'95 Chimaera rear brakes

'95 Chimaera rear brakes

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trefor

Original Poster:

14,283 posts

235 months

Saturday 19th January 2002
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Can someone tell me which donor car the rear brake discs for a '95 Chimaera 4.0L come from? I'm about to remove one and nip down to the local motor factors to see which Sierra/Granada they may be the same as. This is the older style chassis/brakes (Chimaeras used the Griff chassis/brakes from '96 on), but not as 'old' as the early Chimaeras if that makes sense. Obviously Steve has tried to list them all in The Bible, but not the donor car/braking system.

I need to replace them before my next MOT (Inside contact areas not making much contact if you know what I mean and I can feel they aren't as 'sharp' as they used to be).

Ta muchly.


T/.

marlboro

637 posts

223 months

Saturday 19th January 2002
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I have no experience in replacing these items but have read they are Sierra Cosworth based. Look for markings on the inner/outer hub area of the disc, they are often marked with min thickness, this may give a further clue.
Regards

yum

529 posts

225 months

Sunday 20th January 2002
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speak to Noel at v8 sports. He can advise you on the size, or indeed supply them if necessary. I got some EBC grooved discs for my 94 chimaera from him which seem to have worked well. He's on 07980 652447

Richard

Edited by yum on Sunday 20th January 23:11

MajorClanger

749 posts

222 months

Monday 21st January 2002
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Whilst on the subject of brakes, are there any particular types of discs that last longer than others. Sad to say, but my Chimaera only gets driven at the weekends so the discs get rusty and my concern is the additional wear (and potentially scoring) that this leads to.

Any advice?

MC

trefor

Original Poster:

14,283 posts

235 months

Monday 21st January 2002
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Its all down to the disc and pad combo. I'm sure std TVR pads/discs would last longest, but they may not give the best braking performance. In order to stop quicker something has to 'give' - different compounds/more heat/more wear of pads or discs.

I'm running EBC Greenstuff pads and grooved discs on the front and the discs are wearing as quick as the pads - after 50% pad wear I can feel a definite ridge on the disc edge already. Seem to work a little better than std though with a lot less dust - I guess the discs don't make dust - but the pads do (Not much difference to Mintex 1144 pads though IMO). I've not been on a track since changing the brake fluid for DOT 5.1, this should help too.

T/.

MajorClanger

749 posts

222 months

Monday 21st January 2002
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What about Carbon discs... or are they not worth the extra costs?

MC