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Offline Ant1981

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #10 on: 01 July 2012, 19:23 »
It's usually 60% front and 40% rear, but the modern electronics will distribute braking according to traction control feedback.
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Offline cullygti

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #11 on: 01 July 2012, 19:29 »
It's usually 60% front and 40% rear, but the modern electronics will distribute braking according to traction control feedback.

60-40 is what i always thought to


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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #12 on: 01 July 2012, 19:38 »
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.
Many things make me laugh as well.

But it's true...

but its not  :laugh:

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #13 on: 01 July 2012, 19:40 »
It's usually 60% front and 40% rear, but the modern electronics will distribute braking according to traction control feedback.
Ahh - sense at last...

Which is why your front discs are roughly bigger by 60%/40% than your rears....

The same hydraulic pressure goes to the calipers at the front and back unless ABS steps in. Even with gentle braking.

Since the total piston (and pad) area is smaller in the rear calipers, the braking force is smaller by the same amount. Even with gentle braking.
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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #14 on: 01 July 2012, 19:45 »
It's usually 60% front and 40% rear, but the modern electronics will distribute braking according to traction control feedback.
Ahh - sense at last...

Which is why your front discs are roughly bigger by 60%/40% than your rears....

The same hydraulic pressure goes to the calipers at the front and back unless ABS steps in. Even with gentle braking.

Since the total piston area is smaller in the rear calipers, the braking force is smaller by the same amount.

A braking compensator adjusts the hydraulic pressure distribution, but yes hydraulic pressure and friction area have their own merits.
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Offline Bandit127

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #15 on: 01 July 2012, 19:49 »
A braking compensator adjusts the hydraulic pressure distribution, but yes hydraulic pressure and friction area have their own merits.
AFAIK, ABS equipped cars don't have them.

They are only needed on the old fashioned cars without ABS (like Mk2s and previous). And even then they only actually reduce the pressure under heavy braking so the back doesn't lock up.

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #16 on: 01 July 2012, 19:58 »
Ever wondered why light brakers wear the rear pads & discs out more than the front ones? I had 2 sets of rear brakes on the last car at 140k miles, and one set of fronts. I'm not a heavy braker.

Have a search on TDIClub for rear brake bias, it's interesting reading....

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #17 on: 01 July 2012, 20:02 »
Maybe you callipers were stickin. I've never heard the rears do more brakin than the front. I have customers who don't heavy brake and they replace the fronts more than the rears

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #18 on: 01 July 2012, 21:08 »
Ever wondered why light brakers wear the rear pads & discs out more than the front ones? I had 2 sets of rear brakes on the last car at 140k miles, and one set of fronts. I'm not a heavy braker.

Have a search on TDIClub for rear brake bias, it's interesting reading....

lol at viking, never had it my front wear down quicker than the rears. your caliper was sticking mate.

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Re: Which brakes are used the most
« Reply #19 on: 01 July 2012, 21:14 »
Have a search on TDIClub for rear brake bias, it's interesting reading....

they drive deisels... i wouldnt trust anything they say