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Offline Legend732

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Front wheels locking up
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:15:43 PM »
Still learning these cars.  Having a problem when I hit the brakes on entry or even center of turn (at times when I need to) and the front wheels are locking up.  I have most of the bias on the front with a little rear.  I have gone to a less aggressive pad (wildwood brakes) and still having the problem.  I have been told to have limited rear brakes as the car will push.  Am I hitting the brakes to hard?  Is there anything I can do with the brake system to help not do this?  Seems like I should be able to hit the brakes and not locked the front wheels up.  Any insight would be great.


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Offline justfreaky

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Re: Front wheels locking up
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 12:21:32 PM »
Sounds like too much front brake bias to me. Front brakes should be about 70% (more or less) of your braking.
Make sure that your calipers are square to the rotors though.

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Re: Front wheels locking up
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 01:14:06 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply.  I will try this next time out.
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Re: Front wheels locking up
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 03:02:08 PM »
Do check those calipers and make sure they are square to the surface of the rotors. Sometimes, they require a little bit of shimming to get them into place.

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Re: Front wheels locking up
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 07:06:24 PM »
Will do, thanks Steve
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Re: Front wheels locking up
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 06:20:04 AM »
What are you running for front pads?
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Re: Front wheels locking up
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 09:22:59 AM »
I am out on business, I will get back with you.  Thanks
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