: Got my brakes changes and a few days later...



ahahnu
05-04-10, 01:57 PM
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http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/ahahnu/unhappyday.jpg?t=1272990504

Two days later I was running errands after work, I went to stop and depressed the clutch and brake at the same time not expecting them to feel the same. I quickly pumped the brake and stopped safely. I pulled over when I could and saw a puddle of fluid forming by the right front.

I had gotten replacement rotors, Hawk HPS pads, and UUC steel lines. The bolt holding the line to the caliper had come unscrewed. Now that they are back, wow they are amazing. I thought there would be less initial travel, but it feels more like full pressure once you feel the brakes engage.

While the car was at the shop, I had some BMR trailing arms and tie rods put on. Of course I bought them right before MAP came out with theirs. Oh well. Since getting the car back I notice a big difference in power to the ground. I can chirp second no problem now. (I do have winter tires on still)

tlsmeds
05-04-10, 02:15 PM
Wow, that would have been quite the surprise. Glad to hear that you got her stopped before anything bad happened.

JD03Cobra
05-04-10, 02:17 PM
The UUC Steel Brake lines is a must do mod for everyone! I can't believe the difference with daily driving. Glad to hear you were able to stop safely...That can be scary.

c4ss
05-04-10, 06:59 PM
Glad you're alright Mike!

JimmyH
05-04-10, 07:02 PM
you got your arm stuck in the wheelwell?