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Brake fade

Discussion in 'Handling' started by Oranoco, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Oranoco
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    [Jul 27, 2007]
    My '96 A4 T Sport is suffering with brake fade after a couple of hard stops. What should the stock brakes be like?

    Considering a pad swap to Ferrodo DS2500's
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    [Jul 28, 2007]
    my S4 ones are turkish, (Shi'ite lol) after a few hard stops, brake fade like nothing i've ever experienced before so if they're anything to go by i'd guess the standard A4 brakes will be dire
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    Thing is they don't actually feel as good as the brakes on my old 1.6 A4. Maybe it's down to the extra speed I'm able to achieve before needing to brake.

    This is the daily hack as I have two other toys for weekend fun so don't want to pour money into this car. Mind you the odd performance enhancement can't hurt. lol
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    [Jul 28, 2007]
    Come on then, name them.
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    [Jul 28, 2007]
    '91 Fiesta RS Turbo with a T3 conversion making 180bhp. (it's tyre soap on the front not kerbing damage)
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    '89 Escort RS Turbo with everything on it and making 260bhp.
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    Not everybodies taste I'm sure but I love 'em
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    I still love the RS range,except for that pissy MK5 RS2000.:asskicking:
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    [Aug 7, 2007]
    change audi brake pads
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    [Aug 9, 2007]
    i had same brake fade on ebc pads i now run padige fast road pads from gsf and had very good performance from them even on a track day
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    [Jan 29, 2008]
    Brake pads are much like tyres in that there are different types to suit different styles. If you fit Pagid Blues as I have done, you will notice that they do not fade after consistent heavy use. However, you must flush your system and refill with a higher temperature fluid if you fit higher friction pads. If you don't, you run the risk of boiling your brake fluid. This may be the case with the OP as over time brake fluid absorbs moisture which, when it gets hot will turn to steam/gas and reduce the efficiency of the brakes.
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    [Oct 8, 2011]
    Your issue is heat, not pads, fluid or discs (though collectively the latter can have an impact). Deal with the heat and you won't get issue - try removing your dust guards and running ducting to the centre of the disc.

    Your discs are heat sinks, designed to abosrb the energy from fricton (heat) and disperse it.
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