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    After driving 150+ mile's of twisty, fast road's i felt fade for the first time in my car last saturday night. This is also only a day after the remap, now do you think this is coincidence or maybe my brake's are about to need either replaced or upgraded.??

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    You have probably been giving it "wellie" trying out your remap, try slowing down a little bit and see how you get on
    3.2 v6 Signum and loving it

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    Upgrade time
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Upgrading to 314's might be a good idea, perhaps when your front disks and pads need replacing. Big difference in stopping power for same effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsdutton View Post
    You have probably been giving it "wellie" trying out your remap, try slowing down a little bit and see how you get on
    It wasn't too bad mate - honestly

    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    Upgrading to 314's might be a good idea, perhaps when your front disks and pads need replacing. Big difference in stopping power for same effort.
    Have you upgraded John??

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    is the front discs on 2.0 turbo not 314mm standard?

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    302mm mate...

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    can someone explain what brake fade is to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Have you upgraded John??
    Indeed I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks246 View Post
    can someone explain what brake fade is to me?

    A layman's 'take'

    Not entirely sure, other than to say I think it's when the brakes are so hot, they do not 'bite' or maintain pressure on the disks for as long as normal, and are less effective for less time. Maybe the brake fluid is 'boiling'?

    Usually caused by continual hard use over a short period of time. Often associated with track days and the like.

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