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Old 09-Nov-2005, 11:44 PM
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brake master cylinder

What larger master cylinder would fit a 1999 Civic

and also would a larger master cylinder make the brakes lock up, my car has no ABS.

I'll be going stainless steel lines for spring but my brakes just don't feel solid. Pads and rotors are fine too. Big brakes are just not in the plans and won't be, so its other stuff i'm looking into to improve braking without increasing locking up fronts.
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Old 10-Nov-2005, 12:03 AM
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i have upgraded my bb and mc to a 01 gsr and i think it came with ABS because i bought it complete with suspension and everything and there was ABS lines. i can tell you one thing though, i can lock my brakes up with ease and its scary in the rain. i friggin stalled 3 times today in the wet because i stepped on the brakes too hard while in gear and locked up my tires . however i am on brembo slotted rotors with hawk HP+ all around so it's a fairly aggressive setup imo. i didn't lock up with my endless pads nearly as much in the wet or dry. i'm not sure if a 98+ gsr mc and bb will fit your car but if it does you'll have to bend the lines and stuff. 98+ are 1" and type rs are a lil bigger.
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The larger master cylinder req less pedal effort to pump fluid, but thats kinda got me scared of locking up really easy.

stainless steel lines are forsure, and i'm thinking EBC pads or something aggressive for pads, but shoes....who the hell makes an aggressive compound shoe for the back drums?
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Old 10-Nov-2005, 12:12 AM
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i dont have ss lines but i will be getting them next year. don't even bother with the rear drums, swap them out for discs. as for brake pads , if you don't mind the noise, go with hawk hp+. they are great when cold and scary once they've warmed up.
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noise meaning brake squeel? i could live with some of that for noticeable improved braking.

swap out rear drums...hmmm, i'd need calipers/rotors and other stuff from a junker, SIR rear or Integra (non R) rear i'm guessing. i'll price that out. piecing thids together is something i'd do over winter thats why i'm looking into it, but without ABS to modulate the braking, i'm wondering how far i can go.
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