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 Post subject: Which brakes for a 2002 BA XT?
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:19 pm 
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My brakes are about to s**t themselves again, extremely bad shudder and overheating. Last time they did this, ford machined them and said it will happen again, a ford defect and that there was nothing I could do about it. They said heat problems always warp the rotor. But i'm sure from what i've heard that after market would be the next logical step. I was gonna take it into a shop and just get em to do it, but a guy at work who's good with cars said just to buy them and he'll put them in for me. Said to just get a set of rotors, and some good pads. He said the stock calipers are fine to reuse. He mentioned checking on ebay for brembos or DBA's. There isn't much on ebay , however I found this:

It has the model numbers DBA504X and DBA505X. Does this sound right? and is the price decent? also, what should I get in terms of pads?

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 Post subject: Re: Which brakes for a 2002 BA XT?
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:17 pm 
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dba slotted front rotors with quality pads made a big difference in my ef..I'd be doing the same in your ba.
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 Post subject: Re: Which brakes for a 2002 BA XT?
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:31 pm 
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nice, i'm glad the difference is noticeable, how come you didn't get back 1's as well? Guessing cause the front cop the most heat? What pads did you use,

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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:25 pm 
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the fronts do 70% of the stopping and they were the first to get warped..

When my rears die ill probably end up getting slotted as well as its only about $30 extra each side.

I used bendix ultimate pads
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 Post subject: Re: Which brakes for a 2002 BA XT?
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:45 pm 
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yeah smilie get some DBA SLOTS, they made a huge differance to my cars brakes when i got mine, i got all 4.

from memory i paid $110 a corner, then got lucus (sports? cant remember) pads great bite just masses of dust, every car ive seen with bendex ultimates, has chewed out the rotors.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:34 am 
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yeh sweet, thats a good price, know any good distributors in melbourne?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:18 pm 
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Just get the PBR upgrade for it if you want it to stop a lil better :)

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:22 pm 
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I got DBA 4000 series wiper slotted on the front with EBC Greenstuff pads and its like going from Centrepull brakes on a pushie to discs brakes lol.

 

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It's funny how everyone is saying there's a big difference by just putting slotted rotors and new pads. I went from standard brakes to PBR upgrades which has slotted rotors and braided lines and while it was better I never really found them that much better :? Since I put Brembo's I've noticed a big change and now I'm pretty happy with my brakes.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:29 pm 
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I've found pads make a heaps bigger difference then rotor type.

 

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