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Old 05-17-2013, 07:13 AM   #2647
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I ended up making it myself to see if I could, and because I'm cheap.
Nothing wrong with that. I should probably start trying the DIY route, definitely would be cheaper.

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Some imperfections, but nothing major. I went the hand polished route and I need to go back over with a PC when I get one.

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Old 05-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #2648
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Got my rotors and pads installed this morning at T&T Performance.

Ugly stock rotor


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I also got to ditch the roller skates when we installed the Hawk pads, so that was a nice bonus.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:53 AM   #2649
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Looks good Looking forward to hearing about your impression of them performance-wise.Did you add the SS brake lines too?
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:51 AM   #2650
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Looks like he did in that last pic. Aesthetically, those rotors look awesome! Curious as to your opinion regarding the rotors performance too. I ended up getting DBa's myself.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:24 PM   #2651
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Looks good Looking forward to hearing about your impression of them performance-wise.Did you add the SS brake lines too?
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Looks like he did in that last pic. Aesthetically, those rotors look awesome! Curious as to your opinion regarding the rotors performance too. I ended up getting DBa's myself.
Yep, the Goodridge ones - funny enough though, I was missing a copper washer from the kit. Another member had the same problem like a week ago and everybody kept telling him he must have lost it. It worked out though, Tim had a bunch lying around so it didn't really delay anything.

The rotors are freaking awesome - though I do wish I had used them with the stock pads (that way I could see what an improvement just the rotors were), but I'm glad I did it all at once. I don't think I ever realized how "squishy" the stock rubber brake lines were until now. I can stomp on the brakes and it's just constant pressure all the way down.

Kaylee can literally stop on a dime now. I've noticed that I'm starting to play "chicken" with red lights - seeing how long I can wait before I need to hit the brakes and still stop before the line. It's a lot of fun. I need to find a HPDE near me so I can really enjoy these things.

Luckily I live kind of out in the boonies, so I get to enjoy windy backroads on my way to/from work every day. You wouldn't think that changing out rotors would improve handling - but it does. Which makes sense when you think about how much weight these rotors save over the stock ones. It's like Kaylee's a whole new car.

Honestly, you couldn't pay me to go back to the stock rotors now.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #2652
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All that work bro and you didn't bother to at least wipe off that poor Brake caliper?>! LOL

Love the new rotors bro. Looks good!
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:54 AM   #2653
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So you went with the Goodridge SS brake lines instead of Pedders? LOL, I can guess why. I'm not too surprised at how well the rotors and the new pads would react. I'm sure you're stopping somewhere's about 5 -10 feet shorter with them from 60 -0, and more from higher speeds. I'd be curious as to how much less the brake dust will build up on the wheels, keep us posted on that.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:29 AM   #2654
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All that work bro and you didn't bother to at least wipe off that poor Brake caliper?>! LOL

Love the new rotors bro. Looks good!
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They got wiped after the picture was taken - not to worry

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So you went with the Goodridge SS brake lines instead of Pedders? LOL, I can guess why. I'm not too surprised at how well the rotors and the new pads would react. I'm sure you're stopping somewhere's about 5 -10 feet shorter with them from 60 -0, and more from higher speeds. I'd be curious as to how much less the brake dust will build up on the wheels, keep us posted on that.
Yeeaaa - as much as I love having Pedders red under the car, Goodridge lines were like half the cost.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:00 PM   #2655
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Some imperfections, but nothing major. I went the hand polished route and I need to go back over with a PC when I get one.

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Got my rotors and pads installed this morning at T&T Performance.

Ugly stock rotor


Shiny Racing Brake rotor


I also got to ditch the roller skates when we installed the Hawk pads, so that was a nice bonus.

Nice! I want all of this lol
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #2656
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So made a few more "Nathan" related purchases - why do I keep going back to his thread I'll never know.

First is an Evap solenoid relocation kit from PCM of NC. Though I may/will probably relocate the solenoid via Nathan's method in his Cleaning Up the Clutter in our Engine Bay thread. Don't know why I bothered to type out what Nathan's thread was - pretty sure everyone knows which one I'm talking about when I say "his thread."

Here's how Nathan did it: LINK

Another option that a member did was this one: LINK It's a little more involved, but it definitely does hide the solenoid


Anyway - reason I was willing to pay for the relocation kit was because it saved me having to extend the wiring harness(es), etc. Though I am hoping I can still use my TechAFX braided stainless steel line :/ - if not it'll be going to the marketplace (or just pay it forward).




I've also been working with Tracy at RX Performance about replacing my oil breather for a 1LE oil breather. Tracy was kind enough to let me in on a new item they're starting to offer - 1LE style clean side separators.




I also have a bunch of parts coming from Alan at G3 Composites. Can't wait to get those installed, not going to lie.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:35 PM   #2657
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Finally got my BLACK EDITION door projectors installed. 3rd Gen honestly couldn't have written better instructions. Took about an hour and a half once I figured out what tools worked best for cutting the door panel.

Here are some pics from during the install.





Pic looking up at the projector - and the reason the text is backwards is because when it gets projected onto the ground it's reads the right way.


I'll get a good picture of the projector in action once it gets dark, no worries.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #2658
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Wow looks great , can you post some more pics how it looks on the ground at night ?
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #2659
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Wow looks great , can you post some more pics how it looks on the ground at night ?
Yea of course, just have to wait for the sun to go down.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:19 PM   #2660
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Wow. That's the invasive version. Why did you choose that over the normal ones?
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