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Tourige
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1310932 (Re: Kremithefrog) 09/01/06 08:41 PM

so bendix brakes are not advised if you plan on doing track time? (like twice a year)

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Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




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Lke2drvsvt
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1310976 (Re: Kremithefrog) 09/01/06 10:20 PM

The bendix pads are great, but considering they'll bust down after 1 good day of track use, I have no need to spend the money on them. I can get all 4 rotors and pads for $100 brand new from pepboys, so I think it would be wiser to just buy a new set everytime I go racing, since spending $400+ on a good set of rotors/pads would maybe last me twice as long.

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Loco4G63
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1310991 (Re: Lke2drvsvt) 09/01/06 10:48 PM

I had Bendix all the way around for pads.....stopped everytime. Went to the track, went on the Tail of the Dragon, and I drove fast and nothing. A little smoke but always stopped.

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Kremithefrog
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1311005 (Re: Tourige) 09/01/06 11:16 PM

Originally posted by Tourige:
so bendix brakes are not advised if you plan on doing track time? (like twice a year)



Out of the easy to get brake pads, I guess they're not bad, but if you are really pushing the car at the track, they're not gonna do so well. Like I said, the only really trackable brake setup on a contour is going to involve bigger brakes. My escort stops on a dime with just hawk pads on stock rotors and has great fade resistance. But the escort weighs about 500lb less than the contour.
So I guess out of the options available, bendix aren't bad, but they are going to smoke a lot and fade. If you want something a bit better, contact carbotech and get some pads. And if you really want better stopping power and a lot better fade resistance, get bigger rotors.

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TourDeForce
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1311284 (Re: Loco4G63) 09/02/06 06:36 PM

Originally posted by Loco4G63:
I had Bendix all the way around for pads.....stopped everytime. Went to the track, went on the Tail of the Dragon, and I drove fast and nothing. A little smoke but always stopped.




Brakes on the Dragon??? Sounds kinda girly to me.

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ChattavegasSE
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1311310 (Re: TourDeForce) 09/02/06 07:43 PM

I think he means engine braking. Run hard on the Jakes, it'll slow.

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Loco4G63
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1311690 (Re: TourDeForce) 09/03/06 02:57 PM

Originally posted by TourDeForce:
Originally posted by Loco4G63:
I had Bendix all the way around for pads.....stopped everytime. Went to the track, went on the Tail of the Dragon, and I drove fast and nothing. A little smoke but always stopped.




Brakes on the Dragon??? Sounds kinda girly to me.


Had my ATX......no downshifting or engine braking.

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2003 Rally Red Mitsubishi Evolution VIII
257HP/259TQ


2005 Lapis Blue Mazda 6s

RET: 00 Cabernet Red Ford Contour Zetec ATX SUPERCHARGED
160HP/141TQ





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ChattavegasSE
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1311899 (Re: Loco4G63) 09/04/06 01:16 AM

Originally posted by Loco4G63:
Originally posted by TourDeForce:
Originally posted by Loco4G63:
I had Bendix all the way around for pads.....stopped everytime. Went to the track, went on the Tail of the Dragon, and I drove fast and nothing. A little smoke but always stopped.




Brakes on the Dragon??? Sounds kinda girly to me.


Had my ATX......no downshifting or engine braking.



Oh yeah, you never went high enough in the RPM's for that to happen. It's no fun below 5k!

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Auto-X Fil
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1311913 (Re: Lke2drvsvt) 09/04/06 01:49 AM

Originally posted by Lke2drvsvt:
The bendix pads are great, but considering they'll bust down after 1 good day of track use, I have no need to spend the money on them. I can get all 4 rotors and pads for $100 brand new from pepboys, so I think it would be wiser to just buy a new set everytime I go racing, since spending $400+ on a good set of rotors/pads would maybe last me twice as long.




Carbotechs will last many, many track days. I did two hard days and there was no visble wear. I bet you could get a pretty full summer out of one set - probably 1,000 laps of a long track like the Glen.

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Tourige
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Re: Brakes DESTROYED... new
#1312110 (Re: Auto-X Fil) 09/04/06 04:38 PM

Here is a better question; Will the Bendix pads perform better than the stock OEM replacements from Partsource or will they heat up more and ill get that fun squishy pedal?

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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