Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Buried in a sand trap somewher
Re: brake shudder
My car has had a fairly hard 25,000km. Club events and such, and the 18" Dunlop SP9000 are needing replacement.
I've got the standard taxi pack brakes and apart from wear of the pads, the discs are still in very good condition and the braking is still quite adequate. When I replace the pads soon, i'm guessing that braking will come back to near new condition.
The biggest problem with track days is that the BA falcon weighs sooo damn much and repeated laps stopping from around 200km/h is not something that the standard or even premium brake system were designed for. Perhaps the Brembos on the GT would fair better, but you just can't think that a 1800kg car is suitable for track work.
Falcon Killer (if you believe what Ford Service Departments have to say about me)
AU II XR6 - October 2001 ~ December 2002 - RIP
BA XR6 - December 2002 ~ Soon to disappear if Ford CRC can't fix it....
45,000km service coming up - and i'll be asking for a sizable list of fixes:
* Gearbox (3rd time)
* Steering click (5th time)
* Brake Shudder (2nd time, and has the applied "Fix")