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    Hey guys, I have the option on a wilwood floor mount bias controlled brake pedal for a great price. Do you guys recommend hanging or floor mount?
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    I've always preferred hanging pedals, keeps the master cylinders and brake lines up and out of the way. Just have to make sure your steering shaft clears with hanging pedals.
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    My brake pedal is hanging, the gas pedal is floor. I prefer hanging, but floor still works. My nephew and brother-in-law both have floor-mounted pedals and they seem to be happy with them.

    I'm old enough to remember when the brake and clutch pedals came up through the floorboard on most pickups. I always think of that when I see floor-mounted pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darwinpayne2000 View Post
    My brake pedal is hanging, the gas pedal is floor. I prefer hanging, but floor still works. My nephew and brother-in-law both have floor-mounted pedals and they seem to be happy with them.

    I'm old enough to remember when the brake and clutch pedals came up through the floorboard on most pickups. I always think of that when I see floor-mounted pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD66 View Post
    I've always preferred hanging pedals, keeps the master cylinders and brake lines up and out of the way. Just have to make sure your steering shaft clears with hanging pedals.
    Good point. Thanks JD
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    Hey guys, what size master cylinders are you guys using . Cheers
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    I forget - are you running a m/c engine? For my hayabusa buggy, I was running 3/4 for the brakes and 5/8 for the clutch. Though the clutch still engaged too quickly - 1/2 would have been ideal but it wouldn't bolt up to my pedal assembly.

    There are different options for pedal lengths and motion ratios. If the smallest master cylinder you can easily run is 5/8, you can also choose the motion ratio that gives you more pedal throw.
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    Thanks JD, I don't blame you for forgetting, I have been busy with this for sooooo long I am running (currently faster than driving) a ZX12R, two seater - twin a-arm front and rear. Hubs will most likely be Nissan 5 stud 114.5 of a production vehicle before machining the hubs from t6061 aluminium. I am deciding between M/C calipers and std car calipers. Thoughts.

    I have been looking at a 5:1 pedal ratio. what do you guys run?

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    My pedal ratio is 4:1.

    My master cylinder is out of a Geo Metro. I think it is a fairly common master cylinder. When I was browsing the salvage yard, I saw basically the same master cylinder on several different models.

    I think that is is a 3/4 inch bore. Previously, I had a gokart-style master cylinder that's used on the 150/250cc Hammerhead buggies. It worked really well for my single-seater, but it started leaking. I decided to go with a master cylinder that was more heavy-duty. I had to increase the pedal ratio to work with the new master cylinder because the bore was larger than the old brake cyclinder.
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    I'm having similar Master cylinder contemplation as well.
    Darwin, do you have a pic of your Master setup?
    Only thing I worry about with car Masters is the plastic reservoir. I'd think from all the jumping and jarring that it would come loose or crack.
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