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Old 05-14-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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First off i was wondering if these actually do a lot to help brake feel and if i should go with either TiC or Perrin, they are about the same price so does anyone have some experience with either? Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-14-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Well, it depends on what you're looking for in terms of brake feel. It does feel similar to going up to SS lines from stock. I've known some people to not like that though. They prefer the longer travel in the pedal and a more gradual build up of pressure.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #5
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I installed an old cusco mc brace we had laying around and it does make a pretty nice difference.

Also the guys at TiC are pretty cool so I would recommend theirs.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:42 PM   #6
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I have the TIC brace. It's great.

SS lines != mc brace

In my experience, SS lines made initial brake engagement more sudden which made it harder to be smooth. So unless you've got really old mushy stock lines or you are at the track heating the brakes up enough to make the stock lines flex; then meh. I wish I didn't waste the time or money.

The MC brake makes the bottom of brake engagement eliminates a lot of the stock "stepping on a bunch of towels" feel... which is AWESOME because the our cars have too much flex in this aspect and and really sucks when you are threshold braking. I wish I didn't wait so long to put it on.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #7
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I honestly didn't feel any difference with SS lines, but MCB made a huge difference in the brake feel. I'd highly recommend TIC brace.
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do the hd cowl stays while ya got the tools out.....ya be glad ya did
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Just was searching around some older threads on this. I have the Grimmspeed brace. It helped a ton IMO. Highly recommended mod, even though it's a tight space. Install took about an hour due to the cramped conditions.
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Screw that, buy the TiC one. It makes quite the difference and it's solid as ****. I love mine.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #11
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:21 PM   #12
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First off i was wondering if these actually do a lot to help brake feel and if i should go with either TiC or Perrin, they are about the same price so does anyone have some experience with either? Thanks in advance.

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for an 02 wrx???

mc brace is mandatory....as are ss lines and the h6 rear mod
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #13
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I used to have an older MRT one, then a cusco one. Now I have the TiC one. Of the three, I do like the TiC one the best in terms of overall construction and rigidity.
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I used to have an older MRT one, then a cusco one. Now I have the TiC one. Of the three, I do like the TiC one the best in terms of overall construction and rigidity.

I have an old MRT one that I modified slightly to fit my 02 wrx properly....a LONG time ago and is now on my 06 wrx....quite shocking how much firewall flex the early gd chassis had ...the later gd seem to be a bit less, but still a lot
doing the brace, ss lines and h6 rear mod with good pads all around was what changed my 02 enough to make me not sell it.....the bugeye brakes were shockingly bad in stock form

the TiC brace is a very well engineered part, no doubt
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:04 AM   #15
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Go with the TIC one, I have one and it's a better build.
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