Ninfourteener's Progress Thread + Pics - Page 18
Page 18 of 59 FirstFirst ... 8910111213141516171819202122232425262728 ... LastLast
Results 256 to 270 of 885

This is a discussion on Ninfourteener's Progress Thread + Pics within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Actually, my back brakes did fine. My pretty red front calipers with the white lettering??? They are now pink calipers ...

  1. #256
    "Supreme Subaphile Extraordinairre" ninefourteener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC area
    Posts
    2,190
    Actually, my back brakes did fine.

    My pretty red front calipers with the white lettering???

    They are now pink calipers with brown lettering--LOL
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine-modifications/165158-ninfourteeners-progress-thread-pics.html
    1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
    2007 Subaru B9Tribeca Ltd (PSM)........1994 Subaru SVX LSi(SOLD)
    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
    Co-Founder/retired Admin-www.slcsubaru.com

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #257
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    20,779
    Quote Originally Posted by STiled View Post
    I agree. If you have an STi, it came with Brembos, just stick with those.
    I didn't read past this post yet...but STI brakes were incredible. However, should you need to replace rotors and pads...you will find that replacing OEM Brembo parts are effing EXPENSIVE!!!!

    I waited a little too long to change pads and they killed my Rotors (I know, I was dumb ), and OEM replacements would have been about $200 a piece. Instead I found a hookup on slotted DBA 4000 series for about $250 for the pair and redid my fronts. Ultimately I replaced the rears too cause they ended up being phenomenal. I combined them with some Hawk HPS pads and Goodrich SS Lines and life was stopping before my eyes
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning
    "If I have 10 ice cubes and you have 11 giraffes, how many pancakes can fit on the roof? Purple, because aliens donít wear hats" -Ying

  4. #258
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    20,779
    Quote Originally Posted by STiled View Post
    Really!? no problems for me so far...hope it stays that way. I ran drilled on my old vw too, and no issues there either. Not saying slotted are bad, but what about ferraris, porsches, lambos, they all come with drilled rotors out the gate?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    Most of them come with drilled for 2 reasons.. 1, weight savings, and 2, appearance.
    Many of them also use a carbon or ceramic composite drilled rotor. Also, the much higher end ones also are cast WITH the holes in the mold, not drilled post manufacturing, so the structural integrity is actually not compromised.

    The drilled/slotted brake debate is one war that will be waged on for as long as cars continue to use brakes. I personally have NEVER seen cracked drilled rotors and believe they aren't that bad at all. If they do crack, its because they are cheaply made. Also, if you do a lot of tracking or heavy driving where the brakes take a much higher flogging, the constant extreme heating and rapid cooling can lead to decreasing the structural integrity, causing cracks...thats at least the hypothesis
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning
    "If I have 10 ice cubes and you have 11 giraffes, how many pancakes can fit on the roof? Purple, because aliens donít wear hats" -Ying

  5. #259
    The Default One SeattleJeremy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    4,488
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    NEVER seen cracked drilled rotors and believe they aren't that bad at all.
    Post #6
    Stoptech Rotors for 05 G35 non-brembo - G35Driver

    See something new every day

    Of course there can be bad ones in any style.
    Google Image Result for http://www.mouthbreather.net/images/rotors_small.jpg

  6. #260
    Registered User STiled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    292
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I didn't read past this post yet...but STI brakes were incredible. However, should you need to replace rotors and pads...you will find that replacing OEM Brembo parts are effing EXPENSIVE!!!!

    I waited a little too long to change pads and they killed my Rotors (I know, I was dumb ), and OEM replacements would have been about $200 a piece. Instead I found a hookup on slotted DBA 4000 series for about $250 for the pair and redid my fronts. Ultimately I replaced the rears too cause they ended up being phenomenal. I combined them with some Hawk HPS pads and Goodrich SS Lines and life was stopping before my eyes
    Lol, i know! the stock sti rotors are very pricy...thats why i went with the brembo rotors. I got all for brembos four brembos for the price of TWO stocks. Tire rack baby!

    What the dealership said to me:

    No warranty on vehicle = no stock rotor replacement (buy performance)
    Last edited by STiled; 05-04-2009 at 05:09 PM. Reason: spelling
    Sleeper stylie...gt30 + tmic

  7. #261
    Registered User STiled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    292
    plus i consider brembo to be a reputable brand/manufacturer, so i would not expect them to crack under normal use. If they did i would take it up with tirerack or brembo.

    Now xing, and/or racing, then lot of things are going to be prone to damage and quick wear, not just the rotor. But that comes with territory.
    Sleeper stylie...gt30 + tmic

  8. #262
    UnBanned Sinister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Denver Metro Area
    Posts
    17,628
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    Actually, my back brakes did fine.

    My pretty red front calipers with the white lettering???

