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will installing steel braided brake hose increase braking performance? what type of brake pad is good and yet does not cost too expensive? i'm using a proton
 

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will installing steel braided brake hose increase braking performance?
Depends wat u mean by braking performance. Without being technical...heheh. Mainly they help with pedal feel, cuz they resist expansion :)
 

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will installing steel braided brake hose increase braking performance? what type of brake pad is good and yet does not cost too expensive? i'm using a proton
yes.... braided brake hose will increase braking performance.... in a sense that no more sluggish brakes.... they wont help the brakes to grip more.... but it helps in distributing the force evenly....:regular_smile:
 

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oic..what brand of brake pads are good? mintex? or bendix metal king?
 

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err.... no idea... havent tried those yet.... currently i'm using AFI pads.... ok ok la... normal braking condition feels normal... high speed, a little more grip compare to oem ones....
 

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oic..how much for those AFI pads u usin? is it expensive...i got a heavy foot so i need really good brake pads... :P
 

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hehe....my oem brake pad cost abt RM80/pair. Changed the pad like, 3 years ago and still using them. OEM brake pads is OK for me as I do not do abrupt stopping. Drive car like unker only mar..

Anyway, just don't get those pads that are hard wearing type. Even though they last longer before needing replacement, they can "eat" the disk very fast.
 

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Ferrodo brake pads are better than OEM ones.And Bosch power plus & Akebono too.Definitely if budget allowed u'd go for Endless or Project MU rite.And yes steel braided hoses will help.Transfering all the braking force thru the hose.
 

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TermiziYeoh said:
Ferrodo brake pads are better than OEM ones.And Bosch power plus & Akebono too.Definitely if budget allowed u'd go for Endless or Project MU rite.And yes steel braided hoses will help.Transfering all the braking force thru the hose.
Care to tell me where to get Akebono brakepad? It's quite hard to find at any spare part shop
 

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oic...fluffy do u have any idea how much a complete set wud cost? i want braided brake hose + decent brake pads ( not too expensive but good)
 

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Goodridge or ProRS...

Fr wat me read oledi, Goodridge definitely better quality cos dare 2give LIFETIME warranty mah...ProRS only 2yr nia...

Price-wise Goodridge also higher! Any1 knows cost for set for P Saga/Iswara? Price for same set by ProRS is RM290.

BTW any1 knows if can get Goodridge set specifically for P Saga/Iswara? Cos me not find such info on Net sites.
 

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i heard frm my mech..he said if want to change brake pads better change the disc as well cos he said the disc might not tahan the new brake pads..is it true? what if i get the type that does not wear easily? will harm the brake disc rite? plz enlighten me
 

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weikhee86 said:
i heard frm my mech..he said if want to change brake pads better change the disc as well cos he said the disc might not tahan the new brake pads..is it true? what if i get the type that does not wear easily? will harm the brake disc rite? plz enlighten me
most pads will not harm the disc unless you use a racing pad. so unless your disc is already near or below the minimum thickness allowed, there is no need to change it. unless ofcourse you double you're engine's power and the disc cannot get enough cooling between stops XD.
 

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ic...so need to do a little research first? hey does drilling holes in da brake rotor aid in cooling and braking power?
 

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ic...so need to do a little research first? hey does drilling holes in da brake rotor aid in cooling and braking power?
as far as i know, drilling helps preventing brakefade and improve pedal feel, it does not help in cooling and it will make the disc more fragile, which means if you brake like a maniac it will crack.

braking power i'm not sure, but i belive the more disc surface there is, the better the braking power.

there is no need to change the brakes unless you'ved pushed it to the limit and figure out there's not enough braking power. If you want to have that "press abit and it imediately stop" kind of feeling i do suggest you either change the pads, or the master cylinder. I myself didn't change the pads but i change the master cylinder and my braking power improves alot. no more excercise leg when braking.
 

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oic...i want the "press a bit the it immediately stop" feeling..gives me more security..tyres do play a role in braking right? my tyres are wearing out...
 

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brake too powerful also a bad thing, especially if it is more powerful than your engine. when i first change my master cylinder i keep on locking my wheels and i can no longer heel-toe when reach a corner cuz the car stop too fast.

yes tire play big roll in stopping ofcourse. tire no grip will make it easier to lock, which is bad. my idea of a good tire is one that has the most grip that you can afford and live with.
 

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ic...thanks for the info and advice.. hey izit good to fix another 2 additional gauges in my car? i have cases in the past when my battery suddenly bail out on me..so i plan to fix voltmeter and water temperature gauge..what's ur opinion bro?
 

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i heard frm my mech..he said if want to change brake pads better change the disc as well cos he said the disc might not tahan the new brake pads..is it true? what if i get the type that does not wear easily? will harm the brake disc rite? plz enlighten me
noler.... if u change new brake pads, best is to skim ur brake disc as well...
no need change new brake disc ler... brake disc expensive.... usually can use for vr long time, unless if u keep skimming it every month la...

brake too powerful also a bad thing, especially if it is more powerful than your engine. when i first change my master cylinder i keep on locking my wheels and i can no longer heel-toe when reach a corner cuz the car stop too fast.

yes tire play big roll in stopping ofcourse. tire no grip will make it easier to lock, which is bad. my idea of a good tire is one that has the most grip that you can afford and live with.
agree agree... i've changed vr4 brake pump in my car...
now cannot do heel-toe braking adi... coz the car stops too fast... hahaha... no point in doing heel-toe technique adi...
 

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i think i'd better tukar brake pad liao..my mech told me bosch one good but will have noise...shud i go for it? gimme ur opinion guys.. if tukar brake pad and master cylinder 2gether better effect right?
 

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weikhee86 said:
i think i'd better tukar brake pad liao..my mech told me bosch one good but will have noise...shud i go for it? gimme ur opinion guys.. if tukar brake pad and master cylinder 2gether better effect right?
remember the master brake cylinder must change to a bigger one, if just change to a new one of the same size probably no effect.

i would change one by one, if pad already no good then change pad first.. if pad still good then change the master cylinder. but thats just me lar...
 

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oic.. there is an old saying that goes: if it ain't broken don't fix it. hehe.. i like the way u think man..eh how come suddenly i become senior member one? i tot i was doomed 2 be a junior member 4eva..lolx