Do Not compare Non-ABS Fiero and others to Any ABS AKA "modern braking system" vehicles!
Way to many ABS vehicles have Over Boosted PB and more issues then let ABS "Black Box" to stop any problems w/ OE setup.
Example: Many ABS cars "trip" the BB and that activates ABS even on Clean Dry Pavement. Many ABS "freak out" when turning and braking even at low speed around a city.
Fix/Restore OE brakes w/ Premium Pads like Wagner Thermo Quiet. But Even many "cheap" pads from big big names are better then OE Fiero and other pads even in the 80's resulting in long stopping distance specs publish by GM and others.
See my Cave, Brake Service
and rest of section.
SS hoses are a waste and have issues.
Use new "rubber" that meets SAE J1401. Many are sold as "Pro grade" hoses. These Hoses have DOT and SAE printed on the hose.
See rubber brake lines vs stainless steel http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/129208.html
Do Not buy "brake upgrades" from TFS. Just ~ maybe ⅔ of the GA crap "upgrade."
Most Other Fiero "brake upgrade" have problems too but not covered in cave because so few bought into them.
Installing these "upgrades" for street cars can cause big legal problems after a wreck in many places. Even if don't have problems w/ cops etc.
Most claim Big Booster is "great" have problems w/ OE booster. Good OE Fiero Booster Does Not need you to "push hard" or "Stand On Pedal" to stop...
When That Happens... Booster could have failed in several ways, 84-86 Booster Filter in the engine bay is full of crap, and more issues making poor brake performance even before 30+ year old brakes can have hydro and other problems.
Some claim "better" for "racing" have no clue what is the real problem. AutoX and some other classes can make PB to run out of vacuum during a race. They need to install a vacuum "tank" or even Electric Vac Pump so PB and rest of car have enough vacuum.
Big Booster can be dangerous more so when you can easily lock the rear axle. Lock brakes Does Not improve braking to start w/ but Lock rear brakes can easily spin the car or worse.
16" and larger rims w/ bigger tires in Fiero have more issues than just braking issues. Big tires, meaning bigger total diameter/circumference, vs OE size for Any vehicle slows the car "out of the hole" and F'ed w/ Speedo and ECM/PCM.
See my Cave, Gear Ratio
Some "newer" vehicles can set Tire Size in the PCM to keep Trans Shift Points etc happy but that won't solve total gearing lose for fat rubber.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
The Ogre's Fiero Cave