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torga's Daily Build - black, 6mt, two-door shenanigans

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Picked up a lightly used (seller claims ~1,000 mi) Tyrolsport Caliper Stiffening kit from eBay for just $45. Kinda didn't even think about it at that price.
 

csumt76

Go Kart Newbie
Nice. I was reading about some people's experience with those and stainless lines saying it was kinda so so. I only used lines on sport bikes and thought it made a massive difference in feel.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Nice. I was reading about some people's experience with those and stainless lines saying it was kinda so so. I only used lines on sport bikes and thought it made a massive difference in feel.
I'll be getting stainless lines as well, but these are the solid caliper guide bushings to replace the OEM rubber ones. Some StopTech cryo-treated discs and StopTech 308 pads will round out my brake upgrade. Not looking to go full-tilt BBK just yet.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Installed the APR pendulum mount and 034 inserts today. Getting the old ECS poly insert out required running around for 2 hours trying to rent an impact wrench and eventually buying one, then returning it later. I got scared because I sheared a 1/2" to 3/8" drive adapter with a breaker bar trying to get the bolt off and I didn't wanna deal with dropping the subframe because of a sheared bolt. Once I got the bolt off with the impact gun, I basically had to rip apart the ECS poly insert because it did not want to come out. Seems like a one-time use part and I'm glad I didn't spend money on it.
Once everything was uninstalled, the APR mount and 034 inserts went in very quickly. I ran a few errands after that and my shifts are engaging more reliably and smoothly - the biggest difference is in the reverse gear. As far as NVH, I can't notice any differences whatsoever between APR mount & 034 inserts vs stock mount and poly insert. Idle or street/highway driving, it felt great at all stages.
 
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torga

Drag Race Newbie
Domo arigato, Boosted.
Probably taking a bit of a break other than tinkering here and there until I scrounge up enough money for a clutch. Big suspension refresh will follow shortly after that, if not at the same time. Still figuring it out if I want to use the RSR clutch or buy a DKM Stage 2 kit. I'm about 20/80, RSR/DKM. It'd be ~$1,400 for the RSR vs. ~$900 for the DKM kit, all before labor. That's a big jump for just some comfort.
 

zrickety

The Fixer
Looking good, Torga. Have you looked at the Sachs SMF kit? I've only heard good things, but when I was looking a few years ago it was only available from Europe.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Looking good, Torga. Have you looked at the Sachs SMF kit? I've only heard good things, but when I was looking a few years ago it was only available from Europe.
Thanks man!
That one's even more expensive than the other two I'm thinking about 😨
And doesn't hold as much torque as either of the other two.
The DKM is made in partnership with Competition Clutch, who has a great track record.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
It's more about how much torque I'll eventually run. I'll go K04 at some point and I wouldn't feel comfortable using 90ish% of the clutch's rating. Sachs is only rated for 520 N*m, which is 385 lb*ft. I'd feel more comfortable with more headroom - better for longevity too.
 
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