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    1. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      10-30-2010 09:37 AM #141
      How is that boost gauge mounted on the WRX?
      looks funny

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      10-30-2010 10:50 AM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      How is that boost gauge mounted on the WRX?
      looks funny
      Dunno the dealer did it. Looks like some really strong double-sided tape.
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      11-02-2010 05:57 PM #143
      It's that time again!

      These came in the mail:










      So I took them here:


      Where I met Robbie from StopTech. He is the Application Engineer. Basically, he gets to engineer the stop tech kits for all the cars they're interested in putting brake kits on.

      First we had to measure the stopping power of the OE brakes. To do that we wired her up with all the needed vBox accessories:






      After that it was time for Robbie to get to work:


      1/2 way done:


      OEM on right vs ST-40 on left:


      I left Robbie to do his work and wandered around the grounds.

      M5 V10 swapped 328i:




      I couldn't get better pictures since it was packed in with all the other cars.

      F430:


      Hack job 1994 325i:


      The guy that brought it in claimed he has spent nearly 35K () on it so far... Not sure on what, but whatever it was, he should have spent it elsewhere.

      By that time Robbie had finished bleeding the brakes and putting everything back together:




      Admiring his work:




      After bedding:




      Impromptue quick shoot:







      More legit pics to come.

      Big thanks to MTS, to StopTech and especially to Robbie for his hard work today.

      The new kit should be available in about a week.
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      11-02-2010 06:45 PM #144
      Looks killer! What was he actually doing with that VBOX? Does he calibrate the actual stopping force or something?

      Also, do you happen to know if they will fit behind the factory wheels?

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      11-02-2010 06:47 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by Nanozic View Post
      Looks killer! What was he actually doing with that VBOX? Does he calibrate the actual stopping force or something?

      Also, do you happen to know if they will fit behind the factory wheels?
      We did a ton of testing to measure braking distance with stock and the stoptech kit. The d-forces were higher as well. Not sure if we measured those too.

      They will not fit behind stock without a 12.5mm spacer. I faced this situation and decided to just get the wheels I wanted to really show off the brakes anyway.
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      11-02-2010 06:52 PM #146
      Cool thanks for the info. I've been trying to see if there was a BBK that fits behind the factories but maybe there isn't. My summer wheels are also 18's and I suppose if I upgrade brakes, running a spacer isn't the end of the world.

      I wonder if there are even any kits out there that fit behind factories. Again, looks sweet.

      Do you drive your car in the winter or are you planning on going back to stock soon?

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      11-02-2010 06:52 PM #147
      your R is slowly inching its way into my favorite cw spot.


      very nice echo.
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      11-02-2010 06:53 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      your R is slowly inching its way into my favorite cw spot.


      very nice echo.


      I'm pretty much done at this point -- what else is left to get it to #1?
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      11-02-2010 06:55 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by Nanozic View Post
      Cool thanks for the info. I've been trying to see if there was a BBK that fits behind the factories but maybe there isn't. My summer wheels are also 18's and I suppose if I upgrade brakes, running a spacer isn't the end of the world.

      I wonder if there are even any kits out there that fit behind factories. Again, looks sweet.

      Do you drive your car in the winter or are you planning on going back to stock soon?
      So far as I can tell there are no BBKs that will fit under the stock wheels. The second set of pistons on the outside just need too much clearance for our stockers.

      My car will not be daily driven in the winter but it will see snow every now and again when I rip some midnight doughnuts in it.

      Stock brakes are being sold. There will be no going back! I have ultra performance all seasons so I won't need to go back to have excellent wet / cold weather traction.
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      11-02-2010 08:35 PM #150
      Now you are going to drive this car right, or just use it for show and eyesecks

      (DISCLAIMER I AM JOKING WITH HIM, this is for those who butthurt easily)
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      11-02-2010 09:12 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      Now you are going to drive this car right, or just use it for show and eyesecks
      regardless... this car is coming along beautifully
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      11-02-2010 10:32 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      Now you are going to drive this car right, or just use it for show and eyesecks

      (DISCLAIMER I AM JOKING WITH HIM, this is for those who butthurt easily)
      Nope it's for eye seks only!

