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Old 9th May 2006, 11:43   #1
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Question How to improve brakes in baleno?

Hi fellow team members,
I was wondering if any of you (baleno owners) have come across this poor braking problem in baleno? I would like to improve the brakes in Baleno, anyone has tips for me?
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Is this issue already discussed anywhere in a forum? please let me know
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Old 9th May 2006, 12:16   #2
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I face the same problem with Esteem brakes, every time after driving Swift or Santro for a week, if I drive Esteem I feel that the pedal has to travel very long before the car brakes. I have had a few close calls, but off late I drive Esteem very rarely so not bothered. But it would be nice to know how this can be fixed, I presume both Baleno and Esteem can be fixed in similar fashion.
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I haven't come across this. Maybe you need to upgrade your tyres. Better rubber stops quicker.
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I haven't come across this. Maybe you need to upgrade your tyres. Better rubber stops quicker.
but the car has alloy wheels and good year tyres and they are really really good on roads, it has free flow too so, now the car is not really listening to me when I apply brakes, I mean when speeding. I was wondering if there is any upgrade for the brakes and also car is fitted with metal brake pads :-)
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by "better rubber", v1p3r meant upgraded as well. What size are your wheels?
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Haven't noticed the same in my baby. If you have upgraded to wider rubber, better get the same checked at your workshop. How many kms has your baleno run?
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Like Amitoj said, I meant wider tyres. I would suggest the following upsizes:

1. 185/70 R13: This is what I run, though on 5J rims, the tyres bulge out a little.

2. 195/60 R14

3. 195/55 R15

4. 205/50 R15
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Like Amitoj said, I meant wider tyres. I would suggest the following upsizes:

1. 185/70 R13: This is what I run, though on 5J rims, the tyres bulge out a little.

2. 195/60 R14

3. 195/55 R15

4. 205/50 R15
Yea, The car has 205/50 R15 and has 80k kms on it :-)
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besides improving on tyres and all, try to change your style of braking!
use engine braking and start pumping that pedal!
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Old 10th May 2006, 14:32   #10
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try the kbx brake pads, helps to a certain extent.
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Old 10th May 2006, 19:33   #11
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Originally Posted by RoaringEngine
Hi fellow team members,
I was wondering if any of you (baleno owners) have come across this poor braking problem in baleno? I would like to improve the brakes in Baleno, anyone has tips for me?
or
Is this issue already discussed anywhere in a forum? please let me know
*thanks*
I never had any prob in braking my Baleno till now.Why don't you take a ride in other car i.e Baleno and see the difference,Do u get "heeeeeeeeees" sound while braking in front tyres?Put a hand break and jack up the car and see if u can turn tyres or put a car on a small slope with hand break on and see if it skids or not,if it skids it means you have to change rear wheel liners.When last you changed your pads(front and rear)?If u get that "heeeeeeeees"sound get new disc for front drums.Poor maintainance of not changing pads on time results in disc loss.
One suggestion when ever someone put a quary kindly write how much is the odo reading,model,car make etc.. so it will be easier to reply to his/her query.

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besides improving on tyres and all, try to change your style of braking!
use engine braking and start pumping that pedal!
heehee... thats what I have been doing now. I pump it couple times before I fully apply the brakes :-)
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BTW how much do the baleno brake pads cost including labour charges?
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I never had any prob in braking my Baleno till now.Why don't you take a ride in other car i.e Baleno and see the difference,Do u get "heeeeeeeeees" ........
Actually the car has been slightly modified for the power so, it has more power than the normal baleno but I am trying to improve the brakes which actually will go in sync with the power of the car. :-)
Can we fit disc brakes to the rear too?? heehee
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Hi

Please contact TURBO INDIA ... he has brake kits for all vehicles... You could actually do an all disc set up too if you so desire..
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