Originally Posted by bandit
one other thing that could help our brack is steel braided lines...?
They don't hurt if they are DOT approved. Some cheaper ones have been known to fail where the hose is crimped to the fitting.
Flex lines are maintenance items, just like pads, shoes, rotors, drums and, fluid.
Every time you service the brakes check them for cracking, swelling, kinks or, abrasions.
As to brake fluid color; ATE Super Blue is one of the better choices and is blue. I am certain there are others with other colors but I am not rich enough to find and try them all.
Stopping distance: Unless your brakes are very inadequate the only thing that will significantly impact stopping distance is tires. The brakes stop the tires, the tires stop the car.
Where brake upgrades make a difference is repeated hard use. Most stock brakes are designed for one or two hard stops, after that they start to get too hot and stopping distances get longer. Larger rotors (more heat capacity), better pads (more heat tolerance), and ducting (better heat dissipation) allow the brakes to be used harder before fading. Brake upgrades can make a big difference in feel and ease of modulation (ability to keep on the edge of wheel lock up).