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Old 19th June 2004, 14:58   #1
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How does work upon the brakes to improve it's performance?
Any tips?

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Old 20th June 2004, 19:59   #2
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if u get disc brakes all round it will not only save yours but people around u lives.
it also improves 0 - 100 - 0 times .
i suggest putting discs all round as an important safety measure sometimes as important as an seatbelt if not more

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Old 22nd June 2004, 01:29   #3
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Hey lambo

Putting discs all around doesnt guarantee better braking times or shorter distances. Also that is just not what u only need. What about tyres locking up if the discs are huge/smaller than standard, not set correctly etc. Also not just brakes but tyres and the body as well shud be able to take the discs well. The tyres need to be of a right size and width as well as the body and suspensions taut enough to take this change in momentum.

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Old 22nd June 2004, 03:25   #4
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hey rev
never thought about that
bigger tyres o improve brake timings but i never knew that putting discs all round had a side effect.
i dont think there should be a problem if i put larger discs in front and a bit smaller in the rear.
wht do u guys say
take the case of say an ikon with 14 inch wheels
on 175 rubber
i think that it should improve.
whts ure say on this
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Old 22nd June 2004, 18:56   #5
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I remember speaking to Sunil Shanbagh (The best tuner in Bombay IMHO) about fitting rear discs in my poor braking Esteem. He said that it is a very very difficult talk to install the plumbing correctly and get the balance. Its not as simple as it sounds.

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Just like you can "over-tyre" your car by fitting too wide a tyre, you can "over-brake" your car too!

To elaborate by using an extreme case, a M800 with vented discs on all wheels will not stop any faster than with the normal brakes IF the stock wheel/tyre combo is retained.

Remember, the only thing that connects your car to the ground are your tyres...hence, the first step towards better braking would be upgrading your wheel/tyres. This is where you will notice an immediate effect in all aspects of your cars handling, not only braking.

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imagine putting a disk set up for rear wheels and braking at speed and doing couple of 360 deg turns lol..

you bet u need to do loads of calculation reg the brake distrubution which can be handled by the car or loose the composure completely..
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I agree with Rtech, if your normal brakes manage to lock the wheels then it would be useless to upgrade your brakes. You should be looking out for better tyres.

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I agree with Rtech, if your normal brakes manage to lock the wheels then it would be useless to upgrade your brakes.
OT But you scared the hell out of me before the Expressway toll booth on the way to Bombay.

And Rehaan did more than that

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OT But you scared the hell out of me before the Expressway toll booth on the way to Bombay.

And Rehaan did more than that

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y wat happened .seems like u were going very fast
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Quote[/b] (speedsatya @ June 24 2004,22:54)]gto,
y wat happened .seems like u were going very fast

You have to experience the black Accent late braking treatment with Rehaan to understand what happened.
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Quote[/b] ]You have to experience the black Accent late braking treatment with Rehaan to understand what happened


uh hum... late braking or no braking??

I still cant forget the black Accent charging towards the Vtec.. boy is the Accent Scary or what

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