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I just ordered the Baer Eradispeed plus 2 front brake upgrade with Hawk pads from T Byrne Motorsports. For those who have done this, what DOT brake fluid to use 3, 4? Also was researching for some steel braided lines. I see that the only ones offered for the Escalade are for the 2WD. Anybody know of any company that produces them for the AWD?

Here are the P/N’s for the Eradispeed brakes and Hawk pads.

Eradispeed plus 2 (front) 2301028

Hawk pads (front) HB323F-724

T Byrne is having a sale on these until November according to this post.

http://www.gmfullsize.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8780

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From my understanding, they don't make steel braided lines for the AWD. They don't make any lines that are compatible with the stabilitrack system in our Lades.
 

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ZX man,

Why don't you call Baer and ask them what they recommend? Don't they sell a complete kit? Dot 4 was I believe the recommended fluid? They were recommeding Castrol for awhile years ago!




suckit,

I have the AP Racing 6 piston kit on my AWD and it was purchased from Stillen as a kit and it has steel braided lines? AWD and stabilitrak have nothing to do with running steel lines! Fluid is going to flow through rubber or steel lines.The steel will feel a lot better.


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Well, when I was trying to purchase Goodridge steel braided lines, which are known to be some of the best, I was told from every dealer that the only lines sold for Escades could not be used because I had stabilitrack. If you go on websites where they state the lines are sold, either they won't have them for Lades or it'll say as in Goodridge's example, w/o stabilitrack. Iono mang, I shopped around, that's just was people told me.

blown black caddy said:
ZX man,

Why don't you call Baer and ask them what they recommend? Don't they sell a complete kit? Dot 4 was I believe the recommended fluid? They were recommeding Castrol for awhile years ago!




suckit,

I have the AP Racing 6 piston kit on my AWD and it was purchased from Stillen as a kit and it has steel braided lines? AWD and stabilitrak have nothing to do with running steel lines! Fluid is going to flow through rubber or steel lines.The steel will feel a lot better.


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ZX_man said:
I just ordered the Baer Eradispeed plus 2 front brake upgrade with Hawk pads from T Byrne Motorsports. For those who have done this, what DOT brake fluid to use 3, 4? Also was researching for some steel braided lines. I see that the only ones offered for the Escalade are for the 2WD. Anybody know of any company that produces them for the AWD?

Here are the P/N’s for the Eradispeed brakes and Hawk pads.

Eradispeed plus 2 (front) 2301028

Hawk pads (front) HB323F-724

T Byrne is having a sale on these until November according to this post.

http://www.gmfullsize.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8780

Regards

Walter

I use the Dot 3/4 from Valvoline, you can get is at most auto stores.
 

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ZX man,
why are you changing out your brake fluid? i installed this same kit without changing any brake fluid and also with no air in line with a current OD reading of 15K miles.
 

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You can use DOT 3 or Dot 4 they can be mixed Dot 4 has higher heat resistance (boiling point). If you do mix them you will not get the full performance of Dot 4 the only one that you cannot use is Dot 5 it is sillicone based and will swell all the rubber seals and ruin your compleate system Dot 5 is only used in bikes and very high end cars (i.e. Lamborghini, Ferrari) where extreme breaking is expected.
 

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CTS-VETTE 550HP said:
ZX man,
why are you changing out your brake fluid? i installed this same kit without changing any brake fluid and also with no air in line with a current OD reading of 15K miles.
Well I just turned 93K and have not done a flush since 50K. The fluid is getting a little dark. I figured if I'm changing out the rotors, might as well flush the whole system while I'm at it.

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ThatchSS said:
You can use DOT 3 or Dot 4 they can be mixed Dot 4 has higher heat resistance (boiling point). If you do mix them you will not get the full performance of Dot 4 the only one that you cannot use is Dot 5 it is sillicone based and will swell all the rubber seals and ruin your compleate system Dot 5 is only used in bikes and very high end cars (i.e. Lamborghini, Ferrari) where extreme breaking is expected.
Thatch-

Thanks for the info, I'll flush and fill with DOT 4.
 
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