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Brake booster

Postby DazTilley » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:55 pm

After fitting my M2 MOTORSPORT strut brace i thought i'd modify it to inclue a brake booster - to stop the master cylinder moving due to the flimsy firewall - works a treat!!!

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Re: Brake booster

Postby OldSpice » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:00 pm

Doing the same this weekend to my Mk1.
I'm thinking of replacing the older rubber front brake pipes with braided but I'm uncertain about results/outlay.
As an Automatic 1840cc you can appreciate more positive brakes is a Good Thing.
The front OEM dics are new, so what is your opinion on braided & pads?
I do "press on"...not a Miss Daisy sort.
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Re: Brake booster

Postby DazTilley » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:04 pm

Well........ my mk1 is 25 years old so i will be changing all of the brake hoses to braided ones soon - will be changing the clutch line to a braided hose too - it will make a big difference i'm sure!!

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Re: Brake booster

Postby OldSpice » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:07 pm

Canny make it worse eh? :lol:
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Re: Brake booster

Postby DazTilley » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:15 pm

You're right!!! Bet the old hoses bulge under braking pressure after all this time.....

New braided hoses
New brake fluid
Service all calipers
Deglaze pads with a bit of sandpaper

Should make a difference :D
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Re: Brake booster

Postby drumtochty » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:49 pm

Was that the Jass brake booster.
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Re: Brake booster

Postby DazTilley » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:57 pm

No - just bolts/nuts/washers from B&Q :D
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Re: Brake booster

Postby mgrays » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:58 pm

I too have an M2 brace .. the bottom that bolts to against the strut tops are pretty thin but I guess it will stop the booster "panting" a little. They should have fitted a Girling booster with through studs .. the brake calipers are Girling licensed copies already!

Braided hoses do many things .. all good;
Stiffer as fair bit of your pedal squish is in those 4 hoses - say 20% better?
Stops the water getting into the brake fluid as they are PTFE lined whereas the rubber with textile reinforcement hoses are actually not water proof.. and brake fluid loves to suck water up.. and mostly does it through the rubber hoses
Stops MOT failures from cracked hoses.
Significantly higher burst pressure .. so safer (well.. a little bit!)
.. but will not like hose clamps (which are not a good idea.. so a good thing!)
For me it is a no brainer.
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Re: Brake booster

Postby OldSpice » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:17 pm

Thank you Sir! :D
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Re: Brake booster

Postby joeytalent » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:28 am

I have an OEM strut brace on a S-Special, and it appears to have a booster fitted as standard. Anyone else noticed that?
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