Title: Altezza Brakes
Description: poor brakes
TezzaTerry - January 17, 2012 04:29 AM (GMT)
hi guys my first post i have a 1999 altezza 6 cyl auto they are such crappy brakes is this normal for the tezza's does any one else share my point
Beanman - January 17, 2012 04:44 AM (GMT)
Is it brake shudder or just poor stopping response?
It would pay to get them checked.
The brakes in my Altezza are better than the Peugeot's and Chrysler's I work on and they're supposed to be some of the safest cars in the world.
xero - January 17, 2012 05:00 AM (GMT)
The rs200 brakes are awesome std, and with some minor mods I.e. pads, rotors and fluid they are pretty amazing...
TezzaTerry - January 17, 2012 05:31 AM (GMT)
thanks for the reply's really poor stopping response haven't changed the pads yet want to get other ideas from members regarding good pads to use etc my brother is a mechanic and he agrees with me about the bad breaks one of my previous cars was a mitsi diamante they had very good breaks
samzbob - January 21, 2012 08:22 PM (GMT)
Having driven some very quick road cars etc, the RS200's brakes are pretty much as good as you can get without bolting on big brake upgrades. However I think the 6cyl cars have smaller discs and different calipers? Can someone confirm this.
On my last one combined racespec rotors and pads with some good brake fluid made for some really short stopping distances (basically limited by the tyres) but the downside was tons of brakes dust!
Tezz-Winnie - January 22, 2012 02:12 AM (GMT)
Exactly the same between a 98 RS200 and a 99 IS200. Owned both cars and have done brake service / upgrades to both
ThunderChicken - January 22, 2012 02:55 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (samzbob @ Jan 22 2012, 09:22 AM)|
|However I think the 6cyl cars have smaller discs and different calipers? Can someone confirm this.|
Yes this is correct.
Heres the difference between the factory brakes on the AS
200 and RS
200 (single piston front caliper with a 275mm disk)RS
200 (twin piston front caliper with a 296mm disk)
Tezz-Winnie - January 22, 2012 04:27 AM (GMT)
AS200 are so under specifyed!
jeremyflower - January 22, 2012 05:32 AM (GMT)
Only some AS200s had that brake setup, just the real base models.
My AS200Z (2001) had the larger brake setup and I know of others that did too.
roderick92 - January 23, 2012 12:08 AM (GMT)
i had an as200 previously with the small brake setup.. I have to say that if properly maintained(pads, rotors and so on), they are pretty good...
But rs200 brakes > as200 brakes haha