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Looks like you're having some fun in this thing! 

What brake pads do you run and how to they fell? The reason I ask is that they're really squeaky and in my experience that usually points to the compound being too hard. In my car, it made a huge difference going to a softer compound. Now they work from cold and it's much easier to modulate the pedal and avoid lockups. Plus they don't squeak anymore. 

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On 10/1/2017 at 11:45, Truenotch said:

Looks like you're having some fun in this thing! 

What brake pads do you run and how to they fell? The reason I ask is that they're really squeaky and in my experience that usually points to the compound being too hard. In my car, it made a huge difference going to a softer compound. Now they work from cold and it's much easier to modulate the pedal and avoid lockups. Plus they don't squeak anymore. 

Hey , Thanks , been having a blast in it lately. All the small little developments and mods are coming together :thumbleft:

That squeak is really annoying ! :doubt: Its only on the rears and the brakes work really nicely, good from cold and no lock ups but are just really noisy. I started with Wilwood PolyMatrix E which is what I run up front but have gone to a softer wilwood pad like you did, a BP-20 (which I was using for that last hillclimb), my next one to try is a BP-10 which is softer again. I've also tried the anti vibration shims and new discs with no luck...

On 10/1/2017 at 12:16, 63Ragtop said:

go go go! haha, I had a massive grin by the end of that video, nice work man.

Cheers Bro ! My grin was ear to ear after that and so was my dads in the codriver seat :-D

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That ngutunui is a long haul, i took it on as my second ever competitive event. 

 

Can't wait for next year.. are you looking at competing at golden cross road on the 29th?

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On 10/11/2017 at 12:41, mjrstar said:

That ngutunui is a long haul, i took it on as my second ever competitive event.  

Can't wait for next year.. are you looking at competing at golden cross road on the 29th?

Hey , I was out of the country so missed it unfortunately. My next event will probably be the leadfoot festival next year :)

Did you go to the golden cross hillclimb ?

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Golden cross was cancelled, I did do round 1 of the hillclimb champs -Ohukura saddle rd on Sunday though, and will be at port waikato in a fortnight.

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