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    Thread: Brake booster delete, whos done this?

    1. Member stewie griffin's Avatar
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      03-09-2012 01:22 AM #1
      I have abs and i was going to delete and go non abs. but someone told me to go brake booster delete and save money. so im trying to find some inputs and outputs on this.

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      03-09-2012 02:11 AM #2
      I don't think anyone has done it. It's a pain. I was gonna do it in my mk1. Willwood would be your best bet for the delete tho

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      03-09-2012 03:12 AM #3
      Delete it for what?
      Weight?
      Just to do it?

      Either way idk why you would wanna do it, but do what you do buddy gl with whatever you do
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      03-09-2012 01:31 PM #4
      Yeah i was on a site that could get rid of it. but idk
      im on the verge of shaving my bay and trying to get rid of things.
      and like i posted before someone told me to do it but im just trying to do some research on it and know what i maybe getting into and i would appreciate it if someone has done this.

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      03-09-2012 01:39 PM #5
      If you knew what manual brakes felt like you wouldnt want to put it in a car that was designed with abs power brakes...and weighs 2500 lbs with 10 inch rotors.

      going manual, Id want to get bigger rotors, a lot bigger. not just a factory upgrade.

      sure you could pull it off, but driving over 50mph would be scary.

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      03-09-2012 04:41 PM #6
      Idk if I said I'm doing a vr swap and going to do the 5 lug swap as well. But since you said 50mph will be scary then nvm ill just stick with the non abs swap and do custom brake lines

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      03-09-2012 06:48 PM #7
      are you planning a serious clean shaved bay...if not no reason to do this
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      03-09-2012 09:55 PM #8
      safety is something to **** with.

      just fix the problem your car has.

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      03-09-2012 10:39 PM #9
      upon some light research i came across this stuff.

      first I thought of relocating the booster and,

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-Brake-Booster

      which then led me to,

      http://www.competitionsupplies.com/b...uminium-pedals

      i dont know how usefull this would be to anyone but i thought id put it up anyway.

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      03-09-2012 10:57 PM #10
      Go pinch off your vacuum line and go for a drive.

      After your don't changing your pants, let us know how this all works out.

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    12. 03-10-2012 01:27 AM #12
      First, running with the vac line off the booster, is absolutely not comparable to manual brakes in any way. Completely different.

      Second, if you have to ask what it takes, you don't have the ability to convert to manual brakes.

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      03-10-2012 03:29 PM #13
      PLse dont delete that. Or @ least dont be behind me.

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      03-10-2012 03:54 PM #14
      Just yesterday I was driving approximately 30-35 mph when I needed to brake. The brakes were working, but not very quickly at all. Trusty pumping brought pressure. Once at the stop light the pedal sunk to the floor after being on the brakes for about 10-15 seconds. I inspected the whole system and found no leaks; there was no fluid loss or any backed up into the booster. My prognosis, failed booster. I did have to use the car to go pick up the new booster and it was NOT enjoyable in the least nor did it feel safe. I fail to see why anyone would want to intentionally experience this...

    15. 03-10-2012 03:59 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by mauzer76 View Post
      Just yesterday I was driving approximately 30-35 mph when I needed to brake. The brakes were working, but not very quickly at all. Trusty pumping brought pressure. Once at the stop light the pedal sunk to the floor after being on the brakes for about 10-15 seconds. I inspected the whole system and found no leaks; there was no fluid loss or any backed up into the booster. My prognosis, failed booster. I did have to use the car to go pick up the new booster and it was NOT enjoyable in the least nor did it feel safe. I fail to see why anyone would want to intentionally experience this...

      First off, a failed booster will NOT cause the pedal to go to the floor. It will NOT cause you to have to pump the brakes to maintain pressure.

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      03-11-2012 09:49 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnStamos View Post
      First off, a failed booster will NOT cause the pedal to go to the floor. It will NOT cause you to have to pump the brakes to maintain pressure.

      This,

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      03-11-2012 11:29 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by mauzer76 View Post
      Just yesterday I was driving approximately 30-35 mph when I needed to brake. The brakes were working, but not very quickly at all. Trusty pumping brought pressure. Once at the stop light the pedal sunk to the floor after being on the brakes for about 10-15 seconds. I inspected the whole system and found no leaks; there was no fluid loss or any backed up into the booster. My prognosis, failed booster. I did have to use the car to go pick up the new booster and it was NOT enjoyable in the least nor did it feel safe. I fail to see why anyone would want to intentionally experience this...
      Did you look to see what your brake fluid looks like? These are old cars and some previous owners can be neglectful. You probably just need a full brake line flush. Look to see if the fluid looks dark.

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      03-13-2012 02:14 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnStamos View Post
      First off, a failed booster will NOT cause the pedal to go to the floor. It will NOT cause you to have to pump the brakes to maintain pressure.
      There was practically no pressure to maintain. The car stopped, it just took 3x the distance. The pedal didn't have much (if any) "resistance" when depressed, and I didn't feel much of the braking until almost to the floor.

      Quote Originally Posted by killercoconuts View Post
      Did you look to see what your brake fluid looks like? These are old cars and some previous owners can be neglectful. You probably just need a full brake line flush. Look to see if the fluid looks dark.
      The fluid wasn't dark/dirty at all really. Regardless, by the end of the week the replacement booster will be in, and the inevitable system bleed will be done too. Who am I kidding, I'll just delete my brakes to go for the "super shaved" style that's in this year
      Last edited by mauzer76; 03-13-2012 at 02:24 AM. Reason: sarcasm

    19. 03-13-2012 12:27 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by mauzer76 View Post
      There was practically no pressure to maintain. The car stopped, it just took 3x the distance. The pedal didn't have much (if any) "resistance" when depressed, and I didn't feel much of the braking until almost to the floor.


      Yep, that in no way is a failed booster. That is the exact opposite symptoms actually.

    20. 03-13-2012 01:41 PM #20
      You either blew the master cylinder or blew a caliper or drum piston seal.

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      03-13-2012 08:59 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabaja View Post
      You either blew the master cylinder or blew a caliper or drum piston seal.
      I'll re-inspect all 4 calipers, the master cylinder and the lines, but as stated: no fluid loss or visible leaks. Wouldn't a blown master cylinder or caliper seal see these as a result?

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      03-13-2012 09:04 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by mauzer76 View Post
      I'll re-inspect all 4 calipers, the master cylinder and the lines, but as stated: no fluid loss or visible leaks. Wouldn't a blown master cylinder or caliper seal see these as a result?
      not if its a primary seal on the primary piston...you will lose pressure because of a internal master cylinder leak..
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      You have a harness you forgot to plug back in, and you want to know where it goes? Back where you found it would be my guess..

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      03-14-2012 01:50 AM #23
      Maybe you don't see the fluid because its dumping into the brake booster which is pretty common on these cars. Almost took my life more than once!
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