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Old 02-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Expensive lol, what about koni/redshift or ground control? That's what I plan on doing if I dont do HFP. I'm just not sure if they are worth 200$, but then again if I'm/you're already spending a lot on good suspension, it might be worth trying out. I saw that link you posted: A double wishbone suspension probably doesnt relate here, as our camber curves are much different than theirs. How much are you planning on lowering with the teins?
No idea yet... it will depend on camber/wheel/tire setup at that point. Not looking to roll fenders - I'd rather convert to an FD2 front end to allow for wider wheels. Lot's of time to research for now.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried out a set of speed bleeders for their brakes? Speed Bleeder Bleeding Brakes Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes Automotive Bleeder Screw Brake Bleeder
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #123 (permalink)
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XP10s cannot be run on the street (squeal EVERY TIME you stop) but XP8s are streetable. Carbotech has the following on their site:



I'm going to try running the AX6 on the street, which looks to be very streetable, then swap out pads only for the track. Until now, I've done OEM rotors and HPS pads for the street, then I swap out pads and rotors for the track.



I just bought the front XP12 pads from KNS Brakes - they have them for $205 before shipping, and shipping was only another $12 to NY. Check them out, and mention that you heard about them from Liquid Dinosaur Racing.
I use Stoptech Street Pads on the street


I will check them out when my pad runs low, which is probably in a few more months
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Just gravity bleed the brakes
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #125 (permalink)
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Yes, and I love them! I installed a set of SB10125 bleeders in the stock calipers, and when I switched to the TSX calipers they fit fine.

Only $34 for a set, can't go wrong.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #126 (permalink)
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What oil do you guys use?

I use 0w-40 Mobile 1 or 10w-40 Castrol
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No idea yet... it will depend on camber/wheel/tire setup at that point. Not looking to roll fenders - I'd rather convert to an FD2 front end to allow for wider wheels. Lot's of time to research for now.
That conversion will cost a lot more than getting wide tires to fit. How wide do you want to go?
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What oil do you guys use?

I use 0w-40 Mobile 1 or 10w-40 Castrol
Why 0 or 10 weight?
And why 40?
I just use the 5w-30 royal purple

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:06 AM   #128 (permalink)
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That conversion will cost a lot more than getting wide tires to fit. How wide do you want to go?


Why 0 or 10 weight?
And why 40?
I just use the 5w-30 royal purple
You have to get OEM FD2 fenders, I dont think those CF fenders out there are wider, plus they will probably crack.

I have a 255 up front by just making the fender a bit flat on the inside and removing where the bumper connects to the fender. And then add a bit of camber




Mobil 1 0W-40 meets or exceeds the requirements of:
API SN/SM/SL/SJ
ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4




A3 High performance and / or extended drain

B3 High performance and / or extended drain

same goes with the castrol.

You just gotta check the back of the bottle
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I had some success with carbotechs on my old miata, but on the civic I find they just do not last long. Which is weird, no one gets better reviews then carbotechs. I destroyed a set of XP10 or XP12 in one day, backing plate came out deformed in a crescent shape (like a bracket half "(" , Ive never seen a pad do that). I used to run RBF600, but honestly best $/value is Superblue, no point running anything higher boiling point. If you are cooking superblue, the issue is not your fluid, its your heat capacity and evacuation.

I prefer the Hawks DTC60s on the civic. Those will last two days if I take it somewhat easy and feel great.
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Maybe your calipers are sticking
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What oil do you guys use?

I use 0w-40 Mobile 1 or 10w-40 Castrol
Penzoil Ultra 5W30. It seems to score very well with K motors over on BITOG
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I had some success with carbotechs on my old miata, but on the civic I find they just do not last long. Which is weird, no one gets better reviews then carbotechs. I destroyed a set of XP10 or XP12 in one day, backing plate came out deformed in a crescent shape (like a bracket half "(" , Ive never seen a pad do that). I used to run RBF600, but honestly best $/value is Superblue, no point running anything higher boiling point. If you are cooking superblue, the issue is not your fluid, its your heat capacity and evacuation.

I prefer the Hawks DTC60s on the civic. Those will last two days if I take it somewhat easy and feel great.
Holy Crap! Pads in a day? How much track time? And what mods to your car?
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You have to get OEM FD2 fenders, I dont think those CF fenders out there are wider, plus they will probably crack.

