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Old 08-21-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Just wanted to share some pic of the Enkei Raijin Gunmetal that recently put on my 2011 WRX. 18X8 offset 45, clear Brembo Grand Tourismo kit, Thanks to Tirerack.
The color looked good with SWP.
All the mushy pedal feel is gone with as soon as the Brembo is put in. Performance exactly what I would expect from Brembo.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Just wanted to share some pic of the Enkei Raijin Gunmetal that recently put on my 2011 WRX. 18X8 offset 45, clear Brembo Grand Tourismo kit, Thanks to Tirerack.
The color looked good with SWP.
All the mushy pedal feel is gone with as soon as the Brembo is put in. Performance exactly what I would expect from Brembo.
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Brakes have nothing to do with "feel".

Upgrading lines, that does it :P.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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Brakes have nothing to do with "feel".

Upgrading lines, that does it :P.
Wrong, brake caliper has a lot to do with brake pedal feel.

Upgrade the line does improve the feel but only to an extend.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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Wrong, brake caliper has a lot to do with brake pedal feel.

Upgrade the line does improve the feel but only to an extend.
You have that backwards .

Larger pistons allow for more travel and a softer pedal. If you move to smaller pistons, it can increase pedal feel due to shorter travel but not much. Moving from floating calipers to 4 pots will also marginally improve feel. All it really does is change the curve of the force applied.

Kind of like how the floating calipers on the 2011 wrx and the brembo's on the sti have a stopping distance within 3 feet of each other, which can also be attributed to the wider tires on the sti

The largest factor in pedal firmness are the master cylinder, and brake lines (a reduction of flex in brake lines drastically increases firmness of the pedal).

Regardless - wasn't the point of this thread to show us some pictures?

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Finally got the picture working!!!

These Toyo R1R are really soft compund tire, grip are great. Noisy as usual but performance is priority
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #6
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With 245/40/18, the tire/wheel weight 46lb. Weight the stock tire/wheel with 30% tread left = 43lb. Not super light but decent for the look and price
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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Looks real good
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #8
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Looks real good
Thanks. Was skpetical when seeing pictures with the hyper silver. But the gun metal looked great with SWP
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #9
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I'm getting these wheels installed, gunmetal, but I am getting 18X8.5 45mm Offset, 245/40 Dunlops. TireRack says they fit, I'm not going to argue.

Any reason why you didn't go with 8.5 width?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #10
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I like the Raijins. Sort of an updated classic look.

I was thinking of getting these wheels for my Audi, but they don't offer the gunmetal for my car on Tirerack.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #11
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I like the Enkei Raijins as well ... here they are in Hyper-Silver on my 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe



and as far as the side discussion of brake feel ... a more rigid fixed caliper with firm up the brake pedal as there will be less deflection of the caliper under pressure
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
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Brakes have nothing to do with "feel".

Upgrading lines, that does it :P.
Brake fluid - high performance fluids eg AP600 are harder to compress and improve feel.

Adding a brake stop also makes a difference, as does adding higher coefficient of friction (increases "bite") brake pads

The mantra is tyres (tires) stop cars so to improve stopping distance you change to a better tire with higher static/kinetic friction - in a broad sense this correlates with decreasing UTQG rating (tread wear rating)

Nice wheels
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:04 PM   #13
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I went with gunmetal on my '13 hatch. Hyper Silver was a little too bright for me.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:06 PM   #14
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Here is a more realistic, less Photoshop'd pic

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Cool. When posting pictures don't forget to put wheel and tire size specs.
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Cool. When posting pictures don't forget to put wheel and tire size specs.
18x8 235/40
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:27 PM   #17
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Enkei Raijin Gunmetal
18x8.5, 45mm offset
Dunlop Direzza ZII 245/40

Bilsteins and RCE Yellow Springs
Centric rotors, Stoptech brake pads, SS brake lines, Perrin MC brace










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Old 07-28-2013, 09:52 PM   #18
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Those look awesome!
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