- I hear you on the pads, I see the ATE pads on your site and thinking about it, while it will likely be YEARS before I wear them out, would be nice to have the electrical pad sensors work so I will probably go that route. Yellowspeed is http://www.yellowspeedracingusa.com
. I had first come across them doing some yahoo searches. Originally I found AMR Engineering which also makes a beautiful set of coilovers, but they seem to have gone out of business as of January. Anyway the Yellowspeed ones looked kind of ricer to be honest with the coloring, and that they were made in Taiwan I initially dismissed them. But in doing more research, and seeing that my chances of finding a set of Konis is a shot in the dark I decided to research them a bit more. I have been pouring over forum posts, social media, etc, and have yet to find a bad review. Everyone who has used them said they were great, better quality than anything else in their price range, etc. The only bad reviews were from people who didn't even own them but assumed they were bad because they were made in Taiwan. They don't list the 164 on their site but I had found them on a foreign website so I contacted them and they said they could get them, since every set is custom made. So I will be the guinea pig. They are quite adjustable, so I'll be able to get the ride height I want, and hopefully get the shocks to a good setting between comfort and sportiness. And they have camber plates, so I can adjust down the camber from stock a bit. I have the tools at home to do an alignment, so I'll try a few things maybe. The spring rates are 560/225.
Do you sell the steel braided lines? I found them at my Stoptech dealer, but if you have them of course I'd go to you.
Regarding the bushings which @Richard2
mentioned as well, I hear you guys and being that its a street car and will likely never see the track, I agree and will be going all rubber. My race car is all solid, poly, or delrin. You'd be surprised how smooth it is, but relative to a normal car, its a mess, and i do want the family to go out and enjoy this car with me, so it needs to skirt the line between racey and comfortable. I think the exhaust will cover the racey part pretty well, also the coilovers can always add to that a bit. The car will be lower and have 17 inch wheels (eventually). My crossmember is quite rusty I was going to pull it and clean it up and paint it, assuming its not starting to rot. Otherwise may need to take you up on that. As for the engine bushings I think one or more may be beat up but thats a project for a later date.
I'll try pressurizing the brake system, been there done that. I actually have a Motive power bleeder I will be using. I think the adapter I have for VW for it, will fit this car as well.
thanks for all your help over email. You make a good point with the trailing arms, maybe better just getting the complete ones, as I'd need to pay to get the bushings pressed in and also spend time cleaning the arms up and stuff. For 80 bucks each its worth it.
- yeah I use Hawk HP Plus on my street cars and I find they work well all the time, Hawk does not make such pads (or any for that matter) for this car. I was looking for something similar, but i think the ATE Pad set Jason has will be fine and keep the brake sensors working too. On my race car I use Hawk Blue, excellent fade free pads, but yeah useless on the street, very dusty, and they work better on lighter vehicles.
yeah my bolts are all nasty. I plan on soaking everything in PB Blaster for a few days, then bust out the impact gun if needed. Hopefully not.....
Ok so updated shopping list
Front Caliper rebuild kit x2
New Rear calipers x2 (or have them rebuilt)
Drilled brake rotors
ATE Brake Pads
Goodridge steel braided lines
Motul RBF600 (overkill I know but I have already for race car)
New complete Front control arms with balljoints
Poly Swaybar endlinks
Tie Rod Ends (if needed)
New trailing arms w/bushings
Rear tie bar bushings