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I am in the process of building FFR#3298. It has IRS. I know there have been comments on the rear brakes not having full braking ability. Some solutions mentioned have been power brakes, 84 Jeep manual brake master cylinder, high quality brake pads, etc. I am building the car with the 84 master cylinder and have the CarboTech Panther Plus brake pads all around. I have also installed a proportioning valve in the rear brake line.

While laying out the rear brake tubing, I noticed that the original SuperCoupe calipers had 1/4" OD brake line tubing. The build manual calls for 3/16" OD tubing.

Do you think there is a correlation between not having enough braking pressure to the rear brakes and using 3/16" OD line in lieu of the stock 1/4" line?

Could it be possible that running 1/4" OD tubing for the rear brakes could improve the braking at the rear?

Although I have already installed the 3/16" tubing, I would be willing to install the larger 1/4" if it would make a difference.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Tim
 
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