Monday, June 23, 2014

Finally got some new brakes installed...

I had my Akebono EUR983 pads sitting for a LONG time, waiting for the original OEM dusty pads to wear down...  the dealer wanted $1,200 to do the front brakes alone (EEK!)

I ended up getting some x-drilled zinc plated rotors from and along with the Akebono pads - we're talking ~$400 for everything.  So I saved ~$800 :)  The Brake Performance Rotors are custom built per order, I had mine zinc plated with black painted hats...

Yes you say, geez $400 for brakes - but remember these are brembo calipers with 4 pads per side, and a 14" rotor - very beefy!

The Akebono EUR983s have been SPECTACULAR when it comes to brake dust - seriously - why did I wait this long!?!

Definitely worth the wait!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New dyno tune and new power numbers!

We had our local tune and dyno meet - Jerry from Eurocharged came to the Bay Area for a few days to tune about a dozen cars.  Always knowledgeable and very professional - excellent customer service!

My car put down some great power numbers - my goal was at least 469HP (at the wheels).  Why?  Because the factory rates these cars at 469HP at the crank - which means they make 390-420 factory.

It was mid-afternoon and ~87F but the car made 481rwhp and 519rwtq

This was with the 83mm S/C pulley, and Kleemann mid-length headers - plus the tune.  About 80 more rwhp from stock - VERY noticeable!!

Overall - really happy with the results!  Of course, everyone says I need to go for 500rwhp now (LOL)


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