a little brake upgrade

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dazzasgotav8
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a little brake upgrade

Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 pm

with my mot fast approaching and my x5 suffering from brake judder time to fit new discs and pads picked up some mtec discs and pads at a good price , when they arrived it was then i found out that my car falls right on the change over period for front brakes being fitted with the smaller 332mm not the larger 356mm i had brought so i opted to change the calipers aswell to upgrade to the bigger brakes , heres a pic showing my old and new discs and a before and after not sure why its flipped the last two pics
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need to paint my calipers but cant decide on a colour , the only thing i did find surprising was my old pad that had the wear sensor on it was the most worn pad down to less than 3mm but the sensor was untouched , so how low do the pads need to be before the warning comes on my guess is almost metal to metal :o
Leslie
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Re: a little brake upgrade

Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:25 pm

A good and worthwhile improvement and Id suggest performance blue like the newer Bmw's have the calipers painted would look nice :D
A Blair
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Re: a little brake upgrade

Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:04 pm

Nice upgrade and post.
How was the brake judder post fitment?

Caliper Colour.
Racing Red of course.
Brembo Red
How could you not 😁
dazzasgotav8
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Re: a little brake upgrade

Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:25 pm

no more brake judder , i also have the matching discs and pads for the rear but will put these on once its moted , as for blue and red not sure thats for me heres a pic of the calipers i have on my other car :D






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A Blair
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Re: a little brake upgrade

Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:40 pm

Eco Green or maybe a Ford.
Porsche put them on their Hybrid cars
not on a V8 X5, You need anti Green. :)

Tasty slots. I like those. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
dazzasgotav8
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Re: a little brake upgrade

Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:43 pm

they are on a V8 not a X5 but my V8 toyota soarer i do like the bright colours :thumbsup: i have considered yellow , purple maybe bronze :shifty:

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