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Great looking kit man, i'm jealous. LOVE the look of those calipers.
What's amazing is that despite being more than 2x the size of the stock front calipers, the new ones only weigh
1 lb more . The stock front caliper weighs 7lbs 1 oz, while the new one weighs 8 lbs 1 oz. Also, the paint job and finish on the ST calipers is awesome -- better than the car's body paint, I swear.
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What's amazing is that despite being more than 2x the size of the stock front calipers, the new ones only weigh
1 lb more . The stock front caliper weighs 7lbs 1 oz, while the new one weighs 8 lbs 1 oz. Also, the paint job and finish on the ST calipers is awesome -- better than the car's body paint, I swear.
They will send you some touch up paint if you request it, or maybe they send it along with the kits now. I had to use some on mine.


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Ok. Just got back from the bed-in run. First the good news.....

After the initial stops from 60 mph to 5 mph and cool down, the difference is amazing. It maintains a constant level of braking all the way from 80 mph to 5 mph without any signs of fade. My buddy and I were giggling like two little school girls everytime I mashed the brake pedal and brought it down to 5 mph. The steady constant g's are just incredible.

The bad news: The pedal feel is NO DIFFERENT -- way mushier than I expected . I can only hope that I still have air in the lines. It's late, though, and I have to get up at 5:30 AM tomorrow, so I'll investigate later. The worst case is that I have a leak. We found one right off the bat just before we left. I thought the pedal felt really soft, so I laid on it a few times and we checked for puddles. Sure enough, there was one under the front left corner. I didn't have the SS line and hard line connected tight enough. I hope that was the only one.
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Ok. Just got back from the bed-in run. First the good news.....

After the initial stops from 60 mph to 5 mph and cool down, the difference is amazing. It maintains a constant level of braking all the way from 80 mph to 5 mph without any signs of fade. My buddy and I were giggling like two little school girls everytime I mashed the brake pedal and brought it down to 5 mph. The steady constant g's are just incredible.

The bad news: The pedal feel is NO DIFFERENT -- way mushier than I expected . I can only hope that I still have air in the lines. It's late, though, and I have to get up at 5:30 AM tomorrow, so I'll investigate later. The worst case is that I have a leak. We found one right off the bat just before we left. I thought the pedal felt really soft, so I laid on it a few times and we checked for puddles. Sure enough, there was one under the front left corner. I didn't have the SS line and hard line connected tight enough. I hope that was the only one.


Tomorrow is a new day.. You have a leak and air in the line(s).. Take your time and reinspect everything. Don't need a brake failure.

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Tomorrow is a new day.. You have a leak and air in the line(s).. Take your time and reinspect everything. Don't need a brake failure.

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Motul 600, but it's pretty old. Been sitting in the bottle for ages. I tightened the shit out of the SS line connection at the hard line. Friend of mine is coming over tomorrow to bleed again and see if we can get anymore air out.
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Motul 600, but it's pretty old. Been sitting in the bottle for ages. I tightened the shit out of the SS line connection at the hard line. Friend of mine is coming over tomorrow to bleed again and see if we can get anymore air out.

good luck man.. you'll get some more out.


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Well, I think I've got the bugs (and air) worked out. Since they've had time to "rest" since the first bed-in, I was amazed at how much better they are! Let me put it this way: There is so much force during braking that the AC switches on sometimes In other words, there's enough force to push the button. I'm not kidding. I hardly believe it myself, and I've thought about it quite a bit, but it really happened. I can't begin to describe how it feels. All I can say is they are worth every penny.

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Can you please let me know if you had to grind/cut anything (Dust shield) when you installed the front brakes? Also, what type of pads are you using? Also, any noise when braking?

Thanks Looks great!!
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