Brake Master Cylinder Sioux Falls SD

Local resource for brake master cylinders in Sioux Falls, SD. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to information on brake fluid lines, pressure, brake fluid removal, brake bleeding, brake master cylinder components, and brake master cylinder replacement, as well as advice and content on the significance of manual hydraulic pressure.

Auto DOCS
(605) 331-6003
2740 W 7th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Brake Repair,Emissions Testing

Hunter Automotive
(605) 333-0864
1311 E 54th Street North
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair

Kar Parts Automotive
(605) 338-8820
109 N Western Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Brake Repair,Clutch Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Mobile Brake Service
(605) 338-3142
1308 E 52nd Street North
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Brake Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Cheech and Mannys Family Auto Shop
(605) 271-5244
213 S Mable Ave, Range 100
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Brake Repair,Transmission Repair,Tune up Repair

C and B Auto Repair
(605) 334-1141
807 N Helen Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair

Benson Road Auto Service
(605) 332-4230
1122 E Benson Road
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Brake Repair

Koppien Automotive Inc
(605) 332-0032
2508 W 10th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Brake Repair

Als Auto Repair
(605) 335-8231
932 N Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair

Automotive Brake and Exhaust
(605) 333-2024
2516 S Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Brake Repair,Mufflers Repair

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One area hot rodders, racers and custom car (and truck) builders tend to ignore is the brake master cylinder and, in particular, the actual brake pedal ratio. After all, it doesn’t make the car one bit quicker or faster, and if the thing eventually stops, why worry? Perhaps you should.

The critical component in the braking equation is the pedal ratio. In operation, the brake pedal acts as a lever to increase the force the driver applies to the master cylinder. In turn, the master cylinder forces fluid to the disc brake caliper pistons or drum brake wheel cylinders. If you examine a brake pedal, you'll see the pivot point (where the pedal swivels) and the mounting point for the master cylinder pushrod are usually different. By varying the length of the pedal, and/or the distance between the pushrod mount and the pivot, you can change how much force (from your leg) is required to energize the master cylinder. This is the "mechanical advantage" or pedal ratio. This formula will help you figure it out: Input Force x Pedal Ratio ÷ Brake Piston Area = PSI.

Mathematical babble? The arithmetic simply equates to the amount of force exerted by your leg times the pedal ratio divided by the area of the brake piston(s). FYI, the typical adult male can exert roughly 300 pounds of force (maximum) with one leg—and that’s a bunch. Something in the order of 1/3 or 1/2 that figure is obviously more comfortable, even in a hardcore racecar.

Author: Wayne Scraba

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