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Old 05-19-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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SVT Threshold Braking Issue

I have noticed a "sponging effect" on SVT brakes at threshold braking. For those that don't know that is braking right up to the limit where ABS would engage. What I have discovered is a very consistent pedal sponge when I first engage the brakes. I am talking about immediate threshold braking, not building up to it.

It almost a non-linear response. The pedal goes down, then its like the brake lines expand and it goes down a lot more, then they finally grab. It requires modulating the pedal to get to threshold.

Anybody else experience this? Anybody fix it through a single fix (pads, steel braided lines, etc), or is it a combo of things to eliminate.

Please WD40 don't move to other forum as I am only asking about the UNIQUE SVT brake configuration, and really don't care about other configurations and their issues.


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Old 05-19-2005, 12:18 PM   #2
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I haven't had that problem. Been quite happy with brake response in the car.
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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I have never experienced what you describe.

I agree with Daeron, the braking in my car has been excellent and has saved my behind more than once. :)
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i have not experanced this either
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Old 05-19-2005, 03:08 PM   #5
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havent experienced this...braided brake lines sound like they would help alot though.
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I experience the same symptoms, but without the hard braking part, it can be just normal braking. The pedal feels a lot softer than it used to, and it seems like a "pumping" action is needed to get that feeling that the brakes are really stopping the car.
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:36 PM   #7
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I havent experiences that.. but i can tell you that my breaks really suck... and besides that theres a strange noise coming from my passenger side breaks.. still havent figured out what it is
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