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Old 22nd June 2009, 09:06   #31
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Maruti Service Centre yesterday and they said the charges for the Baleno brake pads are 2700 for the SGP.

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Hi Guys,

Yesterday, I did some scouting around some mechanics (roadside ones) and one of them informed me that there are KBX brake pads available for Baleno for a price of Rs 660. I did not change as I was not sure about the pads and thought need some expert advise from the forum.

Guys hence a question - do you think the KBX brake pads would be good for my car. if not kindly provide let me know where I can the pads.

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@kailashnj: If they are genuine then you are perfectly fine with KBX.
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buy the sgp ones. its worth the money. KBX starts squeaking in a month, atleast happened to me twice. Never buy hindustan composites, you can use a pair of stones instead.
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Hi Guys,

Bosch has launched baleno brake pads. Do you think they are better than the OEM brake pads as advertised, has any one used them before.

They are charging Rs600 for a pair of brake pads. Kindly let me know.

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Not sure how good the Bosch ones are, but coming from a reputed company like Bosch I am sure they will be pretty good. I doubt anyone I know has used anything but the OE SGP brake pads. So you might be the first one to report this. Awaiting your review. I would prefer Bosch over KBX.
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Hi Guys,

Bosch has launched baleno brake pads. Do you think they are better than the OEM brake pads as advertised, has any one used them before.

They are charging Rs600 for a pair of brake pads. Kindly let me know.

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Such a huge difference between SGP (Rs.2.7K) and Bosch (Rs.0.6k) brake pads.......... What's the life time for brake pads?

Kailsash- Have you purchased the Bosch brake pads?
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Not sure how good the Bosch ones are, but coming from a reputed company like Bosch I am sure they will be pretty good. I doubt anyone I know has used anything but the OE SGP brake pads. So you might be the first one to report this. Awaiting your review. I would prefer Bosch over KBX.
IIRC, KBX is a Bosch company now, so in all likelyhood, they are just renamed to Bosch.
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Old 25th November 2009, 00:51   #38
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Hi,

I have installed the Bosch brake pads on to my car and the perform as good as the stock. I had at first thought that there might me some brake noise that I may have to bear but to my surprise and after 2k kms on the new brake pads there is no noise and i am really satisfied with the performance.

I had a bad experience due to the rains in Mumbai as an after effect of Phyan hurricane. I was returning from Office and was driving at a speed of 70 on the highway when suddenly a trucker ahead of me braked hard and turned to his right. I had to apply emergency brakes but the car held up and there was no issues with the brake bite. Hence I can safely say Bosch brake pads are good.

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KBX is now Robert Bosch Chassis Systems - they have started manufacturing brake components for a few Hi-on-Japanese-content cars like Versa;no problem at all -enjoy the pads

Yes,they will not be as great as SGP quality but please remember,they are no run-of-the-mill company and have been making brake components for Donkey's years
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Any idea about current SGP break pad price?
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Any idea about current SGP break pad price?
It's around Rs 5200.
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If you are looking for better bite than the hard SGP's and wouldnt mind spending 1-2k more, id suggest Mintex aftermarket pads. I believe Joel @ raceconcepts has ready stock and will ship.

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If you are looking for better bite than the hard SGP's and wouldnt mind spending 1-2k more, id suggest Mintex aftermarket pads. I believe Joel @ raceconcepts has ready stock and will ship.

Cheers!
Mintex has some serious stopping power. very little fade.
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My Baleno brake pads are due for change. How good are Bosch / KBX pads available over Snapdeal / Jazzmyride / Shopclues?
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