i got new disc/pads and drums. so its not a 9 yr old brake. most of important mechanical parts were already replaced even before i did swap, actually i worked on its 2e, (new belts and all) before i decided swap.,,,, awful brake?, ok, but who says lahore roads are that clean, most roads i drive gone slippery, and dirt on them, gives a abs hard time. i can hardly go above 80km/hr in city, and due to extra weight of engine, front tires skid less. there was only one incident, i braked hard, when this cygnus v8 guy refused to give me way and jump in my lane.car braked pretty good from 100km to 40km , front wheels didnt loose grip, only rear. comparing with two other cars i have, (gli 1.6 auto, and exi-civic,. brake is not bad, ofcourse if you wanna cruise at extreme speeds, you need larger discs / bigger cylinders etc.