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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:19 pm 
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yeah the DBA slotted discs and lucas pads pull up hard, and reassuringly, even when given a good flogging.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:45 am 
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frankie wrote:
I put the slotted option on my EL V8 and once bedded in - it stops noticably better than standard. I have fitted Lucas pads - don't know if they are sold in Aus - and it stops well even with my boat in tow!


The prince of darkness make brakepads? Or is this a different Lucas from teh English company of yesteryear?

I am very happy with my experience with Bendix pads since they've changed to organic compounds. Their asbestos pads were s**t. In my car, they wouldn't work nice till they got to a couple of hundred degrees, and they only had a max operating temp of 280 degrees.

So you either had crap brakes, or were running them on the limit of fading whenever you hit the pedal.
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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:12 am 
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Yeah I upgraded to Cross-slotted to my fronts about a year ago and I tell ya I have completely forgotten what," Brake Fade " is like. Yeah also heard as well that Xdrilled tend to crack the rotors

 

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unclewoja wrote:
frankie wrote:
I put the slotted option on my EL V8 and once bedded in - it stops noticably better than standard. I have fitted Lucas pads - don't know if they are sold in Aus - and it stops well even with my boat in tow!


The prince of darkness make brakepads? Or is this a different Lucas from teh English company of yesteryear?

I am very happy with my experience with Bendix pads since they've changed to organic compounds. Their asbestos pads were s**t. In my car, they wouldn't work nice till they got to a couple of hundred degrees, and they only had a max operating temp of 280 degrees.

So you either had crap brakes, or were running them on the limit of fading whenever you hit the pedal.


I'd sell my soul for a set of high performance pads that don't dust or squeal!

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:11 pm 
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Re Lucas Pads - these are not from the UK but are from Europe. the company is TRW Lucas - which make OE equipment. These pads come Pre scortched and require minimal bedding in. Repco in NZ sell a number of different pad types and we market these as our premium - even above Bendix Ultimate. They are tested to destruction -
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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:16 pm 
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frankie wrote:
Re Lucas Pads - these are not from the UK but are from Europe. the company is TRW Lucas - which make OE equipment. These pads come Pre scortched and require minimal bedding in. Repco in NZ sell a number of different pad types and we market these as our premium - even above Bendix Ultimate. They are tested to destruction -


I know this is getting away from the thread topic, but what are the specs on those Lucas pads and are they worth it?

With the Bendix ultimates producing minimal dust and have a max operating temp of 540 degrees (I think) for around the $90 mark......
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