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After some consideration, I decided to take things even further. Originally I was going to retain my factory brake booster, the idea being that I wanted to... you know... stop. But I had a number of gripes about the setup as usual. Primarily it was horribly ugly. While technically I had no clearance issues with the ITBs, it does take up a significant amount of room in terms of accessing the steering box, and other subframe bits. Plus it really is just awful to look at. After speaking to a friend, I decided to contact Chase Bays to see what their product could do in my setup. You may remember I'm planning on running Volvo 240 front brakes, and Mk4 VW Jetta rear brakes. They said that as long as I run a bias adjuster valve and some good pads, I should have a near stock braking experience up to 80% pedal travel. So I ordered the kit. 

 

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That is very loosely mocked up in the car. You can see it saves significant space, and frankly just looks nicer. I'm leaving the whole setup reversible. If I **** manual brakes, then I can go back to the stock booster setup. I have faith this will work however. 

 

Finally I got the rear subframe back together. I couldn't put it in myself, so I'm hoping to get that all squared away this weekend. With any luck it will be rolling again soon, so I can drop it off for more fab work. Then engine bay paint, and it all goes back together. 

 

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I agree the booster takes up a ridiculous amount of engine bay space. I'm wondering why the kit doesn't come with a tandem master cylinder to separate the front brakes from the rear brakes? Can the firewall mount be used with a flange mount tandem master cylinder from wilwood or any other manufacturer? 

 

Guess I'm trying to say, I wouldn't be comfortable running a single circuit master cylinder on any car - steet or race. Doesn't seem like it would be too difficult to run a tandem instead.

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59 minutes ago, heinemann said:

I agree the booster takes up a ridiculous amount of engine bay space. I'm wondering why the kit doesn't come with a tandem master cylinder to separate the front brakes from the rear brakes? Can the firewall mount be used with a flange mount tandem master cylinder from wilwood or any other manufacturer? 

 

Guess I'm trying to say, I wouldn't be comfortable running a single circuit master cylinder on any car - steet or race. Doesn't seem like it would be too difficult to run a tandem instead.

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If I'm honest, I don't have a straight forward answer for you. I hadn't thought of that until this point, and while it is a point of concern I'm not sure what the solution would be. I'll do some more research, though I still plan on using this setup for now. I get the concern 100%, I just don't know if I can sub everything easily. I'll talk to CB and see what they say. Thanks!

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I got curious so I did a little research. It looks like the kit you have a has a compact master cylinder with a vertical mounting flange bolt holes separation of 2.25" and a 1.12" stroke. From the pictures anyway.

 

Wilwood offers a tandem vertical flange mount master cylinder (same 2.25" bolt holes separation) with 1.10" stroke, which is a negligible difference. 

 

 

 

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