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Request fiat for brake pad design change

Discussion in 'Fiat OEM Spares & Accessories' started by Italia-Linea, Feb 19, 2011.

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Should fiat change the design of low life brake pads which is a huge safety risk

  1. Yes

    73.0%
  2. No

    27.0%
  1. sdp1975

    sdp1975 Amatore

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    Varoon, at what odo reading did you change your pads ? What problem did you face, did the rotors get damaged ?

    I examined the pads ( opened the front wheels ) and they looked OK to me at 25,000 km.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    The old brake pad.
    Needed change at 21K KM.

    brake_pad.JPG
  3. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Ravi Can you please do me a favor. can you please measure the dimensions of the brake pad. draw a square around the brake pad and please measure the width, height and thickness of the brake pads. for example refer the pic below.
    Please measure in MM(millimeters) if possible for accurate results.

    576400d1310538894-required-dimensions-brake-pads-linea-puntobrakepad.jpg
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    The dimension is 150mm X 50mm (approx).
  5. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    thanks Ravi, do you mean 150mm is approx measured same as 4.9 inches in the pic above?

    now this is very confusing. 4.9 inches on someone elses punto = 124 mm, and 150mm is way bigger. also on the brembo and ebc brakes website the one for fiat linea and punto shows 123 X 53.

    Can you please reverify.
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes it is ~150mm X ~50mm.
  7. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    ooh damn. i am dropping my plan to get the brake pads now :(
  8. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Why what happened? Are they not matching with Indian Version of Linea
  9. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Dude, why not get someone to send a brake pad to you .

    You can get a set or two made there by showing the Indian pad.

    That is assuming that the pads made there would be much better than these Galfer pads.
  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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