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Old 08-20-2001, 16:25   #1 (permalink)
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BRAKES ?????

EB2 sedan 4.0ltr, Brakes are OK in the dry but I am having a real problem in the wet! They just dont seem to pull up and feel real dodgy... but only in the wet???? Any ideas or has anyone else had this problem??
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Old 08-20-2001, 19:21   #2 (permalink)
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hey kiwi
I had a similar thing happening to me before I had it machined and change to a new brake pad. The problem with mine was the pad was glazing which was ok in the dry but never comforable in the wet.
Clean your rotor or caliper of brake dust? Also check the brake pad if its glazy then get new pads and rotor deglazed.
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Thanks slow xr6... I`ll have a look when I get it back and hopefully this is the fix. Will let you know... by the way how slow is your xr6?
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Old 08-24-2001, 14:00   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Kurt
Hows the beasty going?
What sort of pads/rotors are you running?
any new developments with the XR6 engine & how is that airbox coming along.
My baby is getting along, but i need to change the head gasket before summer, its doing the old ford six cylinder thing.
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Its slow! the new magna vrx drivers all seem want a good chase. I wish I had a mustang.
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Old 08-25-2001, 14:09   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Kerry, I havent got the car back yet.. its in for improvements and to earn its tickford wings...read post on tuesday.
Pads and rotors are standard on the back and new disc and semi metallic pads on front.
Sorry to hear about your head gasket!
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Old 08-25-2001, 20:25   #7 (permalink)
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Ya can't beat D.B.A slotted,Bendix Ultimates.Next step in brake rotor is very expensive. afaik..
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Dont use bendix ultimates with dba gold disc's.
I had to have them machined after about 10,000km as the pads were to hard on the disc's and not to mention the dust!
Currently run National's (compound A) and find they are as good wet or dry and next to no dust.
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Old 09-09-2001, 16:20   #9 (permalink)
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Paul - that's right. Cebco is offering the club a 10% discount on it's twin pot setup.. here is a copy of the letter they gave us :

>2 X Twin Piston Performance Front Brake >calipers,
>Anodised Black as per the GT.
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>2 X Disc Rotors measuring 330mm dia X 28mm thick,
>Slotted Performance design.
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>2 X Stainless Steel Braided front Brake Hoses-street legal.
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>2 X Modified Spindle Assemblies (these are on a change over basis),
>complete with brackets, spacers, bolts etc.
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>Genuine Ford Upper & Lower ball joints.
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>Hub Seals, Inner & Outer Bearings.
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>Brake Fluid - DOT5.1 X 2 Bottles & High Temp Hub Grease.
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>1 X Set Semi Metallic Front Brake Pads.
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>Price: $2000 + freight (approx $60 into Sydney)
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>Special Deal For Tickford Owners Club of NSW members....
>Genuine Less 10% on all product purchases.
>Therefore, cost of kit is $1800 + freight.

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Old 09-09-2001, 18:47   #10 (permalink)
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Now I find out.Sounds good I wish I knew of of that 18 month's back..
Wigman: D.B.A Gold are for possers with big rims to show off,did you read the tech from dba that came with them and on there site, its not the pads it's the nut behind the wheel.DBA even say they crack ,not for racing etc
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