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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 18, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

I need to buy my master cylinder and slave cylinder for my 6.0 / t56 swap.
What exactly are you using?
Stock ls1, Tick, Mcleod, Hawks, Tilton what else?
My build will be a turbo street car with some street racing. So I need a master that will not give me issues.
If it was a cruiser only Iím sure the stock ls1 master would be ok.. but...
Is the stock ls1 master cylinder really not that good when they are new, if you do the drill mod and change the fluid often to keep it up to par? Iíd really like to know this info....
I searched for tick in here and seen problems or masters that had problems. For a $300 + master thatís a tuff price to pay if it may have issues.
Hope someone on here convinces me which one to buy

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 18, 07:33 AM
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Re: What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

Mike, I'm at the exploratory stages myself and I've decided to go with the Mcleod seup. It comes with the clutch pedal so the rod end bolts up with no fabbing plus it uses a Wilwood master. Also I've chosen the Quartermaster throwout bearing.
These are merely my products that I've considered, you have the final say.
Also considered the LS1 setup, with enlarging the hose opening but by the time you piece everything together with lines, reservoir etc.......how much further ahead are you.
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Re: What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 18, 02:57 AM
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Re: What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

McLeod on (5) LS/Tremec swaps. Silver sport on (2) also with the Wilwood master, GM slave with Wilwood master on another.

All have worked out fine

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Re: What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

I used American powertrain. Works flawless. I did swap out the plastic reservoir for a nice aluminum one and changed there mounting a bit by mounting to a bracket instead of directly on firewall. You can see the remote reservoir in second pic. The master cyl bracket is adjustable making it easy to get the angle of the rod to pedal dead on.. Cheers

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Re: What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

I went through this during my swap. Check the bore size. I will tell you after trying the Tick master with the 7/8" bore it felt like an old truck to drive. Heavy, heavy pedal. We tried to adjust the pedal geometry to soften it up but no significant improvement.

Then I tried the McLeod set up. This one has the 3/4" bore which doesn't seem like a big difference from the 7/8" bore cylinders from Tick and Hawk. But the pedal feel with the McLeod is like driving a new Camaro or Challenger. Not mushy or too soft but just right. Some people link "pedal heaviness" to the power and grab of the clutch which of course is not so.

If you're going to drive it regularly and rack up the miles like me, make it enjoyable and listen to others who've said to install the McLeod or one like it.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 18, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

On that mcleod kit, I think the complete kit is 500+ with master cylinder, maybe I am wrong but I thought I saw that before as the $300 price doesnít include the master and braided line.
I was hoping it wasnít going to be that much to make it all work.
I donít want a heavy pedal feel at all as I want to daily it more than anything.
My car isnít in any way a show car, itís getting some rust back in minor places so itíll be a car to enjoy and drive till I decide to repair it here n there and paint one day.
How can I tell if my car was standard before or an auto by looking st the pedals?
I need the 3rd pedal for my swap also.
The column does have what appears a few linkages for a standard setup but I only have 2 pedals.

ckaram, what exact master cylinder did u get from mcleod?

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Re: What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

The McLeod kit come with a new pedal. You'll need a mew manual trans brake pedal too as the auto pedal is the wide pedal.

Kit does not come with the slave cylinder.

The last 2 I did were from silversport transmissions. I like their clutch cyl mount the best of all I've seen. You can get both new pedals from them too.

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Re: What master cylinder are you using with your LS / T56 swap?

How much did that run you with pedals?

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