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Is this normal for Stainless Steel braided brake lines?
Posted 10 July 2003 - 04:15 PM
I was expecting a radically changed brake behavior.. and got it. Now instead of the pedal stopping halfway before proceeding to hit the firewall it goes all the way down to the last inch or two of travel before real braking power is applied. However the braking power is actually better than before. The car stops on a dollar bill (10x longer distance than stopping on a dime) and I can ACTUALLY MODULATE THE BRAKES NOW.
I'm just wondering if the partial elimination of the first stage in the dual stage is normal with these brake lines... anyone else done this?
I also had them bleed the brakes with ATE super blue, which has served me well in the past.
I've suspected since day one that my car has a failing or erratic brake booster/master cylinder and perhaps this new behavior reflects on it.
Posted 10 July 2003 - 04:42 PM
Posted 10 July 2003 - 07:28 PM
The boosters are not dual stage boosters, they are tandem boosters. The tandem setup just provides more brake assist.
A buddy and I are developing a vacuum regulator, pretty much like a MBC valve, except to limit the amount of vacuum going to the booster. This reduces the over-boosted brakes and provides a more linear pedal feel.
We've got a prototype, there's one main thing we're trying to overcome, and if we can tweak it enough to where it's safe, we'll release the details. I haven't tried it on my car yet, but my buddy says it really works!
Posted 10 July 2003 - 07:30 PM
Posted 10 July 2003 - 10:55 PM
On a totally unrelated sidenote, I saw the new Pirate movie tonight and it was pretty damn good. Arrr!
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