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Old 03-30-2008, 10:48 AM   #1
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Well, got a nice chunk of cash so I'm doing a ton of projects. And they all start now. First, got a nice wide band O2 sensor.



This will go in next week. I need to have a bung installed and I plan to do this when I have my high flow cat installed. Kill two birds with one stone here.

Monday morning I'm getting my new wheels and tires. Pictures will be posted as soon as this is done. I'm getting Firehawk GT performance tires, 245/45/R17. Which brings me to my SWEET find. I got a pair of 245/45/R17 drag radials for only $75 for the pair.




So I'm looking for a pair of 17x7.5 wheels. You got a set, cheep, and are close by, let me know. Will consider any type of wheel.

Other projects coming up in the next few weeks.

MPS with 3.3" pulley with oversized tensioner pulley
Drilled and slotted brake rotors
Ceramic brake pads
Painting brake calipers
Removal of Lund hood scoops and installing a importZX cowl/hood scoop, and make it funcationl.

I'm also getting AutoEnginuity with GM enhanced codes. So if anyone in this area needs a scan, let me know.
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Good list there, I would love the O2 wide band.

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I use stock rotors and ceramic pads, love it, going on 3 years now. Slotted and drilled do look cool though.
The autoenginuity, I dont know how much they cost but an Aeroforce gauge will do all that plus record. You dont have to mount it either if you just want it from time to time use.. I sure love mine.
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Good list there, I would love the O2 wide band.

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I use stock rotors and ceramic pads, love it, going on 3 years now. Slotted and drilled do look cool though.
The autoenginuity, I dont know how much they cost but an Aeroforce gauge will do all that plus record. You dont have to mount it either if you just want it from time to time use.. I sure love mine.
I have an aeroforce in my car. Autoengiinuity runs on my laptop and can do a ton of things.
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Missed that one.
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Get slotted brakes, not drilled. Drilled rotors will micro-crack over a short period of time, and most brake shops won't turn them.

They are intended for one-race applications then get junked. The import tuner market has glamorized them beyond belief.


That'* the same wideband I have (looks like Innovate?).
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Get slotted brakes, not drilled. Drilled rotors will micro-crack over a short period of time, and most brake shops won't turn them.

They are intended for one-race applications then get junked. The import tuner market has glamorized them beyond belief.


That'* the same wideband I have (looks like Innovate?).
The ones I'm getting are drilled and slotted. First time I ever heard about them cracking.

Yep, that'* exactly what it is Will, an innovate.
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The only 'drilled' rotors on the market that are any good are those that have the holes cast in them before machining and hardening.

Every hole reduces your effective friction area. Go with larger rotors IF you go with a set with cast holes, not drilled.

Otherwise, go slotted only with ceramics. I highly reccommend that alternative.
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The only 'drilled' rotors on the market that are any good are those that have the holes cast in them before machining and hardening.

Every hole reduces your effective friction area. Go with larger rotors IF you go with a set with cast holes, not drilled.

Otherwise, go slotted only with ceramics. I highly reccommend that alternative.
I already ordered them, didn't know there way any problem. No one mentioned it in the past, not that I saw. Guess I'll find out how good they are. This is what I ordered.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=330221651061

I plan to keep my OEMs on hand just incase I need to switch back. I'll keep a close eye on them.
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Try a search. There are dozens of related topics on drilled rotors.
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I already ordered them, didn't know there way any problem. No one mentioned it in the past, not that I saw. Guess I'll find out how good they are. This is what I ordered.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=330221651061

I plan to keep my OEMs on hand just incase I need to switch back. I'll keep a close eye on them.
I have drilled and slotted on both my 95 Bonny and my Truck. I bought mine from Gripforce_Brakes on ebay. The one'* on my Bonneville have been on there a few years now and are on their second set of pads with no problems, but everything I read says not to use drilled rotors. The one'* on my truck warped within 3 month but have been fine since I had them turned.

The car has oem Delco pads, the truck has NAPA Gold series ceramics. I haven't had any crack on either car and hopefully none do. I have heard about how they can crack from a few people but one plus to mine is that they are beveled at the holes, not just drilled.

For my 02 I ordered a set of Slotted and Diamond cut rotors with Hawk pads. I still need to install them Hopefully you have good luck with your as I am with mine
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