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petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted March 27, 2005 07:26 PM  
what is the best way to limit the front brakes on a metric malibu? rules " must have stock four wheel brakes, must have oem master cylinder and pedle assembly , no shut off valves or adjusters of any kind. metric malibu car". My thoughts are to let air into the lines or cut of part of the pads.

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

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posted March 27, 2005 08:01 PM  
You could cut the brake pads like you said or, you could switch the lines going out of the master cylinder (assuming you have a stock proportional valve connected correctly).

o5racer
Dirt Freak

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posted March 27, 2005 08:56 PM  
What are you trying to do? getting rid of the proportoning valve and running the lines straight from the M/C to the wheels will give it more rear brake. So would larger wheelcylinders or calipers. Cutting the pads works very well. I assume you mean the right front.
Nick

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted March 28, 2005 10:01 AM  
k tnx will try switching lines at master cylinder

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

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posted March 28, 2005 06:15 PM  
k tried switching the lines at the master cylinder. two different sized lines won't swap with out adapting the lines. cut off 1/3 of both pads on both sides out of the middle of the pads the on both pads on the rhs ground out 2 strips of the remaining pad on both sides. Still seems to be a bit too much on the front braking power. Don't want to go much futher with the pads for fear of burning them up.

bryanb30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted March 28, 2005 08:15 PM  
if ya wanna get rid of all the rf brake take the brake line off and put a small trim nail (use the stainless ones us siding guys use) in the brake line it will stop that sucker right up!! or i have seen guys put a BB in that lil hole too!!

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

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posted March 29, 2005 06:26 AM  
I'm not wanting to totally get rid of the right front. trying to get at least even braking power front and rear and little more left front than right front.

fitz16
Dirt Roller

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posted March 29, 2005 06:48 PM  
I've seen people take an 1/8" aluminum pop rivet and pull the nail out of the head and stick the head of the rivet inside the metal brake line where the rubber hose from the caliper ataches to the frame. Now the right front caliper will get less pressure.

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted March 31, 2005 12:54 PM  
so your saying jetting the brake lines that could be an interesting way to get exactly what you want out of your brakes.

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

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posted April 01, 2005 07:07 AM  
a neibor of mine asked what he said was a stupid question but turned out to be just the thought I needed. He asked if I had adjusted the back brakes and I rememberd I had backed them off when removing drums checking brakes and hadn't adjusted back up yet prob solved. I have been accused of over thinking things repeatedly, guess I need to step back sometimes and get the big picture.

BIGTYMEHUNTER1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted April 03, 2005 04:40 PM  
I have a small hole in mine on the right front (bolt was made) only one port that allows the brake pressure to be more on the left side helping it turn more. rules state must have 4 wheel working brake system doesn't limit the brake pressure

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