Friday, June 13, 2014

New Schnell Exclusive! Braided Brake Lines

Improve the brake feel on your 981 Boxster or Cayman with Schnell Autosports' braided brake lines!

Red -  Retail  $129

Clear - Retail $129

Blue - Retail $129

Yellow - Retail $129

Charcoal - Retail $129

Let us know if you we can help you find the parts you need.  Call us at (888) 978-9899.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Improve your brake feel with Schnell Autosports' braided brake lines!

A popular and easy way to improve your brake feel is to replace your stock brake lines with braided brake lines.

The braking system on your car is a closed system. A simplified version of how it works, is that when you press the brake pedal, your brake fluid (which is non-compressible) is displaced, and the force of the fluid being displaced into the calipers is what makes the brake calipers close around the brake discs.

With the stock brake lines, the rubber hoses actually bulge slightly from the pressure of the fluid displacement, which translates into less pressure being applied to your calipers, which then makes you have to press harder on the brake pedal to compensate for the reduced braking force (i.e. brake feel). Braided brake lines prevent the hoses from bulging under load, which improves the brake feel.

Stock brake line (top) vs braided brake line (bottom)

Installing Schnell Autosports’ braided brake lines is a simple process, you just have to make sure to be careful and use the correct tools.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Installing Schnell Autosports' Exclusive Rear Support Bar

Schnell Autosports’ rear support bar is a quick and easy way to make your 981 Boxster or Cayman handle better. There are two frame rails at the rear of the car that are connected to one another by only a stamped piece of metal. Under hard cornering or other unbalanced loading, that plate flexes, which in turn allows the two rails to flex. Installing Schnell’s rear support bar will solidly connect the two rails together, minimizing any unwanted movement during spirited driving.

The installation process is simple to do, and only the following tools are required:
  • Socket wrench with 16mm socket
  • 19mm wrench