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#1 eliaskok

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:42 AM

I wonder if is a myth that front driver side brakes wear a bit faster than the front passenger side? I've read on some other forums but also after some brake changes i've done to different cars i've seen that this is kinda true


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:57 AM

I wonder if is a myth that front driver side brakes wear a bit faster than the front passenger side? I've read on some other forums but also after some brake changes i've done to different cars i've seen that this is kinda true
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the driver adds extra weight to that side of the car causing a harder push on that side when braking,
Suspension springs are always lower on drivers side after a few months of driving aswell

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:00 AM

So is not a myth for you then Lenny. Did you ever notice it?


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:30 AM

So is not a myth for you then Lenny. Did you ever notice it?
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no cant say I've noticed personally but it makes scientific sense to me and I've saw the difference in lowering springs see video below regarding springs being lower on drivers side

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:32 AM



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:42 AM

no cant say I've noticed personally but it makes scientific sense to me and I've saw the difference in lowering springs see video below regarding springs being lower on drivers side


Yeah that's true mate, and also in video i can see what you are talking about. Am curious though about the brakes if anyone has ever seen this or not


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:26 AM

Certainly makes sense, although I think its a myth in my case. I barely weigh anything so I cant add that much more to my brakes :P



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:30 AM

Certainly makes sense, although I think its a myth in my case. I barely weigh anything so I cant add that much more to my brakes :P


Ahahahha did you ever notice something like that jeebowhite? I would guess not sine you barely weigh anything


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

Cant say I have, thankfully all my cars have had good brakes, but last time I replaced any was on the Focus about three years and three cars ago :P to be honest though, there was barely any difference, but then again, that likely does come down to my zero gravity weight :P



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

I'd go with myth, totally.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:01 AM

I cannot see how there could be more brake pressure on one side than the other and still brake straight.  The braking system would not allow it.    I can understand suspension sag after a few years of very uneven load distribution but I don't buy unequal brake forces at all.    

 

I can understand more tyre wear on the n/s/f if you live where there are lots of traffic islands.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:50 AM

I cannot see how there could be more brake pressure on one side than the other and still brake straight.  The braking system would not allow it.

ESP can apply the brakes to one wheel only,
If cornering and one wheel begins to slip ESP applys the brakes to that one wheel slowing it down to be in sync,
So uneven wear can occour

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

I'd go with myth, totally.

 

I'd go with total !Removed!.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:42 AM

ESP can apply the brakes to one wheel only,
If cornering and one wheel begins to slip ESP applys the brakes to that one wheel slowing it down to be in sync,
So uneven wear can occour

 

ESP is nothing to do with brakes, it's ABS that applies to it a wheels that sticks / skids.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:43 AM

ESP just cuts power, hence why the revs flap all over the place when it's on.



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