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Old 10-27-2003, 03:29   #1 (permalink)
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DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

Just wanting to hear from anybody who has this setup fitted, in particular anybody with an EF/L. Also, what kind of prices am I looking at for this?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:20   #2 (permalink)
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

I had DBA slotteds on my EF. They pulled the car up alot better than with the standard discs, and i was just yusing the standard ford/motorcraft pads. I think they were around $127 each, and I fitted them myself.
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:25   #3 (permalink)
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

It is probably the best setup you can have with the stock brake system. I have them on my ED XR8 and they feel great. From memory the rotors were just over $120 each and the pads were about $80-90 set.
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Old 10-27-2003, 15:11   #4 (permalink)
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

I wouldn't worry about slotted with the crossdrilled rotors. Not unless you're thinking about taking it on the track. Slotted are perfect for On-road racing,..............I mean driving!
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

rossi, yeah ive been told that, but my theory is if i'm going to do it i may as well get the best i possibly can. if there's one thing i dont mind a bit of overkill on - its brakes and stopping power!!!

besides, cross drilled looks good behind mags! hehe.

I'll look into the setup further during next week. Feel free to keep posting as the more I know about them the better idea I will have, thus eliminating the possibility that I will get ripped off. Thanks!
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

i had cross drilled/slotted on the front of my EA - actually made the EA's middle pedal feel like a brake rather than an anchor (i.e. - toss it out and bet on where you're going to pull up)

and that was just with the poxy budget pads my mechanic put on (and told me they were "premium"... sheesh!)
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

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It is probably the best setup you can have with the stock brake system. I have them on my ED XR8 and they feel great. From memory the rotors were just over $120 each and the pads were about $80-90 set.

I'm hoping that this was for the slotted rotors, not the slotted/cross drilled ones.
I'd kick myself, as I thought I did well to barter him down to $120 for slotted!
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

I dunno if they have changed the ultimates or x-drilled / slotted rotors since I put mine on the el ( about 2 years ago ), but I initially had ultimates with the x-drilled and slotted, and warped the rotors in about 2 weeks ( a friend had the same prob with his AU ).

Got em machined, and replaced with premiums, and all has been sweet since....

Bottom line is, I think the pads got too hot for the rotors...
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

the pads got too hot for the rotors? seems strange given that cross drilled rotors are meant to handle high temperatures best?
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Re: DBA Slotted/Crossdrilled w/ Bendix Ultimates

I have run Ultimates on 3 of my previous cars without a problem with DBA's. They are the most abrasive and thats why the rotors wear out quick and get the usual big lips at the ends.
I only changed to Performax just recently because Ultimates let off heaps of brake dust. I have much less brake dust but the Ultimate's braked heaps better but I knew this.
The last time I checked (which was a few yrs ago) DBA recommended Ultimates were the best suited to their rotors and from my experience I agree.
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