[DML] Re: Brakes broke..
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[DML] Re: Brakes broke..

A proper functioning D brake system is about as good as it gets for 
street use, WO ABS. 60-0 stopping is 160 ft.! However, if you have 
weak components, air in the system or, what I found very common in 
the "old days", the wrong pads, you are not going to get proper 
performance. In the "old days" before the class of vendors and parts 
supply we have now, I found the "cross over" list included a BapGeon 
pad that had a friction number of EE (OEM is FF - EE is a tighter 
compound pad). Those pads would increase braking distance a lot and I 
could never get the brakes to lock up except, maybe, in a full blown 
panic pedal push - sudden and as hard as you could do it.

Straying from OEM specs for street use is really a waste of money in 
my book because the results are less brake performance. The brake dust 
from OEM is a pain I know but a minor annoyance where safety is 

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, doctorDHD@... wrote:
> I have the 50/50 and can never lock up my brakes on dry pavement no 
> how hard I try.  I've always thought the stopping power of a (my) 
DeLorean was 
> rather weak.  Is there a way to field test the brakes... Such as you 
should be 
> able to stop within X feet at Y mph?
> Thanks
> Dave Delman
> D² & 6530

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