Re: Worn Discs (car)

Postby danose on Tue 6/May/14 11:02am

scatter wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:mates XR6 Flacoon turbo thing (quite a quick car for something so horrible) cost him $3k to get a warrant one time because of needing new discs and pads and shit. I giggled.


Frikkin Outback I used to own was like that. Chewed through discs and pad :hmmm:


Had to do the front rotors on the 250t at about 160K, which I reckon is ok, $600 for new front rotors, skimmed rears and new pads all around. Needless to say NOT done at the dealership (would have been at least double for them to do it)
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Re: Worn Discs (car)

Postby Percy Pig on Tue 6/May/14 10:39pm

I wore out all the discs and calipers on my old VZ Legacy, at about 170-180K, and I was not very nice to the brakes in that thing.
Replaced them with GT bits, with scmancy semi-race pads, made it stop real good au! :thumbsup:

I still miss that car. :(
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Re: Worn Discs (car)

Postby nostromo on Wed 7/May/14 3:06pm

Trying to be cheap once we put a mates discs in a big and very old Lathe and lathed away at them. But the results weren't very impressive and they made the brake pedal pulse quite impressively. So don't do that :)
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Re: Worn Discs (car)

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Wed 7/May/14 4:35pm

Ghetto ABS!
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Re: Worn Discs (car)

Postby slidecontrol on Wed 7/May/14 5:36pm

Giga-brakes?
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Re: Worn Discs (car)

Postby Malcy on Wed 7/May/14 6:07pm

The way I figure it, brakes stop you being dead.

Thus, don't skimp.
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Re: Worn Discs (car)

Postby Percy Pig on Wed 7/May/14 8:07pm

nostromo wrote:Trying to be cheap once we put a mates discs in a big and very old Lathe and lathed away at them. But the results weren't very impressive and they made the brake pedal pulse quite impressively. So don't do that :)

Sounds more like don't do that if you don't know what's you is doing! :blink:

'Cos I've done it and it worked mint au! :thumbsup:
Just have to make sure you set it up spot on Chopper, like within 0.01mm, and can machine both sides in the same setup. :)
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