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    Now have SS lines and ST pads, but pedal still has a lot of play...

    Do I need to get the master cylinder brace? For those who have them, does it make a big difference with pads and lines? I have Valvoline brake fluid and all of the lines have been bled.
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    Have you brought it out for a ride yet? When I changed my lines it took a few good pumps of the brakes before I noticed the pedal feeling stiffer. The brake pads won't have any impact on the pedal feel so if you are looking for a stiffer pedal you probably want to look into the master cylinder brace. Interesting that you didn't notice a fair difference because when I did mine (Goodrich ss lines and Super blue fluid) I noticed a pretty good change. How did you bleed the fluid...pumping it out with your pedal or with an actual bleeder?

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    I had a shop swap on SS lines and ATE Superblue into the bugeye, and the difference was very noticeable the moment I drove away. As suggested, I'd recheck the line bleeding again and see if any extra bubbles in the lines.
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    Sounds like a bad bleed to me. Was there any improvement to the pedal feel at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Have you brought it out for a ride yet? When I changed my lines it took a few good pumps of the brakes before I noticed the pedal feeling stiffer. The brake pads won't have any impact on the pedal feel so if you are looking for a stiffer pedal you probably want to look into the master cylinder brace. Interesting that you didn't notice a fair difference because when I did mine (Goodrich ss lines and Super blue fluid) I noticed a pretty good change. How did you bleed the fluid...pumping it out with your pedal or with an actual bleeder?
    No, I did the old pedal and cracking the bleeder method.
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    I mean it's not like OMG this is HORRBILE type bad, but you have to push a fair amount, I mean they won't just bite right away unless the pedal is down a fair amount. I know a lot of people use the ATE fluid, but TBH fluid doesn't cause the pedal to be stiffer somehow does it? I mean does it somehow have more compression than just regular Valvoline fluid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    Sounds like a bad bleed to me. Was there any improvement to the pedal feel at all?
    Yes, there was a little bit better feel. When I had gotten my lines and bled the brakes, it helped a little, but I was less than impressed.
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    I wanted to come back to this thread because i'm just been thinking about it for a while. I don't recall the order in which I bled the brakes, but I found it on here ... several times so i'm pretty sure it was correct I just pumped the pedal about 10 times, my brother in law cracked the bleeder, he looked for bubbles and after all of them were out I did it one more time just to make sure, before moving to the next side. I also made sure to fill it up at any time that it started to get low and then after I was done, it was filled to the max line.

    Does it sound like something got screwed up in the process maybe?
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