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Brakes upgrade?

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Hi All,
I'm contemplating an upgrade to the brakes. I want to make it stop
better, but without changing so much that I have non-standard calipers
or stuff that prevents me using standard components if I get stuck
somewhere and need to resort to standard Toyota parts.
All American supply Australian DBA discs, but they're drilled and I'm
wondering about mud and stones getting stuck in the holes and then
ripping the pads to bits.
Any comments?
Cheers,
 
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Hi Andy,
I've had good results with the 3G disks supplied by TBR - these are
slotted - they do do some slotted and dimpled one's, but have been told
that the dimples aren't worth it.
The DBA's have a great reputation in Aus, but they are expensive
compared to things like the 3g ones.
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
07971 540362
[Email address removed]
 
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Andy,
While you are in there with the brakes fit Amazon front pads, they are
slightly larger than 80 series ones and fit fine.
Regards,
Clive Marks
Home: +44 1293 514600
Mobile: +44 7821 491897
Crawley, West Sussex, UK.
 
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Thanks for the advice guys, I've decided to replace the hoses with
braided ones, and try new pads, and see how that goes before
committing to new discs.
Incidentally, I found this on www.3gbrakes.co.uk :
"Although they do help create biting edges, the main reason for
dimpling is to create the cosmetic effect of cross-drilling without
the risk of fracturing."
Cheers,
 
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I've been running DBA (slotted) rotors (as Yanks call them) for last 6-7 yrs (one of the previous Toyota ones separated :(.
Been going fine - no complaints.
running Toyota 80 pads - did try the 100s but went back to the 80 pads (think they were more expensive, had 2 fiddle a bit with them and don't remember that got much xtra stopping via them).
I might have some measurements I wrote down somewhere as regards better/worse but honestly can't remember
FZJ80 - 170K in Colorado
Lal
Clive Marks wrote:
 
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Great, think I'll order some DBA slotted discs and fit them later, the
only ones I can get "off the shelf" right now are drilled and I don't
like the idea of stones.....
Cheers,
 
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I have read the dimples provide a means of gas pressure being "contained"
rather that it forcing the pad from the disk. I don't know what gas, steam
from heated water content or perhaps a ferrous oxide gas of a radio active
composition.
I honestly believe that for every one genuine invention there are five
cosmetic ones, further more each genuine invention seems to have five
misguided or misinformed explanations of how they work.
Eg hydrogen generators etc
A lot of the automotive developments are very subtle but might still useful,
I noticed a while ago that some of the flat grooved belt drives (like some
supercharger drives) have slots across the grooves every 45 degrees or so,
seems it is to stop air getting under the belt and improve contact with the
drive?
Malcolm
Stafford (UK)
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
 
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I've not seen it mentioned yet, but do drilled or grooved discs increase the
wear rate of the pads?
TTFN
Chas
London UK '94 1HDT 80 Auto, 14500+ miles, Safari snorkel, Rocksliders,
Maggiolona roof tent, Engel fridge, Custom Winch bumper & winch
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Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Brakes upgrade?
 
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