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Old 27th April 2008, 02:14   #16
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Come on guys, thats all the option we have for braking?
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Could you give some more detail, so we laymen could get better idea?
Details on what? I thought that was pretty clear?
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For the 800, I'm not too sure. But normally, better compound brake pads go a long way in helping. Other things like SS hoses, better fluid, larger and/or slotted and drilled rotors are basically to prevent brake fade, which is crucial if you live in the hills or on a racetrack.
Brake pads? Larger rotors?
You got the 800 mixed up with the esteem,heh akshay ?
In my experience, the 800 has the worst brakes. What can we expect? Its got 4 drums all around and no boosters. Gives a nostalgic feeling about braking in older ambies.

My suggestion:
Best option: If the PCD matches(which i think so), get the alto's complete front disk brake kit ,brand new and fit them.
Cheapest option: Get the brake booster fitted. there will be a palpable difference,F.enzyme.
Try it out before ruling out that option.
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Old 28th April 2008, 01:06   #19
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Thank you for the link.
I'm planning on the stage1 mods however going slow due to financial reasons as well as improving the braking and safety aspect.

so initially it will be the usual:
K&N or Green filter, Free flow (3 X 1 LOL), and alloys with Bridgestone G IIIs

Once i get them done and if I can do something about the braking, I'm thinking of experimenting with a tri-phase.
guys: So you think 13" wheels will help?
Good going buddy.
Re the TriPhase, i suggest you speak to Viper immediately. He had a special price on them and they are selling like hot cakes. If im not mistaken he must be sold out by now. If you dont hurry, you might just miss the bus here.

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My suggestion:
Best option: If the PCD matches(which i think so), get the alto's complete front disk brake kit ,brand new and fit them.
Cheapest option: Get the brake booster fitted. there will be a palpable difference,F.enzyme.
Try it out before ruling out that option.
I agree with Nitrous. Thats the cheap and effective way to go for a 800.
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Old 28th April 2008, 01:09   #20
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In my experience, the 800 has the worst brakes. What can we expect? Its got 4 drums all around and no boosters.
@nitrous : i dont think thats true

the M800 has 2 disc upfront and rear drums... i am not sure if that is true for all the models but atleast my 2001 MPFI 5-speed M800 did have front discs.

the M800 was my first car so everything used to be good with "my car"
however when i drove my cousin's alto there was a huge huge difference.
the Boosters should make a marked difference in the braking.
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Brake pads? Larger rotors?
You got the 800 mixed up with the esteem,heh akshay ?
In my experience, the 800 has the worst brakes. What can we expect? Its got 4 drums all around and no boosters. Gives a nostalgic feeling about braking in older ambies.
Sonny, you've got the 800 mixed up with the Omni. The 800 has always had front discs.
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^^I bet a Zinger meal, that not all 800s came with disk brakes.
Some models might have,but most are drum'd!
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First-gen SS80 onwards, they all came with discs, AFAIK.
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Our '93/'97 800s came with Disc brakes on the front.
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Old 28th April 2008, 05:14   #25
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Good going buddy.
Re the TriPhase, i suggest you speak to Viper immediately. He had a special price on them and they are selling like hot cakes. If im not mistaken he must be sold out by now. If you dont hurry, you might just miss the bus here.
Thanks V-16, I was planning on doing it later after the free flow and air filter, however if i get discount I might as well as stock up.


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Details on what? I thought that was pretty clear?
Hmm... well we have pretty expansive threads for any mods that increase performance like fitting a free flow, turbo, tri-phase etc. I was wondering if you could start one on braking. To tell you the truth I don't have a clue how the hoses would increase the performance and rotors and et all..get my drift?
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Hmm... well we have pretty expansive threads for any mods that increase performance like fitting a free flow, turbo, tri-phase etc. I was wondering if you could start one on braking.
There you go : Improving your brakes (Improving your car's brakes: Options and costs)
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Sonny, you've got the 800 mixed up with the Omni. The 800 has always had front discs.
May be OT but the Omni comes with front discs now.
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^^I bet a Zinger meal, that not all 800s came with disk brakes.
Some models might have,but most are drum'd!
Ok, so where and when do we meet for the Zinger meal ?

The Maruti 800 STD (standard car) has discs in front (our 1995 model used to have it).
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Id bought this 800 in 2005 in hyderabad as a run around.
I think it had drums in the front.Thought Maruti did this to distinguish it from the alto.
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Thanks for the find, thought I had done some thorough searching.
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