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Making your own master cylinder

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    Making your own master cylinder

    Okay, so I cannot bring myself to spend the coin on the tick master and am looking into a way to fab up my own. Spoke with another member on here that fabbed up his own for nearly a third of the cost !

    This intrigues me and I want to hear some more opinions or reviews on others who have done the same.

    Here is a link to a little write up on the task - not for a 4th gen but can give you an idea of the process

    Tilton Clutch Master in ThirdGen - Third Generation F-Body Message Boards


    Anyone made their own?
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    Your link doesn't work for me, but seems like a lot of effort when there are several ready to go units on the market.

    If you don't want to pay for Tick, Ram also makes an adjustable for half the cost of Tick that I've used a couple times, they work fine. The last Ram I used I also took it apart and enlarged the orifice inside before installing, it worked flawlessly for years. I think the last one I bought was around $100, chump change when compared.

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    Link is fixed. Its not the fact that I want an adjustable master its the fact that I get dead pedal now under high RPM shifts. So I want to eliminate this by adding a bigger master. I've never heard of ram but is it also a tipton master?

    Edit - Ram is a stock master thats adjustable with basically the "drill mod" on it. I need a bigger master in order to cure the dead pedal.
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    Using a Tick MC with a Monster stg4. No issues or dead pedals.

    Yes they are a little pricey but in this case it's best to pay for quality. Going cheap always seems to bite you in the ass at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Using a Tick MC with a Monster stg4. No issues or dead pedals.

    Yes they are a little pricey but in this case it's best to pay for quality. Going cheap always seems to bite you in the ass at some point.
    Totally agree with this. HOWEVER, the tick uses a tilton master cylinder. I figure I can get a tilton 75 series master and essentially create something just as good for a third of the price. I am going to be upgrading to a monster stage 4 also down the road after cam install.

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    I am a huge fan of fabrication and ingenuity that will save $$ to accomplish the same goal... however, I always balance this against the time that will be spent on the process and the chances of having to stop and start all over again if something does not go as planned. In some instances, buying a ready-to-install unit is simply worth the additional cost. Just my .02 on the topic.

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