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Author Topic:   Brake line size?
posted July 21, 2003 09:47 PM
I put a new disk brake rear end in my car, when i adjust my bias to the rear i get a real soft pedal. I rebuilt the master cylinder and no improvement so I replaced the master cylinder and still no improvement. Both calipers are brand new. I noticed that the brake line that goes to the back is larger than the one that goes to the front. will this make the pedal softer (more travel) for the rear?

posted July 21, 2003 10:21 PM
What calipers do you have? Metric calipers need the 1.25 inch rotor. I went through soft pedal, no ppedal (the extra p is for pump!). I had old thin rotors trying to use the metic calipers. It takes too much fluid to engage the pads to the rotor. I've even tried using a blank brake pad as a shim. It's terrible. Just trying to get the time to change to after market rotors, hats and caliper mounts.

posted July 23, 2003 08:56 PM
If the rear calipers are not mounted with the bleeder at the top then you may still have air.

posted July 24, 2003 10:44 AM
Thanks Guys, I ordered a set of spacers for my brake pads and going to try that this weekend.

[This message has been edited by speed06 (edited July 25, 2003).]

posted July 26, 2003 09:22 AM
You may also want to try a residual(not sure on spelling) valve it goes in line and holds a small amount of pressure to the rear so fluid dosent return back and bleed off the caliper I put a 2lb.valve on mine and it helped a bunch.....Towman

posted July 28, 2003 11:08 AM
Took car to the track this weekend and the brakes worked great. The spacer fixed the problem. Thanks again

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