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Offline Zayd

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Which brakes are used the most
« on: 01 July 2012, 15:28 »
Hello peeps.

Can anyone elaborate as to which brakes, the front or rear, are used the most on a 1999 MK4 Golf GTI AGU.  I did hear somewhere that the rears were actually used more and the fronts only came into play during harder braking.  My specialist says the fronts are used more.
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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #1 on: 01 July 2012, 15:34 »
come on mate who ever told you the rear brakes were used more needs shooting. why do think the fronts are bigger? think the rears only account up to 10-20% of braking

Offline wasps1990

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #2 on: 01 July 2012, 16:10 »
front m8

Offline Viking

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #3 on: 01 July 2012, 16:30 »
Depends what sort of braking you're doing. If you're just pootling about town and braking gently then the rears do most of the braking. Only when you're cracking on and braking hard does the fronts do more.

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #4 on: 01 July 2012, 16:36 »
During hand break turns the fronts are used 100%


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Offline Anthony

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #5 on: 01 July 2012, 17:36 »
The rears are hardly used exept if you have a load fat birds in the back or your towing or breaking hard. hence the small disks on the rears ! do an emergancy stop , the car will nose dive at the front cos the front brakes are doing all the work  :laugh:
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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #6 on: 01 July 2012, 17:41 »
In an emergency stop, yes the fronts do all the work. But braking gently to a halt will use mostly the rears.

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #7 on: 01 July 2012, 18:20 »
come on mate who ever told you the rear brakes were used more needs shooting. why do think the fronts are bigger? think the rears only account up to 10-20% of braking

Maybe he does handbrake turn parallel parking a lot?
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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #8 on: 01 July 2012, 18:58 »
In an emergency stop, yes the fronts do all the work. But braking gently to a halt will use mostly the rears.

lol this made me laugh.

Offline Viking

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #9 on: 01 July 2012, 19:01 »
In an emergency stop, yes the fronts do all the work. But braking gently to a halt will use mostly the rears.

lol this made me laugh.
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