Is there a way of shortening brake pedal travel without creating second order problems?
I ran the car in Feb and the brakes seemed fine. it was my first time driving this car - so, just getting used to my new equipment. Afterwards, only thing I did to the brakes was bleed them and swap the inboard and outboard pads, front and rear. Pads are well lubricated at the ears, as are the sliders. Plenty of friction material. GLoc pads.
Went out last weekend for a track day and virtually no pedal. Yes, the car will slow down, but not in a confidence inspiring way. Took a lot of effort to push the pedal - scary. Bled them again last night, don't think I got any bubbles. In the garage, (engine running) I think getting good numbers on my brake pressure sensor.
And they have the pad-spreader springs in place - which I wonder if it that's exaggerating pad knock back causing a long pedal feel?
Q#1 - Anything so far that would contribute to a long pedal that I should look for?
Next, one thing that I think I don't like about this car (and the 1.6 I had previously) was the pedal travel. It feels like it goes down a couple of inches before you get meaningful engagement. If it was possible, I'd prefer a rock hard pedal from near the top - it's been a really long time, but I think that what I used to get when I ran hawk blues on a SRX7.
Q#2 - If everything else is normal, is there anything that can be done to shorten that pedal stroke without creating problems?
And yes, I've searched and read plenty of complaints about the long pedals but I didn't see any real solutions other than "look at everything."