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Old 01-27-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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ive been driving on the highway more often for school and driving at higher speeds i dont like the feel of my stopping power.

what are my options for getting more bite/better braking?

Would simply changing the pads be good enough?

what kind of calipers can i swap from other cars that will be a boost in performance from the stock 1.8 setup.

i dont want to spend alot of money on brand new brake kits because im not gona track this car.
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Go to Napa, buy new pads. The stock 1.8 brakes are plenty.
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He'll want more than Napa pads. Something in the HP+ or RS4s range.
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When did you change your fluid last? What pads are on the car now? I bet you know neither...lol
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I hate people who brake on the highway, just keep going
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I hate people who brake on the highway, just keep going
right?! i mean we all have the same goal, just keep driving!



also, i hate advisory signs on highways, they cause more traffic than anything else.


next to you are in traffic, ask yourself, "is there a road sign up ahead"

when you pass the sign that simply says something like "traffic ahead" suddenly, there is no longer traffic.
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When did you change your fluid last? What pads are on the car now? I bet you know neither...lol
about 1.5 months ago i had a leak in the right rear caliper. replaced it and bleed the entire system. the pads im assuming are stock pads but they have enough left to not need replacing.
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New mazda pads and stainless brake lines might give you what you want. The stock pads will lock up the wheels without any trouble, and the stainless lines should firm up the pedal a little. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, I'm sure.
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You nee these:

Only $2,944.00 each.
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I agree with Brain on the Hawk HP+ (not HPS) all the way around.
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+1 to HP+. Though in my experience, they squeal like a ************. Every set I've had.
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+1 to HP+. Though in my experience, they squeal like a ************. Every set I've had.
I didn't have that problem yet.

The op needs to know to do the bedding-in process with great attention to detail. Do not deviate from the directions about proper cooldown IMMEDIATELY after getting them bedded-in.
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I didn't have that problem yet.

The op needs to know to do the bedding-in process with great attention to detail. Do not deviate from the directions about proper cooldown IMMEDIATELY after getting them bedded-in.
Definitely. I thought my HP+ were bedded in, then I went to Laguna Seca and they started smoking. Now they are considerably noisier than ever.
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I like my Akebono pads from Advance Auto, they do a nice job.
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