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Old 03-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #21
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Tampax.

I just painted some LegGT wheels using the duplicolor graphite and it's dark.

As for pads. Seriously for a street car you're limited to the tires ability to brake on a shitty street surface so the most badass pads will either:

A) Allow you to lock up quicker and skid on the shitty surface or

B) induce the ABS.

There won't be much difference between a decent less dusty pad and a rotor chewing race pad for a daily driver.

How retarded do you really drive on the street?
I've been doing a lot of street tuning lately which means 4th gear pulls which means 120mph. I have a "test track" in the baltimore wasteland which works for 3rd gear pulls too.

My ABS is actually fucked up. If fact, I need to fix that **** stat. Basically when I induce ABS, my car stops about 5x more slowly. It used to work pretty well until I put in my SS lines.

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I guess I just don't cruise around at 100 any more.
Neither do I but when more horse power means more brake responsibility blah blah.

How thoroughly did you clean your wheels before duplicoloring them? I was thinking about sanding mine up a bit before painting.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:00 AM   #22
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just like anything you paint, it's all in the prep work. Need a surface the primer will hold onto.
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HPS=weaksauce almost like stock

HP+=much better
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How thoroughly did you clean your wheels before duplicoloring them? I was thinking about sanding mine up a bit before painting.
My wheels sucked. I used aircraft stripper (spray stuff) first and it barely softened up the top coat after 2 applications. Then I tried this other stuff that is paint on gel and that didn't do much either so I ended up using an abrasive cleaner that took the stuff off OK but put a lot of scratches that I hoped would be filled with many coats of paint and primer. Problem is you can still see them up close so I'm sorta pissed. The Leg wheels appear to be powdercoated or something and that **** just didn't want to come off with 4 total coats of removal stuff.

I did used all the Duplicolor **** in Braine's post here. If I could do it over I'd just clean really well, fill in the curb rash, prime with adhesion promoter and sandable primer, then hit with 2 coats of color and 2 of clearcoat.
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OK that is good info. I was thinking that scratches would be filled in. Good to hear they are not.
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OK that is good info. I was thinking that scratches would be filled in. Good to hear they are not.
They are filled in somewhat but it's better to get high grit sandpaper and make sure. The stock daisies appear to be easily stripped. It ended up being a lot of friggin work. The wheels will still look decent on my red LegGT, but hell, I coulda bought some cheap Rotas and done other crap instead of killing a whole day doing the wheels. I'd fill in any deep scratches with JB weld and sand. I fixed some serious rash with it and that turned out well.
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frank, is the miata running yet?
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bead blast that ****
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Another vote for HP+.
Dust like mad though, and if you don't break em in just right they're going to rupture your ******* ear drums.

Ducting to my brakes has significantly reduced this noisiness though.
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Another vote for HP+.
Dust like mad though, and if you don't break em in just right they're going to rupture your ******* ear drums.

Ducting to my brakes has significantly reduced this noisiness though.
Rupture via squealing?
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Rupture via squealing?
Yep.
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<--------has HPS on centric rotors with black painted wheels.




After a few days, my black wheels look brown as do my tires. More so in the front, and hardly in the rear.
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I hate squealing.

What are my other choices than HP+?

XP8?
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Mine and my buddy's never squealed because we both broke them in as per the destructions that came in the box.

Charcoal gray metallic would be great for not showing much dust.

My buddy uses the dust protective spray for his wheels with great success. But I don't much worry about looks at this point for mine. I need it to be fast before it's pretty.
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I hate squealing.

What are my other choices than HP+?

XP8?
Have you driven any hi-performance bone stock cars with decent brakes? Some of the pads they use are decent for what you seem to desire. And they are way milder than some options suggested herein. Hence less dust and squeal and premature wear issues during street use.
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squeal means they are working.
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Have you driven any hi-performance bone stock cars with decent brakes?
Nope.
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I hate squealing.

What are my other choices than HP+?

XP8?
Quit being a *****. Squeal lets everyone else know how bad *** your car is.

As I said earlier AX6 would probably be ok for what you want, Ferodo DS2500 work pretty well as DD pads for my Subie, mild as far as dusting but it is harder to remove than the dust from carbotechs.
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i had HPS on my other car and they were HORRIBLE please do not buy them. Try EBC Yellows, i have them on a higher HP DD and love them! HAWKS race pads are great (running DTC-60s in all 4 corners of the track miata) and they do great
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Quit being a *****. Squeal lets everyone else know how bad *** your car is.

As I said earlier AX6 would probably be ok for what you want, Ferodo DS2500 work pretty well as DD pads for my Subie, mild as far as dusting but it is harder to remove than the dust from carbotechs.
Squeal will make everyone think I am a ricer dumbass and my brakes need to be replaced.
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