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Old 29th August 2008, 16:14   #1
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Brake pads are nearing its life. I heard a set of SGP brake pads are around 1.2k. I was wondering if there are any brake upgrades that have been done by Team BHPians.

I am running 195/60R14 so tyres is not my solutions.

I am looking at

1. better brake pads which are VFM and easily available
2. Steel braided hoses for brakes
3. Rotors

Petes has only Rotors for Baleno. This is will be my last upgrade only after pads and steel braided hoses.
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Old 29th August 2008, 17:33   #2
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what about EBC brake pads? you can source them from Electra - if they are available for the Baleno. the green stuff ones are for cars with 150+bhp.

@razor4077 has them in his lancer.
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Old 29th August 2008, 17:39   #3
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This thread should help:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ons-costs.html (Improving your car's brakes: Options and costs)
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There are some nice rotors you can get,akshay has the info ask him
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Steel braided hoses are useless, ask Unca. You only need them under repetitive braking, where the fluid heats up and the lines tend to bulge. In regular braking/panic braking, it's not worth the money and effort.

Tyres is a solution. You'd be surprised at the difference between ES100s and PPs or something.

If you are willing to spend 10k or so, there are SuzukiSport brake pads available.

I'm working on a braking project, but that's going to be more than 10k easily.
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Old 1st September 2008, 12:19   #6
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All expensive options.
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just get the imported diamond brake pads. Cost 4k landed. Work excellent.
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Old 2nd September 2008, 14:50   #8
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Imported from where? Where do you get this?
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available in UK and America over the net too.
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did i search correctly? because all i can get are brake pads for harleys:

diamond brake pads, Parts Accessories, eBay Motors items on eBay.com
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Cmon guys it is very simple: GOOGLE

here you go:
Black Diamond / Predator Pads 'Fast Road' (Front) / Suzuki Baleno / Euro Performance Car Parts
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Thanks man.

Black Diamond Brakes & Clutches / Suzuki Baleno
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cool! let us know how the site's service is. i am considering picking up a few goodies myself. how much for shipping to bangalore BTW?
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I think Rdkarthik had some ceramic brake pads with him a while back. Why don't you check with him?
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ceramic/kevlar pads take too long to heat up and dont peform well if they are cold.
Very bad especially for city driving in the rain.
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