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Author Topic:   Brake Pedal setups
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted October 31, 2002 02:24 PM
Anybody have any experience with floor-mounted brake pedals, like Wilwood makes? I’m having a new chassis built this winter and the builder recommends these over the hanging style I’ve been using. Any problems with them that I should know about? Do they “feel” any different, since the pivot is near the other end of your foot?

I assume with the floor-mounted style that you have to use the residual pressure valves in the lines?

Anybody need a nice, hanging Wilwood setup with composite masters? LOL…


Dirt Freak

Total posts: 368
posted October 31, 2002 05:51 PM
are you're hanging pedals reverse or forward mount cylinders? I need reverse mount for my new car.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted October 31, 2002 08:33 PM
man i have driven other peoples cars with floor mt and wont even consider them, when you brake most of it is done with finess with your toe, you cant do it with floor mt in my opinion..... i built my car around hanging forward mt pedals.... only way to go in my opinion and way way easier to bleed and maintain weekly, just open the bleeders and walk away... then refill the reservoirs..

if i ever bought a car with floor mt id be looking to see how hard it is gonna be to redo the footbox for hanging...

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted October 31, 2002 08:36 PM
oh yeah im guessing the builder likes floor mt because it is a way easier foot box to build and smaller, its easier cus the top is just tin, no strenght needed.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted October 31, 2002 09:02 PM
I agree the swing mount is the way to go. I've changed out several and I build all my chassis with swing reverse mount, granted they take longer to mount but the end result is better I think. Just like plastic brake lines that is a no brainer, the only reason most chassis builders use them is because they are faster to install, besides hard lines require use of a tubing bender, personally I prefer hard lines, neater, no spongy pedal. But then I'm kinda picky....

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