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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:44 pm 
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has anyone seen this befor, why is is happening
drivers side perfect with 4mm of pad left
passenger side inner 2mm, outer down to metal.
pads were Bendix top of the line, and this is the second time in 10 months I have replaced them, with different problems?
used cheapies this time and they pull up better than bendix ever did?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:52 pm 
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pads usually dont wear that even, is it a sliding caliper?
u might possibly have a slightly sticking or seized caliper as well.
if u use ur brakes alot u will use them. especially a heavy car like a xr8
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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:59 pm 
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pads usually dont wear that even, is it a sliding caliper?
u might possibly have a slightly sticking or seized caliper as well.
if u use ur brakes alot u will use them. especially a heavy car like a xr8
all calipers rebuilt after last time, slides checked and greased regularlary as I am hard on cars! but I cant work this 1 out ,the car now weighs only 1320kg so it shouldn't be a problem?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:06 pm 
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where did u drop 500kg from? thats heaps. a race car is it.
also with what ur saying if ur really hard on it, it may be normall. depends how many times u are braking left and right also that effects it.
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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:09 pm 
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where did u drop 500kg from? thats heaps. a race car is it.
also with what ur saying if ur really hard on it, it may be normall. depends how many times u are braking left and right also that effects it.
police pack for a starters and dropped weight with ,spare tyre engine internals, the auto box, fan and other heater accesories,etc

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:29 pm 
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I go through pads quickly (rotors too when I was using cheapies), but I drive hard, and attend to occaional track day. So I expect it and pay for it.

Falcons are heavy and being RWD are hard on the front brakes.

Now uneven wear like that is concerning.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:56 pm 
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I go through pads quickly (rotors too when I was using cheapies), but I drive hard, and attend to occaional track day. So I expect it and pay for it.

Falcons are heavy and being RWD are hard on the front brakes.

Now uneven wear like that is concerning.
I'm gonna have to keep my eye on it, but then again "here's the perfect opportunity to throw on a brembo kit" thats what I can tell the missus!

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:05 pm 
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lol. I don't have a missus so that excuse is no good. But then again, no missus means more $ for modding :)

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:33 pm 
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i had the same prob brought bendex pads lasted about 3 to 6 months before they need replacing got cheapys this time pull up just as good and have lasted longer oh also not as much brake dust which makes me happy
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i had the same prob brought bendex pads lasted about 3 to 6 months before they need replacing got cheapys this time pull up just as good and have lasted longer oh also not as much brake dust which makes me happy

Just don't try stopping hard from 160, and then expect to be able to stop again :D

What sort of driving do you do in it Kenny?
Any trackdays?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:56 am 
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shoey50 wrote:
i had the same prob brought bendex pads lasted about 3 to 6 months before they need replacing got cheapys this time pull up just as good and have lasted longer oh also not as much brake dust which makes me happy

Just don't try stopping hard from 160, and then expect to be able to stop again :D

What sort of driving do you do in it Kenny?
Any trackdays?
no track driving ,but lots of hard cornering and 245hp at treads.
as for fade , its almost non existant until stopping from 100km/h 10 times in a row ,due to slotted rotors & high grade fluid.

 

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