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  1. Brake Upgrade: Which kit should I go with?

    smart General Discussion
    I’m looking to discuss FIRST HAND experiences regarding front brake upgrades. I’ve been looking around, and seems like Smart Madness is a reputable company. On their website they have multiple kits that seem to be rather similar in quality/tier. The two below are the ones I’m referencing. Or is...
  2. Having Some Squeaky Problems

    smart General Discussion
    Good morning and thank you for your interest in helping me figure out an issue with my car. I have a 2012 Smart Fortwo Passion, gas model with an automated manual transmission. I've had it now for almost a month and bought it from a used car dealership who told me they had done some work on the...
  3. Cluster & Radio Lights

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    My daughters 2006 diesel fortwo has an issue that I I don't know where to start looking. The cluster/dash lights only come one once the brake pedal has been pressed. Funny thing, radio lights are bright but dim when dash lights come on once brake pedal is pressed. I saw a post somewhere that...
  4. Part number needed - Brake Rotor screw

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Can someone please give me the part number for the screw that holds the front brake rotor on? tnx -Barry-
  5. Ceramic brake pad on closeout for $10!!

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    CMX1252 for sale at rockauto I bought a set and put them on last weekend. Stops great and bye bye nasty brake dust. >:D
  6. Looking for help changing brakes, Chicago

    Illinois Chapter
    I'm looking for someone in the Chicago area (we're on the northside of city of Chicago, closer the better of course) to help me change the brake pads on our '09 (little over 40k miles, just starting to squeak). We're still fairly new owners, so this is my first time having to deal with brakes...
  7. Opinions on Brake Pads

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi all, I did a quick search and didn't find anything. I'd like to get everyone's opinion on brake pads for the for two. I have the 15" alloy rims in white and I'm finding that I'm getting a lot of brake dust on them with the OEM pads. Please give me your thoughts and experience on a low...
  8. Replacing Pads & Rotors on a 450

    Modifications and Repairs
    Dear Forum Members: I just replaced the front pads and rotors on my 2006 smart fortwo coupe; the vehicle has 56,000km and this was the first time the pads/rotors were replaced. I made a video that i would like to share, click on the youtube link below: Please note that this was my first video...
  9. I got ran off the road.

    Accident
    Hay everyone last week i got ran off the road by a Honda Pilot. To avoid hitting them i ended up hitting a curb really hard and braking my rim. After the incedent i was picking up little pieces of my car and found this. It goes to my brakes but i don't know if i need to fix this now or if it...
  10. Brake Rattling Noise

    smart General Discussion
    Hello, I know that this topic has been discussed in the past. My foreign auto mechanic has determined that the noise coming from my 2008 passion is from the brakes. He says that there is no "spring" to hold the parts in place, which most other vehicles typically have. Thus they just bounce...
  11. Spin the Tires?

    smart General Discussion
    Hey guys! Here's an interesting question I have been thinking about. How hard would it be to spin the tires on a smart if you either pull fuse 11 or do the two button push mod? It seems like it would be easier because it's a rear wheel drive car and that's where the minority of the braking...
  12. What brakes pads to buy...red, green or black?

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Getting tired of all the dust and sponginess of my brakes. Going to replace them, but I am not sure what type of pad should I use. Four basic choices O'Reilly Auto Parts ceramic (they also have a semi metallic) EBC Blackstuff EBC Greenstuff or EBC Redstuff I do some major city stop and go...
  13. smart Fortwo NiBK Brake Pads

    Vendor Deals
    Hi everyone, Need to get your smart car brake pads change?? Check this out! Product Direct Link - smartPitStop (Fit for 450, 451 & 452 model) Thanks :smartje.grs.zw:~:smartje.grs.zw:~:smartje.grs.zw: smartPitStop www.smartpitstop.com
  14. Passenger Brake Caliper not fully releasing

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Greetings Everyone, I have an interesting issue. The passenger disc brake caliper is not fully releasing causing the brake pads to rub the rotor. This is very apparent when driving under 10mph. To confirm this I put my 09 Passion Coup up on the lift and the drivers front wheel made no noise...
  15. EBC brakepad summary

    Performance & Handling
    For the longest time, EBC pads for smarts were simply not available in North America . I am pretty sure I was the first to have them available in North America, starting in '06, but only Greenstuff were readily available till a relatively short time ago.. I now stock all 3 (including the...
  16. smartPitStop DTM Performance Brake Pads in stock

    Performance & Handling
    Want to improve your 451 breaking performance? DTM Performance Brake Pads set for your smart fortwo 450, 451 and 452. Dimension: W90mm x H70mm Thickness: 15mm Temperature: 0 - 500 degree Made in Japan smartPitStop (DTM USD179.99 with installation guide) Enjoy! :D
  17. Color Brake Calipers?

    smart General Discussion
    I'm interested in colored brake calipers for my Smart, as seen on sites like 4smartcar.com. But I have no idea where to get them, or how much they cost. Does anyone have good information on these?
  18. Brakes work!

    smart General Discussion
    Today I had an "opportunity" to test my brake system in a real life scenario. Happily trotting along, Miss Daisy over there in her Grand Am decides, "hey, I'll just jog over here to the other lane..." Thing is, that's where I am. In her blind spot, because her mirrors are adjusted wrong and...
  19. Brake Dust Guards...

    smart Wheels & Tires
    Has anyone used brake dust guards on with their alloys?
  20. Anti Lock Break Light ?

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    I can not find my manual for the 2007 Smart Car ForTwo Passion, and I think it is the anti lock brake light that keeps coming on the dash (to the right of the speedometer, etc) when I start the car. However, whenever I push the anti lock brake button (underneath the stereo) the light goes off...
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