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    1. Member mfbmike's Avatar
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      05-12-2011 02:36 PM #107
      Starting my new OEM+ Brake Arsenal for Fastivus Prep:

      1. RacingBrake 2 piece Rotors - check
      2. Hawk HP+ Front Pads - check
      3. Rear Hawk HPS Pads - Ordered
      4. G2 blue caliper paint - Ordered
      5. Rear OEM Rotors - pick up @dealer today
      6. High Temp Black Paint for Rear rotors - pick up @Pep Boys today
      7. Front Caliper Clips, pick 2 extra from the dealer to get polished

      Pics soon to come!
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      05-31-2011 06:23 PM #108
      Great looking ride cant wait for FASTIVUS!!!!

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      05-31-2011 06:58 PM #109
      It's on!

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      Great looking ride cant wait for FASTIVUS!!!!
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      06-01-2011 10:05 AM #110
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      06-06-2011 06:05 PM #111
      Finally got around to putting on new pads and rotors all around. The stock front rotors with EBC Yellowstuff pads still had a lot of life left in them, I think I'll save them for a back up set. The rears were the original brakes that came on the car, they still had about 4mm left on them. Man, the rear caliper brackets that use a 12 point bolt were a pain to loosen. The area around the bolt is so tight, you have to go from underneath, and I only had a regular length 3/8" socket, no way to get a 1/2" breaker bar on them. I had to use a dead blow mallet to loosen them and that still took a bit.

      Brakes are goods to go and I left the car off at the body shop to get the rear bumper repaired as well as some hood chips and misc stuff handled. Someone tapped my bumper in a parking lot and took off, go figure

      Friday I'll do a oil change and install my BFI lower engine mount replacement for the VF I have, this one is 90 durometer. Then off to Fastivus Saturday!

      New Brake Setup:

      • RacingBrake 2 Piece front rotors w/Hawk HP+
      • Stock Rear Rotors w/painted hats and Hawk HPS


      During break in the car seemed to rev up a little faster and feel lighter. I didn't get on it too much since I was bedding the brakes, more info to come...





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      06-06-2011 06:54 PM #112
      You went with the BFI lower mount over the HPA puck? curious why, or are we going to have a loaded Fastivus Raffle box for it.
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      06-06-2011 07:05 PM #113
      I got it before the sale happened, so I figured I'd just use it. When this one goes I'll get a puck. Keeping fingers, eye's, toes crossed I can win something

      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      You went with the BFI lower mount over the HPA puck? curious why, or are we going to have a loaded Fastivus Raffle box for it.
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      06-15-2011 05:33 PM #114
      Here's a short video of my last run before heading out @Fastivus. This was my first time running Buttonwillow, I have to say this it's my new favorite track. Best time was 2:16.2. The new front brake setup performed great.

      After the event my friend and I stopped at Titas for some bomb eats, here's a pic with car loaded up.




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      06-15-2011 07:03 PM #115
      Always love your track videos man. Looks like so much fun.
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      06-15-2011 07:03 PM #116
      Good video, what was the temperature out there?

      Nice to meet you on Saturday

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      06-15-2011 07:10 PM #117
      Thanks mfb!

      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Always love your track videos man. Looks like so much fun.
      It was in the low 80's, just hot enough for my car not to overheat. Gonna finally order that oil cooler next week so I don't have to worry about anything.

      Likewise, good meeting you Wiggles!

      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      Good video, what was the temperature out there?

      Nice to meet you on Saturday
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      06-15-2011 10:49 PM #118
      Oil cooler? are you having a custom one made? hmmm very interesting.

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      06-16-2011 03:36 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      Oil cooler? are you having a custom one made? hmmm very interesting.
      Ryan: You're gonna do a similar setup to Nebulizer II's oil cooler right? http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4512779
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      How are the rims holding up??? Easy to keep clean or what...
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      06-16-2011 04:02 AM #121
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      06-16-2011 09:15 AM #122
      Looking good , got a good set up going

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      06-16-2011 02:32 PM #123
      Gonna go with the Nebulizer II setup: Mocal Sandwich Plate/Mounting Kit with Setrab 20 row, it's been proven so why try something else.

