How to improve braking performance (semi-DIY)

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  1. Vincent0001

    Vincent0001 New Member

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    Izso I found new photo, what i mean for center front jack point is this part(red rectangular). The mounting is seem like inside the housing. and the housing seem like quite strong. Do you use this part for your mechanical 3 ton jack? :-) and i think the protruded cylinder quite suit the floor jack round plate support.
     

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  2. Izso

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    My jack has an extra rubber piece that cushions anything I jack up. So even though I jack on the side, it doesn't damage anything. And I wouldn't jack anything that supports or holds a critical part of the car - ie the engine mounting. I personally don't know how strong or weak that spot is but if it breaks or bends, it'll be a major pain in the ass to fix.

    Basically look under the car for strong but non-critical points to jack. Knock a few parts to see if they are hollow or solid and go with the solid ones. Alternatively one of these days let's meetup and do a DIY session.
     
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    For body the red part is the strongest. If jack stand front, better at engine area, that has the most weight.
     
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  4. Vincent0001

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    Okay understand, thanks :-)
     
  5. Vincent0001

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    By the way , today i managed to take out the tyre and check the brake pad, found out my brake pad almost done, have to buy new pad after that. and I clean the caliper clip as well seem like a lot dust and dirty paste on it.

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    Hope you're using a jackstand as well ya.
     
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    gunnerzz 5 Year | Silver

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    Jackstand plus on solid ground plus wheel choke.
    There is one accident in Melaka where a tech got the flesh skinned of his fingers after a jackstand sank into a newly paved road and the disc comes to contact woth his right hand.
    Permanent damaged..
    Myself will keep the jack up as backup when working under vehicle unless if the jack is blocking.
     
  8. Vincent0001

    Vincent0001 New Member

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    Yes sir, jack stand in my purchase list already, and I plan to buy that one got safety pin one just abit expensive. :-)
     
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    Safety pin?
     
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    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    Best to leave your whole wheel under the car also, follow my mechanic.......lol
     
  11. Vincent0001

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    Something like this, got a pin slide inside the gear to prevent accidentally lift the handle, around RM100 a pair, think worth it. :-), think i need it when next time changing the A/T fluid
    Yup i know it, many of them put a wheel under for safety.
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  12. sweelt

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    Thats correct. I do that too. Even not go under car. Hahaha. .
     
  13. vr2turbo

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    Ah! ok, like a lock pin, because got many types and models......
     

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