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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Adjusting brake balance

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Anybody know if there is a way to adjust the front/rear brake bias on the Teryx?

My front brakes lock up quite a bit earlier and harder than the rears.

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more of a question than an answer, but couldnt you just buy and install a regulator? but that may not work. i have been told that do do it right, you need a master cylinder for each (front and back)

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I can't say that I have really looked at the way the brake lines are set up but I have thought about doing the same thing to get more rear braking. Only problem maybe is that in this case we need to reduce the front braking power to get the rear caught up a little. I have seen and used them in some Tuner cars but the adjustable valve is always set up on the rear brakes to reduce some of the pressure. I thought I could use the same thing but apply it to the front. Never looked into it but am interested to see if you want to try it out. Here is a couple of links full of brake BS:

Install a Brake Proportioning Valve - Tech Article - Chevy High Performance Magazine

StopTech : Balanced Brake Upgrades

The last one is pretty long winded but has lots of info.

This is the type of brake valve I am thinking about:

JEGS Adjustable Proportioning Valve - JEGS

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Interesting, I hadn't thought about adding a balancer.

I think i know why Kawi did it with more front balance, and that is so when you are backing down a hill the front locks up before the rear so it can't be rolled backwards. However, I just don't like it in the dunes when you stop fast and the front wheels sink.

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was reading thru those articles and looks like you defiantly dont want to add the valve to the fronts. the valve would actually work well for my intents,but not for yours. Looks like the dual master cylinder with a bias bar setup would be about your only option. I really dont think that would be a very hard thing to do. Just a little planning and then rework the pedal design. cuz now that i think about it, we did do a dual setup in our FSAE car in college but also put in a proportional valve.

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first of all, hello everyone . m nikita. me and my team is taking part n BAJA SAE INDIA 2011 and thus we are building a car(an atv). the proposed design of the car is attached as a jpeg image. some specifications of the car are also displayed.

right now we are searching for master cylinder so
CAN ANYONE TELL ME THE CRITERIA OF SELECTING RIGHT MASTER CYLINDER?
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wow, they let you use quite a larger motor for your SAE mini Baja than the ones we were allowed to use.

I am a fan of Wilwood brake products. You should be able to surf around their website and answer all your questions. You are most likely looking for a 7/8 or 3/4 bore. Might also consider a balance bar if running front and rear disks.
Are you doing a 4 wheel independant suspension or considering a rear swing arm? our team ran a rear swing arm for years and years and were pretty dominate in the competitions they participated in.

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you guys are lookin in the wrong place, the answer is a larger bore for the rear caliper,(more surface area more power) and yes it works great.

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you guys are lookin in the wrong place, the answer is a larger bore for the rear caliper,(more surface area more power) and yes it works great.
More info please
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ok, man thats a crazy amount of work with a bias valve and duel master cylinders, but you do have adjustability. the other setup is to bore your rear master cylinder and make a larger piston for it. i deff will not post any specs caus this could be a saftey issue, but this can be done at a local machine shop. please dont ask for more info, both of these setups could be bad ideas if you know what i mean. everyone on earth can read these post, just wanted to let you guys know there are other options.

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