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    Thread: just upgraded the brakes...

    1. Member Youngfonza's Avatar
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      09-19-2012 01:26 AM #1
      I just upgraded the brake system; g60 calipers up front and new stock rears on my 87gti. The brakes were pretty bad beforehand, and I cant tell if the pedal firmness is correct. I'm assuming with this set up and the same brake bolster, a little sponginess is expected? Any thoughts? The brakes have been bleed three times diagonally so far. The car stops fine, and the pedal doesn't hit the floor. But, I noticed the difference right away. My intuition is telling me its a combination of air bubbles and needing an up graded bolster.
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      10-02-2012 11:59 PM #2
      rubber or stainless lines?

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      10-03-2012 10:07 AM #3
      It might be air, but your brake master cylinder is probably tired. I think I'd have taken that from the g60 too, provided it fit
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      10-04-2012 12:37 PM #4
      sorry guys; i upgraded master cylinders. it works well now.
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