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    Proton Terry Kennedy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolus View Post
    You should have driven the Brammo Demo car. That had the worst brakes. I had to push so hard I lifted my butt out of the seat. I discovered that only after I was flying down a twisty road and they forgot to tell me .
    Sports Car International (now defunct) magazine's review said "The pads on our tester were either carved from nearby redwood trees or were glazed and in need of replacement; it took nearly both feet to slow the car from any significant velocity, and there was no feel whatsoever from the brake pedal."

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    It is true you can glaze the pads.If they never bite,even when warm,chances are they are glazed.You can remove the pads and sand them down to remove the glaze.(use a 220 grit paper and a block of wood-how appropriate!). Sometimes this helps,and other times you just need to replace them. Any pad with more bite will wear faster than ones that last a long time,and the grippy pads are usually "dirty"..so there is a tradeoff. (just like good grippy tires…you get better grip and faster wear…vs long life and less grip..you can't have your cake and eat it… )
    The power of an Atom is a terrible thing to waste! Atom owner/operator since 2007. The more you chase perfection,the faster it becomes. John Force for President! (I asked him once in person...he laughed)

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