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Old 01-11-2018, 03:01 PM   #31
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Yeah, my BA suffered terribly with (stock) brake fade coming down a mountain with 2 harleys on the back. Low gears all the way and pray hard. Bendix pads and cooling ducts fixed the fade but rotor consumption could be measured weekly.

FG with ABS has been fantastic on the stock pads and rotors, it's why I'm hesitant to change to DBA/Bendix etc.

Just been across the Simpson in my brother's PK Ranger with big wheels/tyres, slipping clutch and no brakes, the FG's pedal feels brilliant by comparison.

Might be cheaper to leave mine alone and drive the Ranger once a month.
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Old 15-11-2018, 05:04 PM   #32
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Hope you have a good holiday, just had 3 weeks of myself.

Chasing a firm pedal with short travel on my 2012 FGII ute. Tradie EcoLPi tonner.
Stock steel 16" wheels, bilsteins and braided brake lines. At 270k due for my last machine of the original discs and a new set of stock pads.

Previous BA ute would consume a set of (front) DBA discs and 2 sets of Bendix Metal King pads every 50-60K, and I don't drive the FG any different. Don't know if there was a technical problem with the BA, but I'm keen to keep the stock disc/pad on the FG.

My problem is I hate the long spongy pedal of Aussie made cars, I want the feel of my Brembo equipped motorcycles. Short and firm, but with great feel. So would that require some change in the master cylinder piston size, the brake booster, or the pedal box?

The problem is we can't compare your bike brakes a to your car brakes as they are so different. If you go bigger in bore size on the master cylinder for a firmer pedal you will need more pedal force to pull you up plus $$$$$$$.
You can try different brake pads and fluid but i am sure it wont ever get as good in firmness as your bike sorry.
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Old 30-08-2019, 01:27 PM   #33
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Hi all.
Im looking at replacement opinions for rotors on my fg gtp.
I would like two piece all round with nice looking slotts as the car is headed to be street/show/ family car,
But it seems off the shelf, its looking like
Front end, dba t3 5000 series (2 piece)
Rear end, to have matching t3 slots is the
dba t3 4000 series (1 piece only avaliable)

Any input in this big steep would be helpfull
Its a must to keep existing brembo 6 and 4 pot setup
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Old 30-08-2019, 05:42 PM   #34
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can't have two piece rears because of the hand brake is a drum style.

the DBA 5000/4000 is what I run on my GT-P. with some good pads, is a great upgrade from the factory setup.
let Matt help you choose pads, the right pad for you will depend on your usage.
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Old 31-08-2019, 06:39 AM   #35
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Hi Matt,

I drive a BF MKII Ute with 16" steelies, it's an XL and to my dismay has NO ABS!!! (in this day and age... I didn't even think to check!)

Anyway, I can see that if I upgrade to the 328mm disc I'll need new rims and I'm on a budget.

I'm in my 50's and I drive like a grandpa now, but I was disappointed when I fitted speed sleeders to the ute and did three crash stops and found the brakes starting to fade already. The stock brakes are pathetic...

My question is, is it worth it (will I notice the difference) fitting stock sized slotted rotors and better pads, or am I better off sourcing a set of 17" or 18" rims and fitting the 328mm slotted rotors?

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Did the G6 have the bigger rotors, as I'm looking at a set of rims off a wrecked vehicle?

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Old 31-08-2019, 06:41 AM   #36
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HI Matt,

I drive a BF MKII Ute with 16" steelies, it's an XL and to my dismay has NO ABS!!! (in this day and age... I didn't even think to check!)

Anyway, I can see that if I upgrade to the 328mm disc I'll need new rims and I'm on a budget.

I'm in my 50's and I drive like a grandpa now, but I was disappointed when I fitted speed bleeders to the ute and did three crash stops and found the brakes starting to fade already. The stock brakes are pathetic...

My question is, is it worth it (will I notice the difference) fitting stock sized slotted rotors and better pads, or am I better off sourcing a set of 17" or 18" rims and fitting the 328mm slotted rotors?

and

did the G6 have ther bigger rotors, or was it only the G6T that had them?

thanks for your time.
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Old 31-08-2019, 08:05 AM   #37
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Hi Matt,

I drive a BF MKII Ute with 16" steelies, it's an XL and to my dismay has NO ABS!!! (in this day and age... I didn't even think to check!)

Anyway, I can see that if I upgrade to the 328mm disc I'll need new rims and I'm on a budget.

I'm in my 50's and I drive like a grandpa now, but I was disappointed when I fitted speed sleeders to the ute and did three crash stops and found the brakes starting to fade already. The stock brakes are pathetic...

