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Old 03-04-2017, 05:55 PM   #81
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LOL at those upset over a price of a product nobody forced you to buy. Very cool product. Was always wondering why the pedal never felt quite stiff with a full ceramic brake kit with rotors and all the goodies.
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:20 PM   #82
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Got mine put on today, haven't had a chance to try it out yet but it was easy peasy to install.


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Old 03-04-2017, 11:22 PM   #83
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Because is makes no sense when this is modular. A STB with a MC brace means you have to now carry 3 parts instead of 2. And exactly what would be different?

Looks are subjective to start with. You don't like the look of it, ok. As for being bulky, well the idea is that it needs to be strong. But that said, it fits in a 6"x6"x6" box with room to spare when I ship them. It isn't huge.

And again, nobody is telling you to not run the STB. And if you willing to change to some sort of intergrated STB/MC brace, they why not just change STB to run the MC brace *if* you have a STB that won't work like Hotchkis.

The logic seems to be make exactly what you want. And while I get that, it's not that simple when you run a business and have to make a case for product to exist.
You make such valid points Sam, maybe I'm just too picky okay.

it looks better in black, maybe it just stands out too much in red. Again, too picky I know.

Maybe ill pick one up and see if I can prettyfy it..
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I'm confused, did you put the plate on one side?

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Just finished the install.
I was happy that the extra plate was provided as it now allows my STB to clear the fast 102mm intake.





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[QUOTE=Chrisingermany;19549048]Just finished the install.
I was happy that the extra plate was provided as it now allows my STB to clear the fast 102mm intake.


That's a Win. How did you get it to clear. What K member and motor mounts do you have? I didn't think there was a way to fit a STB over the 102.
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I'd look at the pro/con of stb vs the brake brace.... I didn't think the stb was effective much at all, but as we can clearly see, this brace is quite noticeable.
True. My Hotchkis STB hasen't even been on the last year or so after I took it off to have it re-Powder coated. But the Hotchkis STB looks so damn good.

I'll give my brake pedal a push and I want to see how much my wall flexes under normal street driving foot pressure. If it flexes as much as in the video here....I'll get the Brake Booster Brace...

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I'm confused, did you put the plate on one side?
Yes, I put in under the STB on the passenger side.

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Just finished the install.
I was happy that the extra plate was provided as it now allows my STB to clear the fast 102mm intake.


That's a Win. How did you get it to clear. What K member and motor mounts do you have? I didn't think there was a way to fit a STB over the 102.
I have a UMI road race k-member and UMI solid motor mounts.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:32 PM   #88
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So a number of folks have them on. Looking for feedback on the improvement in brake firmness and feel.
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So I did my second auto-x event of the season yesterday. The first event I did a few weeks ago I didn't have the brace yet. Yesterday was my first real drive with it on. Normal city driving to the event I didn't notice any difference, but during the event the pedal felt much firmer. I have the 2010 camaro brembo brake swap so it may be a different feel with stock calipers but I felt a difference. I almost forgot I installed it as it went in so quickly, but I noticed it durring the first hard braking section of the course. I am a satisfied customer.

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I will order one immediately if you can make it for the clutch master cylinder.
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No plans on that.
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Will be ordering one of these. Even after putting 4 piston Brembos and all stanless steel lines on the car, the pedal has always felt like crap. Can't wait to see if this makes a difference.
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I will order one immediately if you can make it for the clutch master cylinder.
I can tell you it does make the clutch feel firmer up top.
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Will be ordering one of these. Even after putting 4 piston Brembos and all stanless steel lines on the car, the pedal has always felt like crap. Can't wait to see if this makes a difference.
Packed up and on the way tomorrow Ryan.
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I can tell you it does make the clutch feel firmer up top.
If you refer back to my original video you can see how much the clutch moves when the brake is being pressed as both bolt to the firewall. The brake brace stiffens things up, and so it makes total sense that the clutch feel is helped as a side benefit. More so on heavier and heavier clutches of course that take more and more effort to move.
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Packed up and on the way tomorrow Ryan.
Thanks Sam!
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I can tell you it does make the clutch feel firmer up top.
I could see that as a benefit. It reinforces the entire firewall,

My car being an a4 to m6 swap has a steel plate behind the clutch master on the firewall
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:18 PM   #98
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Sam so this is the part you said I'd want for my camaro when I bought sways from you last December. We'll your right, will add it to my list of things to buy from you next time I call.
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Sam any idea when the black braces will be back in stock?
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:15 AM   #100
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Mine just arrived yesterday - looks like a nice piece. It'll be at least a month before the snow is gone here and I can try it out though.
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