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Old 03-20-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Well today someone pulled out of the car in front of me and they were able to slow down in time but I was within 2-3 inches of their car. I was literally standing on the brakes, and well, they don't work to well. Since I have no idea when the last time these brakes were serviced and what type of brakes were used, I am just going to do a full overhaul. Here is a list of part I was going to get, feel free to look around on the site to see if you can find anything better for an 98 SE.

Front Pads
Raybestos Super Stop Brake Pads
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=219&PTSet=A

Front Rotors
Raybestos Aimco-GS Brake Rotor
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=221&PTSet=A

I am not completely sure about doing the rears, but heres what I picked

Rear shoes
Raybestos Professional Grade Brake Shoes
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=220&PTSet=A

Rear Drums
Raybestos Raymold Brake Drum
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=222&PTSet=A
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First, if your ABS was pounding away, then the weak link was your traction with the road. New brakes aren't gonna help that. Tires might. Different car might. I guess I wouldn't just overhaul my brakes because I almost rear ended someone, unless I had everything into that brake pedal and there was no hint of lockup.. Just my 2 cents worth. Mike
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No lock-up. Roads were dry and clean so there was never a need for ABS to kick in.
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make sure you didnt blow a brake line.
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make sure you didnt blow a brake line.
yea or that your brake lines were replaceced with lines of lower compression ratio
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How'* your fluid level? If it'* low that could explain your lack of braking power. Air doesn't compress as well as hydrolic brake fluid.
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How'* your fluid level? If it'* low that could explain your lack of braking power. Air doesn't compress as well as hydrolic brake fluid.
Checked that. And I didn't blow a brake line. Yesterday I went down a empty road and slammed the brakes on and they seemed to work better. But it could of been because I didn't have a point of reference in front of me too so it may of seemed like they were better.

Another reason I want to replace them is because when it get warm out, they squeak like a ****. They still have pad left, but I don't know why they squeak all the time in the summer.
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