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Old 09-10-2003, 11:17 PM   #11
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Ty, would the switching of braking power to 70/30 work for all of us better or just people that regularly go 90?
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Ty, would the switching of braking power to 70/30 work for all of us better or just people that regularly go 90?
umm... isn't that all of us???
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Ill start fresh.

I was told we (Gm) are usually set at an 80-20 split to avoid the rear coming around. This means our front rotors are under ALOT of load.

A slightly more even split would keep the rear end from spinning around and offer a little relief for the front rotors. Probably just enough to make them last longer. This will also give more of the stopping job to the rear making the car stop faster with a better squatting affect while on the binders.

I would not suggest anyone do this themselves. Get a pro to do it.

Once again just my 2 cents.

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i was thinkin bout converting to all wheel disc...ty how much does that kit cost?
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Ill start fresh.

I was told we (Gm) are usually set at an 80-20 split to avoid the rear coming around. This means our front rotors are under ALOT of load.

A slightly more even split would keep the rear end from spinning around and offer a little relief for the front rotors. Probably just enough to make them last longer. This will also give more of the stopping job to the rear making the car stop faster with a better squatting affect while on the binders.

I would not suggest anyone do this themselves. Get a pro to do it.

Once again just my 2 cents.

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ok, i'm in autoshop at school, how long would this job take to do? and where would i go to get the parts/how much would they cost me. and how much brake fluid would i need to blead the system completely?
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http://www.wilwood.com/products/valves/valves.asp

This is the product we will offer but I am sure the willwood site will suggest a site to buy from. If they donít let me know and I can set you up.

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The argument against proportioning valves. You decide what you want to do.

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/2...propvalve.html

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My reason for suggesting the proportioning valves is to compensate for our poor rear adjustment system that walks off and causes reduced use of the rear brakes. A valve under the hood is easier to reach. AND DANGEROUS! Ask any shop teacher and I am sure he will be glad to educate you in the matter.

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More information
http://realbig.com/detomaso/1999-12/543.html

http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/techarticles/71398/

Some pictures and more info

I hope this all helps you decide what you want to do.

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how much are we talking about for these valves?
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42-50.00 depending on who you go to.

Just a note

By lowering the vehicle and using stiffer springs (DP 1/4 mile set up) it will lessen rear end swing quite a bit.

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