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 Post subject: Brake Pedal Travel
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:47 am 
Getting Side Ways

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Ride: EF XR6 Wagon, AU2 XR6 VCT

Power: 148 rwkw

Location: Auckland
New Zealand

What's normal for brake pedal travel before the car starts slowing down? On my AU, it takes only a coupla millimetres of push before the brakes start working. But on the EF, it takes at least 2cm of movement. I thought I must have a dodgy master cylinder on the EF (it is 16 years old, after all). But I drove a brand new G6E the other day, and it's the same as the EF - takes a coupla cms before anything happens. Is this all within the normal range? Or is it something that can be adjusted? Are the AU's brakes too "tight"? Thanks.



95 EF XR6 wagon, 17" FTRs, DBA, QFM, KYB/Koni, SS Ind, BA ind, MLS, milled, Franklin RH24B cam, Coby headers, no cat, Tickford 2.5", 2800rpm stall, J3 chip
01 AU XR6 VCT, Tickford body kit/alloys, Momo wheel/shifter, leather, QFM, SS Ind, BA ind, 3" airbox exit, Coby headers, no cat

 Post subject: Re: Brake Pedal Travel
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:16 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
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Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

...mine has a lengthy travel before it bites, never really measured it. Compared to other cars I have driven (smaller cars, such as Corolla, Camry, Civic etc), the pedal travel is definitely longer in the EL. Everytime I drive a Toyota or a Honda, the pedal travel is so small that when I push on it lightly (well I think it was lightly in comparison) the brakes bite and just jolts to a stop. So I have to tread even lighter on the pedal for a smooth that in the EL and you just flash the rear brakes but the car keeps rolling.



phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

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