good set of pads ie bendix advance/ultimates will help with teh brake fade issue also a brake fluid chaneg to dot 5 and the slotted rotors will help even more!

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:46 am 
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spannerhead wrote:
Hey guys.

Will some decent brake pads alone improve my braking, or would i have to go the slotted rotors as well?

Im sick of the standard, fadey s**t thats on my car now.... :(

Will get around to bleeding them to i spose....any good recommednations for brake fluid..?


a good quality dot4 fluid. any brake specialist will stock it

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:10 am 
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Brake fluid is hygroscopic so it can absorbs water vapour from the air. So if you haven't changed your brake fluid in the last few years, that's the first thing you should do. You might find that $15 of brake fluid and a bit of time to flush it is all you need to improve on your current poor braking performance.

If you still want better, then next on the list would be new brake pads (lots of posts exist on which are best pads) and a light skim of your current disks (if they are within limits).

Following this, the next thing may be to replace those spongy rubber brake lines with something better. If your still not happy, then drilled or slotted rotors, bigger rotors and twin or four spot calipers would be the next logical choice.

I would try fluid then new pads before spending lots of $$$ on something you may not need.

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:29 pm 
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Cheers guys.

Bleeding it is - then pads. That'll give me something to do on a public hol monday. :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:33 pm 
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Try a wagon master cylender, they have more rear brake bias.
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:48 am 
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347stroker wrote:
Try a wagon master cylender, they have more rear brake bias.

How would adding more rear brake bias stop brake fade on a road car ?
Your more likely to lock up the rears and spin out :?

In any case, i read that when changing brake master cylinders, the same proportioning valve must be used (identified by the number stamped on the master cylinder). The article implied there was a legal requirement that you can't change the brake bias from that produced by a car manufacture but it wasn't made explicitly clear. Just note that if you start to fiddle with your brakes by swapping parts over, you may find you need to get it certified by an engineer.

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