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Old 01-24-2008, 07:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The ForkenSwift is manual, and it's OK without boost - but I installed larger calipers & discs from the 4-cyl Swift onto the car.

The Flea is brutal without assist. Much more force is required.

I've read that drilling the booster and puncturing the diaphragm makes unassisted braking much easier, but I've been reluctant to try it on the ForkenSwift in case we're ever told we must have assisted brakes.
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