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Old 07-26-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default RC8 brake disk slop?

hey guys, ok so my rc8 just showed up [i bought it used off ebay] and the one thing ive noticed that doesnt seem right is the brake disks have quite a bit of slop, for example:

if you put your finger on the center diff so it doesnt rotate, and another finger on either of the brake disks, they will spin either direction quite a bit before they "catch" on the diff and want to turn over the whole assembly.

That just doesnt seem right, anyone got any ideas? I can snap some pics later if needed, just though i'd get the wheels turning.
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Mine has a good deal of slop as well. My new one has a little less but still has slop. Nothing to worry about.
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Is the car brand new or used? The center of the brakes will get worn out after a couple of gallons. I just replaced the first set on mine, as the centers were almost round....
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:01 PM   #4
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WOW i just pulled the diff out and yeah they are damn near round in the middle.

Next question, should I replace them with factory ones or
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The AVID brakes are really good. To me the stock ones seemed to wear too fast and the AVIDS seem alot stronger. They also fit nice and tight on the outdrives, so tight I had to grind them to make them be able to move.
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