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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-02, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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Question New brakes

HI everyone. I'm a new member so a bit of an intro before the question.

I'm a mature gent (I'll leave it at that) with a bit of grey hair but this doesn't stop me enjoying performance cars. I have an AU1 VCT XR6 with a few mods as a daily driver and a Shelby Cobra replica my cousin and I built some years back. This gets to live in the garage and comes out for the odd squirt down the Great Ocean Road or around the Mornington Peninsular.

I'm up for new discs on the XR and would appreciate people's opinions. I plan to put the DBA slotted rotors on but I'm also interested to know if anyone has found good pads to go with them. It is the standard braking system at present as fitted to the AU1.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-02, 03:32 AM
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Yep the general consensus is Bendex Ultimates
They are good for street.Dusty but you can't have every thing...
D.B.A Slotted is a good choice too!!! IMO....

I'd love that{A.C} Cobra replica.. Photo's ???????Whats the specs????

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I use bendix ultimates & find them really good. I've been told those EBC Green stuff or what ever they are are good too
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Welcome Some one my age ???

Yep the general consensus is Bendex Ultimates
They are good for street.Dusty but you can't have every thing...
D.B.A Slotted is a good choice too!!! IMO....

I'd love that{A.C} Cobra replica.. Photo's ???????Whats the specs????
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Looks like I need to learn a few things about adding quotes to the reply.

Cobra is about 10 years old and has raced in many Targa Tassies and also did the ill fated Cannonball in the NT.
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Grey Hair - nothing wrong with that. I don't know what caused mine 20 years in the Navy or ten years with the wife and kids Ho HO ouch she just read it!!

anyway welcome, Ive just fitted the slotted discs with the (Bendix) Performax pads. Yes the wheels are cleaner but it just doesn't seem to have the same bite as the previous ones. (Ford XR pads) Don't know what to do yet whether to put up with what I've got or fit the ultimates.

Would love to see some photos of the Cobra - never get tired of seeing them and I reckon it would be absolutely brilliant to drive it around the mornington peninsular. Know those roads from when I was based at Cerberus.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-23-02, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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I just installed the slotted rotors and Bendix Ultimates all round. I had fun getting the rear rotors off but the end result is far better than the standard setup.
Thanks for the advice.
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I just installed the slotted rotors and Bendix Ultimates all round. I had fun getting the rear rotors off but the end result is far better than the standard setup.
Thanks for the advice.
I hope you have fun cleaning your wheels every 2 days as well.:s5 Join the club. sob, sob sob..:sad:
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No Problems. I'm just going to paint my wheels and calipers the same colour as brake dust.
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