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I´ve always noticed my escort had poor pedal feeling to it during heavy braking. I´ve just gotten new rotors and pads on all 4 wheels, I know there is a break in period but my brakes still feel too weak for my comfort.

It feels like when I slam on the brakes that my foot is hitting the floor. Does anyone else have this problem/symptom?

Is there anything I can do? Could my brake booster be weak or something? Is there any adjustments I can do?

I´d really like to have my brakes feel strong, even lock-up BEFORE my foot hits the floor.

Any help/comments would be appreciated.
 

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Two things:

Get braided stainless steel brake lines (DOT approved)

Flush out the old brake fluid...takes a little more than a quart.
 

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He´s right Knight...the brake lines are hella-expensive, but it will stiffin up your pedal feel to stock car feel.

Yeah I have my new DBA slotted/crossdrilled and EBC greenstuff pads, and I can feel it stop faster, but the pedal does have a lot of travel still.
 

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Stainless lines are about $100 for a complete set, which according to the cost of the last OEM line I had to purchase for an emergency, costs the SAME as regular ruber lines.
 

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wow, no way, where did you get them at. When I went looking for them it was like 199 for the front end.

Fill me in on where to get them so I can complete my brake up grade for the scort.
 

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Does anyone else have trouble locking up their brakes? I mean I feel pushing really hard, and think I hit the floor/stop and my brakes just barely lock. Is this how its suppose to be? Would new lines help this problem?
 

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Different pads, resurfaced rotors and clean fluid with the stainless lines will make a big difference. Hawk, EBC, AXXIS (metakmaster), and KVR are a few brands...
 

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I had a problem with my brakes pulsating, hitting the floor and not stopping as quickly as I would have liked. It was the brake booster. I got a reman for $60.00. I had already replaced my master cylinder and differential valves. The booster even tested okay but was still bad.
 

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I have noticed in the past month, my when i push the break it feels like metal on metal sounds like metal on metal, when pushing the break in, and stoping time is downfalling 2, its getting harder for me 2 stop, i think i need to break pads, lol
 
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