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Old 10th September 2015, 10:44   #31
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Hey Srini, thanks for your response, since I could see it in front of my eyes, it wasn't hard for me to believe what the MASS supervisor cited as the reason why it could not be done. The master cylinder is almost double the size in Wagon R. I have not been able to yet see the booster cylinder of a K10 but I had my share of doubts about the quality of brake pads on the F8. So, if one were to go for a no frills upgrade, would it be to opt for better pads (if so which ones would do the job without burning a hole in the pocket) or upgrade to a bigger booster? Thanks!
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As far as I know, the Lxi ( F8D ) & Vxi ( F10D ) Altos used the same booster - will confirm the part-numbers for the F8D, F10D, & K10 Altos this weekend.
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The master cylinder is almost double the size in Wagon R.
Hello Vikas, it appears that I was mistaken, the brake master cylinder does appear to be different across the Alto variants ( booster appears to be identical though ).
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So, if one were to go for a no frills upgrade, would it be to opt for better pads ( if so which ones would do the job without burning a hole in the pocket ) or upgrade to a bigger booster ?
I don't use fancy brake pads anymore, just using regular MGP ones.
Fake brake pads abound though, just ensure the ones you get are genuine.
Also, with time, the rubber of the vacuum pipe from the throttle-body to the booster can become hard & develop hairline cracks, you could try changing this too.
I would change brake pads first, if not happy, change the rotors, if still not happy, change the vacuum line - basically, consider a booster upgrade only as a last resort.
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