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Re: GT rear brake cylinders

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: GT rear brake cylinders
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 11:48:36 -0700
Agreed. My opinion is that if you don't have the access or expertise to test
changes like this out on a skid pad/track/etc, stick with what the factory
designed.  The life you save might be mine.


Word on the street is said:
> >Make of that what you will.....but it seems the factory is recommending 
> >SMALLER rear wheel cylinders for uprated brakes, not larger...
> And YMMV depending on the type of brake lining material used, the type of 
> tires used, the type of driving you will be doing, etc.  In the end, making 
> any changes from original spec to brakes, tires, suspension features, or 
> the type of driving normally encountered can upset the braking system just 
> as likely as it may improve the system.  If you are thinking about making 
> any such changes you should at least believe that you have some reason for 
> doing so, and you should have some reasonable expectation for the end 
> result.  Also don't be terribly surprised if the change in wheel cylinder 
> size does not have the expected result, or if it may have other unpredicted 
> side effects (good, bad or indifferent).  You might keep in mind a "plan B" 
> to revert back to the original parts if it doesn't work out as well as you 
> would like.

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