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Old 12-12-2017, 08:26 AM
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Second Session


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Old 12-12-2017, 08:26 AM
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by stupidchicken03 View Post
What rear tow hook are you running?
--Have you actually used it?

Why stick with the OEM floating calipers? Pros/cons of going 4/2 pot or Brembo?
It's an eBay thing. I had the same thing on the front. It "worked".



Although it didn't break. It did bend. I've moved to a strap in the front. I am working on a strap solution for the rear.


With the brakes. I need something enormous.

4/2s are the same size as what I have now. The gain on those is only better temperature management at the caliper. With my fluid rarely boiling, I don't have caliper temp problems. With rotors and pads remaining the same size, the consumption would remain the same.

I don't think Brembos will be adequate. They will for sure be better than what I have now. But I'm not confident that they will cut it. I don't want to put in the work on them only to learn that I still need something bigger. One of the things that really confirmed that was going to GTA SuperLap. I was surprised to find STi Brembos to be the brake of choice. But they were running them with DTC70s. Although they had Brembos, they still had super high friction pads for 255 street tires. I have 285 R-comps on the rack. Brembos aren't going to cut it.

The brakes I have my eye set on are the Wilwood kits. They have 13" and 14" front rotors and 12.88" rear rotors. Along with 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston rear calipers. The front and rear calipers happen to use the same pad shape which will give my flexibility for pad management. The calipers are a narrow caliper so I won't have to worry about wheel clearance. With the way the front calipers mount, I can easily switch between 13" and 14" rotors to fit 17" and 18" wheels. There is a lot of flexibily with the setup. Downside, all of that is going to cost ~$4,000. Really, I'm just biding my time with the stock brakes until I have the cash for something that's appropriate.
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Makes sense.

Ya ive seen stories of the Amazon/Ebay tow hooks failing first use. I would like to get at least one for the rear if not for the front too. The crazy machined super nice ones are like $160 each.. so not a huge priority right now.
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dude your car has a real tow hook by the spare tire. unless somebody took it out.

also I have new stop-tech st60 (6 piston) calipers that are paperweights to me right now because I cant afford the rest of the kit sold separately. those 2 piece rotors are very expensive along with the brackets being 200 each side.

$500

theyre the calipers only from this kit

http://www.awe-tuning.com/stoptech-b...ront-slotted-1

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Old 12-13-2017, 02:43 PM
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I have the OE hooks. Not a fan of their aesthetics. But I did use them with the old car. They were also prone to being stolen. I bought the ebay hooks thinking that I would be able to torque them tighter to inhibit the theft. But they were also stolen. Now with the straps, they are legitimately bolted to the car. But I have them zip-tied to keep them tidy. First time out, someone pulled the strap out of the zip-tie. **** is really ****ing annoying.

I had to tow with the ebay hook because I didn't have a wrench with me to remove it and install the OE hook. I was also curious if the ebay hook would work. The tow truck driver wasn't a fan, but he was cool with it and towed it up.



No offense, but if I buy your calipers, I'll be in the same spot you're in now.
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1:51 for your first time a Laguna Seca is good.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:11 AM
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NO, IT'S NOT!!

Videos are up. Here's my fastest lap.


A couple more photos made it to me.





Can really see dat squat.
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Normally, after some street miles, the tires smooth out and don't really show signs of being abused.

Not these tires. Here's how they look two weeks later when I had 2 of them off to change the rear rotors.



There are more chunks missing out of the center of some of the blocks.




With the rear in the air, I also noticed that my exhaust had discolored. It was completely polished when it went on. The whole thing is practically gold now.

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Once the brakes were done, I moved on to something more... fun.

First I had to deal with a super annoying plug.



After that, everything else was pretty straight forward.



Invidia catted downpipe installed.



Being catted I can load up another OTS map.



SUCCESS!



While waiting for the car to warm up and learn how to idle. I got to watch the condensation work its way out of the exhaust.



[Gotcha]

I also put on some additional decals.



Results are pretty solid.



Blue, stock downpipe, Stage 1+ map. Data collected 12/21. Red, Invidia downpipe, Stage 2+ map. Data collected 12/23.

And finally. My mom heard about the WRX that caught fire at Seca. She got me a fire extinguisher for Xmas.


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Got some more goodies.



Dressed the exposed metal on the struts.



Now that my ducks are in a row. Time to get to work.



Front arms off. Pretty clear damage on the bushings.



But the new arms don't fit.



This sucks. Put the bad arms back on. I still want to do the rest of the suspension.

I get the original suspension off. One the rear endlinks needed some help.





No big deal. Expected that one to be a problem. I found that the bolt was bent when I tried to adjust the rear bar a few months ago.

At that point, I had all the original suspension off the car and I'm ready to put on the new stuff.

The front tophats I have don't fit on the car!



This is super frustrating.

Put the car back together.



Will have to try again another day. I've already ordered another pair of tophats and I'm on the hunt for another pair of front arms.
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I was reusing my Roommate's tophats that we both thought were compatible.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:59 AM
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To continue the trend of **** not working...

I got some more wood thinking it would make swapping exhausts easier.



It didn't. The wood wasn't tall enough. I still needed to jack it up.

But the R400 went back on without much fuss.



Of course, immediately after putting it on, someone shows interest and wanted to buy it.

In the meantime, I got some parts that are supposed to fit.



The right stuff vs the wrong stuff. Subtle differences.



With a buyer lined up for the R400, I was finally able to get my Q300 back.



Love the Q300. I kinda hate how perfect it is.

But it wasn't long before another problem presented itself...



And then another...




I have all the right bits of the suspension together. The plan is to get that installed this weekend.

I think the overboost was due to weather. It was cold as *****. I was able to make it happen 3 times. But each time ambient was below 60*. I tried a couple times over 60* and no problems.

I'm going to try smogging the car next week. We'll see what happens.
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