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Old Tue, Jun-18-2019, 04:17:37 AM   #491
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Do you have more info on the Aluminium and plastic bumper parts?
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RockAuto sells plastic versions of the OEM crash beam. Itís like $65 shipped?

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Old Wed, Jun-19-2019, 12:31:52 AM   #492
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Old Wed, Jun-19-2019, 02:31:31 AM   #493
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I've decided to remove my brake ducting. I've read a lot of anecdotal evidence that the rapid cooling of the rotor caused by ambient air being blown into the center vanes of the rotor is speeding up the process of failure. A rotor only has so many heat cycles before it fails completely. The ducting is accelerating this process since it does not allow for the rotors to cool gradually while the car is sitting. That being said, we'll see how these new rotors I've ordered from Coleman do. I think this would be a true test if I was using OEM rotors, but I'm comfortable enough to just do this either way.
I was just thinking about this today as I'm planning to refresh my brakes. Do you have any temperature paint on the rotors or calipers?

When's your next track day? I'm interested to see how this pans out.
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Old Wed, Jun-19-2019, 05:16:27 PM   #494
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I was just thinking about this today as I'm planning to refresh my brakes. Do you have any temperature paint on the rotors or calipers?
I do. I'll put some on these rings once I get them next week.

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When's your next track day? I'm interested to see how this pans out.
Right now it's looking like 7/28. I'll post in here if you want to subscribe.

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New rotor rings arrived on Friday so I slapped them on.











Next event is 7/28 so there's time to finish this PCV replace as well.

Looking into some relatively high oil consumption. Starting with the cheap an easy first, the PCV.











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Old Wed, Jul-10-2019, 05:36:52 PM   #496
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Crank case separator came in and is installed.



Tossed some caliper temp stickers on the fronts as part of my data collection regarding cracked rotors and ducting.

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Added temp stickers to my rear calipers and AP Racing temperature paint to my rear rotors.





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So, I didn't have a good solution to not having a dead pedal and I don't want to pay for overpriced MKAH parts so I picked up an OMP one for $35 shipped from the UK.



I then took my vice, dremel and a torch to get the shape I needed. I then cut holes into the side of the dead pedal to mount it to the chassis for added rigidity. I then drilled holes into the chassis and set M5 rivnuts. After that, I used self-etching primer on the pedal, sealant with grit (for added friction/shoe grip) and then Rustoleum flat black high temp paint.





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Super hot yesterday, started the day at 85*F @ 8am. Was a lot more aggressive with the gas, which is good but scrubbed too much speed over braking. Something to work on.

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Let's see the brake temperature results!
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