      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      Oil cooler? are you having a custom one made? hmmm very interesting.
      I am, are the SoCal R32 discounts on the Setrab unit still available? I'd like to order the setup early next week. If not, no worries.

      Quote Originally Posted by Nebby View Post
      Ryan: You're gonna do a similar setup to Nebulizer II's oil cooler right? http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4512779
      The wheels are holding up great, I keep them waxed and use the brush below to keep them in good shape. I also just order some Sonax Wheel Cleaner to replace the Meguiars Body Soap I usually use, I guess it helps cut the iron deposits from the pads. I couldn't be happier with the wheels.





      Quote Originally Posted by gottiR32 View Post
      How are the rims holding up??? Easy to keep clean or what...
      Thanks, gotta represent the MKV R's, they're great cars even though the MKIV R guys don't think so

      Quote Originally Posted by sixteen10 View Post
      Epic Video
      Thanks, I'm diggin your new setup too

      Quote Originally Posted by cleanA3 View Post
      Looking good , got a good set up going
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      06-16-2011 03:47 PM #124
      What is the noise under braking in the second video?

      Doesn't sound like engine overrun... is that the RB slotted rotors?

      You could hear and slightly feel my slots (no homo) when my rotors were first put on, but I've since worn down the edges some and I no longer have that noise. Then again I haven't tracked the car yet so I haven't pushed them that hard.

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      06-16-2011 04:06 PM #125
      This is now my second time bedding in rotors with race pads and it seems as every time I have to bed them in I can never get them up to race temps on the street. I even did a double bed in procedure and got them to smoke on the street. So, in my first session I cooked them pretty good to finish the bed in procedure, I had to run through staging for like a minute to have the come back down to proper temp, but usually after this first occurrence, I have that sound until they've had time to sit over night and cure so to speak.

      I also found that I was braking too hard, these new rotors have much less rotating mass so it takes a lot less pedal pressure to brake. I adjusted my braking after I ran through staging.

      I looked at the calipers mid day and they turned pretty dark, so they must have gotten pretty hot. The next track session I do I should be able to give more feedback.

      I've never heard anyone talk about this much so it's reassuring that you've experienced the same issue, ha, no homo


      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      What is the noise under braking in the second video?

      Doesn't sound like engine overrun... is that the RB slotted rotors?

      You could hear and slightly feel my slots (no homo) when my rotors were first put on, but I've since worn down the edges some and I no longer have that noise. Then again I haven't tracked the car yet so I haven't pushed them that hard.
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      06-16-2011 05:15 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      This is now my second time bedding in rotors with race pads and it seems as every time I have to bed them in I can never get them up to race temps on the street. I even did a double bed in procedure and got them to smoke on the street. So, in my first session I cooked them pretty good to finish the bed in procedure, I had to run through staging for like a minute to have the come back down to proper temp, but usually after this first occurrence, I have that sound until they've had time to sit over night and cure so to speak.

      I also found that I was braking too hard, these new rotors have much less rotating mass so it takes a lot less pedal pressure to brake. I adjusted my braking after I ran through staging.

      I looked at the calipers mid day and they turned pretty dark, so they must have gotten pretty hot. The next track session I do I should be able to give more feedback.

      I've never heard anyone talk about this much so it's reassuring that you've experienced the same issue, ha, no homo


      Interesting. I've never run racing pads either. So that wouldn't surprise me I guess that there is a bit more noise from them as well.

      Only got them smoking? You're not doing it right then! 12 near-stops from 120 mph in a row with the only cooling time being the time it took to get back to 120mph left me with lots of smoke and red-hot rotors. Last 'stop' was very scary. Yay abandoned air strips! This was in my G35 which also had stoptechs.

      Have any pics of the rotors and calipers after the track day? I'd like to see how the rotors look after building up a nice layer of track pad.

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      06-16-2011 05:23 PM #127
      I'm not sure where I could do a break in like that, but that's what I needed, hahaha.

      The cars sitting dirty in the garage, so I'll take some pics this weekend before I exfoliate.

      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post


      Interesting. I've never run racing pads either. So that wouldn't surprise me I guess that there is a bit more noise from them as well.