      I need to get my rubbing issues sorted out (that sounds like a personal problem, but really, it's not ) and then it's road course time!

      It looks like we're supposed to be getting some snow this weekend. Time to head to Dick's Sporting Goods and get some little orange soccer cones to setup a snow auto x course in a local parking lot and have at it!

      I am excited to see how the Haldex does in the different modes.

      Thanks everyone for all the complements. I couldn't be happier with the way she has turned out. Just a couple more CF bits here and there and I'll be done. Major mods are done... for now.
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      11-02-2010 11:10 PM #153
      Yes make video.

      what is your ride height settings?

      Your R looks great

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      11-02-2010 11:18 PM #154
      That looks great !!!!

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      11-02-2010 11:19 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      That looks great !!!!


      ( sorry, I had to )
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      11-02-2010 11:43 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post


      ( sorry, I had to )



      well needed

    17. 11-02-2010 11:44 PM #157
      f***en love your .:R!!!!

    18. 11-03-2010 08:23 AM #158
      Looks good, dude! You've certainly done right by that CW. Now start 'er up and let the flogging begin!!!

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      11-03-2010 11:14 AM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by -jakrbt- View Post
      Looks good, dude! You've certainly done right by that CW. Now start 'er up and let the flogging begin!!!
      In due time.

      Thanks for the complements everyone!

      I think at this point I want to get a CF lower valance from OSIR and some brushed mirror caps.

      Other than that, I am pretty much out of ideas. I don't really want to spend the $$$ for cams as it just doesn't seem worth it. Can't go FI as I am moving to CA, so I think, at this point she is done.
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      11-03-2010 12:12 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      In due time.

      Thanks for the complements everyone!

      I think at this point I want to get a CF lower valance from OSIR and some brushed mirror caps.

      Other than that, I am pretty much out of ideas. I don't really want to spend the $$$ for cams as it just doesn't seem worth it. Can't go FI as I am moving to CA, so I think, at this point she is done.
      Better move quicker to CA, we are close to having even tougher emission standards that I don't think a stock R could pass, let alone a cow fart.

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      11-03-2010 12:14 PM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      Better move quicker to CA, we are close to having even tougher emission standards that I don't think a stock R could pass, let alone a cow fart.
      I'll be there next year. What are they trying to change?

      I would have to imagine it would only apply to new cars. They can't just keep people with newer cars from registering cars there.
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      11-03-2010 12:23 PM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      I'll be there next year. What are they trying to change?

      I would have to imagine it would only apply to new cars. They can't just keep people with newer cars from registering cars there.
      It will be interesting, I think it will just cost more to register your vehicle for certain models. We will know after the first of the year, and more than likely the changes will take effect July 1, wait and see approach at this point.

      But your right not to do cams without some kind of emission specs with cams installed.

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      11-03-2010 01:35 PM #163
      Not only am I jealous of you and your crazy brake setup, but I am also jealous of Robbie. That has to be one of the coolest jobs ever.

      Also, sir, why are you slacking and still rocking this orange sidemarkers?

    24. 11-03-2010 05:48 PM #164
      NICE BBK echo, may i ask how come you change it? If its stop force then we all know, stocks are sufficient for daily. If its for track then upgrade pads, lines and fluid, it'll be stopping monster. Or you just wanted to for aesthetics and you're baller. Either way,

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      11-03-2010 06:55 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Not only am I jealous of you and your crazy brake setup, but I am also jealous of Robbie. That has to be one of the coolest jobs ever.

      Also, sir, why are you slacking and still rocking this orange sidemarkers?
      Thanks man, that means a lot coming from you.

