MPP Model 3 Brake Master Cylinder Brace

(4 customer reviews)

$182.00

Dream of ultra direct, linear brake feel? This will help get you closer – for real! 

  • Significantly improve the brake feel of your Model 3
  • CNC’d from billet 6061-T6
  • Made in Canada
  • Anodized for the looks
  • Stainless steel hardware so it will never rust.
  • Installs in minutes
  • Fits all LEFT HAND DRIVE Model 3’s

Fits these vehicles: Model 3 RWD, Dual Motor, Performance, Performance w/ PUP

Available on backorder

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Description

After changing to stainless braided brake lines on the Model 3, we were looking for other ways to further improve the brake feel when we realized how much the master cylinder flexes when the pedal is pressed. It flexes a LOT! When this happens, some of your brake pedal movement is being wasted just flexing the entire firewall of the car – so that is travel that is not directly translating to braking effort, and detracts from the feel of the brakes.

Wanting to ensure that a brace would make an actual difference, we designed a simple prototype brace and took turns doing some blind tests to see if the driver could perceive when the master cylinder brace was installed. Not only did everyone that try it get the test right 100% of the time (every time you could tell whether it was removed or added), the difference was substantial!

At that point, we tried to design the stiffest, lightest brace that we could without requiring the installer to drill any holes or weld anything. It needs to be a complete bolt-in solution of course! The end result is what you see here. We think it’s pretty good looking and feel it’s a shame it will be hidden under your frunk.

The guys at the shop loved it so much that we were arguing who would get to have the prototype in their Model 3 (since we have two shop Model 3’s), because once you have it you really don’t’ want to lose that solid brake feel!

 

So if you’ve been yearning for better brake feel, even if you aren’t track driving or driving aggressively, this might be a good upgrade for you. The difference in feel is noticeable even with typical daily driving, and it results in a confidence-inspiring high end brake feel that the car deserves.

Installation is extremely straight forward. Once the frunk is removed the brace can be installed in five minutes, you simply remove two OEM bolts and install the brace with the provided hardware!

Installation instructions can be found HERE

Additional information

Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 30 × 9 × 4 cm
Chassis Type

RWD Base, RWD Long-Range, AWD Long-Range

4 reviews for MPP Model 3 Brake Master Cylinder Brace

  1. Nicholas Gallman

    I can’t believe there are no reviews for the Mountain Pass Performance (MPP) Master Cylinder Brace. Perhaps more people need to be educated as to what this is and how it helps?

    Well let me…

    First, read the MPP description of this product. Then, look at this video I took of the firewall / master cylinder flex on my 2020 Model 3 Performance (M3P):

    https://twitter.com/Genyosai/status/1278751522315264000

    You don’t want that happening under hard braking, especially on the track! Why? Because instead of all your braking energy being transferred to the calipers /pads / rotors, it’s being lost due to this flexing action first.

    The MPP Master Cylinder brace bolts to the chassis of the car and braces against the bottom bolt of the master cylinder to prevent this upward flex.

    Install this part for a stronger brake pedal feel, especially in conjunction with the MPP steel brake lines.

    May also increase the life of your brake master cylinder plunger seals by ensuring the plunger travels straight into and out-of the master cylinder bore instead of traveling with an upward-angle tension against the bore.

  2. Daniel Wang

    I finally got around to installing the brake brace, and boy what a difference these make. As stated above, the stock master cylinder is prone to flexing and the energy from pressing on the brakes gets translated into flexing into the firewall. With this brace, there is no more flex and you can immediately feel the brakes kicking in. Before there was some mushy slack before the brakes would engage. Now the effect is immediate and the pedal feels more in touch with braking. No more guessing game. For less than $200 this is one of the best mods I’ve made on the Model 3. Any model 3 will benefit, not just the AWD or Performance Model 3. I dont think this mod will decrease braking distance, but it will make you more confident when and where to brake on the track.

  3. bornaforoutani

    When you press the brake pedals due to restricted movement of the master cylinder thanks to the help of this beautifully designed bracket, the brake force from you pressing the pedals are now directly focused to the brakes, you instantly feel the car stopping with less force applied to the pedals. Thank you to the MPP team for the super prompt responses and amazing customer service. The is my first brake mod and its definitely worth it!

  4. Eric Wai

    This brace completely changes the braking dynamics of the vehicle. I would suggest this product as a first step if you are beginning to venture into brake modifications.

    As one of the above reviews have already mentioned, the travel of the master cylinder brace from factory is almost comical and most certainly deters from the directness and feedback the driver feels upon engaging the brake pedal. With the brace installed, braking feels linear and kicks in much earlier on for a drastically more responsive feel.

    Jesse could not have been more accommodating and his customer service is top notch. For anybody looking to improve the Model 3 beyond what it is already capable of (and it is already quite capable I must say!), look no further than MPP.

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