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Old 05-11-2004, 03:11 AM   #31
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At least you won't have to worry about the exhaust scraping running those bicycle wheels!!

My 3" exhaust has a big flat area where it goes under the rear subframe from hitting the ground.

What size tyres are you running?? 215/30's??

Are those C5 'vette calipers?? and discs with custom hats??
Does the rear drum handbrake still work??

Mad props, keep up the good work.
Interesting to see what the dyno has to say.
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Old 05-11-2004, 10:14 PM   #32
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At least you won't have to worry about the exhaust scraping running those bicycle wheels!!

My 3" exhaust has a big flat area where it goes under the rear subframe from hitting the ground.

What size tyres are you running?? 215/30's??

Are those C5 'vette calipers?? and discs with custom hats??
Does the rear drum handbrake still work??

Mad props, keep up the good work.
Interesting to see what the dyno has to say.
Thanks!

I have about 3" of ground clearance in the rear. I might put in an oval section to gain more clearance, depending on how many problems I have.

Did you flatten your pipe or put in an oval section? You can get round to oval transitions from www.burnsstainless.com, and a length of oval pipe. I used one of these for my exhaust tip.

The brakes are Corvette Z06 calipers and rotors, and the rear brakes do work. There is an aluminum ring inside the rear drum that makes it fit the stock ebrake. The adapter kit is made by ireland engineering, but I don't beleive that the calipers came from them directly.

13.2" front, and 12" rear. The calipers are much larger than stock, yet they are 1/2lb lighter. Front calipers are 2piston, and the kit is a floating piston design.

I'll be taking it to the dyno soon. I'm just waiting for an additional injector boss, so I can set it up to run 15psi

Right now I have to get the car to pass a vehicle insptection, which really sucks. I havn't even driven it with the new brakes yet.

I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:32 AM   #33
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I didn't flatten the pipe, when I put it in it had about 3" clearance, but it still hit the ground and now it has a flat section on the bottom of the pipe.

I was running 2pot eclipse calipers on my 323i, I needed to change to a 1" MC to get a decent pedal. Did yours bleed up OK, is the pedal firm??

I've got some big red brembo's (front and rear) to go on now
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:24 AM   #34
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I didn't flatten the pipe, when I put it in it had about 3" clearance, but it still hit the ground and now it has a flat section on the bottom of the pipe.

I was running 2pot eclipse calipers on my 323i, I needed to change to a 1" MC to get a decent pedal. Did yours bleed up OK, is the pedal firm??

I've got some big red brembo's (front and rear) to go on now
Funny you mentioned bleeding. I was just outside bleeding them and I'm covered in brake fluid.

I actually ran out of fluid so I will have to get some more. I'm sure it will be fine.

Brembo big reds? Nice. Are those the Porshe calipers?

My tires are 215/35/19
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:32 PM   #35
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O' The joy of bleeding brakes, one of my most hated jobs.
And it will be worse with the big regs as you have to bleed both sides of the caliper, aaarrrggghhhhh.
Yes, They are very similar to the porsche ones.

I don't know if i'd call them tyres!?!?!
I'm going to try 235/40 17's all round (at least on the rear).
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:43 AM   #36
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for my taste the ride heigt is ok.. but since it's a extreme car lower cannot be bad... Damn it's gonna be a monster :-)
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:11 AM   #37
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Here is a pic of the Brembo's, and a Shoe.
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Old 05-14-2004, 04:23 AM   #38
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i dont like it. Sorry man, but i am just giving you my honest opinion. I love all the work that you put into that car. Exhaust too big IMO, wheels too big by 2", 17's the biggest i would go on an e30, everything is so dirty, i mean sorry and i bet its all worth it to actually frive it.
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Old 05-14-2004, 04:34 AM   #39
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Dan.. your caliper pistons are bigger then my M42 engine pistons!! and you have more of them!!! LOL

good work on making an insane E30, good luck with it


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Old 05-15-2004, 12:59 AM   #40
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Slowered, I like the quote of the day!
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This is to Dan, hey thanx for link "autovisionstyling.com" just hope to hear more about your turbo set up, i just got my T4 and hoping to shoot 15psi of boost. oh by the way the custom intercooler and the proturbo finland adapter, where did you get it?
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