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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My questions is

who has NO problems with the brembo system

i know one person thats kevin atkins standard discs and brembo caliper with carbon metallic z rated pads

are there more people who are satisfied with the system
its almost impossible i know but maybe we can learn from guys who have no problems at all

regards

andre
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Hi!

I have an evo v rs with brembo.
Now it is 40000km,and for many time I didn't have any problems with the standard discs,
on fast road use,but I did no trackdays. when the discs were really hot the brembo pads were loosing braking power and I let them cool down a little.

A few weeks ago,the discs were not warped but just used by the mileage,I fitted pagid racing pads! When I pushed the car hard the braking power was improved,and when the discs turned to red,the pagid pads still had braking power!
Finally the discs were warped,the calipers paint dark red,and the fluid boiled and the pedal started to touch the floor without braking powerhttp://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/embarassed1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >!

Now I have new discs with separate red alloy bell drilled and grooved.They are made in italy
by ctf,the official importer of project µ.
I have goodrige hoses with new fluid and project µ brake pads.
They turn to red once without warping problems.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I have no problems with my brakes on my Evo 6, the car has done 20,000 miles with standard original discs and no warping at all. I use Mintex 1144 pads all round and Castrol super dot 4, the brakes are Excellent. The car is used daily and on track days. I was at Cadwell - Silver Evo with 18 Blitz wheels, following or being followed by my mate in his R33 Skyline. The only reason I can think of why the discs are ok is that the guy that owned the car up to 4500 miles did not drive it particularly hard and so the discs got a very good bedding in period.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·


The web site of ctf is www.centertecnofreno.com and the email is [email protected]

The discs are avaible with red bell and you can see a picture of them fitted to my evo v at
http://communities.msn.com/EvolutionV the name of the picture is DISCS under the evo topic.

If anyone know how to upload the picture on this topic please do it!
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
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[img]http://www.centertecnofreno.com/images/dischi20.jpg
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I have had no real problems with my brakes either. As far as Clive W goes, he was arguably the fastest Evo on the day, especially as he was running normal tires, so his brakes weren't spared...
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
My V has done 16K i use it every day and no real probs as such.The only time ive have noticed a prob was after giving the brakes hell in Milton Keynes,i stood on the pedal from about 110 causing the car to violently pull left,i came of the back on and it went the other way.After changing my pants,i looked into the cause but could not see anything obvious,could be pads poss they are down to 5mm.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Hi Lead Foot,

I'm also from MK, are you going down to CC this Sat?
If so give us a shout and we will meet up before hand
and see if we can go down together?
If your interested in a meet email me, and we'll
exchange numbers.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
the discs are about 480£ including vat for the front.

If you can get the brembo pads at a good price they are probably the better choice,the project µ are around 100£.

The pagid brake pads I had before were really better than others like brembo and they squeal a little bit but less than others(fitted with the standard brembo anti noise system),
but should be more expensive and as they have better power they probably use the disc faster.But the feeling is really better.

These are the ones used in gr.n but I don't know the exact number.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Some more info: I spoke to my friendly Mitsubishi WRC mechanic and he said that they used to have warping problems a while back in Group N, but that was due to extreme stress put on brakes through leftfoot-braking. He also said he'd serviced an Evo 5 used on roads and not driven too hard that warped its brakes, but said that this was probably due to wrong treatment of the discs, i.e. getting the discs hot while braking into a roundabout and then standing on the brakes. I always make sure that I don't brake hard right before I come to a standstill, but brake hard first, let the car coast and then brake gently. At Cadwell I always took a lap to let the car cool down and when I stopped I'd let the car roll to a halt. To all the people warping their discs, try to make an effort not to stand on the brakes too hard when not moving and let them cool down properly. It's worth a try... And for those people that don't even get their brakes hot and they warp, I have no idea why that could be.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Michael,

Having just got my Evo6 i asked the dealer about the warping breaks and was told a very similar story to you.... apparently a memo had been sent to dealerships about it and advising the dealers to tell clients not to sit stationary on the brakes after any type of braking as this creates a heat spot where pad and disc touch and thus causes the braking... apparently a problem very similar to that which occurs on fast road bikes !

Simple solution as you say... don't sit on the foot brake... but then i guess if we all drove like taught we should always apply handbrake when stopping anyway http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/Happy.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| middle >

Jevo
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
that s no news for me

i never hold my foot on the brake when standing still so that s not my problem

ap is making a bigger bell and a smaller brake surface in fact it s the same what dragon does smaller pads after all the brembo setup does not work on hard use

brembo system could work in an 18 inch wheel so you can put the caliper more from the centre of wheel and make a bigger bell

maybe you can survive 20 or 30000 miles but there will be one day and you warped youre discs again and again
the money i have spend on brake pads and discs (we have no garantee on our dutch cars) i could have had an ap 6 pot set

regards

andre
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
the topic was a happy brembo brakerhttp://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

we all change slowly to an unhappy brembo braker[img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/sad1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

regards

andre
 
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