Brakes; Safety and Quality

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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.
 

The brave

Village Elder
#2
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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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.
Take your time to read.
 

Luther12

Village Sponsor
#11
Kitu sipendi mcheso nayo ni mguu na breaks.toyota kenya haraka sana
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.
 

Luther12

Village Sponsor
#17
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
Good enough. Kuna stockist hapa amekuwa akitafuta dealer wa S.C na Ram-G brake pads. Ukipata nishtue.
 
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