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Old 04-02-2011, 07:23 AM   #1
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Who has exsperiance with installing them and using them?

I know its pretty much a universal setup, its just a matter of piecing together the system. I have been checking out their site and the prices are not all that bad on some of the assemblies. This will pretty much do away with power brakes right? How would this perform being a powerless setup?

Im just looking at the brake and clutch pedal that will keep the master cylinders in the engine bay.

BTW this has nothing to do with a miata, I got something else in mind and its got me thinking about this. I just want some advice from the brake exsperts on here.
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I've had a bit of intrest in the wilwood brake pedal that removes the power assist. However I am not willing to be the first one to try it so I'm waiting for someone to give it a go. IIRC Stoly on cr.net was looking into it.
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im thinkseing avout replacing the vrake systiem in a olddere trucjk and gibve it a hydrolic clutch casue a trans with a hydrolic setup will be going itn it! sory im a lil intocxicated..
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im thinkseing avout replacing the vrake systiem in a olddere trucjk and gibve it a hydrolic clutch casue a trans with a hydrolic setup will be going itn it! sory im a lil intocxicated..
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Let us know how bad that hangover is, won!
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Let us know how bad that hangover is, won!
Luckly im not hungover! I popped 4 Ibprofen PM before I went to bed and am feeling great!

Bump it up, anybody got exsperiance with the pedal?
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anybody got exsperiance with the pedal?
You aint feeling it yet cause your still buzzin'!!
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Do "racecars" not use brake boosters?
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I didnt see boosters for sale on there site! Thats why im wondering if you lose any braking performance when getting rid of the booster to install a Wilwood set up.

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Do "racecars" not use brake boosters?
No, not usually. Dual masters only a couple inches apart make boosters a little difficult. With proper sized masters a booster isn't really necessary anyway.

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I didnt see boosters for sale on there site! Thats why im wondering if you lose any braking performance when getting rid of the booster to install a Wilwood set up.
No, with properly sized masters you'll gain performance due to being able to properly set bias.

For the record I prefer Tilton pedal sets to Wilwood...
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Well FWIW about a million years ago I developed the braking system for a Formula SAE car. We used the dual master Wilwood setup and it worked very well. No brake booster, but then again it was a very light car and had proportionately huge rotors.

I calculated out the braking torques at all of the wheels under threshold braking and resolved it back to driver foot pressure to make sure it was reasonable. Not too light, not too heavy. I think I used 40 lbs as the target foot pressure. You can do the same for whatever vehicle you have.
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