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Old 04-28-2014, 03:10 PM   #57
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Good choices. I have the same pads and motul fluid. Once the pads are warm from a spirited drive you are going to be very happy. Miles ahead of stock pads
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:14 PM   #58
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Good choices. I have the same pads and motul fluid. Once the pads are warm from a spirited drive you are going to be very happy. Miles ahead of stock pads
Last canyon cruise I did I start noticing fade with stock pads pretty early on in the 50 mile run. Heard these were pretty comparable to Hawk HPS pads
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:48 PM   #59
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Last canyon cruise I did I start noticing fade with stock pads pretty early on in the 50 mile run. Heard these were pretty comparable to Hawk HPS pads
Yea, I have the stoptechs pads too, definitely like them, not that they're aren't capable of fading.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:49 PM   #60
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Yea, I have the stoptechs pads too, definitely like them, not that they're aren't capable of fading.

Yeah they will eventually fade but still worthy.
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Just received my Stoptech pads
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:36 AM   #62
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oh ohhh. Upgrade time
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:08 AM   #63
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oh ohhh. Upgrade time
It's always upgrade time

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Old 05-03-2014, 10:19 AM   #64
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It's always upgrade time

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This, I keep saying I'm going to start trying to save my money, but I keep modding anyway. Oh well.

Just for a heads up on the brakes, since swapping them out killed me, I don't own a caliper too, I was taught just to use a simple C clamp to compress the caliper piston when you go to slide the calipers back over the rotors. I owned a few 3 inch C clamps that I had used successfully when changing out the front brakes, however the thickness of the rear calipers is such that a minimum of a 5 inch C clamp is needed in order to recompress the caliper piston. I'm not sure if my experience was unique or not, but even with my 6 inch C clamp, it took a tonne of force to depress the piston on the rears. The fronts I had done in 30 minutes, but first rear brake that I tried to do took me several hours given I had to go to several hardware stores in between.
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This, I keep saying I'm going to start trying to save my money, but I keep modding anyway. Oh well.

Just for a heads up on the brakes, since swapping them out killed me, I don't own a caliper too, I was taught just to use a simple C clamp to compress the caliper piston when you go to slide the calipers back over the rotors. I owned a few 3 inch C clamps that I had used successfully when changing out the front brakes, however the thickness of the rear calipers is such that a minimum of a 5 inch C clamp is needed in order to recompress the caliper piston. I'm not sure if my experience was unique or not, but even with my 6 inch C clamp, it took a tonne of force to depress the piston on the rears. The fronts I had done in 30 minutes, but first rear brake that I tried to do took me several hours given I had to go to several hardware stores in between.
Thanks for the heads up but I'm going to have a local shop install the pads and lines because I don't have a brake bleeder at this time
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Thanks for the heads up but I'm going to have a local shop install the pads and lines because I don't have a brake bleeder at this time
Oh okay, yea, I typically just have a friend pump the brakes while I wrench the bleeder valves, but for how much work it wound up being last time I did them, I don't blame you.
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Just ordered Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires today. They will go on either tomorrow or wednesday
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You dont stop lol. Quality mods. Did you look at other tires? I currently use bf goodrich sport comp 2. Half the price and basically the same grip.
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You dont stop lol. Quality mods. Did you look at other tires? I currently use bf goodrich sport comp 2. Half the price and basically the same grip.
Have to prepare for Fastivus I'll look into those tires next time. Too late now oh well
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Just gave Costco a call to see if I could switch. They're going to call back in a few mins. Hopefully its not to late because I would love to save the money.
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