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Old Tue, Sep-02-2008, 02:26:54 AM   #21
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I say go to your first track day with the car how it is, assuming you still have life left in the current pads and the fluid has been flushed.

Then decide if you plan to keep tracking it. The brake kit is definitely a worthwhile upgrade if you track hardcore, but if you dont, its merely a cosmetic mod.
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I say go to your first track day with the car how it is, assuming you still have life left in the current pads and the fluid has been flushed.

Then decide if you plan to keep tracking it. The brake kit is definitely a worthwhile upgrade if you track hardcore, but if you dont, its merely a cosmetic mod.
That's my plan for now. I'll go with the stock setup for the first time, then go from there.

How did you like your PFR rotors lightwerks?
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I loved them. Definitely the best set of rotors for this car, under a BBK setup.
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where did you end up getting the helmet?
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A shop in N. Virginia called OG racing (www.ogracing.com). It's a nice shop with lots of helmets available to try on. I tried 3 or 4 before deciding.
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Cool. I'm leaning towards going the CSL route. Can you really hear the brakes with the ultimate pads, or is it a result of the rotor itself? Thanks for the info!
Yes you can and it's annoying compared to the oem ones. I don't think it's a result of the rotors. And I noticed that these pads are aggressive on the rotors too.

I heard Hawk pads are great.
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22 Sept 2008
One year of ownership! Absolutely no regrets! Took the M on a road trip this week of about 450 miles (including passing 91k). On board computer displayed 27.3 mpg for the whole trip. Ran flawlessly.

Should have additional updates soon... first driving event is coming up soon, brake upgrade plan is in motion, and I need to fix my stupid sunroof shade.

...turns out the sunroof shade was an easy fix. The glass had pushed the shade back into the roof and it didn't come back out when the roof was closed. With the glass half open, I was able to get my fingers in far enough to pull the shade back out. It seems to still be on the tracks, but I'll be leaving it closed just in case. I really wish I had a sunroof-delete car.
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I picked up an extra set of OEM calipers so that I can take my time cleaning and painting them. I'm leaning towards upgrading to CSL brakes when my current set-up is ready to be replaced (this winter most likely).

I've only cleaned one of them, can you tell?

I'm going to use the POR-15 caliper kit for paint.


After the calipers are clean, I'll likely rebuild them and replace the seals and bushings.


12 Sept 2008
Car had it's first tech inspection for my upcoming driving event. Everything was fine, although my brake pads have about 40% life left. Brake fluid was flush and filled with ATE superblue.
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You should really get a new set of pads, or keep a very close eye on the current ones.
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You should really get a new set of pads, or keep a very close eye on the current ones.
Ya, the 40% was a little lower than I would have liked, although the shop said the fronts were closer to 50%. I figure I'll run the first day and keep an eye on them.
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