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Brembo's On And Some Work In Engine Bay.
Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:36 PM
I just bought a pair of brand new ones from a ford dealer for approx £4 each. Also beware of eBay sellers selling brand new in the bag ones as many of the packs have parts of fixing clips floating loose.
Cliffy, I was looking at pics of your engine wrapping the other day as I'm planning to do some work in my own engine bay. One thing that lets many cars down (IMHO) are bland looking strut braces. Your engine bay has some lovely gloss black which in turn shows up the finish on the strut braces. I think this shows more on black cars like yours and mine.
I'm currently rubbing down a strut brace ready to respray it.
I can't decide whether to spray it gloss black or a silver similar to the engine cover.......I'm not brave enough to go for red or yellow lol.
I've bought some stainless steel bolts for use when refitting the strut brace and think if the strut brace was silver then some nice stainless bolts (and stainless nuts for the shocks) would look more 'sporty' without strut brace covers.
Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:45 PM
If I do mine in silver I think I'd still keep the covers black.
I just can't decide what colours to go for to be honest. I'm thinking of doing the UIM in gloss red, so could be brave and do the strut brace red too, but don't know if it would be too red in the engine bay.
Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:02 PM
Posted 09 May 2015 - 08:27 AM
54 Mondeo ST220 - Weekend / track use - Car Diary
12 Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCi - 50mpg and slow
55 Mondeo ST TDCi - Bought for a sideskirt - Sold Car Diary 09 Audi TTS - 2.0 TFSi 272bhp, Quattro, DSG, Mag Ride + Launch control! - Sold and missed a lot 06 Titanium X 2.2 TDCi - 40mpg but not quick enough - Sold and missed a little 57 Titanium X 2.5 Turbo - 20mpg but a proper sleeper - Sold and missed
Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:23 AM
I'm with you on the subtle look, and love the overall black look of the car. I even have plain black handles and window strips to keep the car black.
My ink blue Mondy had satin black front grills as I preferred them to the gun metal colour they come in as standard and I might do that to my black Mondy.
I already have more than a hint of red though as the interior is red
Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:33 AM
Cliffy. With your brembos are the pads less wide than the disc contact area or are they offset to the disc?
Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:54 AM
The red interior I love! Would have gone that way myself if I hadnt come across the alcantara/leathers I have at a unmissable price. Last car had leather seats and the missus always complained about burning her legs on the hot seat on sunny days. So the alcantaras are ace on that front. Or I get a new missus with less hot legs and longer skirts. Lol
Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:09 AM
Posted 10 May 2015 - 12:52 PM
On the brembo front. They are less wide than contact area, but are the same size prity much as the asbo pads, and as they are further out from the wheel centre you get more stoping force. Add the fact thet are 4 pots too and honestly the difference I've found is amazing. Almost feels like the back wheels leave the ground and I do an endo like on a bike. They are soooo lite too, got to be half the weight of asbos.
I've never been overly impressed with ASBOs. I have them on my mk3' but don't think they are good value for money. I always found using better discs and pads with OEM calipers had nearly the same effect, but for a lot less cash.
What the Mondy really needs IMHO is a better servo. Lots of cars just as big as a Mondy will stop a whole lot better using similar calipers to the OEM Mondy ones. I've also found the petrol Mondy's to need more braking force than diesel ones.
Posted 10 May 2015 - 02:28 PM
Are there any options for a better replacement servo? I have a terrible dead zone in my brakes. First inch to inch half of pedal travel has no effect what so ever.