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Old 12-22-2003, 15:46   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 83 ford ltd putting a worked 351 in it and want to be able to stop!
does anybody know of a changeover brake system off a newer ford or what type of drilled/slottet rotors and calipers i should change over?
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Old 12-22-2003, 17:14   #2 (permalink)
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If it already has discs all around, just go to www.discpads.com.au and look up some of the DBA Sport rotors, and matching bendxix pads.
Beyond that that, cebco might do a twin piston kit for something of this age, but if they still do - it will hurt ($2k+). www.cebcobrakes.com.au .
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Old 12-23-2003, 04:59   #3 (permalink)
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what 4? why is everyone going so big in brakes? to bullshit to their mates how good their car stops right? just recently an xa was tested with stock discs all round and it stopped in similar distnce to current clubsport with stock 1974 (xb) technology.

they then fitted hoppers stoppers kit huge discs new calipers cross drilled blah blah blah and at 100km/h it made soemthing like 4 metres improvment so how much do u thin that sports rotors are gonna do if 13 inch discs hardly helped? serioulsy spend less money on bullshit and more money on worthwhile mods.

My opinion and i know its going to be ignored anyway is to leave stock discs all round (assuminig have them all round) and fit bendix premuims or performax if you plan on givint it a hard time.

if you really think your gonna get em to hot fit XF alloy calipers to pull out some more heat and thats it anything else is just a tug.
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Re: Stopping

I personaly think Brakes are a worth while mod.
If you are up for new discs, pads, and the rest, like me, its a worthwhile option.

4m is the difference between stopping or squashing a kid!
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Old 12-23-2003, 17:03   #5 (permalink)
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your right 4 metres might be a kid all over your bonnet but if a current clubsport is not dangerous with its factory brakes why does his fairlane need to be so much better? see what im getting at? marketing sells this crap to ppl who dont want to listen to reason and just want to blow more cash. if u have the cash and u think your car is all moded up in other ares by all means engineer away.

yeah it is worthwhile but the point u seem to be missing is the gimmicks like cross drilling 4 spot calipers and other associated crap dont make very much diffrence on a street car, it is a street car right? not planning on winning bathurst next year? if this is the case your standard system with the help of better pads and slotted discs at the most is all you will need.

I dont see why people who dont always have a lot of money seem to keep getting riped off by shops selling rice mods telling them it makes all the diffrence, its like cold air intakes and sports exhaust rarley if ever do they turn a stock car into a tyre shredding animal and thats why i dont charge alot to install these gimmicks, on the other hand people are paying 2000 grand for full exhaust system getting 10kw then braging how much harder their car goes what a wank.

just dont buy all this big brake late model rubbish unless you actually plan on using it, if u just wanna talk shit to your mates go ahead spend the dollars and hours to install it but it could be better spent on mods that actually improve your car.
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My twin piston setup that i will be getting next year(Cebco, same as ELGT), will be used on the street mainly, but it will have some track use.
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no probs but will his ever see the track?
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Re: Stopping

Yeah , you have some points, maybe just some slotted and drilled fronts will do, if i wanted to brag about my car to my mates id buy a tvr or a mclaren (real car) not a crap fairlane with dba's i just want it to stop better than it does , it might see the track but thates killometers away, but your right marketing and looks always get in the way of practicality
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Re: Stopping

i will be running dba drilled and slotted xd calipers on the front and xd vented disks on the rear of the big block xy should work fine but its the brake fade from heat thats the main problem not so much the size of the disks or calipers on a street car
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Re: Stopping

I'm with you on this one 460. Brake fade is the biggest down fall of brakes on the old model falcs. One or two hard stops are alright, but ask any more and you may end up in the back of a car or even worse off the road and into a tree because of brake fade. No car can ever have enough brakes. The less brake fade, the safer. All modified cars should be built in this order. BHP= Braking than handling and then performance.
I'm looking to upgrade to the hoppers stoppers package on my worked 351 XC that sees the track occansionly, but also sees a lot of hard stops down arthurs seat or other twisty roads. There is nothing worse than running out of brakes when going down a twisty hill.
Has anybody else had any experiences with the hopper stoppers package. I'm interested to hear results.
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