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Offline neremusnav

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front brake question????
« on: February 01, 2013, 06:41:25 am »
What classes run front brakes?  I'm getting parts around for BP or CP or whatever and I am wondering who and what machines are running front brakes.  Are they necessary to be competitive on a local level?  Any input would be helpful.  Thanks.

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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 06:46:58 am »
There are a lot of guys that don't run them but the ones that do run them seem to love them for the most part.
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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 07:09:21 am »
ALSO YOU CAN DRIVE INTO THE TURN DEEPER WITH FRONT BRAKES.
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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 07:58:00 am »
I would say most likely not necessary for a local level.
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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 08:15:57 am »
Yes, There is a comfort zone using front brakes and benifits.(depending on what class these will be used in) My wife has expressed that she wants me to put them on her MODXR/GP this year. Not a band idea. She had them on her Superstock-IMOW, allthough probably not needed for that class, she felt more secure. Cha-Ching, guess I better sell something!.

I have them on my BP/SS and cannot live without them.

The MCP front brakes use a large disc and will stop you dead in your tracks, but they are high maint.
EC Sells some smaller front brakes that fit into the wheel and are space saving - very, very nice too.
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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 11:07:07 am »
alright so what I am getting is if you have the money...get em... if not youn will probably still be ok?  I am not trying to cheap out but I am trying to get started in mower racing cheaply and build on it.  I still would not mind info on front brake kits / spindles or what anybody is using.  Thanks for everybodies input so far.

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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 11:19:30 am »
That is pretty much correct. I agree more with Flipper but yes if you are getting started there is other things to worry about first. Once you run front brakes on a fast mower you won't want to run without them again.
If your spindles have 5/8 axles you'll have several options for front brakes. I run Hegar front brakes and love them. If you want information on those when you decide to get some send me a message!
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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 01:04:03 pm »
I had them on my Mini, did not like them and took them off, actually slowed me down. Minis are very light, the heaver class definiately need them.
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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 01:33:06 pm »
I use a quick change left front only. Easily interchanges between machines. Works great.

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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 07:51:42 pm »
Does running a left front brake pull to one side or try to spin out or does the rear balance that out?

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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 08:24:09 pm »
...For what it is worth, I use a diagonal brake pattern by having an adjustable hydraulic brake bias to give the chassis a short "twitch" to the left before the right front applies, which becomes a great drift into the corners under the right throttle...

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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 08:29:00 pm »
Is the left "twitch" before the right grabs what you mean by diagonal?

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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 09:41:42 pm »
 :lol: Yes.  They pull to the left before equalizing straight.  The Left Front and Rear Brake Applies at the same rate, with a delay in the right front brake...I know, it's weird, but works good.  It's probably because it compensates for a defective chassis build, LOL!!

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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2013, 09:22:27 am »
Defective chassis? You? No.  Good to know cause I may be building a defective chassis as we speak. Lol

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Re: front brake question????
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2013, 09:48:01 am »
ALL Mine are defective.!!!
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