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Old 05-14-2016, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Osmar350zHR View Post
I feel like the white wheels make your color pop more...as in black wheels make the color look more dull...but maybe it was just on my car? will be sad to see the white te go...btw how much u asking for em? no tires?
I need to make a FS thread soon. $2500 shipped no tires.
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you drop the $1500 for that hood or you get a deal? I remember I wanted that hood so bad back in 09' when I was getting all the work done to my car.
$1000 shipped
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by sofakiing View Post
I need to make a FS thread soon. $2500 shipped no tires.
So much want.
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Originally Posted by sofakiing View Post
I need to make a FS thread soon. $2500 shipped no tires.


$1000 shipped
good to see after all the years in production the price dropped. Car looks great by the way.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by AdvanZ33 View Post
So much want.
do it!!

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good to see after all the years in production the price dropped. Car looks great by the way.
i was happy to see the price go down a bit.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:23 PM
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IMG_9843 by sofa king, on Flickr


heres a couple shots from the way down to El Paso last month. I think these are near Ruidoso, NM. Im pretty lucky to have driven across most of the country.


IBA_5454 by sofa king, on Flickr

IBA_5450 by sofa king, on Flickr

IBA_5446 by sofa king, on Flickr





This weekend was BBK time. I didn't know if i was getting myself into a day of cursing and bloody knuckles. luckily no seized bolts & no real issues. The hardest part was cutting the rear dust shield.

IMG_0848 (1) by sofa king, on Flickr

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IMG_0833 by sofa king, on Flickr


IMG_0838 by sofa king, on Flickr


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IMG_0846 by sofa king, on Flickr


used the one person bleeder method. didn't see much air coming out as i pressed the brakes. (filmed with iPhone). Pretty simple process. Pedal is firm (no air trapped in lines) & I'm still getting used to the new brakes.


installed the valve stems on the new TEs. no real instructions as to how much to tq them to, so i torqued until the first grunt. Ill get the tires swapped over sometime this week.


IBA_5458 by sofa king, on Flickr

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Old 05-15-2016, 04:28 PM
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Why not go with Akebono? Bigger and for the price people charge for the Brembos it's the same price for a lot newer equipment
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Originally Posted by HRMoneyPit View Post
Why not go with Akebono? Bigger and for the price people charge for the Brembos it's the same price for a lot newer equipment
I shopped around quite a bit. PMd z1 on here for discount pricing, had some discussion & never heard back from them. The entire setup i got was under $1k, so I'm pleased with it.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:47 PM
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Not bad but that's one reason I went with Akebono. I paid $1,200 with 300 miles in everything for front and rear with the rotors and HP plus pads
I ain't mad at you. Just making small talk
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i was looking for a deal like that.

mostly just having trouble finding F&R for any kit. then i would see conflicting comments about StopTechs fitting 03s & 06+ so i balked on any used StopTechs.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:59 PM
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I had a odd issue with the adapter bracket bolt rubbing the back of the rotor only 40% which was odd. Couple times with a grinder and problem gone.


I agree with you cutting the shields sucks. Your came out a million times cleaner then mine. I debated taking out the hub and removing it right. But meh
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The pic above is of the front hub. The rears are pretty hacked. lol
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:48 PM
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Yeah like I said. Your were better then mine lol

I used metal scissors and it didn't come pretty
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It came out great dude. Did you repaint the rear dust shield before reinstal so the exposed metal won't rust.?
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Nice update, glad to see you got them installed. For removing my rear dust sheild I drilled out the spot welds on the backing plate.
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It came out great dude. Did you repaint the rear dust shield before reinstal so the exposed metal won't rust.?
no, please rust & fall off ****ers
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Originally Posted by rustyschopshop View Post
Nice update, glad to see you got them installed. For removing my rear dust sheild I drilled out the spot welds on the backing plate.
yah, damn. thats a good idea.
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was seriously the most frustrating part of the whole process. not because it was difficult, but so irritating.
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It is specially with them metal scissors
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I used the metal scissor too. Ugh
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