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JonnyCJ



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Cheers - looking forward to the rebuild.

Post #641888 Sun May 12 2024 9:19pm
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NoExpert



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Poland 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White

Which refurb kit do you have? I used Frenkit and am happy with them. They use hard anodized aluminum pistons opposed to the chrome plated aluminum pistons that come stock.

 2011 RRS HSE Luxury 3.0 TDV6 Fuji White on Ebony/Ivory
Born and raised in So Cal. Moved to the UK in 2018 for a few years. Now in Poland and looking at moving back to the UK.

Post #641890 Mon May 13 2024 6:16am
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JonnyCJ



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Yep - same as yours. The chrome pistons are rubbish and flake. Surprised BREMBO use them at all.

Post #641891 Mon May 13 2024 6:38am
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JonnyCJ



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Brakes arrived today and pleasingly are 4 pot Brembos, so should bolt straight on once rebuilt.

They need a good soda blasting initially to get them cleaned up and then it’ll be paint and pistons.

Spring and slider kit also arrived today, so good to go.





Post #641956 Tue May 14 2024 8:37pm
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Meiang



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I installed upgraded DBA rotors and pads om my 2010 TDV8, which made a significant difference in braking performance. Is there any real point in installing Brembo 4 pot calipers.

Post #641970 Wed May 15 2024 6:07pm
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NoExpert



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Poland 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White

I did it because I got the calipers for free and I like the appearance. I feel these are a marginal improvement over the stock sliding two piston calipers, but that’s my opinion. I know if I want a real improvement I’d need to go with the six piston calipers and larger rotors, but that entails more money and work. 2011 RRS HSE Luxury 3.0 TDV6 Fuji White on Ebony/Ivory
Born and raised in So Cal. Moved to the UK in 2018 for a few years. Now in Poland and looking at moving back to the UK.

Post #641973 Wed May 15 2024 8:05pm
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JonnyCJ



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The point is that they look cool, brake a tad better - not that I’ll really be testing them very often, will add a small amount to the value when I sell and for the cost of them, it was a no-brainer.

Also, the fact that I love turning something that was potentially scrap, into something desirable.

Aside from all the above, you’re right. There was no point.

Post #641974 Wed May 15 2024 8:07pm
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JonnyCJ



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The pads that came out of the Brembos are these https://www.diycarserviceparts.co.uk/ferod...r-car.html Ferodo FDB1966. Are these the same as for the standard sliders ?

Post #641976 Wed May 15 2024 9:24pm
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Col



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New Zealand 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Santorini Black

The Brembo's do not have sliders if that is what you mean, so the pads are different.

Brembo Pads




Standard pads with TRW two piston calipers with slider pins

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Cheers
Col

Post #641978 Wed May 15 2024 10:23pm
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JonnyCJ



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Aha - thanks Col. the pics I was getting for Brembo pads were similar to the standard set up (banana shaped).

Hopefully have the calipers back from glass bead blasting on Friday. Corrotec on The Wirral if anyone needs anything blasting. They have all the grits/glass/garnet etc.

Post #641979 Wed May 15 2024 10:33pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

JonnyCJ wrote:
The point is that they look cool, brake a tad better - not that I’ll really be testing them very often, will add a small amount to the value when I sell and for the cost of them, it was a no-brainer.

Also, the fact that I love turning something that was potentially scrap, into something desirable.

Aside from all the above, you’re right. There was no point.


I'm not convinced the 4-pots make much, if any, difference having had both types. Unless you're driving the thing like you stole it, of course, and even then, it's probably more mind than reality. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #641982 Thu May 16 2024 12:05am
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Col



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Not sure there's really that much difference between the 4 pot and 6 pot brembo's either under normal braking and driving conditions after having had both the TDV8 and 5.0L S/C with the brembo's, obviously the 6 pot's are a little better if you have to really stand on them. Premium tyre's would make a good contribution to braking as well rather than some cheapo Chinese ditch finders that some appear to run.

Cheers
Col

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Quality tyres vs cheap rubbish will make a bigger difference to reducing stopping distances in an emergency stop - plenty of evidence out there shows that. As for 4 or 6 pot calipers, unless you're doing the equivalent of track days with your RRS, you're unlikely to get close to needing the extra pad area that the bigger calipers provide.

But they do look good through the wheels and that's not a bad reason for fitting them. Laughing 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #641988 Thu May 16 2024 9:09am
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Poland 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White

RRSTDV8 wrote:
But they do look good through the wheels and that's not a bad reason for fitting them. Laughing


75% of the reason I installed them. I also needed new pads, rotors and a sensor anyway, so only real added cost was to completely rebuild and paint the calipers which wasn’t that much to do. I also rebuilt and sprayed the rear calipers to match and put in new pads, rotors and sensor as well as fresh DOT 4 LV fluid. 2011 RRS HSE Luxury 3.0 TDV6 Fuji White on Ebony/Ivory
Born and raised in So Cal. Moved to the UK in 2018 for a few years. Now in Poland and looking at moving back to the UK.

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Col



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6 pot's standard on the S/C so cost me nothing. Laughing

Cheers.
Col

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