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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:34 pm 
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Afternoon all

Ive ordered a set of braided brake lines for the xr. But there doesnt seem a lot of point to them as long as the brake booster flexes the way it does.

So ive made up a template to tie the booster in with the shock tower.
(the brace will bolt on to the 2 bolts on the front of the booster.)

Before i start actually putting in the work to make it up, i just want to make sure theres no problems with doing this. ie, not going to crack the fukin booster.

Or if there are any better ways to brace the booster, id be gratefull for any info

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:01 pm 
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why bother?

teh braided lines should be able to move no dramas with teh small amount of movment ofthe booster/mastery cylinder

if the solid lines can deal with it

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:37 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
why bother?

teh braided lines should be able to move no dramas with teh small amount of movment ofthe booster/mastery cylinder

if the solid lines can deal with it



I would say Tim wants to do this to make the pedal as firm as possible while also getting a better feel to the brake pedal hence the braided brake lines instead of the standard rubber hoses.
The only problem I can see is if you are running very stiff springs in the front suspension which can cause the shock towers to flex. If the suspension isn't to agressive then it won't be a problem if the springs are stiff then a shock tower brace will help take out flex.
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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:31 pm 
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i've had one on my car for the last 6 months.

can tell you it is more noticable then putting the braided lines on.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:58 am 
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thanks for the reply fellas, id given up on the thread, thought there was no interest.

Macca is on the money with what he said.

Disco frank have you ever watched your booster while someone steps on the brakes. rediculous.

Since this was brought to my attention i have started looking at what other car manufacturers do. Commodores have a brace for phuck sake. interestingly it is tied in with the strut tower.

Tickford 6, do you have any pics, or can you describe the brace you have?

If i dont find anything better, i will just copy what holden have done. whats the world coming too

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:01 pm 
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sorry no pics.

basicly a bit of 5mm s/steel plate cut bent a drilled so that it bolts to two of the upper spring plate bolts. and butts against the master cyl

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:23 pm 
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no never done it

might have to :)

have to wait for mum to come home from work

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:57 pm 
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tickford_6 any chance of a pic?
TimXR6 - did you end up doing this?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:20 pm 
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Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:36 pm 
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What EF is that on Wilson?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:42 pm 
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a few friends have got these braces on their cars (ricers) and they swear by them as being a great mod.

if its as simple as that pic ill have one very soon :)

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:48 pm 
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I will have to give that a try :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:22 am 
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What EF is that on Wilson?


Red EF XR6 that was at the AFD in 05.
Cleanest EF i've ever seen, the guy had done some minor work to the car but said this was a very worthy mod.
its something i'll do at some stage!

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:42 am 
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wilson do you have a bigger pic, or a link to one in your mega gallery. thanks

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:23 am 
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I had one of those braces on my previous car for about 10 or so months.

$9 of parts from Bunnings will build you a simple one to test with. Was worth everyone of those $9.

Gotta transfer it to my new s**t this weekend. I do miss it.
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