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Old 18th October 2008, 21:53   #46
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I am driving M800 since last 7 years. After a year of usage I had decided for power brakes and service adviser advised me not to go for it. He had given me a test drive of powered brake M800 in rainy season at Katraj Ghat, Pune and I suddenly dropped the idea. I mostly drive in between 80-100. No problem with stock brakes till date.
My suggestion is to test it first and then go for it. Also make sure that all other drivers of your car have understand the power brakes.
Dude.
I completely disagree with you.
the stock brakes are too inadequate. No stopping power at all.
Dont know how people cope with it!!
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Old 19th October 2008, 01:21   #47
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Get a brake booster of the alto/m800 (5speed) fitted works wonder on the 800.
100-0 is 4 secs
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Old 19th October 2008, 07:25   #48
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Hi ramkris,


I have a 2002 model M800 5s, it has a brake booster in it. I got it from th factory itself. Only very few 5S cars are fitted with this some where between Feb and Aug these cars were manufactured. The last lot of 5speed 800s had boosters and later this model was stopped and MUL went to 4speed ones.

I don't know why they stopped boosters in the speed models - it being a safety device?
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Old 25th October 2008, 23:38   #49
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I have installed the KBX power brake in my 1998 M800 carb model this week. It comes along with booster and master cylinder. Nothing to worry as far as the driver knows what power brakes are and with sensible braking anyone can handle even the worst situation. Thanks to Pavan Kadam, who helped me in getting it done perfectly.
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Booster does not reduce your braking distance or increase your peak braking force...all it does it make it easier to apply force to the pedal. Its a big help for women drivers esp but overall its a good thing to have.
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I have installed the KBX power brake in my 1998 M800 carb model this week. It comes along with booster and master cylinder. Nothing to worry as far as the driver knows what power brakes are and with sensible braking anyone can handle even the worst situation. Thanks to Pavan Kadam, who helped me in getting it done perfectly.

No trouble dude. keep revving. Should appreciate your patience to get it done in the mid of the night.

My coffee treat is still pending
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Old 18th September 2010, 21:02   #52
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Hello,

I think power steering is a good idea notwithstanding it's light weight. In today's traffic and tight parking spots, power steering will add to the user friendliness of the 800. Can it be done in a non MPFI 800?
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^^^ I have such an idea in my mind, but yet to delve deeper into it. Anybody having experience with tinkering with the Suzuki Grand Vitara's hydraulic unit? I've read of someone customizing it to suit an MG410.

Hey, I need help in procuring the KBX Brake Booster kit in Chennai. Would be nice if someone could direct me to the right places/shops.
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I have installed the KBX power brake in my 1998 M800 carb model this week. It comes along with booster and master cylinder. Nothing to worry as far as the driver knows what power brakes are and with sensible braking anyone can handle even the worst situation. Thanks to Pavan Kadam, who helped me in getting it done perfectly.
Got the brake booster installed in my m800 yesterday and took it out for a short drive. Goodness! What a difference it makes! The car stops like its hit a wall.

Thanks to Pavan to intro me to his mech. Cost me 3250 for the booster and another 850 to the mech to get it installed. Works awesome! Lets see how long it lasts. I hope it lasts as long as it has lasted on Pavan's m800.

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Can the boosters be installed on an '88 Maruti 800?
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Power steering is not required in an 800.

A good alignment+balancing will help a lot.

Make sure you put 29psi for front wheels & 27 psi for rear wheels for a lighter steering & better ride.

There is an adjustment in the steering box for reducing the tension. Make sure your mechanic puts required amount of grease.

Inside the cabin, the steering rod has a knuckle type thing which can be greased or oiled for less friction. I use WD40 first & then fresh leftover engine oil. Works well for me.
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Can the boosters be installed on an '88 Maruti 800?
As far as my observation of the mechanic while he was fixing up the brake booster is that it can be fitted to any m800 regardless of the model. It had no relevance to the engine type. The mech's car was an old carb model and it also had a booster fixed to it.

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Old 28th March 2011, 15:37   #58
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Get a brake booster of the alto/m800 (5speed) fitted works wonder on the 800.
100-0 is 4 secs
Depite the booster, the brakes are pretty good.... coz recently on the highway because of an errant and drunk trucker, had to brake down from 125-0 in under 4secs, if hadnt done, would have been under the truck.

Now wondering if the boosters would make any difference.
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Old 15th April 2011, 21:40   #59
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My friend's dad gifted her his 95 model Maruti 800. It's brake is pathetic . She has to stomp down on the brake to stop the car. Both she and I have no clue about cars, all she knows is to drive them and I can't even do that!!!
Anyways, she wants to boost the braking power. How much does this power braking thing cost??? And where can she get it installed in Pune. I think my dad's Swift has got disc brake in front. Can something like that be fitted in Maruti 800???
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......Swift has got disc brake in front. Can something like that be fitted in Maruti 800???
AFAIK 95 M800 should have disc brake in front.
Get the brake system serviced, i.e., ckeck for any blockage in brake pipings, flush the system, replace brake pads & rotor (if required). I hope this should solve the issue.
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