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Thanks Mark. Yah usually default to helping smaller scale operations whenever possible, but Jegs and Summit pretty much interchangeable. But I'll check both for avail./price when the choice is between them.


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1/4" is correct for rear. You only need the one valve which can go anywhere along the long run of brake line from the front to the back. Easiest to install where factory uses a coupler to join two lengths of line. Should be one,or two of those somewhere along it's length.
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Bob, thanks for the helpful words. Wife's aunt lives next door to us and my MIL is on the corner down from us. My wife is a retired nurse, daughter is a Paramedic, the lady next to wife's aunt is a nurse too (her friend). Me, I was a combat lifesaver in Desert Storm. We pretty well have it covered for now. With all these women to take care of I have a need for this forum to have guy talk.

I'm curious now if two valves would be needed with the ABS. Might be helpful for future questions on this mod.

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1/4" is correct for rear. You only need the one valve which can go anywhere along the long run of brake line from the front to the back. Easiest to install where factory uses a coupler to join two lengths of line. Should be one,or two of those somewhere along it's length.
Thanks for that info. Your answer about putting it inline should help others here. It's what I had planned on doing. I just haven't decided if I want it up front, might conduct some heat into brake fluid from exhaust heat, or further back.

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1/4" is correct for rear. You only need the one valve which can go anywhere along the long run of brake line from the front to the back. Easiest to install where factory uses a coupler to join two lengths of line. Should be one,or two of those somewhere along it's length.

Thanks for the backup confirmation on size. I thought the TC using a 4-channel system (including reluctors at each rear wheel) is to partially/temporarily brake a slipping wheel to favor the one with better traction. I'll be scoping out the ABS module on both my cars and count for an added hardline going to the back, and will report back.

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These valves are not intended to be used w/ABS.

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..........Enter the rear disc conversion (Navy's scoop-to-nuts design). Replace nosedives with flat front/rear squat, and the pedal had little travel and felt either on or off. In combination with both bolt mods the car braked like a built sport compact. A 4,500# one lol ......
Any links or more info on the rear disc conversion or bolt mods?
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Why not use the "search" function? None of this is new,and few are likely to repost info that has been posted many,many times.

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Any links or more info on the rear disc conversion or bolt mods?
Replace the stock bolts/plugs in the brake proportioning valve with these to increase power to rear brakes.:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pof-112-10001

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Replace the stock bolts/plugs in the brake proportioning valve with these to increase power to rear brakes.:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pof-112-10001

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Thanks Blue Wail - I appreciate it. I found info on various brake upgrades, but nothing on this. Thanks again
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