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Old 10-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #181
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I'm killing the bearings in my car, I assume its from rotor heat.

I have a thermostat, but for some reason the thermostat opens, then temp drops dramatically...like the water coming through the radiator is extra cold or something. Its not a big deal on the track.
You using the dual stage stock factory stat?

I had this issue with an Stant thermostat. Switched to the mazda one and all is well now.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #182
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That 5th picture kinda shows it all, aren't those ducts getting no direct air? Unless you're drifting, I would think that mounting them a little further inward would result in a more straight-on section of bumper plastic, and therefore more direct air flow to the ducts. Too late now I guess.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:29 PM   #183
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IF they aren't getting air, a tinsy little ridge/lip out on the outter edge will probably give him all the air he needs
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:39 AM   #184
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They will be getting air just fine I presume. Mounting them anymore inboard would require very serious modification of metal and crash parts - wasn't looking for that. I may be installing inline blowers if this isn't enough.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:59 AM   #185
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They'll probably still get good air but why didnt you mount them horizontally. Given their structure they probably would've worked better that way
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:48 PM   #186
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They'll probably still get good air but why didnt you mount them horizontally. Given their structure they probably would've worked better that way
You want them closest to center. If I'd mounted them horizontally, their center would be further out.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:44 PM   #187
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I'd go with a loop/lip/scoop before a fan. Still, it looks nice. Pic of ducting?
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:25 AM   #188
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You want them closest to center. If I'd mounted them horizontally, their center would be further out.
I think I was visualizing it closer to the center mouth duct, not in the same exact place you had it. Nice work though. Looks good too
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:44 PM   #189
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Going to lay some rubber at Spa Francorchamps tomorrow Brake ducting is not finished yet, not even half way - so we shall see...

Toyo R1R as wets are in:
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:46 PM   #190
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going to lay some rubber at spa francorchamps tomorrow
f-f-f-f-f-f-u-u-u-u-c-c-c-k-k-k-k

y-y-y-y-o-o-o-o-o-u-u-u-u-u-u-u!!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:48 PM   #191
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f-f-f-f-f-f-u-u-u-u-c-c-c-k-k-k-k

y-y-y-y-o-o-o-o-o-u-u-u-u-u-u-u!!!!!!
Watch the background from 0:24s onwards:
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Watch the background from 0:24s onwards:
NO.

I think it was Kimi around the same year, went into Eau Rouge right after someone smoked their engine. From TV, looked just about 100% blind from the **** cloud of parts and oil. No throttle trace, but from the sound.....

Later that day, his mechanics had to make a cutout in the floor so that he could fit his ********* in the cockpit. Goddamn, if they **** with Eau Rouge ever, I will 100% commit suicide. I cannot even think the words Eau Rouge and not have the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.

************. At least I have the 'Glen and Lime Rock. Moth....er....****.....er
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:35 PM   #193
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Sorry, it was at Raidillion, exiting Eau Rouge. 2002, Kimi.

Vid: YouTube - Kimi Mclaren Mercedes 2002 Eau Rouge (Spa)
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:55 PM   #194
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: Spa is f*cking awesome! Vids coming...


Just too bad a guy had two wreck his 170.000 Audi R8 in his first lap at Eau Rouge... shut us down for two hours.

Finally found a source for Wilwood Cotter Pins.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:11 PM   #195
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I see you got your spec wheels and tires in then
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Heh, how much are the pins? Send me some in a paper envelope. :-)
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:37 AM   #197
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Heh, how much are the pins? Send me some in a paper envelope. :-)
They are available everywhere in the US for around a buck a piece. Look for 180-0055.
WILWOOD 180-0055 COTTER PIN KIT 1/8 X - SPECIAL PRICE!
Wilwood Disc Brakes 180-0055 Cotter Pins 1/8 in. x 3 in:eBay Motors (item 390104250698 end time Oct-16-09 17:21:30 PDT)

Those are cotter pin to suit Forged Dynalite caliper 120-6806.
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Ah, there we go, the summit/ebay one is <$14. The other place, after shipping, it over 20! I figured shipping would kill you on these.
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WTF is all over the front of the R8?
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Ah, there we go, the summit/ebay one is <$14. The other place, after shipping, it over 20! I figured shipping would kill you on these.
So, find a place that has other interesting stuff you need and order more I orderd 30 pins and fourty thousand three hundred t-bolt clamps.

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WTF is all over the front of the R8?
Paint from the tire wall. He hit the red one
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