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Old 05-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #576
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Looks very nice.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #577
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Looks very nice.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:30 PM   #578
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Nicely done on the calipers! Will you be doing a write up for this as well? What size decals did you go with?

I've been meaning to do something like this for my sti brembos. They look a lot like your before picture hah. Looks like I'm going to try and find a cheap toaster.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:30 PM   #579
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New pins, shims, clips, pads, bolts and bleeders. Ready to go on tomorrow!



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Old 05-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #580
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Looks very nice.
Thanks Ben!!

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Nicely done on the calipers! Will you be doing a write up for this as well? What size decals did you go with?

I've been meaning to do something like this for my sti brembos. They look a lot like your before picture hah. Looks like I'm going to try and find a cheap toaster.
I'm working on the write-up piece by piece... I might wait till after I do the rears to finish it. I had the decals made by Sticker Culture in Arizona. I found them on eBay and they custom made the exact Brembo decal for me. It's almost an inch longer then all the other decals you see on eBay.

I did end up using the home oven last night to do the final baking... The toaster was too tight for my liking. The smell in the house was pretty bad for a couple hours but it's all gone now. A little fumes in the baked ziti tasted good
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #581
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Brake Success!!




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Old 05-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #582
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that color looks amazing! Great job Jason! How does it feel?
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:18 PM   #583
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Thanks Cliff,

Hmmmm, no difference so far... I did the pad bedding which took most of the afternoon. The pedal is tight and the pads are silent, which was my biggest concern going with bigger brakes. I have nothing to compare them too though, I never experienced brake fade before and I don't think I ever got my stock calipers hot enough to melt ice, lol.

It was just a cosmetic gift for the car, an expensive one but I LOVE the way it fills the wheels.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #584
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That's a very expensive cosmetic upgrade!
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:52 AM   #585
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Hey man,

Quick question. How's the Q300 so far? I know earlier when you installed it you said it was pretty damn loud. Did the drone eventually mellow out?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:46 AM   #586
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Quick question. How's the Q300 so far? I know earlier when you installed it you said it was pretty damn loud. Did the drone eventually mellow out?
Hey, nice to see you again!
The Q300 still has the drone, it's something that won't go away and for the 5 door owners it's something the is unique to us over the 4 doors. It seems that the way the exhaust is designed for the hatches is what makes the drone worse.
I barley notice it anymore but when I have passengers in the car, they do take notice and wonder how I can drive around like that. I wish it was a quiet as the sedans Q300 is inside but it is what it is...
I still wouldn't change it to something else yet, I love the way it sounds too much. Though I heard that you can quiet it down by sound deadening the trunk and wrapping the piping, I just doesn't bother me enough anymore to do that.

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:51 AM   #587
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Top job
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #588
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Thanks Jason! I'm torn between this system and the TurboXS one.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #589
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the calipers look awesome Jason! great work!
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:46 PM   #590
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i really hate coming in this thread jason, you make me want to spend more money! everything looks amazing!
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:34 PM   #591
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Top job
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the calipers look awesome Jason! great work!
Thanks, I'm loving the color, a slight difference from the Brembo Gold but I feel they blend so much better with the wheel combo!

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i really hate coming in this thread jason, you make me want to spend more money! everything looks amazing!
Haha, always here to help
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #592
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Took a couple new shots of the car today, looking clean

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark II, 135 f/2 with 1.4x extender









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Old 05-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #593
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so damned clean, ugh, I love your car lol.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #594
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So jealous of bremboes. Good thing I can't afford 1k in brakes right now or else I'd be all over some off of ebay
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:56 PM   #595
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so damned clean, ugh, I love your car lol.
Thanks Colin, it's a nice change from the German world of Audi/VW but I'm getting used to it!

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So jealous of bremboes. Good thing I can't afford 1k in brakes right now or else I'd be all over some off of ebay
Hey Zach, they are quite sexy but useless if you don't need them. I'm just about to close on my new house in 4 weeks so this may be the last big mod for a while. I still have to finish the rears this weekend and then we'll see whats next!
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #596
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:21 AM   #597
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Yeah definitely a different color to the Brembo Gold we're used to and it's really does go well with your wheels. But those DBA rotors are just making it all go together. I can't stop staring at the rotors...
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:33 AM   #598
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Thanks Colin, it's a nice change from the German world of Audi/VW but I'm getting used to it!
I'm right there with you, my last 5 cars were VW/Audi products lol. You're doing it very right though, carry on good sir!
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:52 AM   #599
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I... I think I'm in love. Words can't describe how amazing this build is. Quality work and I can't wait to see the dash wrapped! Cheers to tasteful modding
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #600
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Shot with: Canon 5D Mark II, 135 f/2 with 1.4x extender
Looks great! Why'd you choose to use the extender? IMO it turns the "magical" 135L into a pretty "normal" 200mm f/2.8 (approx). I guess the extra focal length can be good for compressing the background, but I think the 135mm f/2.0 shot is hard to beat.

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Yeah definitely a different color to the Brembo Gold we're used to and it's really does go well with your wheels. But those DBA rotors are just making it all go together. I can't stop staring at the rotors...
Honestly, it looks pretty much like a normal Brembo color to me. I'm no expert though, and they do look great! I agree that the rotors look nice too.

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Hey, nice to see you again!
The Q300 still has the drone, it's something that won't go away and for the 5 door owners it's something the is unique to us over the 4 doors. It seems that the way the exhaust is designed for the hatches is what makes the drone worse.
I barley notice it anymore but when I have passengers in the car, they do take notice and wonder how I can drive around like that. I wish it was a quiet as the sedans Q300 is inside but it is what it is...
I still wouldn't change it to something else yet, I love the way it sounds too much. Though I heard that you can quiet it down by sound deadening the trunk and wrapping the piping, I just doesn't bother me enough anymore to do that.

Cheers!

- Jason
Yeah, if anything I found the drone to get worse with time. The 5 door Q300 is not like any other Q300 before it. It's just louder and more droning. It's still not horrible, and many people can surely put up with it, but if you want something "refined", this is not it.

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wow, just wow. they look absolutely awesome! very well done man, damn.

oh and after reading your q300 comments, i guess the sound is really subjective. i dont think it's too loud at all. with the windows down it's loud but from the inside with the windows up, no. my wife didn't even notice i got a new exhaust when it was installed... in fact she thinks my car is still stock, except for the gauges, lol.

while we're on topic with all this q300 and vw/audi talk. my buddy took a video with his gopro a few weeks ago in his 400awhp B5 S4 while trying to catch me. enjoy the sights and sounds. plz dont flame me for doing this on a highway

Angelino Jolie - YouTube
The Q300 isn't nearly as loud an N1 or other "can" exhaust, but it's still not quiet at all. It's not horrible, and does sound pretty good when you get on it, but from a "quiet" exhaust it's way too loud, IMO. Drive an hour at 70+ MPH and then push in the clutch and you can feel a weight come off your chest as the drone stops. The older Q300's and the sedan version don't sound like this.

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I'd flame you for endangering people in the 100+ cars you passed while doing this, but that would only get in the way of this awesome build thread..
Yep. Always thread-jackers around. Some that drive recklessly too!
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