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  1. crazywizard

    crazywizard Senior Villager

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    With my ABS and Traction Control off, I took this chance to show the wife what happens when the wheels lock up under heavy braking. Long story short, after a terrifying practical lesson followed up by an hour of instructive theory with youtube videos for demonstration, she got the point.

    I wish we would all teach the women in our lives to drive as good as we (claim) are.

    ION, I recently had my brake pads changed at a cost of 7500. Dealer quote is 12K for genuine pads but that is a story for another day. After some small road trip over the last weekend, I noticed a crazy amount of brake dust on the rims. If that is an indication of their wear rate, I doubt I will have them for long. Previous genuine pads were seriously worn even though they always stopped the vehicle quite decently.
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    My lesson, cheap is expensive y'all; unless you like visiting the garage/parts duka as hobby.
     
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  2. The brave

    The brave Village Elder

    Stop blubbering.. We can't read ua shit head. . What car is that? break pads have a worn out mark (usually a mtaro in the middle) and most Morden cars will detect a worn out disks... Plus disk pads dust on a car rims is normal after a journey.
     
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  3. Airtel

    Airtel Senior Villager

    Unasema nini?
     
  4. crazywizard

    crazywizard Senior Villager

    Take your time to read.
     
  5. The brave

    The brave Village Elder

    Punguza ki Ombitho my fren. U are incoherent, Hizo ni pads za lorry or what?
     
  6. entertainedd

    entertainedd Village Elder

    You are the incoherent one. The post itself is clear and understandable.
     
  7. The brave

    The brave Village Elder

    Then do the honours and advise him...
     
  8. 1776

    1776 Village Elder

    By the way you owe me a bypass run....fix it up an get your braking in order. Then holler.
     
  9. Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes Village Elder

    I learnt that the only genuine good quality pads in kenya are OEM only. And there is no car with OEM pads worth less than 6000 for a set for two wheels. these pads wearing out at 10000 km are fake. Genuine pads do 30k + km.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2017
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  10. snapdragon

    snapdragon Village Elder

    Kitu sipendi mcheso nayo ni mguu na breaks.toyota kenya haraka sana
     
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  11. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    Ongeza steering hapo pia. Anything concerning the wheels, braking and steering system are what Gavin Bennet calls ‘safety critical’ parts. If they fail the car will not only fail to run as desired but will have an accident.
     
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  12. The real voice

    The real voice Senior Villager

    Are cv joints a serious issue and who would give me an estimate of how much they cost.
     
  13. introvert

    introvert Village Sponsor

    For those like me with senile contraptions, be careful where you have your brake pads rebonded.
    A chunk of brake meat fell from this brake pad and resulted in a good scouring of the disc.
    Varsani Brake Linings do a very decent job.

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  14. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    Co-ordinates?
     
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  15. Kimakia

    Kimakia Village Elder

    For Toyota guys I recommend Green Bell Auto Industry area for any part.You will never get disappointed
     
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  16. introvert

    introvert Village Sponsor

    Iko hapo kwa Rd about ya Car & General behind these guys who do retreads.
    I forget the name of the road.
    That's where I found dead stock of brake pads the Mhindi had kept since 1981.
    He sold them to me for 100 bob.
    :D
     
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  17. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    Good enough. Kuna stockist hapa amekuwa akitafuta dealer wa S.C na Ram-G brake pads. Ukipata nishtue.
     
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  18. introvert

    introvert Village Sponsor

    Sure thing.
     
  19. crazywizard

    crazywizard Senior Villager

    Hehe, will do. Got me a long list of things to do
    • Timing chain
    • Suspension(shocks, mounts and bushes)
    • Tires(Goodyear Eagle F1)
    • Major engine and DSG service
    • ABS
     
  20. 1776

    1776 Village Elder

    I'll be waiting