Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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About a year or so back I ordered a completer set of brake discs ( rotors) for the front and back of the Iron Maiden, but with time being a precious commodity, I finally managed to change them out this weekend. What an easy job. I really thought I would battle my ass off, but it turns out it was fairly easy.

Sadly I never took any photos of the front rotor swap, but it went something like this.
  • Crack loose the hub allen key bolts and the wheel nuts
  • Jack up the car and take the wheel off
  • Remove the entire brake caliper ( the caliper and the frame on which the caliper fixes onto ) and the brake pads
  • I put the hub into "LOCK" and put the wheel nuts back on all the way
  • With a hefty screwdriver I jimmied the screwdriver to prevent the wheel from spinning when I loosen the bolts holding the wheel bearing hub onto the axle ( this was the most difficult part of the whole job)
  • With a 19 ring spanner and a rubber mallet I loosened all the hub bolts a bit ( a good dosing of Q20 or similar can also help a bit I guess, but i was too lazy to get up and fetch it from the shelf....haha
  • Then remove the hub bolts and remove the hub.
  • Remove the 2 Phillips screws that hold the locking plate in place ( if you have a GQ yours will be slightly different ) and remove the plate
  • Then with Peter Connan's special wheel Bearing tool socket loosen the wheel bearing and take out.
  • Simply take the whole bearing hub assembly off and clean the entire area of old grease including the grease on the axle side.
  • Now that you loosened the bolts that hold the rotor onto the bearing hub, you need to dose a bit of Q20 on it and with a round bar ( I used and old damaged socket extension I have specifically for this purpose ) delicately bash the ____ out if it to separate the 2 parts. ( I used a 2 pound hammer and actually fairly gently smacked the 2 pieces apart )
  • Then I cleaned up the outside of the hub to allow the new rotor to fit neatly on, and cleaned off the friction surfaces with thinners to remove any grease and oil from the manufacturing/shipping process.
  • then it was simply a reversal of what you do to remove it
I then tackled the rear, but had to first pour a Klipdrift Premium and Coke to celebrate. Now the rears took about as long as it took me to finish that drink.... was super fast !!!!
  • Loosen wheel nuts and jack up car and remove wheel
  • Remove complete brake caliper assembly
  • Spray Q20 where rotor seats onto hub ( this is optional as i only did this on the first side I did)
  • With the 2 pound hammer, I gently shocked the old rotor off
  • Clean the area and put the new rotor on.
  • Simply follow revers order to finish, and take your last sip of your drink

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I also fitted new Terrain Tamer brake pads to both front and rear. Just by the way ..... the pads were WAY cheaper than what Nissan and were when i bought them the same price as I could get Ferrodo pads from my spares shop.
I took it for a drive and will give you feedback after a few km once the pads and disks have bedded themselves in properly.

Thanks Marinus !!!.... I am VERY happy !!!
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Re: Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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I have put the old rotors and pads up here ( viewtopic.php?f=71&t=7012&p=101686#p101686 ) if anyone wants them ....
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Re: Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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Hi Ricster...how are the brakes holding up? I was planning on going the Powerbrake route, but maybe these are a better option.

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Re: Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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Power brake is fine for race cars but needs to get hot before they work ask Dirk he is removing his because of that reason just put terrain taimer and you will he fine

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Re: Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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I am as happy as a pig in poo with the Terrain Tamer discs and pads. I've done about 15 000km on them so far and stopping 3 tons of Iron Maiden is still as good as when I put them on, and like Thinus said work from cold without any issue. I did get a little squeal noise from dust build up, but that was due to driving quite a long dusty road, but a good spray with the power washer when I washed the car sorted that problem out.

For the price, you cannot go wrong. I used to only use Ferrodo Platinum pads, and when I bought the discs (rotors) I decided to rather match up pads and discs, and the Terrain Tamer pads were cheaper than the good price I could get for the Ferrodo's. So I'll keep on using the Terrain Tamer pads without a doubt.....oh and it gets delivered to me..... :biggrin: makes me feel special......haha
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Re: Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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Where do you buy these disks and pads? Will they have for a 1980 Safari (MQ Patrol).

Also just realised you guys run disks on the rear. Wonder what it will take to convert the heavy duty H260 axle to take disks.

I consider my upgraded axles to have the "upgrade" in brakes I need under the Sani, but it is technology from 1980. However, those massive drums on the rear, seem to be too good, and I got to be careful for lockup. Maybe better when I eventually get the 35's on, but on the 33's so far, I gotta watch myself. I have tried adjusting the load/level controller, but it seems to make no difference.
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Re: Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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David, speak to Marinus, He is your go to guy for spares. I've bought a few things from him over the years.
here is a link...
viewtopic.php?f=77&t=8000&hilit=terrain+tamer
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Re: Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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My personal experience is that the Power brakes is not for 4x4, I will be swapping back to normal disks and brake pads.

Power brakes and Power pads was really not working, then replaced the pads and it was a little bit better but still not as it should be.

But then I drive an old donkey, maybe it cant go fast enough to build up heat in the brakes..............
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PIG..... I only realized my opening sentence may have come across a bit wrong..... "I am as happy as a pig in poo..... it was 100% unintentional, not even a pun was intended.....haha sorry about that.... :doh: :doh: :doh:
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Re: Terrain Tamer brake discs (rotors) on the Iron Maiden

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HAHA, no worries. Didn't even notice it myself :rolling:

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