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Old 04-10-2007, 01:52 PM   #21
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if you don't care about noise this fan in a cooling duct may help
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12tfexhisp.html
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:14 PM   #22
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Hawk what? Blue, HT10?

Even if the BMW kit doesn't fit it should give you some good ideas.
Getting any air flow near the back side of the rotors will help.
They were HP PLUS, which is the "streetable" solo 2 / track pad.
BLUE is the only race pad they make for the 97.

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Street Compounds 
HPS Part:  HB217F.681 
Ceramic Part:  HB217Z.681 
HP PLUS Part:  HB217N.681 

Racing Compounds* 
Blue 9012 Part:  HB217E.681
Glup... I just phoned for a price on the BLUE 9012.... $270-360 CDN... wow.
HPS PLUS were $101-160 CDN.... I don't remember them being that high last year, I thought they were around $80.


Where do you think those blue scoops attach to?
The brake caliper? or maybe between the brake caliper and the pad?

Going back to ATE for a second...
AT623 FRONT DISC BRAKE PADS
CW32700 FRONT ROTOR - $51.74ea
Those are the PNs for the 97... if anyone cares.
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See what price these folks have.
http://www.raceshopper.com/index.shtml
I have found them to be cheaper than most others and have been happy with their service.

You are rear drum?

http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/index.html has performance and race compounds for drum brakes. If they don't make it they can reline yours.

I can't see the pics of the ducting but my guess is they attatch to the control arm or strut to hold the duct pointing at the back of the rotor and move with the suspension.
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Sorry, that host only allows viewing from the genmay domain... C0pying and pasting should do the trick if you can't see it

I'm assuming it bolts up to the hub, caliper bracket, etc and keeps pretty close to the rotor.

It'* really some 2-3" ducting, some hose clamps, and those brackets, prob be much cheaper to build something up on your own.

For those mentioning computer fans, i'd avoid those, but find a higher quality/CFM fan that'* built from metal. I've seen a kid who put this 120mm metal fan on his PC which was designed for cooling something in a hospital, and it was POWERFUL.
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Magic! I can see the pics now.

They look like they replace the splash shield behind the rotor.
I have seen people use the stock shield and mod it to connect the hose.
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I haven't had the chance to experiment with ducting, but I did find out that my 97 takes the same front pads as a 97 Firebird.

So searching with that in mind, I found some EBC pads (Red Stuff & Yellow Stuff) that will fit.
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I haven't had the chance to experiment with ducting, but I did find out that my 97 takes the same front pads as a 97 Firebird.

So searching with that in mind, I found some EBC pads (Red Stuff & Yellow Stuff) that will fit.
If calipers are the same, that could open up a lot of possibilities for us. Who'* willing to do some part comparisons @ parts stores, or junkyards?
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I'm looked at diagrams provided, and they look identical.
I think I'm going to order some (probably) EBC Red Stuff pads (which say they are for the 97 Firebird) , I'll let you guys know how they fit.
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