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This gives me an idea.If someone was to develop with disc brake kits for the rearwheels for most popular cars, and arrange for reliable fitment through dealerships/good garages he may make a bomb.

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Does anyone know how they manage their brake balance after they replace their drums with discs?

You will need a different modulator' date=' also different master cylinder.[/quote']

Sorry... Wrong question asked. Do you know of anyone who has taken the trouble to do a brake upgrade and then play with the bias for best results? As far as I've been told, a new master cylinder and modulator should cost a pretty packet.

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Sorry... Wrong question asked. Do you know of anyone who has taken the trouble to do a brake upgrade and then play with the bias for best results? As far as I've been told' date=' a new master cylinder and modulator should cost a pretty packet.

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As they say in cockney, 'You pays your money and takes your choice'

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does anyone know if after market brake pads are a good idea? my indica turbo locks up (no ABS you see) and can be scary to stop - I think TATA like to build excitement into the experience

Better brake pads will make you stop better - in your specific case, they'll lock you up faster. Try getting sticker rubber instead.

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thanks for the tip sqiitk

may interest you to know that the official Hyundai helpline rep tried to convince me to fit on aftermarket ABS to the Getz CRDi when she found out that I wasn't going to buy the car since Hyundai do not fit ABS or all-wheel discs onto the Getz in India, not even for an additional cost, whereas they do in the Verna (sold locally) and in every Getz sold in the European market (as well as most others, if not all). this of course is underlined by Hyundai's large banners all over the country and their showrooms saying "Hyundai cars meet global safety standards." When I pointed this out to the helpline rep she said "Yes sir, our cars do. But in international markets, not in India."

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 from http://www.fordscorpio.co.uk/abssystem.htm

 

People who do not understand ABS often state that ABS does not make braking distances shorter but merely allows for steering while braking, and this is simply not true - ABS will bring a car to a halt in a shorter distance regardless of the type or condition of the road, in dry, wet and even on ice, because it keeps the tyres in a cycle near the point of maximum retardation with an efficiency beyond any human capability. It is for this very real safety advantage that from the 1st July 2004 it will be unlawful for a new car without ABS to be on sold in the UK.

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