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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-16-03, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dba Gold Rotors

Just wondering, my rotors are f***ed on the el.

Looking at purchasing dba golds, what price should i pay and what pads does anyone recommend.

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Pads avoid metals if possible, can be harsher on rotors.

Rotors the Kangaroo Paw or slotted/Cross drilled gold would be a great upgrade if affordable.

Lucas/Greenstuff or Ferodo XL or Ultimates might be a better choice than Bendix for asbestos reasons. All asbestos pads will be fazed out by the end of this year FACT


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disks and pads

I am using DBA slotteds and Ford AU1XR6 pads on the front of my ED XR6.
The crossdrilled would not deliver any real value during "normal" breaking in road conditions. Only buy these for the looks.
Personnally, I would use the extra $$ to put slotteds on the rears as well.

The slotted rotors work really, really well and deliver the greatest gain with braking.

I installed AU1XR6 pads from Ford spares.
These were laying around and I put them on to see how they would perform.

The brakes work really well with no perceptable fading !
I am hard on brakes and had, previously, reduced the brakes to smoke generators ! Since installing the slotted rotors and AUXR6 pads - no problems.
This seems wierd as the AU1XR6's brakes were poop !
I know, I had an AU1XR6VCT.
I used Slotted rotors on the AU1XR6VCT with RaceBrakes pads and then standard Ford pads and the brakes were great ! The slotted rotors made all the difference.

In lieu of the Ford pads use, at least, Performax or preferrably Ultimates.

I have tried Race Brakes RB55 and RB56's and, although these are very good, the Ford or Ultimates are just as good, in my opinion, and half the price (the RB's are like $150 a set).

Note - whichever way you go - to get good braking you will be sacrificing the rotors as "good" pads will chew these out.
Using softer pads (such as Bendix Standards or Premiums) will be easier on the disks but will deliver a spongy pedal, will fade more and will smoke if you let me drive the car.

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hehehe...famous last words Muzza!

Looks like we agree!..


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On the week end I went the DBA slotted (not drilled) with Green stuff, also upgraded the front brake lines. Brakes have inproved dramatically. Although my mate sade my booster/master cylinder are moving with the fire wall, so it looks like I need a brace!

Get the best you can afford.

Green suff is good for the road or if car track race a bit go for red stuff.

I heard alot about drilled disks cracking never seen on though!!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-03, 04:12 AM
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I've got a pair of new DBA 130 EB-EL with ABS front rotors (kangaroo paw) but not grooved or cross drilled. $160 as have sold car.

PM me if interested
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slotted & cross drilled cost me about $170 ea 4 yrs ago
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