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Replacing the pads in my 4.2T/D GQ running 33" MTZ on a 3" lift , have spoken to a number of brake specialists . So what i want to know is your opinion on what pads to fit as the ones in there struggle to pull the old girl up when repeatidly used thru the hills. If you could give me a rougth cost figure that would be great to compare to thanks people MO
 

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I've got Bendix 4wd pads and they seen to be good , have'nt actually done much homework on brake pads but a softer compound pad would certainly stop better and naturally wear quicker and be kinder to the rotors
Its been a couple of years since fitting the Bendix and can't remember what they cost .
 

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I have just replaced the rear bake pads with the Bendix 4x4 pads. Only been on a few days but a massive difference to what was on before (dont know what they were). Cost was around $70 by memory from repco, bursons had the same for $85 so pays to call around.
 

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if you have the single piston calipers: EBC green stuff with slotted rotors. Been there done that, its the best combination available for standard calipers.

dont be cheap with brakes, they are THE MOST important safety item on your car.
 

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Thanks for your opinions fellas now i have to make a decision .Mike h the slotted rotors would have made a huge difference mate? Cant say i have heard of EBC but i will have a look at these also cheers again guys MO
 

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slotted rotors assist with cleaning roasted brake pad off as well as let the gases from the burning pad out instead of floating the pad off the disk. it does help when you're at the point where the friction material is being pushed past its limits.
drilled rotors assist with selling more rotors, they look awesome and they crack a lot.

EBC are a british company I think. they do various grades of pad and they colour code them. green is semi-street which is the beefiest one they do for those calipers. they go right up to metal based extreme race only pads.
My car is lighter than standard, I can get one hard stop from 140 down to 40. if I try to do the same immediately after they fade at about 80. I only run 31 inch wheels.

though the real solution is going to bigger rotors and calipers. you want the brakes of a later EFI TB42
 

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Thanks for this info i shall give it some more investigation before i do anything .Thanks MikeH
 

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The bendix 4wd brake pads are pretty good, got them front and rear with standard rotors and it pulls the patrol up very well on 33's.
 

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i got bendix heavy duties. and i must say when they are cold a little sad but after the first stop at the end of the street they are fine. and ive never had them fade on me yet.
this is only on the front but its them and dba slotted rotors. bout to do the rear as they are almost gone.
also use a good dot 3 or 4 brake fluid and give it a good flush. also get a brake place to properly setup the rear prop valve to suit the lift??? will make a difference.
 

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My Bro inlaw replaced the brake fluid with me ,but when the engineer did the brake test he said it was ok but not the best so i presume that they are standard pads & not bendex upgrades. So i may do pads and rotors not 100% sure yet but i will get the prop valve looked at thanx MO
 

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Had the brakes done today heaps better ,the brake mechanic suggested fitting Teflon lined hoses to increase the braking also as the rubber hoses flex out under pressure . The new hoses are pretty expensive tho so we will see how things go with the new pads . Mo
 
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