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I have the SEV6 and I have to say it doesn't feel like 4 wheel disc to me, more like front disc and drum rear.
Just doesn't seem to stop that fast to me....is it me or do some of you feel the same way?
 

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  I have an I-4 Milan AT and this thing STOPS, without having to stomp it hard. If you use the brakes real hard all the time, your shoes may be ruined. In that case, you could check to see if Ford offers extended duty shoes. They used to have them for taxi and cop cars.
 

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No......not using the brakes hard all the time....mostly highway driving....maybe it's just my car?
 

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[quote author=SoCalFusion link=topic=53941.msg881684#msg881684 date=1155358341]
I have the SEV6 and I have to say it doesn't feel like 4 wheel disc to me, more like front disc and drum rear.
Just doesn't seem to stop that fast to me....is it me or do some of you feel the same way?
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You and I have the same car..
And I hav to tell you, I've managed to pull off some impressive stops with the stock breaks... I, personally, am pleased.
 

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They're just average. Fade is bad after going from 100-40 a few times. These are gone as soon as they're worn out.
 

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[quote author=Showtime link=topic=53941.msg881959#msg881959 date=1155397191]
They're just average. Fade is bad after going from 100-40 a few times. These are gone as soon as they're worn out.
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Where are you making repeated stops from 100mph?

The brakes are perfectly adequate for normal daily driving. You have to drive your car hard to experience fade, and that's just not gonna happen often on public roads. The biggest thing you can do to improve braking distances is upgrade the tires.
 

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[quote author=Showtime link=topic=53941.msg881959#msg881959 date=1155397191]
They're just average. Fade is bad after going from 100-40 a few times. These are gone as soon as they're worn out.
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  If they are average for you Showtime, that means they are pretty good brakes! Meant to be a complement. Bro: You run them hard. :csweeney:
 

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I think the brakes are pretty good for the type of car we have. I don't expect Corvette stopping power. A good set of high performance front pads would help. I had Hawk HPS pads on my last Ford - very good initial bite and better stopping power.
 

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Im at 8k miles and my rotors are warped. The brakes work great....once or twice. But just dont seem to be up to the task of stopping the car repeatedly from 40-50mph.
 

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My brakes feel a bit touchy at times. When I barely touch the brakes it feels like I just mashed the pedal to the floor for a split second. Only happens every once in a while. Anybody else have that happen to them?
 

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whatup,

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You might try a few hard stops and see if that helps. A more involved fix - pull the wheels and wash the rotors with warm water and mild soap (I use simple Green), dry 'em and then sand them with garnett sandpaper (150-200 grit) for 1-2 minutes and put some muscle into it, then rinse and dry 'em. See if that does the trick. You could also bleed the brakes, which is a VERY good idea to do every 1-3 yrs anyway. (I bleed car and motorcycle brakes every 1-2 yrs and use DOT4 fluid.)
 

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[quote author=whatup link=topic=53941.msg949619#msg949619 date=1158179927]
My brakes feel a bit touchy at times.  When I barely touch the brakes it feels like I just mashed the pedal to the floor for a split second.  Only happens every once in a while.  Anybody else have that happen to them?
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I had a 67 Ford Fairlane come to me with the same problem. I had to replace the power brake booster and that took care of the problem. I really wanted to know why, so I tore it apart and found assembly grease blocking some of the vacuum ports. Other than that, no other problem was found with the booster.
 

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I must say I had a TSB performed on the Fusion last week for the high idle and frequent shifting 6 speed auto.
I noticed right away the brakes felt "tighter" much better "feel" and felt like it stopped quicker! Don't know what they did but it feels like different brakes now!!!
 

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I'm not impressed with the stock brakes at all. They still work, but I feel they could work a whole lot better.
 

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furious1auto,
Wouldn't you want to try braided steel lines and some good aftermarket pads first? Your probably going to do them anyway so why not start with 'em?


bassnutz,
What sub $20K 4 door sedan has brakes that you find acceptable?
 

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If moderate modifications is what I'm what I'm going for then yes. I'm looking at turbo's and heavy mods. I'm going to change the calipers anyway, It would be an unjustified expense to buy pads that are not compatible. braided lins are a good Idea, I'll add that to my list. Thank you!!!!
 

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[quote author=cos link=topic=53941.msg1083583#msg1083583 date=1164312002]
bassnutz,
What sub $20K 4 door sedan has brakes that you find acceptable?

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I couldn't tell you. And my Fusion was over $21K.
 

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