Front brake improvement

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  1. 16 May 2018 at 6:55 PM #1
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    I've always thought the front brakes on my car aren't particularly convincing when braking from a decent speed.

    Without going crazy moneywise can you get some pads that give a bit more bite? My discs look in pretty good shape and to be fair there is loads left on pads but I didn't change them and have no idea what they are/.


    Any advice appreciated
     
  2. 16 May 2018 at 6:59 PM #2
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    Cheaper option: pagid rsl29 pads, hel braided lines, Castrol srf fluid
     
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    What suspension are using m3powerboy?

    The drop looks spot on
     
  5. 16 May 2018 at 7:10 PM #5
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    Those calipers look immense!

    Just checked those pads, £290. Not cheap

    I do about 400 miles a week in the car so something that wears well too
     
  6. 16 May 2018 at 7:15 PM #6
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    Yeah they wear well, have reasonable bite cold and really good hot. Slight screech upon stopping. But you'll have no fade with that setup on the road.
     
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    In getting some work and KW Clubsports fitted
     
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    Abit OTT tbh mate

    Audi R8 V10/Lamborghini Gallardo Brembo Ceramic calipers with 390x36mm RS6 discs custom machined and custom brackets n pipes etc
     
  9. 16 May 2018 at 7:33 PM #9
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    I was looking at kw clubsports when I was choosing new suspension but decided to go full coilover instead. You not going for sperate bell and rotor style discs then mate?
     
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    No mate- not many will do a 390mm disc

    Have now just gone with new RS6 discs from Audi (I was sat down lol)
     
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    That's gonna be some clamping force! You doing this for track work? Or to fill the entire wheel out haha
     
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    As you are mainly road use a set of hel braided lines, brake fluid flush and DS2500 pads will give a good value upgrade. going for a high performance brake fluid is only really worth it if you really use the brakes on the road, if so motul RBF600 is one of the best
     
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    Fast road mate

    And because virtually nobody else has done it

    (I can see why lol)- the car is a advertising tool aswell for my business Perfekt Lighting- at shows the brakes (and the car in general) get a lot of attention which is nice
     
  14. 16 May 2018 at 8:39 PM #14
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    Ah yeh it will look mint, that's for sure. And why not - the rest of your car looks in really good condition so will show it off even more :)
     
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    Already done it mate

    Just fitting new parts n new discs
     

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