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Old 17th November 2008, 00:50   #1
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Hi guys. I want to install rear disk brakes on my esteem. Have seen it on Radha Selvaraj's circuit racing car. Which ones are they, where are they available and how much would they cost?
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Weird, I didn't see it on Radha's car.
But, may I know what brake pads you're running on the front discs?
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talking of brakes, is installing rear discs the right way of improving braking ? Can't anything else be done ?

Secondly Nitrous, are there better brake pads than the stock ones in the market ?
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talking of brakes, is installing rear discs the right way of improving braking ? Can't anything else be done ?
Upgrading the fronts is simpler. The Esteems stock brakes are horrible; weak & prone to fade.
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I would defintely like to know who's done this!
However i have upgraded mine with Slotted + Drilled discs with Esteem type2 calipers + ceramic pads, next upgrade is booster + master cylinder. Haven't planned for the rears yet.
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Upgrading the fronts is simpler. The Esteems stock brakes are horrible; weak & prone to fade.
So what do you suggest ? How much money needs to be invested to improve them ?
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Wouldn't a brake upgrade in the front warant a suspension upgrade as well to negate excessive squat?
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talking of brakes, is installing rear discs the right way of improving braking ? Can't anything else be done ?
A huge percentage of the braking is done by the front wheels. Work on first improving the existing discs at the front, rather than risking a rear-disc conversion at this stage.

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A huge percentage of the braking is done by the front wheels. Work on first improving the existing discs at the front, rather than risking a rear-disc conversion at this stage.
Got your point. What are the things that one can do to improve it ? besides the OEM brake-pads and polished discs.
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Shashank, here is an excellent thread (Improving your car's brakes: Options and costs) that you should visit. Highly recommended read.
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Shashank, here is an excellent thread (Improving your car's brakes: Options and costs) that you should visit. Highly recommended read.
Thanks GTO for pointing this out. Would definitely go through it.
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