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Old 11th May 2005, 12:21   #16
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My gut feel is that most people say that the brakes are bad, because the wheels lock up.

Like harrie said, the wheels locking up means that the wheels are coming to a stop before the car is. Ie the grip of the calliper on the brake drum/ disc is fine, BUT the grip between the road and the car is not so hot.

So IMHO, Putting wider tyres will solve the braking problem for 90% of the folks who drive 90% stock cars (with just an air filter or a free flow exhaust thrown in). Ofcourse people running TC's and higher compressions and what not, may need to resort to the tricks specified by Psycho.
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Old 22nd December 2011, 16:02   #17
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Hi Team,

Do we have any place in Bangalore that specializes in a brake upgrade? I am exploring the options for my Fortuner.

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Old 22nd December 2011, 17:31   #18
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I am also thinking of upgrading the rear drum brakes to disc brakes, please advice me the pros and cons and whether anyone in teambhp has done this.
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