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Old 08-25-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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So I finally got them on the car. Eric (RotorNut) and I took about 2 hrs to put them on...taking our time to eat some pizza and whatnot in there too.

Pedal effort is minimal for sure. But it's not the kinda of pedal feel like you get on crappy cars where you touch the brakes and eat a steeringwheel sandwich. It's the predictable linear kind and inspires confidence. Unfortunately I found out that the Brembo pads are much less aggressive than I thought..well, compared to the HP+ pads on the rear. Under braking from 90-0mph, I found it easy to lock the rears (also on shitty tires right now). This will probably change when I install the Poterfield RS-4 pads at all four corners. When I do, i'll update with how well they respond to a better pad setup.
Whole car shots will come after I was the car today.
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you gonna need a proportion valve before you race on em? Looks sick BTW
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Nah, I already have way too much rear bias when I was runnign the stock brakes and HP+ pads at all four. If I end up with too much rear after I put the R4-S' on, i'll drop the rear pad to something less aggresive.
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I thought you did this last month?
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sounds like a plan to me. what size are those rotors?
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I thought you did this last month?

I did the test fit last month. I've been busy with work and stuff and figureing out my wheel/tire situation so the brakes would fit.
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sounds like a plan to me. What size are those rotors?
12.5"
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awaiting those fullcar pics bro
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OK, I snapped off a quick shot out in my parking deck at work. Since the lighting was sh!tastic, I over processed the pic for the F of it.
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wow that looks great. i like it
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why do your wheels say 4x114.3? did you change your hubs or something?
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Wow..damn, very nice. But you you should have bought another set of wheels instead. You haven't had enough wheels yet.
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What size wheels for those rotors? 16s I'm guessing? Looks great! I'm itching to do a Wilwood set-up myself. Although I want to go with the Forged Superlite with Corrado rotors, rather than the Dynalite calipers most people use...

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why do your wheels say 4x114.3? did you change your hubs or something?
Look down at the bottom of the pic


Many wheels are stamped with the weight rating for multiple lug patterns.
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Wow..damn, very nice. But you you should have bought another set of wheels instead. You haven't had enough wheels yet.
Thank you.

I'm actually contemplating selling the Enkei NT03 (sig pic) for something newer/wider.
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What size wheels for those rotors? 16s I'm guessing? Looks great! I'm itching to do a Wilwood set-up myself. Although I want to go with the Forged Superlite with Corrado rotors, rather than the Dynalite calipers most people use...

Wheels are 17", rotors are 12.5"

I've been wanting to do a BBK for a long time. These popped up for a steal of a price (more like epic deal of the century) and I couldn't pass them up.




I also got my new Porterfield pads today...will be putting those on soon.
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Looks killer. A picky detail, paint the rear calipers red to match. It draws my eyes to the non matching colors and bothers me.
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