XR8 XR6 Club of Victoria
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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.
The XR family ---->
Muzza: a XR8 AU seriesIII...bog standard :)
TBH: (the better half) drives an ED XR6 wagon (Mock Dev 4 160rwkw, JMM extractors, 4 electric windows, Ghia door panels in XR trim, rear head & arm rests in XR trim, Momo s/wheel with Cruise, EL thermos, EBGT wheels, etc) things to come soon = EECV upgrade.