My first impression was how beefy it was the construction is solid, materials top notch, installation is so easy and the feel of your brakes afterwards no more firewall flex
Master cylinder brace
Great quality part. Comes with all hardware needed for installation. Fit in my 98 legacy wagon ,with no problems. Makes a noticable difference in braking and clutch feel. Up to 10-15 % better response.
This is a great addition to stiffening up the feel of the brake pedal. Even better if you throw this on with some steel brake lines.
Forester Master Cylinder Brace
Improved brake pedal feel. Good feedback when applying the brakes. Lot better braking response and a quality part from Grimmspeed! Thanks for the parts from your company.
06 sti brake cylinder brace
Love it and recommend it.Had stainless braided lines already so i did not expect much difference. Boy was i wrong. It takes very little brake effort now.
Master cylinder brace.
I have stainless braided brake lines and the pedal pressure was dramatically improved with the Grimm speed brace.It takes very little foot pressure to stop. Definitely recommend it.Wish i did it much sooner.Easy to install.
Works on 2004 Legacy Outback
Works on my 2004 Legacy Outback. Some of the holes aren't perfectly aligned but it does it's job perfectly. Noticeable increase in brake pedal stiffness and consistency. Definitely worth the money.
Master Cylinder Brace
Great product extremely happy with the build quality, improved pedal feel, and brake response. Shipping was very fast and overall couldn't be happier with my purchase
master cylinder brace
I had some improvement with a similar brace on my Forester. So I tried this one on my wife's WRX, and WOW! Excellent, linear, progressive braking now. Big improvement! Now admittedly, this was also done with fresh brake fluid, new Hawk hp5.0 pads, and new rotors, so other factors likely helping also. Now this car has a better brake feel than even my old BMW M5.
Install was straightforward with great instructions. Some of the bolts are a pain to access, but it's a pretty quick installation overall.
Pedal feel was immediately improved significantly on my '96 Outback wagon. Definitely a recommended purchase.
Shipping was very quick and the brace is very nicely made.
Mastercylinder brace 99 Impreza
Install was straightforward, simple and quick. Brace fit perfectly. Results are good, has a firmer pedal, even in normal street driven conditions. Fine product, fine folks to do business with!!! Thanks!!
My car ( 2000 RS 2.5 ) is currently in winter storage, therefore I can not attest to it`s effectiveness. Installation was fairly straight forward- my only suggestion would be to provide self tapping bolts for the front two mounting holes- mine had never been used, were rusty, and I could not use a tap in the confined area. Appears well built, high quality
I can feel a bit more firmness in the pedal. Install was easy. It does seem to transmit a tiny bit more road noise, but I expect if you are looking for that last bit of pedal feel that something like this would give, then you probably don't care about a tiny difference in sound. I'm glad I bought this.
Owned this thing for a year, but getting around the air pump to install it put me off. With a recent tune, that air pump is no more, plenty of room in there now. I did have to lose the bracket that holds the positive battery cable, as it interferes, but I think I'll be ok. First guy that cut me off on the interstate today and I noticed a huge increase in pedal feel. Worth every cent, thanks GS.
works as described
easy to install, does what it is supposed to do.
07 Forester Sports XT
Pricey for what it is and I guess I expected more for the $$. I cant really say I notice much other than slightly better pedal feel (which is nice). Had issues with the Secondary Air pump hose being kinked after install. A longer hose for the Air pump should be included with this brace for those of us that still have it. Overall the parts are well made as is everything that I have seen made by GrimmSpeed but for me it wasn't worth $95, wish I had used the money towards a new DP instead.
Not what I expected...
I bought this brace for my 03 Forester XS and have been driving around with it for about a week or two. From reading reviews I thought it would make quite a big difference, but I believe I was expecting too much. To start this is the only brake improvement I have done so far, so I think in combination with the drilled/slotted rotors, ceramic pads and steel lines that I'm installing it will be night and day, but by itself it's not a huge improvement. It definitely improves pedal feel, but not dramatically. The install was relatively simple and took about an hour and the materials and construction are top notch. Overall, not a bad brake mod for $95 delivered and I am sure it would compliment additional brake upgrades.
Bought this for my 02 wrx to replace another manufacturers brace that didn't take much into consideration the fact that the fuel filter is in that location, but this brace fits perfectly without getting in the way of the filter and damn does it make my brakes feel amazing! I already had stainless lines in for some time but this is all I needed left to get the feel just right. Very simple install following along with the video.
Improved Brake Feel!
Very simple installation with the included video, I didn't experience any of the clearance issues others have mentioned on my 04 Impreza RS. Brake feel is massively improved, feels almost as good as a stock 04 STI now!