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Safety @cletus and @chris r need a little context with their harsh reviews of drum brakes. They are bloody good at bringing a moving mass to a grinding halt because of their large surface area. But suck at dissipating the resulting heat that builds up due to science. You'll find in a car with non-boosted brakes drums are better.... well for the first stop or two. 

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59 minutes ago, Carsnz123 said:

Safety @cletus and @chris r need a little context with their harsh reviews of drum brakes. They are bloody good at bringing a moving mass to a grinding halt because of their large surface area. But suck at dissipating the resulting heat that builds up due to science. You'll find in a car with non-boosted brakes drums are better.... well for the first stop or two. 

My c10 had boosted drums. they probably needed more adjusting but it could BARELY stop from 100k without fading in any reaosnable distance.

Don't brakes convert rotational energy into heat energy? so if they are poor at dissipating the heat its a pretty shit system imo

anyway discs are easier to work on and don't fade  so for those two reasons alone its worth a swap imo

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I'm not convinced by this "Safety Cletus"

Can we have "Do some skids Cletus" back?

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front discs are easier to do skids with because they actually hold the car :)

 

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I've 4 sets of Surf calipers here if you know anyone that needs them?

Selling stuff on behalf of a stockcar mate. $25 per pair? 

Pretty sweet how close they are to being usable!

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7 minutes ago, CUL8R said:

I've 4 sets of Surf calipers here if you know anyone that needs them?

Selling stuff on behalf of a stockcar mate. $25 per pair? 

Pretty sweet how close they are to being usable!

Got any S12+8 ones for vented discs?

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@CUL8R

would I be able to lend one for a mock up? I'm busting my balls trying to get dad to ditch 14s, and get some better stoppers.  30 year old brake pads are shite. And so are those fucking horrible tyres too.......

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How about being less jewish Bart, come for a visit and buy a pair or two..

@ Kicker what do you mean by s12+8? I have some Skyline 4 pots also.

Check your pm's Cletus

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I meant to see how they would fit in with existing parts/wheels/etc. 

No sense in buying something that might not work. 

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Bart, you can come try the last pair to suit skinnier rotors. (or machine the calipers to suit)

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