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Old 10-04-2003, 03:40   #1 (permalink)
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Well to start with I have no idea about brakes. my mate has a fairly good knowledge on breaks and offered to help me but hes never seen pads with like a claw on the back of them and thats what the guy at autobarn suggested so I got no idea whats going on. I cant find my manual someones borrowed it with a non return guaranty. any idea's if these brakes are correct..... and if so is their somewhere my friend can look at what the claws got to do with the pad.
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Old 10-05-2003, 13:16   #2 (permalink)
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They are correct; the "claw" fitd inside the disc brake piston. Perhaps your mate doesn't know that much about brakes as this is not an uncommon way to mount disc pads.
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Old 10-05-2003, 19:39   #3 (permalink)
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The paw they speak of is the way the vanes are between the rotors so they can be fitted either side of car.So cooling works in either rotation..I guess you are talking about DBA's.. For good std type brakes go DBA slotted with Ult Bendix pads or similar..Other than that its $2k for a twin piston caliper, rotor, spindal package, same as latter T series...With out Brembo option...
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Old 10-09-2003, 18:02   #4 (permalink)
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Other than that its $2k for a twin piston caliper, rotor, spindal package, same as latter T series...With out Brembo option...

To suit an EB????
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Old 10-20-2003, 07:22   #5 (permalink)
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Re: EB2 Brakes

Yeah, the "claw" thingy is the spring retainer for the inside pad.
It slots into the piston. Just make sure the fingers fit into the piston properly.
Same arrangement used from XA to AU1.

As ebxr8240 advised, use DBA slotted rotors and Ultimate pads on front. I use Ultimates and standard rotors on the back.
Make sure the discs are machined when fitting new pads (unless the DBA's are new).

The DBA slotted/Ultimates combo delivers good hard peddle, no fade and great stopping power. :)
Next best thing is twin piston calipers.
BTW,, Got a AU III XR8 with the twin piston calipers and IMO the DBA/Ult combo is just as good.

I have used all sorts of pads and found the above far superior.

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I had an AU1 XR6 VCT and the brakes faded very badly. The std Ford pad for these is actually the Bendix Ultimate. After fitting DBA slotteds up front - no more fade and the braking improved 100%.
Have since fitted the combo to our EDXR6 as well as XB GT, XB coupe, EF GLi, XF ute, etc (all family members) and all have been very, very happy.
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Yeah im his friend i would just like to say i know a fair bit about brakes ive just never seen the claw on pads before im used to changing them on big machines, and they dont have the claw on them k

Just thought id clear that up for you guys
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Well I have fitted some 4 spot/ piston A.P calipers and 330 rotors and the brakes are unreal.The major part of braking is left to abs and thats at quite high speeds, very consistant too..
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