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This is a discussion on Pro_Cee'd Build (The Forte's Fat Cousin) within the Kia Forte Turbo Builds forums, part of the Kia Forte Forum category; Originally Posted by valleyracer Now far be it from me to do any Kangaroo bashing. With those HEL brakelines, did they, in and of themselves, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyracer View Post
    Now far be it from me to do any Kangaroo bashing.
    With those HEL brakelines, did they, in and of themselves, improve braking performance; esp with OEM brakes, OR strictly supporting your aftermarket set up?
    Stainless braided brake lines make the brake pedal more responsive, and have better feel. I upgrade all my cars with stainless braided lines.

    They cut out the slight expansion the stock rubber brake lines have. So good upgrade on any car..

    But, I would suggest new pads and discs first, as the stock Kia pads aren't great..
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    JayRome - you hit the nail on the head, "They cut out the slight expansion the stock rubber brake lines have. So good upgrade on any car."
    I don't like the initial brake pedal feel & braking activity in my KOUP - and I"m sure it's the brake lines now that you mention it.
    What part# is that and what vendor? Pretty much "plug and play" install?
    I'll deal with the pads later; only 9000 miles.

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    I do not think the expansion of rubber, that is braided, not SS, but braided, is significant enough to be noticeable for normal driving.

    I find the OEM brakes to be very decent. Not sure if all markets get the same pads/rotors, but I find my Forte to get much better braking response after a couple of harder slow downs. Kind of like they needed to warm up a bit, which suggests me that they will not fade so easily.

    As for the pedal feel - lines would be last thing for me. I would rather focus on the calipers that really move when force is applied. Remove the wheel, get someone to depress the brake and you will see how much "bending/twisting" there is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyracer View Post
    JayRome - you hit the nail on the head, "They cut out the slight expansion the stock rubber brake lines have. So good upgrade on any car."
    I don't like the initial brake pedal feel & braking activity in my KOUP - and I"m sure it's the brake lines now that you mention it.
    What part# is that and what vendor? Pretty much "plug and play" install?
    I'll deal with the pads later; only 9000 miles.
    They didn't have my Pro_cee'd on file, so I had to send them the specs. Although, cross reference your car brakes/lines/pads/caliper with a Veloster, which some places now have on file. Shouldnt be that far off.


    Quote Originally Posted by PLP View Post
    I do not think the expansion of rubber, that is braided, not SS, but braided, is significant enough to be noticeable for normal driving.

    I find the OEM brakes to be very decent. Not sure if all markets get the same pads/rotors, but I find my Forte to get much better braking response after a couple of harder slow downs. Kind of like they needed to warm up a bit, which suggests me that they will not fade so easily.

    As for the pedal feel - lines would be last thing for me. I would rather focus on the calipers that really move when force is applied. Remove the wheel, get someone to depress the brake and you will see how much "bending/twisting" there is.

    Nah we don't all get the same stuff. Australia tests all new cars and adjusts accordingly to our climate and roads (ironically a lot of countries test in our Outback, and use Aussie settings)

    Its a personal preference with going to Stainless braid brake lines. I do it for longevity, as rubber dries over time and will crack. Also the Nylon braid in standard brake lines (not always nylon) can break over time and are still prone to expansion (climate can also play a part with the rubber Cold/hot/moisture/etc).

    Caliper movement is a given, taking that we run sliding calipers as standard (same flex as simple G or F clamp). But having the wheel off makes that flex even more as the brake disc is no longer solid mounted to the hub (sandwich between the wheel and hub), making it move more then it should. You can also watch/feel your stock brake lines flex/expand while someone mashes the brake pedal, a lot less with stainless brake lines, but they still slightly do it as well. Length of brake line also plays a part in pedal feel, longer the brake line, more flex/expansion is possible (some lifted trucks/4x4 with extended rubber brake lines suck with pedal feel)
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    hi im new here, i have same 3doors gt but white color, and i like your DIY tuning :P can you tell me or give me the link from that led interior line?

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    Its been a while since i have touched this....

    Out with the gauges and in with the 10.1" android head unit

    Adapting the facia to suit




    Set up and testing



    Finished and painted



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    very nice mate, can you give more info or link from this head unit?
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    thx, you should try to find new Steering Wheel from Ceed GT 2015-17
    https://c.wallhere.com/photos/09/96/...o-412886.jpg!d
    I read somewhere it fit on your model like a glove

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiestolord View Post
    thx, you should try to find new Steering Wheel from Ceed GT 2015-17
    https://c.wallhere.com/photos/09/96/...o-412886.jpg!d
    I read somewhere it fit on your model like a glove
    Not really a fan of the newer steering wheel, just feels like i'm driving my old Audi all over again.

    My car is actually currently for sale, I have a new car for family duties.

    But cause it sits here, might as well test some things out (cars been returned back to stock):

    Redesigned intercooler air dam, should even out flow to the core compared to the split style of the stock air dam.

    Stock




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