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Old 11-10-2008, 11:22 PM   #21
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snowboarder. I hope to be going to T-hill in Dec as well. I'll be there in two weeks.
yeah, three sets. One for street duty. two for track days.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:11 PM   #22
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here is the rotor installed (minus the correct machined hub, so its not ready yet to be driven) I just wanted to see how it looked bolted up...
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and stock again:


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Old 11-11-2008, 08:18 PM   #23
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Joe, swapping those calipers and keeping the stock rubber brake lines its almost like nothing, IMO.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:26 PM   #24
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Oh those lines are not hooked up. Wouldn't fit if I tried. I was just making sure everything lined up.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:19 AM   #25
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i would rock a big brake job if the rotors were affordable. It would be really cool if we could use 11.3" VW VR6 rotors and redrill. I still have a few sets in the garage.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:15 PM   #26
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Damn. Would love to have Connor's cash to throw at my car. Holy crap! The 3 sets of 6uls, big brakes and quality work gets me hot...

Would love to see more on the threadjack corrado conversion for us with more realistic budgets! Iluv you need to start your own thread and walk us through it.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:25 PM   #27
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Yeah, I had to sell quite a few toys to get this rolling.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:50 PM   #28
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Ok, I have everything but the rear hubs and brake pads...I will have the install pics later tonight..if i don't get too drunk....drinking and installing brakes...hmm. Maybe I'll put the beer back and get a coke instead...
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They fit you bitches!!!!

Just waiting on pads and the rear hubs to put on vented rotors and gen 2 Rx-7 calipers!
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They fit you bitches!!!!

Just waiting on pads and the rear hubs to put on vented rotors and gen 2 Rx-7 calipers!
That looks so ****** sexy. I am so jealous.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:19 PM   #31
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yeah, I'm pretty sure that everyone here is interested.

OK - posted...

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:08 PM   #32
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caviar and cris, son.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:25 PM   #33
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Any chance we could get a picture of the bumper with the splitter installed on the car? I'm interested to see how it looks...
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:20 AM   #34
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It looks better now that I have the lights installed. Once I dropp it back on the ground and set the ride height, I am going to need to trim it.
I can take about an inch off before I hit the brake ducts...and I will probably have to trim it all.

Its odd, it looks really shitty in this pic, but with the turn signals in etc it really looks clean...asides from it being grey.
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****** bad *** man! love those calipers so much....
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:36 AM   #36
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Easy to do as well.

After december I am going to have hubs made to eliminate the centering ring and have a caliper bracket made that does not need the spacer...but for the 6 pot radials...They will fit and use a 30% larger pad. Then I will have a bracket made and put these 4 pots in the rear. (I am going to replace the stock ebrake handle with a hydraulic one)

Once I get that drawn up for the Cnc'rs I will post it up. Won't be soon though.
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so did you actually need this much brake? Any pics of how you attached the brake ducting at the spindle?

Thanks
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so did you actually need this much brake?
Well I hope not. But my opinion on brakes from past cars is like you can't have too much of it(to a point) and stuff as much of it as you can into the space your limited too. I'd rather have better brakes and handling than gobs of power.

That and so far I am in it for less than the goodwin kit by about $200 for both the fronts and the rears with carbotech pads.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:16 AM   #39
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Oh I have not hooked the brake duct line up yet. If I have enough time before Friday (going to the track all weekend) I will try to fab up an aluminum backing plate with 2.5 inch hole thingy, Like ISC's but for these bigger rotors.
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So after 2 days at thunderhill here is the lowdown. The fronts worked great. I hate the RX-7 rear calipers. There is a little pressed in pin that holds a spring thats connected to the ebrake thingy. If the pin comes out, the spring comes off and the seals come undone and shoot brake fluid everywhere.
And it seems that they like to leak...this on rebuilt calipers...so, looks like I will be looking for new rears, or go for the 6 pot 4 pot conversion sooner than later.

Do I need them, no...but will it give peace of mind...yes.

What else did I learn...the R888's are nicer than the NT01's.

I need a front hollow RB sway bar and a non stock radiator, and a new rear end.

My Koni adjuster's are stuck 2 turns from full soft...(grrr)

Lotus Elises are waaaaaaaaaay over rated...

And the car is stupid fast...

oh and the kid whose name on this board is "snowboarder" is a one fast driver.
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