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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby dubbwah » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:57 am

Brembos ???? can't wait to see em :D
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:17 am

dubbwah wrote:Brembos ???? can't wait to see em :D


Hehe I can't wait either dubbwah.... I've got a hectic week ahead (as well as last week!), and havent been able to get around to installing them, but should have an update to share in about a weeks time :)
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby dubbwah » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:23 am

all good Sym, I myself was an hour away from purchasing an Xforce exhaust for my Gen 5 until the misses did the books and said not this month :x
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:54 pm

:yahoo: Installed today! - front Brembo calipers with Hawk Ceramic Brake Pads, Goodridge Lines, and T3 DBA4000 slotted rotors :yahoo:

Special thanks and kudos to Cruisn for his advice, sourcing the parts, and the v professional refurb job on the rotors (and shipping them up to Sydney).... I do have a slight problem though, I feel the pressing need to source the right brembo rears sooner rather than later :mrgreen:

Quality of the install first pic is a bit noisy (poor lighting)

One thing that took me by surprise was how small the remaining clearance was between the rims and the calipers *just*

Definitely feel the improvement in braking performance too!
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby blitzen75 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:53 pm

Looking the goods, Gen 5s are def growing on me.
dont know if these will fit the wagon, but would look nice


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Postby cruisn » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:38 pm

Looks great Simon. :good:

Definitely not much clearance with those rims and be careful when taking them off and refitting them as thats 95% of the cause of chipped Brembo's, banging the wheels against them when removing and refitting!
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Postby Bezzza » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:38 pm

Looks great sym!
Know what you mean about the clearance, same on the 08 STi's. really surprising how little room there is between caliper and rim.
Makes cleaning a pain in the arse also :evil:
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby jslayz » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:18 am

Bezzza wrote:Looks great sym!
Know what you mean about the clearance, same on the 08 STi's. really surprising how little room there is between caliper and rim.
Makes cleaning a pain in the arse also :evil:


Go aftermarket wheels and problem minimised, speaking from G25's experience. :)

Liking the brembos on your Gen5, with obvious mods it makes it look MUCH better :D

Keep a lookout for a killer bodykit mmmm could look mease shizzzz!

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Member Profile - SYM

Postby JDGT05 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:57 am

Wagon looks the business! Job well done!

Starting to think ill want one of these in the future. Possible next car!
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:32 pm

Thanks for the great feedback fellas.... I'm loving the look (now I need to balance it out at the rears :))

Took a few more photos in a brighter light today... I did find out one thing, I find I take better photos on 'bright' cloudy days as opposed to sunny days (otherwise photos come out too glarey)
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Postby bigBADbenny » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:54 pm

you could park on the edge of that shadow so there's natural fill light on the rims.
i.e. park in shadow opposite a sunlit wall. or on white concrete.
or use fill flash.
cloudy days can help as there is less contrast, the light is more even.
but good fill light is the key regardless.


The wag is looking hottter all the time! 8)
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Postby SYM » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:33 pm

bigBADbenny wrote:you could park on the edge of that shadow so there's natural fill light on the rims.
i.e. park in shadow opposite a sunlit wall. or on white concrete.
or use fill flash.
cloudy days can help as there is less contrast, the light is more even.
but good fill light is the key regardless.


The wag is looking hottter all the time! 8)



Thanks Ben - and I'm looking forward to seeing your mounted polished brembos... pics pls!

And thanks for the lighting tips - I forgot about benefits/applications of using the fill flash during daytime... (one doesnt naturally think about using the flash when the sun is up!)
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Postby bigBADbenny » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:49 pm

Dark rims are awesome but create their own shade :P
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby Corsair » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:38 pm

Just went back to your first page and looked at the original car again. Fantastic transformation. The brakes are a perfect colour match also. Car looks tough as. You must be all smiles as you drive it. :D
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Postby SYM » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:22 pm

Corsair wrote:Just went back to your first page and looked at the original car again. Fantastic transformation. The brakes are a perfect colour match also. Car looks tough as. You must be all smiles as you drive it. :D



Thanks for the compliments Corsair! Cruisn much nailed it in matching the paint code of the calipers with the bodywork.

Yes many smiles and grins every time I get behind the wheel :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :D ...... and I cant help sneaking a peek at the calipers+rotors every time I jump in for a drive
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