My question is, is it worth it (will I notice the difference) fitting stock sized slotted rotors and better pads, or am I better off sourcing a set of 17" or 18" rims and fitting the 328mm slotted rotors?

AND

Did the G6 have the bigger rotors, as I'm looking at a set of rims off a wrecked vehicle?

thanks for your time.

The front upgrade is 322mm and takes the same pad as the 298mm kit but with the larger rotor and a good set of pad is a better option. All Turbo and V8 Fords in BF and FG have the 322mm set up. You could also try the DBA T2 rotors and the dba XP all round as we have found that a good improvement on the RTV cars.


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Hi all.
Im looking at replacement opinions for rotors on my fg gtp.
I would like two piece all round with nice looking slotts as the car is headed to be street/show/ family car,
But it seems off the shelf, its looking like
Front end, dba t3 5000 series (2 piece)
Rear end, to have matching t3 slots is the
dba t3 4000 series (1 piece only avaliable)

Any input in this big steep would be helpfull
Its a must to keep existing brembo 6 and 4 pot setup
We could custom make two piece rear rotors for you but the cost may put you off as if you were going to do it you would also go bigger rears. If there was interest we would do it.
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Old 31-08-2019, 08:20 AM   #38
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thanks for the reply. I'm going to leave the rear rotors stock and I was after stock sized, better (read adequate) performing rotors and pads so they fit my stock wheels...
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thanks for the reply. I'm going to leave the rear rotors stock and I was after stock sized, better (read adequate) performing rotors and pads so they fit my stock wheels...
BF MK11XL rear rotors are 303mm solid.
You can get the top of the line DBA T3 slotted rotors and there DBA SP street brake pads for about $470 delivered Australia wide.
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Email sent to race brakes. In regards to rear two piece. Waiting for reply. Rodger, Over



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The front upgrade is 322mm and takes the same pad as the 298mm kit but with the larger rotor and a good set of pad is a better option. All Turbo and V8 Fords in BF and FG have the 322mm set up. You could also try the DBA T2 rotors and the dba XP all round as we have found that a good improvement on the RTV cars.



We could custom make two piece rear rotors for you but the cost may put you off as if you were going to do it you would also go bigger rears. If there was interest we would do it.
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Email sent to race brakes. In regards to rear two piece. Waiting for reply. Rodger, Over
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Morning, afternoon or evening...

Just wondering if you sell the E series brake upgrade kits still and what would be the cost on these please and thank you?
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Morning, afternoon or evening...

Just wondering if you sell the E series brake upgrade kits still and what would be the cost on these please and thank you?
$2450 for the front kit complete with exchange uprights. Twin piston 330m slotted kit
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Hi Matt.

Just wanted to get pricing and availability on FG rear 303mm solid rotors and pads.

Not sure if I could be bothered with slotted though on them ... and the factory items actually managed to make it to 220,000km with no issues.

And if you have them anything in stock to pick as as soon as i can .... please.

As a side note.
Had no notification it was going to do this until it started grinding on the way to work this morning



As I mentioned though .... 220,000km from OE is pretty decent in my book.
(my fault though .... has been a while since i checked them)

Thanks in advance
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Hi Matt.

Just wanted to get pricing and availability on FG rear 303mm solid rotors and pads.

Not sure if I could be bothered with slotted though on them ... and the factory items actually managed to make it to 220,000km with no issues.

And if you have them anything in stock to pick as as soon as i can .... please.

As a side note.
Had no notification it was going to do this until it started grinding on the way to work this morning

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As I mentioned though .... 220,000km from OE is pretty decent in my book.
(my fault though .... has been a while since i checked them)

Thanks in advance

Bugger and i can have plain rotors here today if you want them. Just ring me 02 96091101
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Thanks Matt .... I'll call you soon
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Hi Matt, how much for braided brake lines and new pads all round for a 4/pdr brembo set up on a FG GS sedan
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Hi Matt, how much for braided brake lines and new pads all round for a 4/pdr brembo set up on a FG GS sedan
Is that a Brembo/PBR set up ? $288 delivered thanks
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yer my bad mate. That price was with the pads all round as well?
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yer my bad mate. That price was with the pads all round as well?
No but now me bad lol.
Brake pads would be an extra $260 to $360 depends on brand but the cheaper option quoted is the DBA SP STREET Pads and the dearer is the new Project Mu NS-EP brake pads.
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No but now me bad lol.
Brake pads would be an extra $260 to $360 depends on brand but the cheaper option quoted is the DBA SP STREET Pads and the dearer is the new Project Mu NS-EP brake pads.
Bugger, thought it was a bit to good to be true

I'll go with the DBA pads and brake lines, I'll send you a PM
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