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Losi Stock Brakes... Something Better Hopefully??

Old 06-04-2009, 07:59 PM
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I am in need of replacing the Stock Losi B2.0 Brakes and they suck and fade way to fast. I heard Losi makes an HD set of brakes.

If so are they any good?

Or, is there a better pair of brakes that fit the 2.0 Center Diff Brake system?

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Old 06-04-2009, 08:03 PM
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I am in need of replacing the Stock Losi B2.0 Brakes and they suck and fade way to fast. I heard Losi makes an HD set of brakes.

If so are they any good?

Or, is there a better pair of brakes that fit the 2.0 Center Diff Brake system?

-Richard
I use the origional HD discs that were made for the 1.0. They are a direct fit on the 2.0 and made of a much better matterial. They last forever and never fade.

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http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=6688
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how long intil u need to replace the brake pads i mean how many runs,they stop pretty dam good to me.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:43 PM
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i have the stock ones
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:49 PM
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I think they work great very consistant never noticed over fade
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the stock ones u mean or the opinion vented ones u mean
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I also rock the stock 2.0's on both mine....i like the fact they are thicker then even the 1.0 HD's and i have yet to have a brake fade situation...but that all boils down to how often you maintain the discs and how good of a pit man you got in the main.
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good one but when u have one of them guys who has a trig finger on the throttle and books out of your hand its pretty easy to get fuel on the brakes.
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Lovin the 2.0 brake setup here too. I replaced my 8-T 1.0, the 8ight 1.0 Latemodel, and 8ight 1.0 break-in car with the 2.0 setup. My 8ight 2.0 brakes are working great so far at the 4 gallon mark on the whole car.
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Yeah the standard 2.0 brakes are awesome in buggy and truggy.
I had an 808 and XT8 and added the optional carbon brakes and them are some crappy brakes
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Originally Posted by malcnz View Post
Yeah the standard 2.0 brakes are awesome in buggy and truggy.
I had an 808 and XT8 and added the optional carbon brakes and them are some crappy brakes
hey malcs the HD pads are the biz I ran them on both my 8 and 8T and they last an hell of a lot longer and don't fade like the stock pads.

I gave Phil findley a set off my buggy after he killed his stock 1's first meeting out with his 8T 2.0 and he loves them.

I've just put a set of carbons on my 808 and haven't had a desent run on them yet so now I'm worried

heres a link to the HD losi disc's

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d%3A-8B%252F8T

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truggy 2.0 stock ones melted, so I went to the HD and never looked back!!!!
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the Stocker's dont fade...Nor do they wear out...i honestly dont see how....Unless you dont maintain them, Or you are trying to overcompensate for a glazed disc and you increase the epa till the disc starts smoking.
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Stock 2.0 brakes work great for me 6 gallons so far. On the 1.0 I ran the xtreem carbon fiber discs and they were great for many gallons no warping no fading just good stopping power.
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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.
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