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Old 11-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Grimmspeed brake master cyliner brace

Well, this mod lived up to the infamous PITA install.

Got a used one from another forum member. Started the install after work today. One of the things I did that helped tremendously was to remove the stock brace from the harness and the two nuts. Once the stock brace is removed, it will make threading the two long bolts much easier. Also had to slip the bottom fuel regulator 180* inorder to fit the stock bracket(the instruction did not tell you that).

It is a very doable mod, but one must be patient with the approach.

Took a test drive afterwards. The slow speed braking did not make much of a difference. However, panic hard braking was noticablely more solid. Overall, I am please with the mod.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:37 AM   #2
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I wanted to do a few things to help with brake feel. been looking at better pads, ss lines, and the master cylinder brace. I was told it does quite a lot all around, but you're saying you only feel it on hard braking? not that this is a bad thing by any means, but I'm bummed! I thought it would be felt at any braking speed.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #3
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depends how far you push the brake pedal in. If youre lightly pushing on it, its not really flexing the wall so obv you wont feel anything but if you push more, youll feel more. makes sense? As for the install, it was a breeze if you take off your tmic and then use a ratchet with an extension and lightly tape the bolts on the ratchet so that way you wont drop it and once you screw it in, just pull on the tape and off its comes. easy peezy.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:20 AM   #4
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I agree, absolutely a PITA to install :P

May vary by car/install but I notice a difference; definitely less spongey feeling in regular braking for me. Car is just my DD, so have not done anything else brake wise, but this was a nice improvement for the cost and was worth the struggle I had installing it.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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The TMIC is not in the way for my install. The problem is you can not move the stock metal bracket far away enough after you removed two bolts. I ended up disconnecting the metal bracket from the stuff to the left of it by removing the two nuts, and the clip-on wire harness. Once those are disconnected, I have room to bolt on the three short bolts and the properly line up the metal bracket to the brace so the two long screws will fit in easily.

I can probably do it again in less than an hour. It is just a PITA install.
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