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Old 08-27-2012, 03:05 PM
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Went with a strange 4 piston rear disc setup and have stock front calipers...I put a strange 1.032 master cylinder on and have a ton of pedal travel to get it to stop...If I went to a wilwood http://www.jegs.com/i/Wilwood/950/120-9333/10002/-1 caliper would this fix my probem? Or do I need the 7/8 bore wilwood master as well? thanks for any help..
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Sounds like you may still have a air pocket in one of the lines or your pushrod going from the pedal to the master is too short.
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With a smaller bore you will have more pedal travel.
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Sounds like you may still have a air pocket in one of the lines or your pushrod going from the pedal to the master is too short.
It's an adjustable pushrod, I ordered this kit from TRZ...I bled this thing a bunch but not ruling that out...I heard with this master and stock front calipers this would happen...
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Did you change holes on the pedal arm for your push rod ??
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Did you change holes on the pedal arm for your push rod ??
yes sir, using the top hole...
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meant to ask if you are using the stock combo valve??
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its most likely the factory metric calipers! they usually give you a soft pedal or a ton of pedal travel!
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meant to ask if you are using the stock combo valve??
i took it off...
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its most likely the factory metric calipers! they usually give you a soft pedal or a ton of pedal travel!

that's what I've heard but wanted to get more opinions before I replace them...thanks...
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put the wilwoods on tonight with the 2.0 piston which is smaller than stock...Don't know if i messed up on that or not? I'm still not happy with the pedal travel/feel...wished i'd left the drums on the rear and never fooled with this mess...with the strange master, wilwood front calipers, strange rear disc brake kit, trz mounting plate, new brake lines, fittings, I'm over thousand dollars into junk...
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