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Old 01-21-2004, 12:56 PM   #16
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Does your ABS kick in a lot?
mine does.. all the time when i stop hard.. is there a way to fix that?
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Old 01-21-2004, 03:40 PM   #17
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mine does.. all the time when i stop hard.. is there a way to fix that?
I would think that a good thing pal. YOur brakes really grab on tight but mine never do. Way too much fade
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Old 01-21-2004, 04:21 PM   #18
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My brakes are very good and I dont notice alot of brake fade.. I think what might be happening with you is that because of the big rims you have added unsprung weight which is making it harder on ur brakes.....
thats just a possibility...
i think the solution for you is a Brembo big brake kit.....
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Old 01-21-2004, 05:14 PM   #19
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My brakes are very good and I dont notice alot of brake fade.. I think what might be happening with you is that because of the big rims you have added unsprung weight which is making it harder on ur brakes.....
thats just a possibility...
i think the solution for you is a Brembo big brake kit.....
Thats what I was thing pal because right now with the snows on the thing stops amazing. So I think its time to go bigger
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:58 PM   #20
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No thinair to my recollection it never has.
Never? Not even if you stand on the brake pedal? That is just weird. Even with my super heavy 19's I could get my ABS to work, I don't think the weight of the rim has a whole lot to do with it, well, it does, but not enough to prevent your ABS from working.

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mine does.. all the time when i stop hard.. is there a way to fix that?
Get better tires.


Also, I can get my brakes to fade (OEM rotors, pads, lines, fluid), but only if I do threshold braking a few times from like 150-50. But I've never gotten them to fade from any street driving (aside from trying to make them fade).
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Old 01-22-2004, 12:59 PM   #21
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Never? Not even if you stand on the brake pedal? That is just weird. Even with my super heavy 19's I could get my ABS to work, I don't think the weight of the rim has a whole lot to do with it, well, it does, but not enough to prevent your ABS from working.


Get better tires.


Also, I can get my brakes to fade (OEM rotors, pads, lines, fluid), but only if I do threshold braking a few times from like 150-50. But I've never gotten them to fade from any street driving (aside from trying to make them fade).
Hey thinair if I hammer on the brakes hard then yeah they will but I get much better response on braking with the 16's I have on now so it must be the rims then. Noticed that yesterday and today big time
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Hey thinair if I hammer on the brakes hard then yeah they will but I get much better response on braking with the 16's I have on now so it must be the rims then. Noticed that yesterday and today big time
I dunno what to tell you, I guess go for a larger brake kit and see what happens. I haven't installed my M kit yet, so I don't know how much of a difference it'll make yet.

Have you tried rebleeding your brakes? Maybe something contaminated the pads (oils and such). Could also be due to the cross drilled rotors, they actually brake worse then non-drilled or slotted rotors.
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Old 01-22-2004, 03:12 PM   #23
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I dunno what to tell you, I guess go for a larger brake kit and see what happens. I haven't installed my M kit yet, so I don't know how much of a difference it'll make yet.

Have you tried rebleeding your brakes? Maybe something contaminated the pads (oils and such). Could also be due to the cross drilled rotors, they actually brake worse then non-drilled or slotted rotors.
Very true Thinair I will switch from the cross drilled to slotted or solid
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Very true Thinair I will switch from the cross drilled to slotted or solid
Well, if you're planning on still doing the M brake kit, just wait it out until you have them. I wouldn't spend more money on rotors if you're swapping the whole front brakes altogether right?

Btw, the 16's you have, they're the stock sport package rims right?
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Well, if you're planning on still doing the M brake kit, just wait it out until you have them. I wouldn't spend more money on rotors if you're swapping the whole front brakes altogether right?

Btw, the 16's you have, they're the stock sport package rims right?
Thinair I am just going to save my cash for the swap. They are not the stock sprt rims they are steels.
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Thinair I am just going to save my cash for the swap. They are not the stock sprt rims they are steels.
You know what, with 16" steelies you should be able to fit M brakes under them.
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You know what, with 16" steelies you should be able to fit M brakes under them.

Thats awesome thinair did you try it already because alot of people are telling me you can't ??
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Thats awesome thinair did you try it already because alot of people are telling me you can't ??
Well, I don't think they'll fit under the stock 16" sport wheels, but the steel rims have thinner metal along the rim lips. I'm gonna be in the garage working on my car tomorrow, if i have time I'll try to fit the brakes under the stock 16" sport wheel and let you know if it clears, or how much more room it needs.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:38 PM   #29
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Well, I don't think they'll fit under the stock 16" sport wheels, but the steel rims have thinner metal along the rim lips. I'm gonna be in the garage working on my car tomorrow, if i have time I'll try to fit the brakes under the stock 16" sport wheel and let you know if it clears, or how much more room it needs.
Awesome thinair. When you find out pal please let me know. Thanks
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Awesome thinair. When you find out pal please let me know. Thanks
Well, I checked the brakes, they won't fit without spacers on the 16" sport wheels. Steel rims usually have thinner walls, so it may fit on the steelies. I took some pics, I'll post it later on today
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