Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

need to see your rears!!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • need to see your rears!!

    no please don't re- post your own version of the Kim-K pics!

    i took my project car (a 99 SVT from craigslist) in to get some work done, including getting SS brake lines put in, front was no issue, the rear.. for some odd reason had a proportioning valve only on the drivers side. and i need to know if that should be there, or not, and if so should there be one on the other side? because the valve changes the gender of the fittings the hard line connections are different from side to side, so i'm going to have to cut and re flare one of the lines either way, i just want to be sure i do it right. I have a new set of valves if i need to use them, but it doesn't seem like i should.

    i looked at my 00 Svt and it doesn't have them at all on the back. but i know how for likes to change small details like that from year to year.


    so could someone with an earlier build 99 please send me some info on if these valves are in the system on their rear brakes, it will be a ~2" long tube that is in between the hard line, and the rubber lines, usually mounted right below the chassis hanger


    Thanks in advance!
    new but have owned....
    1 98 mystique=totaled
    1 99 mystique=Sold
    1 99 mystique-made my G/f buy it cause i wanted my car back

    currently sporting a 2000 CSVT and a yamaha R6

  • #2
    I had them on my old 98 svt. One locked up on me so I just ended up drilling them out so I could remove the valve guts and ran it like that with no ill effects. Not saying that was the proper solution but it worked for me.
    '01 F150 Supercrew-Magnaflow Exhaust, Airmax intake, 33" Terra grapplers
    '98 Satin black CSVT #3107- Portmatched 3L, Quaife lsd and more SOLD 10/28/12
    99 Tgreen/Tan CSVT Ported 3L, Koni/GC's, and more to come.

    Comment


    • #3
      My '99 CSVT is late build, 2001 of 2760, built April 1999, it does not have proportioning valves in the rear brake lines. I can look in the Ford shop manual and see if they were ever in the early 99's. You should either have both valves installed and functioning, or none at all, probably not good to have only one.

      I'd rather look at my coil overs than Kim K's derriere.

      2019 Corvette Grand Sport, 1LT, just stupid-fast.
      1985 SVO Mustang (turbocharged track rat)
      1989 Taurus SHO (supercharged track rat)
      1999 SVT Contour (Sedanus-Grocerygetter-Rapidus)
      2008 Mercury Milan Premier (Comfy boat)

      Comment


      • #4
        My 2000 Cougar had them, but I took them out when I installed stainless brake lines. I've been autocrossing it ever since, and honestly haven't noticed any difference at all in regards to proportioning. Pedal is hella hard with the stainless lines though; great upgrade.
        2000 3.0 Roush Cougar
        2013 Focus ST
        2002 MINI Cooper S
        2008 Mustang Bullitt # 5389

        Comment


        • #5
          interesting, I gotta check and see if I have them. anyone got a picture of what they look like on the car?

          and are those off the shelf koni coil overs? or just a very well installed sleeves?
          Originally posted by Pole120;n1796545
          Find the weak link, make it stronger, find the next one, repeat....

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by KAOS_3.0 View Post
            ...and are those off the shelf koni coil overs? or just a very well installed sleeves?
            Off the rack Koni struts modified by me, sleeves and spring perches by Coleman Racing, springs (300 pound/inch) by Hypercoil.
            2019 Corvette Grand Sport, 1LT, just stupid-fast.
            1985 SVO Mustang (turbocharged track rat)
            1989 Taurus SHO (supercharged track rat)
            1999 SVT Contour (Sedanus-Grocerygetter-Rapidus)
            2008 Mercury Milan Premier (Comfy boat)

            Comment


            • #7
              looks really good, how much was the spring/perch setup? I'm guessing they only fit koni's right?

              also, what are the rates on the koni spring kit? trying to compare to what I'm on now...
              Originally posted by Pole120;n1796545
              Find the weak link, make it stronger, find the next one, repeat....

              Comment


              • #8
                Interesting. The shop put it back together and drove it and said there was no issue, I had a date with the tranny shop so I couldn't mess with it.. I drove it to the tranny place on the other side of town and no issues, no pull pedal felt fine.. I'll look into swapping out a new line to take the off valve our of line after the tranny shop gets done with it..

                Nice coil over setup, Gmorrell, I have the same rig on my 00,except I have ground controls.. Where did you get the helper spring from? I wouldn't mind adding a set to mine.
                new but have owned....
                1 98 mystique=totaled
                1 99 mystique=Sold
                1 99 mystique-made my G/f buy it cause i wanted my car back

                currently sporting a 2000 CSVT and a yamaha R6

                Comment


                • #9
                  how does that work btw? is it softer than the main coil, or is it firmer like a helper on a truck?
                  Originally posted by Pole120;n1796545
                  Find the weak link, make it stronger, find the next one, repeat....

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    If anyone is still interested. Heres a few pics of what he is looking at.



                    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
                    This gallery has 2 photos.
                    '01 F150 Supercrew-Magnaflow Exhaust, Airmax intake, 33" Terra grapplers
                    '98 Satin black CSVT #3107- Portmatched 3L, Quaife lsd and more SOLD 10/28/12
                    99 Tgreen/Tan CSVT Ported 3L, Koni/GC's, and more to come.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Solo you posted you drilled them out and replaced? So you didn't notice any difference in the braking?
                      98 Silver Frost
                      Full 3.0L
                      ST220 intake w/ f150 tb

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        what is the benefit of having them functioning in the first place? I ask because I have a caliper that I think drags occasionally. haven't dug into it to see if it's a rusted hand brake line or maybe one of these or what yet though. figure the rotor is screwed anyway and I might upgrade when I get in there on the brakes. I'm turning into a part hoarder first. tired of taking it apart all the time. just collect struts, brake parts, suspension upgrades etc and then dig in, lol
                        Originally posted by Pole120;n1796545
                        Find the weak link, make it stronger, find the next one, repeat....

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DJ 59Y View Post
                          Nice coil over setup, Gmorrell, I have the same rig on my 00,except I have ground controls.. Where did you get the helper spring from? I wouldn't mind adding a set to mine.
                          how does that work btw? is it softer than the main coil, or is it firmer like a helper on a truck?
                          Hyperco makes them, they're very low rate, you can compress them flat in your hand. It's only purpose is to keep the main spring in the upper perch when the suspension goes to full droop, which isn't often, hopefully only when jacking the car or performing Dukes of Hazzard airborne stunts. I couldn't get the spring rate and ride height I wanted with a longer main spring which would have filled the space between the perches at droop, so I used a tender spring.

                          4" free length
                          http://www.amazon.com/Hyperco-CS100-...+tender+spring

                          6" free length
                          http://www.amazon.com/Hyperco-CS600-...+Helper+Spring
                          2019 Corvette Grand Sport, 1LT, just stupid-fast.
                          1985 SVO Mustang (turbocharged track rat)
                          1989 Taurus SHO (supercharged track rat)
                          1999 SVT Contour (Sedanus-Grocerygetter-Rapidus)
                          2008 Mercury Milan Premier (Comfy boat)

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            oh cool, so it's sort of the lowered car equivelent of limit straps
                            Originally posted by Pole120;n1796545
                            Find the weak link, make it stronger, find the next one, repeat....

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X