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Brakes

Postby Panic.button » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:26 am

Hey I'm coming really close to needing a new set of rotors and brakes. I was wondering if you have a new set of both, is there any special type of installation that needs to be done besides just taking the old set of rotors and brakes off, and putting the new ones on?

I'm thinking of using a combination of:
http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda-Pe ... 70NCF.html
http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda-Pe ... -0333.html

For San Diego use of autocross/weekend mountains. Do you think this combination would fit my style of driving?
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Re: Brakes

Postby Brian » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:31 am

Yes, those would be a fine choice.
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Re: Brakes

Postby Panic.button » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:53 pm

Thanks for the reply Brian. Do i have to sand the rotors or anything before i put them on with he new brakes? Or is it just a simple swap and condition the braking system?
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Re: Brakes

Postby Brian » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:51 pm

No need to sand, the pads will do that for you in one trip around the block...
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Re: Brakes

Postby slartibartfast » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:37 am

Do I dare broach the subject of bedding the pads?
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Re: Brakes

Postby Brian » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:02 am

Sure, let's do. Ideally, any pad should be bedded with progressively harder stops...where you do NOT actually stop.

That is, find an empty straight long road and brake from 60 to 20mph. Do it ten times. Each time you do it a little harder with the goal of getting the brakes smoking hot by the last application. At no time during the process do you want to actually stop...which is why you want a road that you know is empty and without traffic or stop lights. Once you complete the process you want to cruise around for about 15 minutes or more to fully and slowly cool the brakes.
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