DISC BRAKES FOR TANDEM OFF-ROAD VAN

Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 16:43
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I am having a new van built and would appreciate input of the best set up for electric over hydraulic disc brakes.
Any advice as to best brand etc would Be appreciated.
Cheers
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Reply By: Rob A2 - Monday, May 21, 2018 at 17:20

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 17:20
We had the ALKO disc brake and iq7 system fitted to our Q+. This is our first DB setup and I have to say after correctly bedding in the rotors and pads it has worked so much better than our previous drum setups. We have been in Tasmania for 10 weeks now and that increased efficiency is appreciated in such windy and steep hilly terrain found on the South island. Whilst I think the ALKO system is good I reckon there are several aspects of it that could be better.

In that vein AOR are moving to the Hyrdrastar DB system which in a technical and functional sense better. My brake specialist in Adelaide is a real fan of this system and has installed it on some seriously big trailers hauling some very heavy stuff.

I would recommend speaking to a independent technical expert on this as they will give you the best balance of technical and practical advice. Happy to recommend our bloke but he's in Adelaide

Rob
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Monday, May 21, 2018 at 18:53

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 18:53
Kimberley have been using Hydrastar for at least 10 years. Haven't heard of any complaints !
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Follow Up By: Bosun Broome - Friday, May 25, 2018 at 06:22

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 06:22
Thanks Rob I think I will go with the Hydrastar.
Is AOR still fitting the Alco Disc rotors?
I live just outside Dunalley - are you still in Tassy?
Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Rob A2 - Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:26

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:26
Tony AOR will move to Vehicle Components for suspension and related brake components as well. The Hydrastar unit replaces the ALKO iQ7 disc brake control and activation setup.

Yes we are still on the South Island. In Devonport just tidying up over the next few days in preparation to hop on the ferry Wednesday evening

Rob
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Reply By: harry & the hobbit - Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:21

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:21
I have had the Hydrastar unit on my Evernew built in 1989 and would not consider any other system. Simple to use and maintain and brakes evenly every time.
Cheers Robert
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Follow Up By: Bosun Broome - Friday, May 25, 2018 at 06:31

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 06:31
Thanks Robert I will go down that line.
Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Loddo48 - Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:44

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:44
I have had a Hydrastar unit on my van for 8yrs now and the most important thing that was said to me was change the brake fluid every 12mths.
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