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Old 04-11-2014, 07:22 PM
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How are you guys getting so much brake fade? I was only able to get mine to fade slightly once and I was driving in a highly illegal manner. I'll probably still do this mod, but it will also depend on parts prices, which I haven't researched yet.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:25 AM
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Driving in slightly illegal manners in mountains.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:58 AM
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Yes driving fast down on mountains made me make the switch.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:03 AM
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You guys must really be hauling. I drove from Carson City, NV to San Diego, CA and back last month and barely used my brakes except for when I was going through towns with red lights and such.
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83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 357,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 24,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:01 PM
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Anyone ever try the R107 caliper upgrade? Will they bolt right on?
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:37 AM
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Update

I finally got around to doing the early 126 brake upgrade. I also took the liberty of installing new rear rotors, pads, calipers, and hoses. The rears took about three hours and the fronts came to about seven including some very uncooperative flare nuts and having to devise a vise to get the rotors separated from the hubs. Results in mild to moderate stopping are excellent. The pedal feel and brake performance are nearly as good as a 911. I'll wait until later to try out some max effort braking.
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83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 357,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 24,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
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