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Old 02-12-2006, 12:45 PM   #31
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I like my ABS and plan to keep it thanks.

I don't have a problem with front/rear bias and there is no need to adjust it.
Jordan, by altering your braking system the way you did (bigger rotors/ different calipers) and by saying what i quoted above, you are setting yourself up as a noob/fool.

I could educate you right now about the concepts you are missing and break it all down for you , but i feel it's going to be a waste of my time.
Instead, do yourself (and people who listen to you) a favour and read ALL of the stoptech.com 's technical articles first - you will open the whole new world to yourself. In particular about how ABS works and how biasing is important.

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Old 02-12-2006, 12:49 PM   #32
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I'm well aware of how biasing is important, but given my brake sizes and MC choice its just not an issue.

work out the proportial differences between stock rotor sized front to back vs what i'm running. You'll see everything is fine on paper and everything is more then fine physically.
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:00 PM   #33
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well, as long as you take those into consideration, i'll give you that benefit of the doubt.

I guess your setup will show its true colors on the track soon enough (as per your post on r3v)

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Old 02-12-2006, 04:33 PM   #34
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Sorry to burst your bubble, Jordan, but in case you still don't know this, there comes a point where going wider just does not benefit the traction/braking/etc
You're completely correct, but that point is a lot wider than what he is at now. To run a narrower tire and still get the same footprint that gives you the good braking/acceleration/cornering you need to lower the pressure of a 225 tire. And I'm certain that to get the same footprint you must deflate the tire past it's optimum pressure which will result in a tire fighting you down the track. I've tried out several set of second hand wheels on my car while looking for new ones and the azev's with 255's in the rear ourperformed the 225oz's. Keep posting things you read off the internet, I'll continue posting things I've tried.

You talk big for someone with NO CAR.
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:42 PM   #35
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Keep posting things you read off the internet, I'll continue posting things I've tried.

You talk big for someone with NO CAR.
please, calegrant, tell me how you figure i read this off an internet and also tell me how you know i have NO CAR.

You assume big for someone with NO INFORMATION about what you are talking about

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Old 02-12-2006, 08:36 PM   #36
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Just going off what I saw in your profile, and that last bit was only a joke, not trying to piss anyone off. I've just had better experiences with wider tires, I can hit corners faster than I could when I had my old tires and I don't get as much wheel spin off the line as I did before.
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Just going off what I saw in your profile, and that last bit was only a joke, not trying to piss anyone off. I've just had better experiences with wider tires, I can hit corners faster than I could when I had my old tires and I don't get as much wheel spin off the line as I did before.
well, no harm was done

my bad, i forgot to update the profile. I owned my little red e30 since late November last year.

As i already said, i don't claim to know best, and could be wrong. The bit about the contact patch i heard from a close friend of mine who has an STI and a miata as a dedicated track car.

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Old 02-12-2006, 09:04 PM   #38
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255's are as big as you want to go anyway. It gets way to0 expensive going wider than that.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:35 PM   #39
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I run 255's out back and 245's up front.
on an e30, pics pleaseeee.


Gonna space the front wheel out another 3mm or so to prevent the gay tire/rim protector lip from rubbing the strut tube then all shall be perfect.
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:02 PM   #40
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nice..werent u gonna roll out the fenders?
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They are rolled.

You are talking about pulling them, which involves rolling the vertical flat fender lip out to be on the same plane as the curved fender lip all around the wheel well.

Thats far too Eur0h and looks gay IMO.

Besides, that isn't required for this application.
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:34 PM   #42
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Jordan, what happen to your car????sorry for the off topic post here......
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:44 PM   #43
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To my what Paul?
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Old 02-15-2006, 07:45 PM   #44
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^^^^too your car man....
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Not following you Paul, as per the norm.
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