I have a 255 up front by just making the fender a bit flat on the inside and removing where the bumper connects to the fender. And then add a bit of camber




Mobil 1 0W-40 meets or exceeds the requirements of:
API SN/SM/SL/SJ
ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4




A3 High performance and / or extended drain

B3 High performance and / or extended drain

same goes with the castrol.

You just gotta check the back of the bottle
Currently at 18x7.5 w/5mm spacers wrapped in 225/45/18 SS. Not sure how wide i'd like to go, but I assume some rolling is inevitable



I use Amsoil (can't remember the weight off the top of my head)

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Holy Crap! Pads in a day? How much track time? And what mods to your car?
How long does it usually take to go through pads?


Apparently, if you start using one synthetic, you're not supposed to switch to another... is this true?
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What do you guys do to prevent oil starvation? I've been autocrossing since the beginning of last year and I'm going to do an open track event at Memphis Motorsports Speedway this year.
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How long does it usually take to go through pads?

Apparently, if you start using one synthetic, you're not supposed to switch to another... is this true?
My first set of pads lasted a whole season (6 track days, 4-5 20min sessions each). Now that I'm getting fast and I'm trying to brake closer to lockup and deeper in the turn, I think I'll get 3-4 track days out of them.

That's an oil myth - you can switch synthetics as you wish.

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What do you guys do to prevent oil starvation? I've been autocrossing since the beginning of last year and I'm going to do an open track event at Memphis Motorsports Speedway this year.
I just make sure everything is topped off and I cross my fingers
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What do you guys do to prevent oil starvation? I've been autocrossing since the beginning of last year and I'm going to do an open track event at Memphis Motorsports Speedway this year.
You should be fine stock, just top it off, maybe check your filter just in case. From what I have read you should be good up to 8000 RPM. If you have hondata, dont go over stock redline during a corner! Check out the "When life gives you lemons, go k24" build thread. The kid threw a rod i think bc of 8600 RPM, stock oil pump, and the tail of the dragon/high g's (star specs). Now he has a K24.

I've also heard RSX oil pump somewhere, do a search I only remember reading it sorry no info on it

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My first set of pads lasted a whole season (6 track days, 4-5 20min sessions each). Now that I'm getting fast and I'm trying to brake closer to lockup and deeper in the turn, I think I'll get 3-4 track days out of them.

That's an oil myth - you can switch synthetics as you wish.



I just make sure everything is topped off and I cross my fingers
Okay that's good thanks
Oh nice, what would you recommend? I starting to have a feeling that royal purple wasnt the best choice.
I burn about a quart/5k, is this normal?
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So there were Yokohama reps at the track event today, found out my rear 225's aren't even getting up to the correct temp.

And I have about 70% pad life left after 2 track days.
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What do you guys do to prevent oil starvation? I've been autocrossing since the beginning of last year and I'm going to do an open track event at Memphis Motorsports Speedway this year.
I usually overfill a 1/2 quart. Baffled oil pans are the way to go though to be sure. Hybrid makes one but I think it's in the $400+ range. Yeaaahhh, I'll overfill until I win the lottery. Plus, you shouldn't see oil starvation issues if you overfill a bit unless you are on R-comps pulling massive G's.


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So there were Yokohama reps at the track event today, found out my rear 225's aren't even getting up to the correct temp.

And I have about 70% pad life left after 2 track days.
RS-3s love heat. If I ever switch to using RS-3s I'll still keep Star Specs in the rear for their low heat grip characteristics. Plus, they make an actual 235/40/17.
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I usually overfill a 1/2 quart. Baffled oil pans are the way to go though to be sure. Hybrid makes one but I think it's in the $400+ range. Yeaaahhh, I'll overfill until I win the lottery. Plus, you shouldn't see oil starvation issues if you overfill a bit unless you are on R-comps pulling massive G's.




RS-3s love heat. If I ever switch to using RS-3s I'll still keep Star Specs in the rear for their low heat grip characteristics. Plus, they make an actual 235/40/17.
Ken is running a baffled oil pan, I think its hytech

Yeah, more heat = more sticky!

I want to try Star specs one day, I've heard only good things about them
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