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Brake upgrade 300tdi?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by fizzyhair, Apr 6, 2015.

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  1. fizzyhair

    fizzyhair Member

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    My 300tdi is getting tired on its old brakes. I was wondering if it's possible seeing as I have to replace almost the entire brake system to fit the setup off of a newer Land Rover or the big ones off the 110 defender. I think the defender has vented discs and bigger pads. I'm open to any way of improving the braking. I've got the commercial version and it's iften loaded up. Lol

    I've tried ebc pads which helped a lot but I'm after a solid step up. :)
     
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    Paulmitchell1984 Well-Known Member

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    Yes u can put 110 brakes on fronts
     
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    Do a search mate.....plenty on this, as I have done the 130 conversion and put lots of info on the forum
     
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    Why?

    I fitted BOSCH discs and pads and can lock all 4 wheels on tarmac.

    Unless I was regularly towing 3.5T up and down mountains there are very few gains over cost of finding and fitting newer upgrade parts.

    Just my honest opinion.
     
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    StuRox Well-Known Member

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    I did mine as all my brakes were knackered so instead of buying the original stuff, i went and upgraded as not that much more than buying stock ;)
     
  6. Paulmitchell1984

    Paulmitchell1984 Well-Known Member

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    Because I can and because I wanted vented drilled and grooved..iv got a cage on mine heavy duty bumpers rock sliders 2 winches etc etc etc so weighs alot more than standard so just nice to know that iv got better stopping power especially with some of the numpties on the road that don't see a 2.5 ton big yellow landy coming towards them and pull out lo
     
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    Upgrading brakes is fine, but many people seem to overestimate the improvement they will get from upgrading. The first thing they don't seem to realise, is that vented, grooved or drilled discs do not improve stopping power. What they do improve is brake cooling. So unless you are finding that your brakes are frequently overheating, and suffering from fade, you will notice very little, if any difference in braking performance. In terms of improving braking, changing the pads to a different make and compound will make a much greater difference to braking performance than changing the discs. OEM pads are designed to give a good balance between braking performance and longevity. You can buy high performance pads from the likes of EBC or Black Diamond. These will give a noticeable improvement over OEM pads, but with the downside of needing to be replaced more frequently. The biggest factor that determines how well your vehicle stops are your tyres, the difference between the best and worst performing tyres can be around 50%. It is also possible to over improve your brakes. If your tyres are not capable of handling the stopping power of your uprated brakes, then your stopping distances will actually increase. If your brakes are causing your tyres to lock up under heavy, but not emergency braking, then you have too much braking power and your braking performance will be worse than it was with standard pads and discs.
     
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    I have been using Mintex pads on our 300tdi. I had a little run of luck last year and was able to score 3 boxes on ebay for something silly like 6 quid a box.
    They seem to take a little while to bed in properly but they pull up very well and they seem to last pretty well. The rears have done 22k so far and still have plenty of meat on them. Fronts managed 18k ish before they needed renewing. My other half drives the thing like a yob and does far more miles than I do so I'm pretty pleased with them in terms of both longevity and stopping power.
     
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    it is 110 and 300tdi 90 conversion
     
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