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how much better are the disc brakes on the foreman than the drums
(stopping power, Bearing wear, and long lastingness)
 

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the disc brakes will bring you to a stop on a pretty steep downhill right , cause im going on a mountain ride in october
 

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If you are gonna do the disc brake kit, make sure you look at the Xtreme Kit. Very easy to install, and they will stop you on the first pull everytime!! You will definitely benefit by having these brakes!! Especially if you are riding in the mountains!
 

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which ones better

which ones better highlifter or xtreme
 

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i have the high lifter ones and i am thoroughly impressed with them...and yes they will stop you on a dime going down hill...i have rode the Hatfield & McCoy trails 2 or 3 times since i have put them on and have no second thoughts of ...are my brakes gonna stop me...they work every time first pull even coming out of a mudhole they grab and stop on a dime....
 

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yeah

i like the highlifter ones theyre slotted and i figured they would be better. Plus i can get them for like 280$ for the whole front setup
 

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Re: yeah

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i like the highlifter ones theyre slotted and i figured they would be better. Plus i can get them for like 280$ for the whole front setup
I have read where the slotted the rotors will wear out your pads faster, due to mud and debris getting caught in the slots. Not sure if this is true or not, but it seems logical.
 

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I think the xtream kit is alittle better, first being the rotors are twice as thick than the HL rotors. With the HL rotors being sloted, they hold sand and mud thus wearing out the pads quicker.
 

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yeah but

yeah but by the time the bike gets out of the mud hole you will have thrown 90 % of the mud and sand out of the slots and any way the sloted stops better
 

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how hard is the disc brake kit to put on ( what has to come off ) everything after the bearings right if its jut the drum the drum guard and the brake lines it will be a breeze (ive already got the highlifter kit ordered it will be in tomorrow) all you have to do that i saw yesterday is take the durm apart
 

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Thank you for the above link!!! I didnt get instructions with my kit.
 

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I have the Quadrax kit from Motovan on my Foreman, great kit, slotted rotors, no issues with premature brake wear or noise.

If your going steep mountain riding, make sure you have a good ride before to break in the new pads, stopping power is not great when brand new, but after a 1/2 day of riding the stopping power is amazing.

Also, when bolting the brake line to the calipers, be careful with the direction the hose goes on that it does not bind or rub the wheel straight, or with the bars turned. I didnt pay enough attention and rubbed through the left side hose on my first ride, I replaced the hose with brand new assembly from teh dealer paying carful attention to line routing with no further troubles after.

Also check your front wheel bearings before starting, if they are at all slack, replace them now too, a loose bearing causes the wheel & rotor to wobble, which pushes the piston back in the caliper a little and you have to pump the brakes twice for them to grab. Fresh bearings solve this problem.

Also try not to let the brake master cylinder go dry, pinch the brake line with a rag and pliers when workign on each side. Makes bleeding the brakes much easier.
 

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Other than the "cool" factor of slotted rotors on an atv, whats the point? Unless the brakes are sticking, there isn't any braking performance to be gained. Its not like a car where hot brakes could be an issue if you are constantly on them.
 

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Other than the "cool" factor of slotted rotors on an atv, whats the point? Unless the brakes are sticking, there isn't any braking performance to be gained. Its not like a car where hot brakes could be an issue if you are constantly on them.
Even on Cars its more of a "cool" Factor. most guys in local car club run blank rotors. Not Slotted or Drilled rotors.

I have a few more mods(repairs) need for my Rubicon, but Disc breaks are on the list to have be for next year spring ride. I been eye balling the SuperATV Kit's! seem to be a good Kit to me at a decent price.
 

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Other then the cool factor, I dont care what the kit came with for rotors. Quadrax was the easiest to buy in canada, it works great, and I've never had a problem with stuff getting caught in the grooves, and its been through heck and back.
 
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