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Old 14th February 2008, 00:28   #466
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Yea, Electra Performance is selling them. They have a dealer in Cal.
Rotors also available I'm sure, though they aren't on my list. Better pads will be all I need for my car. Bigger/ventilated rotors will make sense on a really powerful car.

Got the brakes adjusted today. Basically they took apart the drums at the back, cleaned & adjusted the shoes and sandpapered some portions. Better bite now, and the brake seems tighter. Brake fade remains though, and will remain with this setup.

Most of the Bite comes from the Front, the rear does little. Now that you have polished the rear drum/shoes and the front ones remain as it is, try mid corner braking, you might be pleasantly surprised.
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try mid corner braking, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Mid-corner braking is a big No-no man.Enter fast,exit faster!
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Old 14th February 2008, 01:58   #468
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Mid-corner braking is a big No-no man.Enter fast,exit faster!
I know! But with a brake bias more towards the rear, there would be some fun if attempted, although pointless.

Thats a new and better interpretation of slow in fast out.
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I know! But with a brake bias more towards the rear, there would be some fun if attempted, although pointless.

Thats a new and better interpretation of slow in fast out.

Oh yeah definately,i remember how the mivec used to slide on track,sideways through the chicane,c2 and the final corner onto the straight .. nff said ..more on this from v1p3r.

I wanted to type Slow entry,faster exit but this is waay better.

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EBC pads are brilliant. My suggestion is, go for the xstuff if you can. Might as well get the better choice, if it doesn't kill your budget.

The Lancer has beautiful poise and an incredible chassis. I wish it had the engine to go with it in India.
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What's mid-corner braking? Is it what it sounds like -i.e, applying the brakes after coming into a corner fast? Am not too familiar with the terminology

v1p3r - Am assuming you mean the Greenstuff pads. Don't you think it will be overkill for a NA Lancer which is used only on the streets & highways? No tracks around Cal unfortunately :( Nearly 10k just for brake pads... pretty darn steep.
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One minor question - any particular reason why you blackened the turn indicators?

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@nishant: To change the looks a bit. Gives a mean, purposeful look to the car. I like it, and most of the folks who have seen Phoenix first hand concur.
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What's mid-corner braking?
A fantastic technique used mostly by inexperienced drivers trying to drive hard.
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A fantastic technique used mostly by inexperienced drivers trying to drive hard.
Or by crazy-arse drivers trying to slide the rear out of their pseudo-RWD FWD cars.

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v1p3r - Am assuming you mean the Greenstuff pads. Don't you think it will be overkill for a NA Lancer which is used only on the streets & highways? No tracks around Cal unfortunately :( Nearly 10k just for brake pads... pretty darn steep.
Xstuff, where X could be green/yellow/blue/red/black. I guess it's not worth it, especially if you don't drive too hard. But those pads make you STOP!
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Or by crazy-arse drivers trying to slide the rear out of their pseudo-RWD FWD cars.
That would be Left Foot Braking! Right foot on the favourite pedal. The Attempters wouldn't be Inexperienced. Braking would be pre-corner rather than Midcorner.
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Pre-corner is to slow down. Once you've committed your line, if you dab the brakes, with either foot (I prefer left), your rear WILL slide out, provided you are carrying enough speed.

Now we're slowly sliding off-topic.

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Pre-corner is to slow down. Once you've committed your line, if you dab the brakes, with either foot (I prefer left), your rear WILL slide out, provided you are carrying enough speed.

Now we're slowly sliding off-topic.
Done Before reaching the apex hence I mentioned pre-corner.

Dont bother the thread owner wont mind!
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well if you want just your rear to slide then grab that e-brake mid turn while keeping your foot planted on your "Favorite pedal" :d you'll enter into a drift, rear hanging out...it's fun, but you need a good set of brakes to control yourself, and the e-brake should be used wisely...
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wonderfull job buddie and the lights look good.one sugestion would be angel eyes ,i know you had that out of the equation due to lack of light but it would look terrific in that all black treatment.
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