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Old 9/3/08, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 2k7gtcs View Post
I know Leo I was all set to change my pads with the rotors and then I found out about this. Luckily I found out before hand, but since then I haven't wanted to mess with it.

Bill ignore this next remark:

"Are you ready for soms football!!!!":bana na:
Just rent the tool from you local autozone or whatever you guys have over there. It cost's zero $$ as you get the deposit back when you return it. It's really easy once you've got the right tool. I had it the piston compressed within a minute of getting home.

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Actually it's like that for just about all rear wheel disc brake systems. It's the parking brake that requires that you ratchet or screw the caliper piston back into the caliper. My grandpa's Buick was like this, Mom's Bonneville and My old VW. It's just the way it is.

Anyway good to see you got it fixed. PITA until you figure it out though.

Anyone up for a UCA mini-install party on or around sept 26-27th ?? Decided to finally install it instead of selling it. Figure that with the DRs it will only help.
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Well being a noob mechanic I had no idea.

I'm in as long as there's beer.
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Old 9/3/08, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Just rent the tool from you local autozone or whatever you guys have over there. It cost's zero $$ as you get the deposit back when you return it. It's really easy once you've got the right tool. I had it the piston compressed within a minute of getting home.



Well being a noob mechanic I had no idea.

I'm in as long as there's beer.
I didn't figure it out on my grandpa's Buick and eventually had to take it to some shop.... that's when I learned what the deal was, but this was like in 1990 or so... You're learning and that's the important part. Soon you won't be a n00b


beer.... yep. maybe this time we won't have to worry about rain.
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Old 9/4/08, 12:51 AM
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I'm in Brian
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Old 9/4/08, 01:36 AM
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Hey Jed,

Anything happening with your Moroso tank yet?

Ah yes the tank slated next after the IPOD interface install and the radar hard wire. I might do it Saturday afternoon if I get back from GTR Performance early.

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I'm wondering more about how he's handling his carpet funk.
Hey it turns out the funk was on a wrench and not the carpet. The oil residue on the wrench went rank I guess. I cleaned it all pretty with WD40


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Old 9/4/08, 01:44 AM
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Just for Ray..

btw, that 'techno' beat sucked.




I'm in!

What's 'play day'??
"Play Days" Is where a new restaurant is open for practicing on guests that dine for free! The key is to find out when they do the Play Days and to asked the right person if you can attend. I'll see if I can use my influence

Who Da Man?

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Old 9/4/08, 03:09 AM
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A little more progress tonight dove deep into the dash. I emailed Crutchfields last night and they replied today with the correct install setup. Great customer service Turns out that you can daisy chain the Sirius Connect module with the IPOD module. Then just set a few dip switches and bada bing! Did a test before I reinstalled it all. All I need to do now is velcro the IPOD interface inside the console. I'll finish it all up Thursday afternoon. Here are a few picks just for fun....

Can't believe all the tools you end up using after something like this.






Man rust gets everyhere





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Old 9/4/08, 05:23 AM
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Tom, Bill.... this is for you....



LOL good one.... hahahahaaa!
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
So have you finally setelled on a shop?


Installed the rear spacers today.
Most likely back to Swanson for the dyno pulls. If I hit ~420 to the wheels with a safe and stable A/F, I'm calling it good!


Glad you got the rear spacers and brake issue handled.
You've come a long way Leo. Back in the day this guy didn't even own a screwdriver!



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Anyone up for a UCA mini-install party on or around sept 26-27th ?? Decided to finally install it instead of selling it. Figure that with the DRs it will only help.
Guessing you mean the 27th? Sounds good to me as well.

Whatever happened with your SCT fiasco? They ship you a new handheld yet?



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A little more progress tonight dove deep into the dash.

Man rust gets everyhere
So that's what you've been doing at night.

Was wondering why no beer calls or King's Hawaiian runs.

Hope you get all these little projects buttoned up (including GTR) before your show on Sunday.
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Leo, should I mention in this thread that you almost killed me and Luis on those winding roads on the way to Barona?
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Yo Jed
That right there is why I do not touch electrical stuff. Man that'd give me nightmares for sure. Gimme something I can put a wrench to but if it involves some vinyl and copper, i'm out.

Good you got it figured out something that I could never have done.




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SCT still SUX. Sent them my handheld yesterday and hopefully in about 2-3 weeks I might hear something back. Not at all happy.


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Got an unexpected little bonus from work... able to get a Helmet AND Fire Jacket.... Look out
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Leo, should I mention in this thread that you almost killed me and Luis on those winding roads on the way to Barona?
I would have loved to have seen that.... is it the car or the driver


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Brian-
Sorry to hear that SCT is jacking you around.
So are you planning on resolving this whole issue or planning on going with the Diablo?

Got a link to the jacket you're planning on getting? Wondering how it looks like.
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Old 9/4/08, 09:20 AM
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Brian-
Sorry to hear that SCT is jacking you around.
So are you planning on resolving this whole issue or planning on going with the Diablo?

Got a link to the jacket you're planning on getting? Wondering how it looks like.

If I don't get a new SCT or an X-Cal3 then yeah I'll go Diablo Then I'm going to smash the X-Cal2 I have with a sledge hammer into teeny tiny pieces and send it back to SCT.


I'd send you the exact link but you'd swim in the jacket I got, here's the fire retardant jacket link. I got the R.J.S. one.
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I would have loved to have seen that.... is it the car or the driver


It kinda went down like this..