    They are now pink calipers with brown lettering--LOL
    I'm sure they did fine.... I'm talking about biasing though.
    Kevin
    Moderator
    Sinister's Blowoff Valve FAQ
    WRX Gas Mileage FAQ
    Sinister's Progress Thread - 430whp 429wtq - Sold
    Firearms Enthusiasts Thread

    The Sheriff's Star at the bottom left corner rates a user's reputation.
    If you found a user's post to be helpful or quite the opposite, please make it known to them by clicking the Star!

  9. #263
    Admiral Ackbar the 1st mycologist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Late Devonian
    Posts
    13,133
    I Support ClubWRX
    Yeah think of it this way, USDM are overly front biased because we can't be trusted with what the rest of the world gets. So your fronts are working too hard already (they turn pink while the rears loaf around).
    "From a little spark may burst a mighty flame." - Dante
    "The stitch is lost unless the thread is knotted." - Italian proverb

  10. #264
    UnBanned Sinister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Denver Metro Area
    Posts
    17,628
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Yeah think of it this way, USDM are overly front biased because we can't be trusted with what the rest of the world gets. So your fronts are working too hard already (they turn pink while the rears loaf around).
    BigSkyWRX has a great article on biasing with big brake kits (or big break kits if uz a n00bz )
    Kevin
    Moderator
    Sinister's Blowoff Valve FAQ
    WRX Gas Mileage FAQ
    Sinister's Progress Thread - 430whp 429wtq - Sold
    Firearms Enthusiasts Thread

    The Sheriff's Star at the bottom left corner rates a user's reputation.
    If you found a user's post to be helpful or quite the opposite, please make it known to them by clicking the Star!

  11. #265
    Admiral Ackbar the 1st mycologist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Late Devonian
    Posts
    13,133
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    BigSkyWRX has a great article on biasing with big brake kits (or big break kits if uz a n00bz )
    Yeah, it was he who inspired my rear H6 upgrade.

    Yo' I was entering the corner so I hit the breaks. My rimz fell off, motor exploded and the hood flew up so I couldn't see.
    "From a little spark may burst a mighty flame." - Dante
    "The stitch is lost unless the thread is knotted." - Italian proverb

  12. #266
    "Supreme Subaphile Extraordinairre" ninefourteener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC area
    Posts
    2,190
    So...... as most of you have read, I had a really hard time figuring out why on a WET track..... I was in 6th place at the track this past Saturday.

    On a DAMP track, I moved down to 8th

    And on the final DRY session, I only placed 10th, and ran over 2 seconds slower in the 4th dry session than I did on the 3rd damp session.

    And.... for the past couple days, I've been getting this sporadic clanging sound.... it's been driving me nuts.

    Low and behold.... a front Whiteline endlink after less than 1 track day.

    The bushing ripped clear out of it. I wonder how well I would have done had my high $$ racing parts not fallen apart on me.

    It's amazing..... the $15 eBay undercarriage H brace is in perfect shape, and my near $300 set of endlinks broke.



    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=165158
    1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
    2007 Subaru B9Tribeca Ltd (PSM)........1994 Subaru SVX LSi(SOLD)
    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
    Co-Founder/retired Admin-www.slcsubaru.com

  13. #267
    Wrinklechops
    That's horrible man I'm hoping either Whiteline or the place you bought these from will be hearing about this?

  14. #268
    "Supreme Subaphile Extraordinairre" ninefourteener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC area
    Posts
    2,190
    I wrote Whiteline directly... because this is crap.

    But, that process could take weeks or months....and chances are, they'll just send me another set.

    ..... which I will sell on eBay.

    I bought a set of Kartboys this afternoon. I had Tanner at Rallysport direct take a close look at both of them, and the bushings in the kartboys are supposed to be "fatter" and less capable of sliding through and falling out.

    They should be here in 2 days.
    Last edited by ninefourteener; 05-06-2009 at 08:50 AM.
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=165158
    1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
    2007 Subaru B9Tribeca Ltd (PSM)........1994 Subaru SVX LSi(SOLD)
    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
    Co-Founder/retired Admin-www.slcsubaru.com

  15. #269
    Admiral Ackbar the 1st mycologist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Late Devonian
    Posts
    13,133
    I Support ClubWRX
    What happened - it looks like the bolt came out and the bushings fell out??

    That sucks.
    "From a little spark may burst a mighty flame." - Dante
    "The stitch is lost unless the thread is knotted." - Italian proverb

  16. #270
    "Supreme Subaphile Extraordinairre" ninefourteener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC area
    Posts
    2,190
    If the bolt came loose, the bushings would still be there.

    If only the bushing came out..... it would still be hanging there.

    they both came out.

    absolute garbage.
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=165158
    1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
    2007 Subaru B9Tribeca Ltd (PSM)........1994 Subaru SVX LSi(SOLD)
    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
    Co-Founder/retired Admin-www.slcsubaru.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •