Brakes not holding at staging light - LS1TECH



Suspension & Brakes Springs | Shocks | Handling | Rotors

Brakes not holding at staging light

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-31-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
Teching In
Thread Starter
 
Skentch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8
Default Brakes not holding at staging light

I am sure this issue is on here, but after searching for the past hour I can't find the answers I am looking for, so you have to forgive me if this is a common issue/ topic.
Anyway, car facts: 98 Trans Am with slotted rotors, hawk pads, stock calipers, 3400 stall, MT Drag radials. My brakes are not holding at the staging light when I load the car, so I don't load the stall as much, so I don't roll, etc.
After bleeding the brakes a few times, my braking issue still persists. I can't see it being a brake caliper issue as all four are fine. I unhooked the ABS and the issue still happened. I am starting to think I may have a brake master cylinder issue, but I am not sure.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks
Skentch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (90)
 
01ssreda4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Turnin' Wrenches Infractions: 005
Posts: 21,609
Default

Any aftermarket stall can push through the brakes at the track on an ET Street. How is the actual braking performance of the car?
01ssreda4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
Teching In
Thread Starter
 
Skentch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8
Default

The braking performance of the car seems to be fine when I drive around town and on the highway.
Skentch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
11 Second Club
iTrader: (13)
 
jsteele90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: delaware
Posts: 2,873
Default

your brakes are fine. you dont need to brake torque the car so much that it pushes through the beams anyway. my car gets the best 60ft times launching at around 1500 rpm.
jsteele90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
Teching In
Thread Starter
 
Skentch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8
Default

So question then, if I put in a bigger converter will it let me load up to a higher RPM before the brakes start to push?
Skentch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (90)
 
01ssreda4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Turnin' Wrenches Infractions: 005
Posts: 21,609
Default

Most likely yes it will.
01ssreda4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
TECH Addict
iTrader: (3)
 
FirstYrLS1Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Euclid,Ohio
Posts: 2,781
Default

^^^agree.
higher stall = more slippage = higher rpm before it pushes thru brakes.
also means higher flash rpm = higher convertor 'engagement'.
FirstYrLS1Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #8
Teching In
Thread Starter
 
Skentch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8
Default

That's good to know as I was looking into a higher stall and possibly a trans lock. Thanks for the info.
Skentch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CTS-V Calipers and 2010 Camaro SS Rotors TURBO6.0L Suspension & Brakes 131 11-27-2016 01:53 AM
Brake Moan Noise Austinma62 Suspension & Brakes 2 01-08-2013 12:00 PM
Seriously need Help to get my F'in Brakes to work, itching to drive my 383 zbomb5610 LT1-LT4 Modifications 19 07-18-2010 11:08 AM
Brake Issues after the LSx Upgrade Cross LT1-LT4 Modifications 4 06-05-2008 01:34 AM
Losing pressure on my brakes after big cam install any ideas? brandonppr Suspension & Brakes 24 01-26-2007 07:25 PM


Tags
brake, brakes, camaro, car, drag, holding, line, ls1, ls1tech, pushing, staging, translock, uphill, vn780

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 AM.