Yesterday I changed the rear shoes. Also, full brake fluid flush with DOT 3/4. Front pads are unknown age and quality and appear to be 1/2 used up. Front rotors look ok.My guess is that since the car is fairly new you glazed the brakes. Were you playing around (doing excessively hard braking maneuverer's in a parking lot) or something similar? My other question is whether the car stopped even though you did not hear or feel the ABS activate. The ABS only activates if it senses one or more wheels locking up. Where you intentionally trying to lock them up or releasing the brake just before that happened, in which case the ABS would not need to activate.
haha, that is my intent. Obviously, I'd like to spend as little money on the way to having something autox / HPDE worthy.try bleeding the brakes, if youre running brake fluid from year 2000 then that is probably the main problem right now
otherwise people dont usually track these cars, but if they do then yeah upgraded pads usually do the trick
Boy man. You might have glazed those new shoes. Your supposed to break them in a bit before using them hard.Yesterday I changed the rear shoes. Also, full brake fluid flush with DOT 3/4. Front pads are unknown age and quality and appear to be 1/2 used up. Front rotors look ok.
Yeah, I was intentionally leaning on the brakes to see how they would respond. By no means was I driving in a normal fashion. My first stops, I would feel the ABS kick in. Finding that limit on a new to me car is a challenge. Especially with the low quality tires. For 5 or so hard stops, the car slowed nicely with the ABS kicking in as needed. Subsequent stops, I would stand on the pedal with less braking force and no hint of ABS. The car would slow down, but at a decrease rate.