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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-17-2006, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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How to adjust brake pedal

Hi all

any one knows how i can adjust my brake pedal such that it's not so low and spongy?

I brought my car to the service center but was told the settings was given by japan so they will not adjust it for me...
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-17-2006, 10:04 AM
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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

thats pretty funny, my brake pedal is actually too high for me. I have to pull my foot all the way up when I go to brake. I have never had that before but it sits way higher then the gas pedal which is pretty annoying and was awkward at first. I would like to adjust mine further away. We need to find a way to adjust if possible

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

wow...wish we could exchange brake pedals then...

i need a really high pedal to have quick bite due to the way i drive...

any one knows how to adjust?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 06:46 PM
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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

Great info!
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 08:00 PM
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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

I don't know! Other than bleed the brakes.

I know there's got to be a way to adjust the pedal itself.
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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

I would love for someone to be able to show me how to adjust the pedal

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 08:34 AM
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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

Uhhh...no there isn't a way to adjust the pedal. Unless you are a person who owns one of the 4-6 models of cars in the world that have adjustable pedals, there is no way to adjust the height of them. In terms of feel try flushing and bleeding your brakes. If you have really old fluid you might have water in there leading to a spongy feel at even low brake temps. Also using SS brake lines will help out the feel of the brakes.

If it is that bad for you you can always stick a block of wood on top of your pedal to make it higher.
-Matt

PS great initial bite can be done with more agressive brake pads as well.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 04:45 PM
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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

I was thinking of heating up the steel arm for the brake pedal with a blow torch and bending it, but then that might weaken it and would be totally ghetto.

I know that air bubbles in your brake lines can cause mushyness...

I don't know if SS brake lines will help. ?
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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

The SS lines will just eliminate any brake line flex (if any). More than likely, there is air or water in the lines and they just need to be bled.


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Re: How to adjust brake pedal

[quote author=blackhorse link=topic=64763.msg1110390#msg1110390 date=1166365691]
Hi all

any one knows how i can adjust my brake pedal such that it's not so low and spongy?

I brought my car to the service center but was told the settings was given by japan so they will not adjust it for me...
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When I first purchased my 3i, I found the brake pedal higher (in compressed positon) than the gas pedal and felt very firm, a bit too high for the street I found, but probaby fine for the track to do proper heel and toe. Recently after changing to a set of Carbotech pads, (the stock pads were too sensitive when cold or at low speeds), I noticed that the brake pedal is now about 1/2" lower (when compressed) than the gas pedal, plus it feels spongy. The brake system has already been bled twice (1st time with new fluid chenge to ATE), with no change. I am thinking there might still be some air in the system that the normal bleeding process did not remove. My car has ABS.



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