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Old 06-05-2009, 09:27 AM   #16
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Remember most of you that are helping me have 1yr +++ of RC experience. I have so far.. Maybe a Month and a half. So my driving and learning to set up my car the right way has put more wear and tear then a normal driver that has his car set up and knows his car well enough to make adjustments on the fly that have major impact on the performance.

I was just looking for something that is not having to be pulled out every gallon and sanded down to re-surface them (learning to finally fix my bias has also helped this). I'm sure they are great once you have a correct bias and a lighter finger (unlike me). Also I didn't know about bias at first when I got the buggy and all my wheels would lock up when I hit the brakes, so I'm pretty sure since my bias seemed to be 100/100 and thats why my brakes are dying so fast, and I finally noticed that they were set to have some drag on them which seems like a no no in 1/8 buggy.

I was looking to see if there were brakes out there that are better and require to be surfaced less then the stock 2.0 brakes. If not then its a big deal. I'm so new to this that I still love to spend 5 hours in my garage wrenching on my car and fixing it up.

Thanks for the input everyone.. I will give your suggestions a try and see if I can't get a little better performance out of my brakes.

I just got an XRay for a great deal as well, so I have started to get it together to see how it handles the track compared to my Losi. Just need some more 7955Hitech's for it and its ready to rock.

But don't worry I'm going to be LFL (losi for life) since every LHS in my area carrys Losi parts and XRay stuff is harder to find and only at one LHS that I know of in my area.
The HD brakes WILL last longer and stop better than the stock 1.0 or 2.0 discs. They are made out of a much better matterial that really doesn't glaze over at all. They are also vented better.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:57 AM   #17
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If your breaks get a little worn then part of your maintnence could be to tighten those screws on the brake pads a LITTLE bit. Remember that you should not be dragging but if there is a huge space then your brakes could not be performing at there fullest.
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The HD brakes WILL last longer and stop better than the stock 1.0 or 2.0 discs. They are made out of a much better matterial that really doesn't glaze over at all. They are also vented better.
i beg to differ on the wear and performance.
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Avid disk's
I believe Mr. Drake uses them.

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i beg to differ on the wear and performance.
OK whatever you say. I have run them both, and have had much better experiences with the HD discs. If the stock ones are working for you, that's great.
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Some have gone to the AE Brake discs. #89123
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What is the proper way to maintain your breaks? Sand them in a circular motion? What grit sand paper? ANything else?
Should you sand the metal pads as well?
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Clean first then sand....i use 800g wet sand....but if you maintain them weekly then you rarely have to sand them....a simple scrubbing with alcohol or Iosol and they are good to go another round.
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