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Old 05-19-2006, 07:10 PM   #51
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how much can i expect ceramic pads to increase the price? (so that i can tell if im gettin ripped)
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Quote:
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The only advantages of rear disc brakes are:
1) Better self cleaning. (great for going mudding)
2) Easier to inspect. (are you that lazy? I am but that'* not the point)
3) Easier maintenance. (see #2)
4) They look cooler. (Not an advantage but, they look cool)
5) No special actions to activate the self adjusters. (see #2)
You forgot one the best one;

they break better than drums
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:18 PM   #53
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The only advantages of rear disc brakes are:
1) Better self cleaning. (great for going mudding)
2) Easier to inspect. (are you that lazy? I am but that'* not the point)
3) Easier maintenance. (see #2)
4) They look cooler. (Not an advantage but, they look cool)
5) No special actions to activate the self adjusters. (see #2)

Disadvantages:
1) Often more expensive. (most of us are on a budget)
2) Retracting the self adjusting piston is a PIA. (Some what lessens 3# above)

Reality is:
1) That most people will never be able to tell the difference between rear discs and properly adjusted drums.
2) Rear discs won't stop the car any better that properly adjusted drums.
3) Car makers put them on as a marketing tool. (We think they are better because the car companies told us they are.
how many people regularly have their brakes adjusted
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The only advantages of rear disc brakes are:
1) Better self cleaning. (great for going mudding)
2) Easier to inspect. (are you that lazy? I am but that'* not the point)
3) Easier maintenance. (see #2)
4) They look cooler. (Not an advantage but, they look cool)
5) No special actions to activate the self adjusters. (see #2)
You forgot one the best one;

they break better than drums
Myth, See reality part of my post.
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how many people regularly have their brakes adjusted
Not many. That is the biggest reason most people think rear discs work better than drums.
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Bill, excellent write up. Brake system fluid flushes (whether manually, or pressure bleeder) are something often overlooked. I still have a brake adjusting spoon from the 70'* in my tools. Sorry, back on topic
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The only advantages of rear disc brakes are:
1) Better self cleaning. (great for going mudding)
2) Easier to inspect. (are you that lazy? I am but that'* not the point)
3) Easier maintenance. (see #2)
4) They look cooler. (Not an advantage but, they look cool)
5) No special actions to activate the self adjusters. (see #2)
You forgot one the best one;

they break better than drums
Myth, See reality part of my post.
LOL.........your reality statements a joke are you kidding me.

I know the diff. between the two,, and four wheel disk will always
out perform 2 wheel period ! ! !,,, i've been around a wile i've diven them all ,,i have both.

rear wheel disk always when breaking perfomance is needed
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:33 AM   #58
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ok so the bleeding was preformed on my car

Start with car
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remove wheels from car

clean dirty *** wheels and make them look new again
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acquire power bleeder

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Remove cap off MC and get a spray bottel to remove fluid
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keep spraying
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and then you have all the nasty old 13 year brake fluid
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attach the Power bleeder around MC and make sure that you have a good airtight seal
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pump the bleeder to 15-20 PSI
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open bleeders on the caliper and all the old fluid flow out
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once you see clear fluid come out of the bleeder you have one of the four wheels completed


remember this was preformed on a vehicle that had the same brakes on before and after the flush.........the stopping power is waaaaay better i feel as i have a better inital grab when the brakes are now applied......
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Other than the fancy MC cap, that power bleeder looks a lot like the home made one I found.
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@1993 SLE,

where did you get that bleeder system, looks like the cats ***.
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