Originally Posted by Banflu
, but i agree with Reuven 100%. When i changed the original pads with Mintex pads, the ABS works less, and the braking is better.
Well we all have our own opnions
I experienced that when I changed my pads and discs (standard ones) that It had alot more power and the ABS would do it's thingy
alot more often... But when I changed tyres, I noticed that the ABS nearly didn't cut-in at all.
And IMHO, this might even be related to a physics (I'm very very far from an expert
)... I rekon, that if you have more stopping power on the disks (for example, new competion pads, competion discs etc...) it's going to be alot easier to block your wheels while braking, that is if the tyres aren't up to the job . You need more grip to delay the blocking of the wheel, and that is precisely where the new tyres come in... gluey rubber ;
This has nothing to do with the fatigue of braking... maybe (really not sure about this and might be totally wrong... and if so I'll already have my coat on
) IMHO, maybe with standard pads and discs you will have more braking power, due to the harder material, but for alot less time, resulting in the end as a not so efficient overall performance, thus getting alot more work from the ABS. Now the competion pads and discs (NO CALIPERS - isn't fair for the standard ones ) being able to withstain high temperatures for vey long periods of time will give you a very linear performance with out the fatigue of the standard... but these might not give that extra bite that the standard ones give and that results in wheel blockage. You will achieve alot better overall performance, but at normal working temperatures (IMHO) I think the standard pads might give you shorter braking distances (but only for a brief period, until the temperature goes beyond reasonable limits )
I want to point out that this is just my uninformed humble opinon, and if i've said anything ridiculously stupid
I will be glad to admit
I all was thought that to get the real braking magic you have to go for a full Kit, with calipers, steel lined hoses, competion pads & discs and maybe a competion master cylinder, other wise you won't get the true potencial out of the pads & discs
all the Best
P.S. hope no one has fallen asleep