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Romans 2005 Toyota Echo - Back to 1300cc setup


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You can get 12v vac pumps for brake boosters for pretty cheap. Like 100 bucks or something. 

I could use one of the injector holes or just drill a hole in my manifold though I guess 

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You can get 12v vac pumps for brake boosters for pretty cheap. Like 100 bucks or something. 

I could use one of the injector holes or just drill a hole in my manifold though I guess 

Could also go for a pedal box and just get rid of the brake booster (more weight saving?) not sure on legality of running a pedal box on a road car however. 

Who needs assisted brakes right, can still plumb it into the abs system as well from memory

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Yeah it's not that hard to get a vac signal, the last setup just had a line coming off two of the throttles. 

It didnt feel quite as good as what you get from a plenum though.

For the drags it doesnt matter there's heaps of area to slow down when you're only reaching 100mph or so.

 

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Yeah smaller tyres.

Ive been thinking maybe drill a hole in the casing and remote mount the capacitor. So keep it away from vibrations and also make it easier to swap haha. Dunno yet

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Ahh not really necessary for an NA motor. 

I've been watching one of the videos of the launch, and I can see my rear suspension is punishing me a bit. 
The rear shocks are completely flogged, if I push the car down it bounces about 3 times before coming still.
So it's squatting heaps and unloading the front. 
So maybe some 60ft improvements with some stiffer / solid rear 


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Still getting lots of wheel spin off the line, so a lower launch rpm might be beneficial.

However it's amazing compared to street tyres how these just hook up and go anyway! 
 

 

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15 minutes ago, Roman said:

Yeah it is. 
They're pretty shot.

 

Rebuild time then are they rebuild able, echo are spring on a perch and not on the actual shock yeah? New shock inserts a go? 

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