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st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:32 pm
by vishal25pm
any one else feel like the st165 has a really soft pedal? i just got mine running for the first time and the pedal just feels so soft.. i changed the booster, master and check valve to the intake. and bled it all, but i just doesnt feel like other toyotas ive had like the mk1 and mk2 mr2s, or even my old 90 tacoma.. is there something im missing or should i just get used to it?

Re: st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:27 pm
by monkey8oi
change out the brake lines to some steel braided ones..

Re: st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:29 am
by vishal25pm
oo i will order some of those, does it make such a great difference?

Re: st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:15 am
by bmt
Yep if they are old they bulge under pressure thus giving you a soft pedal. New fluid?

Re: st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:45 pm
by vishal25pm
They are definitely old, im pretty sure everything on this car is original from 1988. lol. i have a set ordered, should be on by next weekend =)

Re: st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:35 pm
by 88gt4DE
Change front brakes to 185 brakes .... makes a world of difference ....

Re: st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:04 pm
by Camshaft1987
My 88 alltrac brakes feel pretty soft as well but consistent. Can i ask where you found those braided lines. Is it all four as a package. anyway thanks

Re: st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:10 pm
by 88gt4DE
I did do the stainless lines also but only cause I needed new brake lines. Got them on Ebay ... The bigger part of the feel will come front larger front brakes ... 185 stuff is all a bolt on , just can't run the 14 inch wheels anymore ...

Re: st165 soft brakes

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:34 pm
by Tecker185
Make sure the calipers are installed correctly with the bleeders at the top. Ive done it and you cant get the air out.