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Regarding the whole braking setup

Postby MysteryGuy2107 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:53 pm

:hallo:
I got a 2011 Lancer SX and after the after the recent servicing, the mechanic said it requires a new set of brake pads and rotors need to be machined. I was like okay and I thought, this is the best opportunity to go for an upgrade and bought a set of DBA T2 slotted rotors. So rotors are done but I am confused regarding the brake pads, braided lines, callipers and brake fluid.

1. What brake pads are better? Wagner, Bendix Ultimates or Brembo Nao pads? (DB1441 for fronts and DB1686 for rears.)
2. Are braided lines worth it? If yes then where can I find a new set?
3. Do I need to change the calipers or the OEM ones are sufficient? If OEM are not sufficient then what are the other options?
4. DOT 4 brake fluid?

I may take my car to a track once in a month or so. So I am looking for best bang for buck kinda set up for both street and track use. Also I will be putting on some new 18 inch wheels with 245/40 R18 tires.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Regarding the whole braking setup

Postby lancerdarryl » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:42 am

If you're going to do a little track work you will need to a lot better pad. The brembos you mentioned might be ok,have a look for Pagid or EBC. I use EBC red stuff pads in my Evo and I'm happy with those.
The stock calipers should be OK you could upgrade to bigger VRX rotors,Ralliart twin piston calipers and replace the front hubs with VRX ones to accommodate the bigger rotors.
As for brake hoses that's up to you.I don't believe there is a great deal of difference in pedal feel between rubber and braided hoses.Ive used rubber hoses on my rally cars for 30+ years and never had an issue.If you do change to braided hoses make sure they are ADR approved and have an approval number on them
Brake fluid- use Dot 4 and change it before and after every time you track the car
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Re: Regarding the whole braking setup

Postby bumblebee » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:57 pm

Get the ADR approved braided lines , oh so worth the $

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Re: Regarding the whole braking setup

Postby Viking » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:44 pm

Can't speak for cars, but with motorcycles the change from rubber brake lines to braided lines is like chalk and cheese. (I'll take the braided lines over squidgy rubber any day!)

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Re: Regarding the whole braking setup

Postby bumblebee » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:48 am

Correct

The same goes for cars also

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Re: Regarding the whole braking setup

Postby MysteryGuy2107 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:48 pm

Thank you all for your recommendations and tips.
I can't seem to find a proper set of braided brake lines for lancer. Does anyone know where can i find a set online from a retailer? Is there any compatibility issue if i take a braided kit for an evo and try to fit it in lancer?

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Re: Regarding the whole braking setup

Postby bumblebee » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:35 pm

Have a chat to these guys

https://safebrake.biz/home/482-lancer-c ... &results=7


https://safebrake.biz/home/539-lancer-d ... &results=7


I got mine from them , they are ADR approved and I have a copy of the paperwork in the glovebox should I need it

Had zero issue with them and had them on the car for a few years now, at least two now


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