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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

Postby bumblebee » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:50 pm

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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:06 pm

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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

Postby SchumieFan » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:43 pm

Sorry to chime in late,

I've run T2's and brembo pads on FTO's in the past so that's what I want to go with.

Never used spares box but their website throws up two parts numbers for front rotors for an 09 VRX.
417S and 2422S.
I had been price shopping for 2422S but now I'm massively confused.

Can anyone confirm the correct T2 part numbers for front rotors on a 2.4 VRX? Mine is also a March 09 build.

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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:56 am

My VRX is also an early 2009 build, I know at some point in that year there was a change.

But here are the parts I got - T2 and brembo pads.
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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

Postby Quismiff » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:20 pm

417S was upto late MY09 I believe, technically there is little difference between the two. Maximum and minimum thickness is one, tables below show the rest, and interestingly enough the Ralliart Rotors are the standard fitment for many VR-X models, but aren't listed as such, nor is a rear rotor for the RA. The rear rotor in our cars isn't even listed in that table not sure of the age of that list.
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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:45 pm

The only issue I have with my need brakes are the pads, they work best when warmed up, so on short drives or when you first set off they are not very good. I mean they come on very sharp, nothing then bang you stop, most noticeable at slow speeds.

I'll keep them for now but might consider changing the pads if they don't improve.

That said the work great, not done any tests but stops really quickly and had no issues in normal use while away one the recent 10000km trip.

Anyone recommend some DBA pads for the VRX?
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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

Postby bumblebee » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:39 am

Welcome to the wonderful world of brake pads.
As a general rule of thumb the OEM pads are the pick of the bunch. They will give decent "bite" when cold.
However if you took them to a track and give it a decent run , you will find the brakes.will fade at a reasonable pace.
There's a few things you can do that can improve things in the braking department.
Change and flush the entire brake fluid system about every two years.
Get rid of the rubber hose brake lines it came with off the factory production line with and drop in ADR approved brake lines.
And swap pads.
If your doing short trips regularly , you can't beat the OEM pads for that.
Different brands of pads will effect your braking system in different ways.
You will find a semi metallic pad from Bendix will perform differently to say a semi metallic pad from Protex or Brembo or who ever else.
As you have discovered some pads do take a while to warm up to give great results.
However , not all pads need this eg OEM
From memory the organic pads are what's used by OEM but don't quote me on that as I'm not 100% certain.

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Re: Brake Rotor/Pads Recommendations?

Postby Lancer1993 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:14 pm

Fluid was done at the last service a few months ago, before the trip but as with most long distance highway drives you're not using the brakes as much as daily stop start around town, so the first 10k have been pretty light on brake use.

Being considering the brake lines also.
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