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Old 04-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #426
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Hey Ben, since my main complaint with my coilovers is the stiffness, wouldn't a slightly softer spring cure some of the problem?
Since I still have a lot of possible suspension travel with our coilover design, I've inquired to Swift Spring because they make softer springs specifically for Stance/BC setups. For a couple hundred dollars I'm probably going to try that before swapping out for anything else. Have you looked into that already?
Yeah, a softer spring would certainly help, but then your dampers will not be matched to the springs (even if some company says they are "close enough", it's still not ideal). An overdamped setup may feel a little better in some situations, but it will still feel quite firm.

Ideally, you would want to get the dampers re-valved, but at that point the cost is getting pretty high (high enough to buyer higher end coilovers). I think the spring/shock setup will be able to provide better ride/handling at the same price point (at the expense of height adjustment).

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The EBCS is working but creating tons of flutter at almost 22lbs of boost. Now that the tune is done I'm definitely thinking of pulling the EBCS and going manual set to 21 or 22 lbs. Since I have it already I'll just swap and see if it stops. If it does, I'll just have to lower it to 20 when I'm on 91 octane.

EFI likes the MBC but doesn't trust a lot of their customers in having any control of their own boost. Lol
In order to swap over, its just easier to do it after the tune so I don't have to try to convince them that I won't be turning it up as high as it can go once I leave
Good numbers on pump gas. I do like the MBC setup on my car. It is nice that you can have a little bit of boost control yourself, just don't go cranking it up
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #427
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^^ this guy is spamming many boards with this crap! Do not click on link! Mod needs to get involved.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #428
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Man, stripping these Brembo's is a lot harder than expected...

Done with one


Pistons all cleaned


First round of stripping
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:58 AM   #429
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Man, stripping these Brembo's is a lot harder than expected...

Done with one

Pistons all cleaned

First round of stripping
That looks pretty clean stripping Jason. How long did it take you to do one??
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:36 AM   #430
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Haha, a couple hours to do just one! The aircraft stripper is tricky to work with IMO, it will soften the paint but I found that it doesn't just spray on - wipe off in 10 minutes. It's kind of like, spray on, wait 10 minutes then sit with a wire brush and brush each layer off one inch at a time... Then re-spray and do a couple more inches, ect..

Hopefully I can get the second one done today so I can prime them soon!
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #431
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snapped a pic of my setup, hope you don't mind me posting.


i might find an L bracket and drill a new hole like you did and mount it on top of the bracket.
I looks like you do have the same bracket as I do, try to switch the location and get the EBCS and hose away from the alternator, should be easy..
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #432
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Brembo update!

Starting to strip #2 with aircraft remover



Using a wire wheel and wire brushes to peel the softened paint off



Initial strip



Since I don't have a compressor I came up with an alternative, a bike pump!!



Using the bike pump to pump air into the caliper to release the pistons.



Pistons almost out, just used a couple screwdrivers to finish pulling them out



All ready for primer this week! Of coarse after a through cleaning

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:08 PM   #433
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^you get the rears too?
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #434
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^you get the rears too?
Not yet, I know I'm going to end up buying OEM calipers for $1100. I don't want too but I'm too impatient to have to check the forums, eBay, Craigslist every two hours. Even then its no guaranty that ill get a set. I'll keep trying until the rear rotors come back in stock in the 21st.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #435
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Not yet, I know I'm going to end up buying OEM calipers for $1100. I don't want too but I'm too impatient to have to check the forums, eBay, Craigslist every two hours. Even then its no guaranty that ill get a set. I'll keep trying until the rear rotors come back in stock in the 21st.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:25 PM   #436
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^^^ Haha! Yeah, just thinking about paying that much pisses me off, especially because it's strictly for looks... pathetic, I know
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #437
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^^^ Haha! Yeah, just thinking about paying that much pisses me off, especially because it's strictly for looks... pathetic, I know
I highly doubt I'll put the money into the "big brake kit" as it will not benefit me in any way other than looks like you stated. The only way I'd feel it was worth it is if I slowly sourced the calipers/brackets used and slowly put the kit together.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #438
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Hey, I just picked up one 2008+ Rear caliper... One more to go!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #439
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Hey, I just picked up one 2008+ Rear caliper... One more to go!!
Awesome, now it won't cost nearly as much. What color do you plan on painting the calipers once you are ready to install them all?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #440
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Awesome, now it won't cost nearly as much. What color do you plan on painting the calipers once you are ready to install them all?
I'm going to try for a less obvious look than the Brembo Gold but not a stealth as the Black. I want them noticeable but not too take away to much from the wheels so I decided on a bronze or burnt copper color. I haven't tested the color I bought yet but that's what I'm hoping for, we'll see soon!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #441
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I'm going to try for a less obvious look than the Brembo Gold but not a stealth as the Black. I want them noticeable but not too take away to much from the wheels so I decided on a bronze or burnt copper color. I haven't tested the color I bought yet but that's what I'm hoping for, we'll see soon!
I fell like I would end up doing Red for the caliper and black for the bracket. Thats how I had it on my Camaro and I loved the way it looked. But I had a Black/Red thing going on with that car so it worked out nice.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #442
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Haha, I'm thinking the EVO haters would trash me if I went red...
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #443
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Haha, I'm thinking the EVO haters would trash me if I went red...
I'd say if you like the way that looks the best you should just do it. But thats just me lol. Aren't many Evos/Subarus in Texas due to the lack of snow down here.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #444
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Haha, I'm thinking the EVO haters would trash me if I went red...
so red is a no go.....looks like im in trouble. ill post pics tomorrow when they go on lol.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #445
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Brembo=Red

Seems fine to me. Do whatever you'd like best.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #446
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Overland04, if your 170 bucks mudflaps fall off. Try dralla (hope i spelt that right) cutting board from ikea as mud flaps. I know since you have over 10k mods. 100 or more doesnt really do much damage. But i guess its the DYI that counts.

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PS i like your music in the video. Makes me feel like a cheeta stalking its prey.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:39 PM   #447
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Overland04, if your 170 bucks mudflaps fall off. Try dralla (hope i spelt that right) cutting board from ikea as mud flaps. I know since you have over 10k mods. 100 or more doesnt really do much damage. But i guess its the DYI that counts.

Link http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...875708&page=13

PS i like your music in the video. Makes me feel like a cheeta stalking its prey.
Thanks Man, I', still digging the Rally Armour Flaps for now... I might pull them off for the summer though... I feel they battle for attention with the new wheels. In the winter and a smaller tire with beefier tread makes sense but with the wide summer tread, I feel it's starting to look silly.
We'll see.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:38 PM   #448
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Great build thread, plenty of good info here. I got a question for you about the 1 step colder plugs. I'm going to be getting a protune next month and after doing some research it seems most people suggest the colder plugs before a tune but like you I drive my car very conservative 90% of the time. Because of this I've read the colder plugs will not self clean and tend to carbon up more. Just curious as to what info you may have on that subject?
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Great build thread, plenty of good info here. I got a question for you about the 1 step colder plugs. I'm going to be getting a protune next month and after doing some research it seems most people suggest the colder plugs before a tune but like you I drive my car very conservative 90% of the time. Because of this I've read the colder plugs will not self clean and tend to carbon up more. Just curious as to what info you may have on that subject?
From what I've read, 1 step colder plugs are only necessary when you get to Stage 3 and beyond.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:18 AM   #450
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From what I've read, 1 step colder plugs are only necessary when you get to Stage 3 and beyond.
I've read it allows the tuner more room to work with the timing but my car only see's wot a few times a week because my daily 32 mile commute is only 45-50mph.
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