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#31 kristriple

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

Its disappointing. You would think that ford would consider that anyone buying the "sporty" mondeo's would want to use the performance once in a while. I automatically presumed that mine would have brake's to cope with 220bhp and 155mph and a 2.0 would have brakes to cope with 140bhp and 130mph....Obviously not the case!

Do they base the brakes that a car requires solely on weight?

 

The ST225 brakes sound like WAY to much hassle! Im sure its a load cheaper to just go with brembo or EBC pads and discs as you suggested.

 

I had a Focus Collection (mk1) back in the day. Must have spent 5, maybe 6, grand on "improving" it. Without a shadow of a doubt the best money I spend was on aftermarket brakes and good tyres!

It had EBC pads and discs, but lines and callipers were stock. MASSIVE improvement. I never managed to cook them to the point they were fading anyway.

 

I remember them being about £300 quid. That was 10 years ago mind. Im sure they are more now. Still bound to be cheaper than even second hand ST225 stuff?



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#32 kristriple

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

Heres some links,

There a Japanese production only
Heres mine with a cat-back 2.5" custom fit magnaflow exhaust

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I'd put money on it that your a fast and furious fan..... lol
Tidy motor tho! It's added to my "bang for your buck" list!

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

I'd put money on it that your a fast and furious fan..... lol
Tidy motor tho! It's added to my "bang for your buck" list!

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:lol: how much money :huh:

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:08 PM

:lol: how much money :huh:


Scottish fiver!? Or that zast!? Lol

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

On the brakes again!
Did a fast run home tonight. 6 miles, 10 corners. By the time I was home brake pedal was turning hard, seriously reduced braking performance (almost no brakes!) and they were stinking when I got out of the car.
I was being heavy on them, but surely that's not what they come fitted with as standard!?

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:09 PM

On the brakes again!
Did a fast run home tonight. 6 miles, 10 corners. By the time I was home brake pedal was turning hard, seriously reduced braking performance (almost no brakes!) and they were stinking when I got out of the car.
I was being heavy on them, but surely that's not what they come fitted with as standard!?

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I don't  know the condition of your brakes, but its a big, heavy car and realatively little brakes, even if the brakes were like new they are probably not up to very hard  repeated use - you've got to remember most drivers drive at 70 max and probably brake hard once, then allow the brakes to recover, - so it depends what sort of speed you are braking from/ how hard and how often, and your driving style - some drivers never have good enough brakes - in my opinion, the 300mm (12") front discs are only just adequate for "regular" use but not for hard use



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