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brake master relocation needed?

Postby crazgrk » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:21 pm

What have the guys who did the v8 swaps do with the brake master cylinder? Searched but didn't find anything.
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby crazgrk » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:33 pm

Awesome. Any write ups on how to do this? Parts list? I can probably figure it out but a parts list and simple explanation would help
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:43 pm

I PMed you but here's the link for anyone else who wanders into this thread.

Apparently sikky sells an LS1 AND LS2 kit. Not sure the difference. Lines seem to be different.
http://www.sikky.com/view_item.php?id=193&catid=13
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby crazgrk » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:00 pm

yeah... that booster has quite the price tag... I think ill go for the relocation behind the headlight.
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby Yoshi » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:19 pm

Get what you pay for IMO
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby M20_fever » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:02 pm

Eh, more like pay someone else to do what you won't/can't. Not knocking it at all, it looks like a killer setup, but it can be done for much cheaper with quality parts.
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby crazgrk » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:51 pm

Nothing against custom stuff. But if I buy this and it works 10 years from now it will break and the company won't exist anymore and I'll be screwed.... So I rather use stock parts that manufacturers have made. Doesn't matter what company. I'll use a Toyota setup in my e30 if it works. As long as I know I'll be able to find parts years from now
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby 87e30 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:33 pm

crazgrk wrote:Nothing against custom stuff. But if I buy this and it works 10 years from now it will break and the company won't exist anymore and I'll be screwed.... So I rather use stock parts that manufacturers have made. Doesn't matter what company. I'll use a Toyota setup in my e30 if it works. As long as I know I'll be able to find parts years from now


I never even considered that. Makes perfect sense though.
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby Yoshi » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:43 pm

M20_fever wrote:Eh, more like pay someone else to do what you won't/can't. Not knocking it at all, it looks like a killer setup, but it can be done for much cheaper with quality parts.


I agree to an extent. The machined parts allow for perfect fitment. Makes things much easier to work on in the long run. I could have made those parts myself but they wouldn't look nearly as pretty and it would have taken me much trial and error. Rather just pay to have something that bolts on and go.

crazgrk wrote:Nothing against custom stuff. But if I buy this and it works 10 years from now it will break and the company won't exist anymore and I'll be screwed.... So I rather use stock parts that manufacturers have made. Doesn't matter what company. I'll use a Toyota setup in my e30 if it works. As long as I know I'll be able to find parts years from now


The parts in the kit you can always get remade. Only one off parts that you can't remake are the two mounting plates. The rest are factory. E350s are everywhere. So that hydro setup and the fittings are available at any parts store. When I was talking with SIKKY about this setup, that was my main point. And that's what they pointed out to me .
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby crazgrk » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:55 am

Ohh ok cool. Then maybe I'll just buy what I need and make the kit myself. I can bend and weld metal. No big deal there
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby crazgrk » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:06 am

A good used hydro booster can be had for under a couoke hundred bucks. And you can have the hydrolic lines made at a local shop for under 100. The rest is fabrication
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby Yoshi » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:21 pm

Well yea. That's easy to say lol. *shrugs*
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby crazgrk » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:52 pm

Well its always easier said then done. But its not impossible to make.
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Re: brake master relocation needed?

Postby 87e30 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:06 am

Unless you're asked to say it in a language you don't speak. :-P
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