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Old 27 June 2012, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by a5h View Post
What do you mean busy he can't even get his suspension on in a month
The reason for the lack of time is we had another baby girl 2 weeks ago!!
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Old 27 June 2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by JonMc View Post
I did mean drilled and not slotted - looking at these ones

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1306608243...ht_1417wt_1344
For the rears, which dont take much of the braking force, I would spend about half that and get Godspeed's 1 piece grooved discs.
For the front then obviously go fancy with some PF 2 piece etc..
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Old 27 June 2012, 11:00 AM
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someone been busy I see mate . Got some brembos today for mine, just gotta decide what discs & pad combo to go for......keep me posted what you opt for
Discs, there are plenty pf good options. For pads I would go for Performance Friction, DS2000 or maybe the new Brembo ones Jura has mentioned but I would stay clear of EBC red stuff & Bluestuff NDX from past experience. (The Green stuff are not bad in my Honda Accord).

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Old 27 June 2012, 06:08 PM
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The reason for the lack of time is we had another baby girl 2 weeks ago!!
Congratulations mate i did not know. Thats amazing. Mum and baby doing well i hope. Give my best to misses
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^ Congratulations mate

Cheers for the info on the brakes too ....will have a think.....
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Engine mounts did'nt look too bad, gearbox mount looked more worn though.
Wheel bearing didn't need changing but turned out to be lose wheel hub, stag nut.
Car seat fixed too....Thanks all to Hughberry Vehicle Services.

ps once iv driven it some miles Il write some more feedback on uprated bits. But on the way home car felt: firmer & steadier at higher speeds on motorway & strangely enough, a much sharper turn in? (Almost Spec C like turn in, but better!) These engine mounts might be very good. But the most immediate difference I felt was a much more precise and easier gear change with less sloppiness. Mainly due to the shifter kit bushing I would imagine, though the gearbox mount must also help. I have also found that changing gear seems quicker / smoother on the gearbox / driveshafts with less overall drivetrain movement underneath. But a bit early to say for definite and hard to say what specific part caused what improvement.

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How much did you pay for the mounts as I can imagine my 11 year ones being quite sloppy
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Old 30 June 2012, 03:56 PM
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Approx 120 plus delivery. Though I would also get the shifter bush kit for another 15. But how to tell if the engine mounts actually need changing for certain? I think mine could have lasted for years to come. Saying that the Hardrace are going to be much better on track than 8 year old OEM ones.
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I've already got the Perrin shifter bushes and whether or not there's any life left in them they've had over 50k's worth of life taken out so a change won't hurt

Brakes first though and I'm looking very favourably towards the Cosworth streetmaster pads for road use and trackmaster when I get it on the track (Middlesexring)
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Congratulations on your new arrival mate, the baby that is lol. I have also just bought some Brembos for my bug and have gone for Aztec Performance cross drilled and grooves discs with Performance Friction pads. Wasn't too impressed with my current four pot Godspeed grooved discs and Kevlar pads so fingers crossed they Aztec will be better. I have also got HEL braided lines and better brake fluid.

Any cross threads whilst doing the mounts Ricky
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Congratulations on your new arrival mate, the baby that is lol. I have also just bought some Brembos for my bug and have gone for Aztec Performance cross drilled and grooves discs with Performance Friction pads. Wasn't too impressed with my current four pot Godspeed grooved discs and Kevlar pads so fingers crossed they Aztec will be better. I have also got HEL braided lines and better brake fluid.

Any cross threads whilst doing the mounts Ricky
TBH mate from what I have seen the Aztec stuff is pretty average at best. I wouldn't put anything drilled on the front either - prone to cracking and any decent supplier would know that and advise you
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Originally Posted by JonMc View Post
TBH mate from what I have seen the Aztec stuff is pretty average at best. I wouldn't put anything drilled on the front either - prone to cracking and any decent supplier would know that and advise you
They are bought now and sitting at home so will see how they go. I'm not doing any track days so think they will be fine. As said didn't think much of the Godspeed discs so wanted to try someone different.
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Old 30 June 2012, 10:40 PM
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As above congratulation on your new arrival

Looking forward to your more detailed feedback/review on the Hardrace Engine and Gearbox mount,but for now looking like is good buy,we are at moment running GrpN engine mounts which are OK.

About the drilled and grooved discs,we are run before on our wagon Drilled and grooved disc which has been OK,as most companies using for their Drilled/grooved disc Pagid disc..

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Was thinking of getting a 24mm adjustable rear anti roll bar as I did before on the Spec C. Not so necessary now but more so when the Coilovers are fitted. But not to keen on 150 upwards for a Whiteline one which was just ok quality wise. I had an almost new standard one that I took off my Spec C, it is also approx 19.5mm diameter. This is the same as currently on my JDM Sti though this one is now badly corroded and the bushes are knackered.

So I took the nearly new Spec C ARB, drilled two new holes nearer the insides (not an easy or quick task )to make it adjustable & stiffer once fitted in these new holes. Whether the ARB and drop links will actually sit properly in these nearer holes I wont know till I try to fit. The aftermarket adjustable ones may be longer to accommodate the extra holes?. I then painted it in Brembo-ish Hammerite Gold paint and bought some new Super Pro Poly bushes. Will update if this actually fits and if so how much effect it has.



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Only you Ricky ....... Lol
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Originally Posted by a5h View Post
Only you Ricky ....... Lol
You never know untill you try it ....

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Old 13 July 2012, 07:04 PM
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Got bored today, so I cleaned all the threads on the nuts and bolts for the ARB brackets to reduce any chance of cross-threading, and also cleaned up and repainted the ARB brackets for you


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Cheers, very unexcpected but nice of you sir!

Getting some shiny new heavy duty drop links next week so we can throw those horrible rusted old ones away.
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Originally Posted by JonMc View Post
Got bored today, so I cleaned all the threads on the nuts and bolts for the ARB brackets to reduce any chance of cross-threading, and also cleaned up and repainted the ARB brackets for you


Where Ricky is involved any anything you can do to reduce cross threadding is a good idea
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I might just cross thread my whole car as its currently got no rear drop links or anti roll bar
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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
I might just cross thread my whole car as its currently got no rear drop links or anti roll bar
Step away from the keys!!!!!!!
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You're not going to let Ricky fit that are you Jon?
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I'd rather let his newborn baby girl do it
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Lol
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Old 16 July 2012, 09:43 PM
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Hi how is the eclipse hose holding up
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Old 17 July 2012, 11:10 AM
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More "hardearned" being blown on more "Hardrace"!!



ps Im gona run out of space to hide things under the stairs!! lol

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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
More "hardearned" being blown on more "Hardrace"!!



ps Im gona run out of space to hide things under the stairs!! lol
Meenu will never notice if you hide all this stuff on my car
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Old 17 July 2012, 11:25 AM
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lollolol John!
Iv got that lot to try & stash next to the Tein Monoflex Winding Masters!!
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What goodies you got there ???
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Old 17 July 2012, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by a5h View Post
What goodies you got there ???
Its this lot: (Jura's pic)

Hardrace: Bushed Rear trailing arms, Adjustable lateral links, Adjustable heavy duty rear drop links & heavy duty front ball joint extenders. (2nd pic)




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