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Postby alessandro132 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:45 am

Update: Goodridge braided lines arrived on Monday (thanks Mark!), which means I could finally order my Dixcel bits...stay tuned, will post pics during the install process soon :mrgreen:

Nom nom nom nom: Tasty Dixcel and Goodridge goodness!!
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Postby alessandro132 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:26 pm

Update: STi front lip installed! Love it :mrgreen:

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Postby SH30RB » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:47 pm

when did you acquire that grille?

the grille and lip combo looks great :D

Just needs moar low and moar wheels... and an outback bonnet!
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Postby alessandro132 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:28 pm

Thanks Simon :mrgreen:

Bought the car with the grille already installed, the first owner optioned it from the factory.

Will be keen to see your outback bonnet! :wink:
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Postby Corsair » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:30 pm

Looking good. :D Interested to hear how much of a difference the Dixcel rotors make also.
+ 1 on the Outback bonnet. Still waiting Simon...
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Postby SH30RB » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:33 pm

Corsair wrote:+ 1 on the Outback bonnet. Still waiting Simon...

Gimme 5 mins :twisted:
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Postby alessandro132 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:21 pm

Corsair wrote:Looking good. :D Interested to hear how much of a difference the Dixcel rotors make also.
+ 1 on the Outback bonnet. Still waiting Simon...


Thanks mate :D I have a feeling the pads will make more of a difference, but seeing as I'm getting it done altogether, I won't be able to say to what extent.
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Postby cliffo3rb » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:49 pm

alessandro132 wrote:Update: STi front lip installed! Love it :mrgreen:

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Lookin good! Have you had your first encounter with the pavement yet?
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Postby cruisn » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:07 pm

Corsair wrote: Interested to hear how much of a difference the Dixcel rotors make also.


I'll say zero for intended use. Pads are where its at for difference.
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Postby alessandro132 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:41 pm

cliffo3rb wrote:Lookin good! Have you had your first encounter with the pavement yet?


Thanks mate! Incidentally scraped it getting out of the driveway after I installed it :alcoholic:

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Corsair wrote: Interested to hear how much of a difference the Dixcel rotors make also.


I'll say zero for intended use. Pads are where its at for difference.


That's what I was thinking too Mark, I figured I'd rather upgrade both than machine the old rotors (no idea how much meat is left on em)
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Postby alessandro132 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:04 pm

UPDATE

Finally got my car's brakes installed at Garage 88, got a heap of stuff done there too, big thanks to Mick, car drives beautifully now!

Got my slotted SD Dixcel rotors and Type M pads installed at the front with Goodridge braided lines all round. Haven't done any ludicrous braking so far on the way home but super impressed with the feel and response :mrgreen:

Also, turns out also my transmission mount was f*cked (literally in two pieces) so Mick threw in an STi mount and replaced the leaking gearbox seals so no more pissing out transmission oil!

Didn't realise how much my tranny was pitching about before - shifting feels so much more precise, particularly on WOT, so all smiles there too :D

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Postby rooby » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:15 pm

alessandro132 wrote:Didn't realise how much my tranny was pitching about before - shifting feels so much more precise, particularly on WOT, so all smiles there too :D

It's great isn't it. Such a worthwhile mod.
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Postby alessandro132 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:29 pm

rooby wrote:
alessandro132 wrote:Didn't realise how much my tranny was pitching about before - shifting feels so much more precise, particularly on WOT, so all smiles there too :D

It's great isn't it. Such a worthwhile mod.


It's just soooo much smoother! No more jerky shifts or hearing the tranny bang when I take off at the lights. It's also seemed to solve this mystery rattling I'd get over some more harsh bumps so I'm stoked.

Oh, and new VCD was installed too. No more clunky binding!
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Postby blacktop™ » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:42 pm

Hey Man didn't see that pic of the lip.

Looking good! :good:
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Postby SH30RB » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:52 pm

Too high, needs coilovers :P

time to do some cosmetics? :twisted:
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