Brakes for fat lardy car

Brakes for fat lardy car

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agent006

Original Poster:

11,769 posts

233 months

Friday 16th July 2004
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Right then, having had a rather scary brake fade moment, i'm on the lookout for a better setup.

The car is a 1992 Audi 100 (a6) 2.8 quattro.

It's currently just got plain disks, so i assume some sort of fancy grooved affair would be a good thing, and pads to match. Any reccommendations that don't cost as much as the car did?

saxo-stew

7,900 posts

207 months

Sunday 18th July 2004
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fancy grooved discs are more a looks factor. although if the discs have a maximum of about 6 grooves,then they do have benefit of deglazing and cooling,as long as they are fitted the right way round. i think AP racing do discs for your car www.apracing.com

your budget will play a part with what you get.

pads- i recommend mintex(1144) or ferodo(ds2500) pads.

another option you should consider is braided brake hoses and better fluid,the hoses will reduce pedal spongyness and the fluid will take more abuse(high temp).

tht

MGBV8

160 posts

225 months

Sunday 18th July 2004
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organic pads fade due to outgassing, the pad rides on a film of gas, slots help remove this gas and debris.

Prob highest temp road pad are Hawk ferro carbon. Rally Design have Wilwood brake kits that use these pads.

agent006

Original Poster:

11,769 posts

233 months

Sunday 18th July 2004
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brake fluid is fine, as the pedal remains solid whilst i go sailing onwards towards various stationary objects.