      Only got them smoking? You're not doing it right then! 12 near-stops from 120 mph in a row with the only cooling time being the time it took to get back to 120mph left me with lots of smoke and red-hot rotors. Last 'stop' was very scary. Yay abandoned air strips! This was in my G35 which also had stoptechs.

      Have any pics of the rotors and calipers after the track day? I'd like to see how the rotors look after building up a nice layer of track pad.
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      06-16-2011 10:59 PM #128
      Yet another .:R on the track- Awesome!!!!
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      06-21-2011 11:49 AM #129
      Decided it was time to finish my cooling system so I can move to making more power.

      Setrab Oil Cooler Series 9/20 row:


      2 Pushlock fittings for the cooler:



      Mocal Sandwich and mounting kit, similar to this but with pushlock fittings:


      I'll be discoupling the water/oil heat exchanger so I can keep temps regulated at the track, after about 10 minutes the car is getting heat soaked by running warm, border line red. When it's hotter than low 80's I'm having issues. So, this combined with my Mishimoto should keep temps in check.

      actual pics coming soon...
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      06-22-2011 09:28 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      Decided it was time to finish my cooling system so I can move to making more power.

      Setrab Oil Cooler Series 9/20 row:


      2 Pushlock fittings for the cooler:



      Mocal Sandwich and mounting kit, similar to this but with pushlock fittings:


      I'll be discoupling the water/oil heat exchanger so I can keep temps regulated at the track, after about 10 minutes the car is getting heat soaked by running warm, border line red. When it's hotter than low 80's I'm having issues. So, this combined with my Mishimoto should keep temps in check.

      actual pics coming soon...
      that should be a nice set up,where did you get the setrab stuff from

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      06-22-2011 04:31 PM #131
      I got the Setrab Oil Cooler from this shop that's local to me: http://www.bakerprecision.com/

      The site isn't the nicest but hey, they had the cheapest price from all the searching I did ($220) and their customer service has been great. I had them order me the Setrab fittings to go with the cooler since their stuff is such high quality. I didn't want mis-match couplers and don't want this to be a weak link.

      Quote Originally Posted by cleanA3 View Post
      that should be a nice set up,where did you get the setrab stuff from
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      06-22-2011 04:49 PM #132
      love everything about your build
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      07-15-2011 11:57 AM #133
      Overdue for some updates, haven't driven the car since Fastivus over a month ago. Gonna break out a detail session this weekend with a bunch of new products I got from Detailers Domain.

      The Mocal VR6 Oil Cooler Kit came in, the cooler itself and 2 extra 90° Setrab fittings should be in sometime next week. Here's what comes with the kit along with 2 additional pushlock straight fittings which I don't need. Armandobmx is rounding up some R32 peeps for a track event next month at California Speedway, so that should be the perfect time to put the cooler to the test. Looking forward to no heatsoak...



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      07-15-2011 05:26 PM #135
      What aber said. It's retarded how hot our engines get.
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      07-16-2011 11:48 PM #137
      Most awesome! (said with best Bill & Ted Canadian accent)

      Looking forward to a oil cooler install thread.

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      07-17-2011 02:51 PM #138
      looking real good , what did the mocal kit run you

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      07-17-2011 06:28 PM #139
      Ryan-What dates are you looking at for Cal Speedway?

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      07-18-2011 12:58 PM #140
      Armandobmx is rounding up some peeps to go out Aug 13th. Here's the discount info he was able to get:

      You must have a minimum of 5 drivers signed up for the event by FRIDAY, AUGUST 5.
      - Have your members enter "R32 Discount" in the comment section of our registration process. If they don't enter that, they will not receive the discount.
      - Your discount is as follows: Drivers will receive $10 off for attending just Saturday. Anyone attending BOTH days will receive an additional $20 off. The minimum of 5 must attend Saturday, but it is not necessary for Sunday.
      - The discount is taken off the base price at the time of sign up. We have a limited number of early sign up spots, so the price is subject to change at any time.
      - Please do not post this on any public forums, message boards, etc. This is a discount for you and your friends only.
      I'm going to Portland the week before, so I should be back in time.

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      Ryan-What dates are you looking at for Cal Speedway?
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