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Well its finally happened with the latest upgrade, I need better brakes :roll:

I currently run Black Diamond grooved discs and Pagid Fast Road pads, has anyone found a better disc / pad combination? :confused:

I so want a big brake conversion now :cheesy:
 
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Got the same problem Chris. Recon its a set of 4 or 6 pot calipers required :confused: Mega bucks for a full set of Bremo's though!! I have heard that Mintex Fast road and a set of stainless lines might well help..:)
 

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Chris, have you thought about putting Aero discs and callipers on, Aero discs are bigger, aren't they? Not as tempting as a six pot Mov' it kit though.
 

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Not sure what kind of stopping power you're looking for. My aero can almost lock up the wheels, and does sometimes braking into corners when I'm really pushing. I want to get braided hoses though, the brake pedal needs a little firming up.
 

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Well Chris with all that ooomph you should ensure stopping is guaranteed.Just had a word with a man I know in Notts who will cut a square hole in the drivers and passenger side floor so you can put a foot down to assist with braking.Just like you did when you were a kid on your go kart. If your looking at changing discs etc look at the independant motor factors in your area as well as PFS. The IFA factor members are very competeive especially with regard to Brembo and AP lockheed stuff. They buy in massive bulk and should be able to beat the specialist suppliers hands down.Dont forget I used to work for one so haggle if youre going to spend a fair amount.

By the way what difference does a braided hose make? Surely its just another pipe at the end of the day that holds fluid. What am I missin?
see you David
 

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Well Chris with all that ooomph you should ensure stopping is guaranteed.
Yes Dad :lol:

Look he bloody made it fly (and corner and sound awesome) not me :p
 

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Standard brake lines can expand/bulge under pressure, hence lose you stopping power. The braided jobbies allow all foot pressure to reach the brakes, hence the firmer feel to the pedal. You need'nt worry Dav, you don't drive fast enough to warrant braided lines (in fact you could probably get away with a parachute) :cheesy:
 

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You need'nt worry Dav, you don't drive fast enough to warrant braided lines (in fact you could probably get away with a parachute) :cheesy:
With auto deployment when reaching third gear :lol: :lol:
 

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Well well well the comedians are back!!!!! Thanks for the info Kermit,I really didnt understand the ins and outs of braided issue. Are they expensive?

Anyway going fast is something the two of you will have to be careful of.All the extra bits and pieces and DECALS may drop off one day as your speeding along.
My motor came with most as STANDARD.

Finally you two should get down on your knees and thank me eternally for putting you in touch with Wessy.You can blame him when you reach 12 points!!!!!!

See You Soon Dav
 

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Finally you two should get down on your knees and thank me eternally for putting you in touch with Wessy....See You Soon Dav

Thanks eternally from me and Barclaycard :cheesy:
 

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Braided lines will run you about a ton Dav, there are two sets from memory from Goodridge, one has brass couplings (£8 cheaper) and the other has stainless couplings, they come with a lifetime guarantee so long as you send back the registration card. MOT men like them... they go "ooooohh braided brake lines, thats what i like to see". :cool: :cheesy:
 

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Hi chris, add to your car Braided lines
this better setup and add greenstuff brake pads and slotted rotors. this cheapest way to upgrade brake system, as i install at RED ALERT;)
 

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Hi chris, add to your car Braided lines
this better setup and add greenstuff brake pads and slotted rotors. this cheapest way to upgrade brake system, as i install at RED ALERT;)
Hi NGB was Red Alert originally an Aero? Are these Aero 308mm discs or the smaller 288mm discs? :confused:

Thanks Chris
 
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the WP Pro set has got to be the way to go, especially the way you throw money at your car:cheesy: . Its what I want to do but I keep thinking, ltd slip diff v big brakes? No contest:cheesy: .

do they do the diff for a 9-5?
 

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do they do the diff for a 9-5?
Yes but only for manuals, the autos are too girly apparently :roll:
 
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Andy Aero said:
do they do the diff for a 9-5?
They certainly do, Quaife do one and its on the very top of my shopping list along with a slightly wider final drive :cheesy:
 
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