thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago Dork
2/27/09 3:59 p.m.
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I think your Neon might be cursed.

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Carson
Carson Dork
2/27/09 5:02 p.m.

Put some jack stands under there!

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
2/27/09 5:36 p.m.

The jackstands were sitting right next to me as I took that picture....they were then put under the car.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
2/27/09 5:59 p.m.

The brakes on our Neon weren't up for much performance use, fading after just a few stops from 60 mph. We decided to replace the rotors with new cross-drilled and slotted pieces from Racing Brake and pads from Carbotech. We chose Carbotech's XP8 autocross pad for our Neon, as it should also work well in a rallycross setting.

Unfortunately, one of the phenolic caliper pistons decided to shatter as we were retracting it into its bore. We've got a new one ordered, and we'll be able to test our new brakes soon.

Carson
Carson Dork
2/28/09 10:19 a.m.

Oh good, safety first, especially for new fathers!

VanFab
VanFab New Reader
2/28/09 6:51 p.m.

Thanks for all of the progress updates, Per! Keep up the good work.

VanFab
VanFab New Reader
2/28/09 6:53 p.m.

P.S. What's that crazy oil filter you're using?

neon4891
neon4891 UltimaDork
3/2/09 9:06 p.m.

Drilled and slotted and all that fancyness? How will those hold up?

iceracer
iceracer PowerDork
3/4/09 9:40 a.m.

A lot of expense for no benefit. OEM type rotors work best.

can
can
3/15/09 9:49 p.m.

I had a bad experience using Carbotech bobcat pads with Racing Brake rotors. Racing brake doesn't recommend using Carbotech pads and Carbotech doesn't recommend using Racing Brake rotors. I experienced poor stopping and overheating. Switched to Hawk pads. The Carbotechs worked great with the OE rotors.

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