As we all were having the discussion of whether a front swaybar was needed or not (Leo saying not), he decided to push his car into a sharp sweeping right a little hotter than usual.

His whole front end shifted and leaned to the left like a Cadillac Coupe DeVille, all occupants had at least a sphincter rating of 8.0, all the while Leo says, "Oh sh*t!".

I think Leo's looking at re-installing his front swaybar.
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If I don't get a new SCT or an X-Cal3 then yeah I'll go Diablo Then I'm going to smash the X-Cal2 I have with a sledge hammer into teeny tiny pieces and send it back to SCT.

If you do smash it to bits, you MUST take pics!



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I'd send you the exact link but you'd swim in the jacket I got, here's the fire retardant jacket link. I got the R.J.S. one.
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Now why exactly do you need this jacket? So your upper body doesn't catch fire?

Getting gloves too?
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Brian-Jacket looks good. But why do you need one? Does Irwindale require it? I know I've seen other S/C stangs run at Qualcomm and Barona and all they needed where helmets.

Jed-That stereo stuff looks like a nightmare. Hopefully you can get us into the Burger place.

Bill-Yeah the only reason I'm debating putting the front swaybar back in is because I'm getting a killer deal on the front and rear Eibach swaybars. The little mishap at Barona was due more to the fact that I didn't anticipate how sharp the corner was so I started straightening the wheel to soon.

BTW-Considering swapping out my Steeda PHB and PHB support for the BMR versions. Reason being I noticed my rear is still off center and the stupid Steeda PHB is a pain to adjust. So anyone looking for a PHB and PH support shoot me a pm. If I don't hear from any of you then I'll just put an add up in the for sale section.

Also looking at upgrading the strut mounts because the popping noise is getting on my dam nerves. Haven't decided if to go with GT500 one's which are only $70 or If I should get some aftermarket ones which range from $200-$300. Thoughts?

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Here's an entertaining 4.0 vs Mazda 6 video. At least the Mustang won.
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BTW-Considering swapping out my Steeda PHB and PHB support for the BMR versions. Reason being I noticed my rear is still off center and the stupid Steeda PHB is a pain to adjust. So anyone looking for a PHB and PH support shoot me a pm. If I don't hear from any of you then I'll just put an add up in the for sale section.

Also looking at upgrading the strut mounts because the popping noise is getting on my dam nerves. Haven't decided if to go with GT500 one's which are only $70 or If I should get some aftermarket ones which range from $200-$300. Thoughts?
Are the GT500 strut bearing caps compatible to use with our cars?

I'd consider just getting the 2nd Gen caps and call it good.


If anyone's wondering what the Steeda Adj PHB and support look like, here they are laying next to the stock ones.
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If you do smash it to bits, you MUST take pics!



Now why exactly do you need this jacket? So your upper body doesn't catch fire?

Getting gloves too?
Oh there will be pics. I promise.

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Brian-Jacket looks good. But why do you need one? Does Irwindale require it? I know I've seen other S/C stangs run at Qualcomm and Barona and all they needed where helmets.

Jed-That stereo stuff looks like a nightmare. Hopefully you can get us into the Burger place.

Bill-Yeah the only reason I'm debating putting the front swaybar back in is because I'm getting a killer deal on the front and rear Eibach swaybars. The little mishap at Barona was due more to the fact that I didn't anticipate how sharp the corner was so I started straightening the wheel to soon.

BTW-Considering swapping out my Steeda PHB and PHB support for the BMR versions. Reason being I noticed my rear is still off center and the stupid Steeda PHB is a pain to adjust. So anyone looking for a PHB and PH support shoot me a pm. If I don't hear from any of you then I'll just put an add up in the for sale section.

Also looking at upgrading the strut mounts because the popping noise is getting on my dam nerves. Haven't decided if to go with GT500 one's which are only $70 or If I should get some aftermarket ones which range from $200-$300. Thoughts?
Jacket... Required at Irwindale. Per NHRA spec any non-OEM power-adder requires a fire jacket. I'm surprised Barona doesn't enforce this.

Gloves, no. Thinking about shoes though.

The GT500 mounts are no better I thought. I thought that the revised mounts that are covered in a TSB are the ones to get not the GT500 ones ?? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I've got the same popping that everyone else has and never noticed it... I'd have to hear it in your car Leo.

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What's the good-buddy-POTR discount for the panhard brace, not the adj bar ??

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Old 9/4/08, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Are the GT500 strut bearing caps compatible to use with our cars?

I'd consider just getting the 2nd Gen caps and call it good.


If anyone's wondering what the Steeda Adj PHB and support look like, here they are laying next to the stock ones.
Yeah they're compatible. MossMustang sells them as an "upgrade" to the GT mounts.

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Oh there will be pics. I promise.

Jacket... Required at Irwindale. Per NHRA spec any non-OEM power-adder requires a fire jacket. I'm surprised Barona doesn't enforce this.

Gloves, no. Thinking about shoes though.

The GT500 mounts are no better I thought. I thought that the revised mounts that are covered in a TSB are the ones to get not the GT500 ones ?? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I've got the same popping that everyone else has and never noticed it... I'd have to hear it in your car Leo.

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What's the good-buddy-POTR discount for the panhard brace, not the adj bar ??
"Shoes, F shoes." -Dane Cook. Seriously though shoes? Why?

Strut Mounts-Not sure which are better still have to do some research.

P brace $65-70 sound good? It costs $90 from Steeda.

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