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Old 06-27-2016, 07:24 PM   #61
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Gotcha, just wanted to make sure as that number caught me off guard.

Someone really should market a lightweight muffler brackets, especially those that have lighter aftermarket mufflers. It just seems total overkill for lighter applications IMO.
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:27 PM   #62
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Gotcha, just wanted to make sure as that number caught me off guard.

Someone really should market a lightweight muffler brackets, especially those that have lighter aftermarket mufflers. It just seems total overkill for lighter applications IMO.
But.... if it's thick enough to stop a .38 slug you can use the ever popular "bulletproof" when describing your 996
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:40 PM   #63
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Gotcha, just wanted to make sure as that number caught me off guard. Someone really should market a lightweight muffler brackets, especially those that have lighter aftermarket mufflers. It just seems total overkill for lighter applications IMO.
I agree. I thought I saw a quick release bracket somewhere that might have been lighter but I couldn't find it when I went to look for it again. May have been my imagination though.

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Old 06-28-2016, 09:12 AM   #64
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Good catch. Ya, I was surprised that they are original. I hadn't considered that they were a maintenance item though. I have a set of ECS stainless on my shelf from two failed attempts on my silver car (need to find a GOOD flare wrench.) I'll add that to the list and get them swapped.
My cars lines were seized when I bought it. It took heat and I had to replace all the short hardlines between the calipers and flex lines. They are cheap but special order IIRC.
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:14 AM   #65
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Hmmm.... I don't think the adhesion strength of superglue is going to be enough for this one.




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Old 07-02-2016, 12:04 PM   #66
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Definitely more of a JB weld situation. Sorry man. I'm sure you source a used subframe cheap.
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:42 PM   #67
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$93 with 37k miles on it.


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Old 07-02-2016, 01:04 PM   #68
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Wow, did you just discover that or did you feel/hear a bump or a knock?
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:16 PM   #69
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Wow, did you just discover that or did you feel/hear a bump or a knock?
I did it going off track. When I came back, it was really obvious something was wrong. When turning to the right, you could hear and feel that wheel separating from the body. When I saw what I did, I assumed it was a one piece frame and that I was looking at 6-8k repair bill. Turned out to be a really cheap lesson about getting my car well sorted before taking it to the track.
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Good time to get rid of the rubber bushings. Just did mine. Not a big deal but you do need a press.


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Old 07-02-2016, 04:44 PM   #71
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Nice work! Going to save bushings for a winter project when I can do them all.
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:20 PM   #72
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Turned out to be a really cheap lesson about getting my car well sorted before taking it to the track.
What happened?
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:31 PM   #73
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Still not sure but I've got ABS fixed (also had brake pad sensor warning so it wasn't tough), Gt3 LCA back on with new ball joint section, alignment scheduled for Wed, and I will bed the crap out of the new front rotors. It's shotgun troubleshooting but my gut says the alignment combined with the braking issues were why the car felt so loose and wouldn't stop.

The only other variable was running the NT01s instead of z214s with 25 heat cycles on them but that should have been about a wash.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:54 PM   #74
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Does that car have factory traction control? The reason I ask is mine does and I've had abs issues in all the ways I've tried to disable it. So far the only way the brakes have felt right are with the abs power completely disconnected (but than no abs) or leaving the traction control systems connected (but than it still kicks in even if the switch is off).
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No traction control on either of mine so luckily I haven't had to fight that issue. The ABS usually feels pretty good except when I have the brake pad wear sensor plugged into it. I try and stay just on the verge of it kicking in but when it does I can't tell any loss in the rate of deceleration.
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