      Robbie no doubt has an awesome job. I took him out to lunch between bedding in the brakes and performance testing (let the brakes cool some) and got him to talk a bit out some of the cars he has worked on and gotten to flog. Pretty awesome for sure.

      RE the side markers: I don't like the clears and the color match isn't good enough on the ones that I have seen so I would just rather leave it orange.
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      11-03-2010 06:58 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by R 1461 View Post
      NICE BBK echo, may i ask how come you change it? If its stop force then we all know, stocks are sufficient for daily. If its for track then upgrade pads, lines and fluid, it'll be stopping monster. Or you just wanted to for aesthetics and you're baller. Either way,
      I wanted the increase heat capacity for when I do take it to the track and I love the look.

      In my crazy-messed up head. A proper performance car has more than 1 pot brakes. I know the R isn't that car, but I like to pretend it is with my fast shifting paddle gears and awesome exhaust note, so to me, this kit was a no-brainer.
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      11-06-2010 07:26 PM #167


      5.5 hours of claying + a layer of tech wax 2.0. Going to let the cure over night and apply another layer of spray wax tomorrow.

      Getting ready for winter! Starting to smell like winter / snow at night now around here. It is only a matter of time.
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      11-06-2010 07:55 PM #168
      awesome and awesomer.

      you said you have ultra A/S tires... are those the Contis mounted in the brake pics above? if so, are they DW or DWS? hard to tell, but i'm guessing DW. how you likey?

      EDIT: DW are summer, i guess those are DWS then?
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      11-06-2010 07:59 PM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by 10Ten View Post
      awesome and awesomer.

      you said you have ultra A/S tires... are those the Contis mounted in the brake pics above? if so, are they DW or DWS? hard to tell, but i'm guessing DW. how you likey?
      The are the tires pictured and they are the DWS model. They have been great so far. I have yet to make them SAY UNKL though you can tell the side walls are a little soft when pushed a bit.

      Traction wise they have been fantastic. They offer enough road feel for me to know what is going but aren't loud or harsh.

      I actually like them enough to get a set installed on my WRX instead of the stock summer performance tires.
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      11-13-2010 11:39 PM #170
      Dyno'ed the R today.

      Sheet and video coming shortly. Some awesome stuff ran as well. A ton of high powered B5 S4s a supercharged R8 an S4 Avant with straight pipes () and a couple other pretty cool rides.

      Stay tuned!
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      11-14-2010 08:55 AM #171
      Re. Brake swap-
      What sort of weight savings? Great write-up, thanks for sharing.
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      11-14-2010 10:09 AM #172
      looking good , what was the # on the stop tech kit

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      11-14-2010 11:03 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by wrturnerjr View Post
      Re. Brake swap-
      What sort of weight savings? Great write-up, thanks for sharing.
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      I don't have the exact weights, but probably 50 to 70 lbs total.
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      11-14-2010 11:04 AM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by cleanA3 View Post
      looking good , what was the # on the stop tech kit
      Thanks!

      I'm not sure what you mean with the second part?
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      11-14-2010 03:17 PM #175
      Dyno day, recap:





      The Numbers:


      The videos:




      Some of the other awesomeness:

      B5S4 with epic status getting race fuel before dyno time:


      He was writing his own ECU code as well as running some gt28r turbos.

      The numbers:


      I have a dyno run for that car too, but youtube is taking its time.

      Next up, the Audi R8 with the StaSSis supercharger kit:






      Only did two runs. The first run was 443 awhp and 380 awtq. Second run it suffered from epic heat soak and was ~100 hp and tq down for the next run.

      S4 Avant: This thing has to be the loudest car of the day. Full custom exhaust including headers.


      This shop seemed to do a little of everything. They had all kinds of cars there. This one happened to catch my eye:


      I got up for a closer look and :


      Makes 585 whp and the same torque! Nuts.

      Enjoy!
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