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Old 07-21-2007, 05:12 PM
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Hi Guys and ladies

So many of you FG guys here, i thought this must be the perfect place for a couple of questions [8D]

Does anyone have some experience with the hydraulic brakes on sale by FG ??
I believe they are available for the marder and leopard buggy's.

I was thinking in the lines of wear and tear, do they eat brakepads for breakfast, can the discs take the heat, where can i get lose fittings and brakelines that fit ???

That kind got a bit out of hand, but if they work i'll be gett'n me a pair.
They will be fitted in a little project of mine and will have to stop and hold around 100 kg's of armoured mayhem[sm=48_48.gif]

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Old 07-21-2007, 06:04 PM
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Stay away from the Magura 2 hydraulic brakes. FG had a major problem with the bleed nipples. There isn't enough material on the caliper where the nipple threads in and when you tighten them you'll crack the housing causing a leak. There were a few band aid fixes for them, but nothing 100%. If you're looking for hydros go with the Collari or RS5 brakes. Both are very good.
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:17 PM
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Hi Had a Leopard, now my friend has it. Not sure what Hydros it had but the were really good:


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Old 07-21-2007, 08:18 PM
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Hi striffy

Did you ever experience the same problems as brimak09, it sounds like he was diapointed.

Thanks for the input.

How are things in oz, born in Hobart miself ?
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Had no issues what so ever!.
Was pointed out that the problem with these brakes was people tightening the collets on too tight, which caused the collet to crease the hose where it goes into the brake, so more a user problem.

Only issue I had was the person the originally fitted them did a poor job routing the lines, I re-routed them and they were never an issue...

On another note, I've tried Lauterbacher brakes, they use a fibre (carbon?) disc not metal, and the stopping power is awesome to say the least!

Oz is great, could do with a lot of rain \ water in my area!
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Lauterbacher makes some cool stuff.

I´ll be needing two complete sets, 1 for each track, and since there are 2 discs with calipers in each set a double combo setup should provide adequate braking power.
Wether i go for FG, lauterbacher or Collari....mh ! time will tell.

thanks for your thoughts and comments.

Hope you get some rain soon, i´ll try and send some of ours your way[sm=drowning.gif]
have fun in the sun.
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