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Old 05-09-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Weekend wrenching

It's a rotten rainy night, so I decided to start my weekend wrenching a little early.
Project #1.

Nick's 9-5 Aero rear brake upgrade for my Viggen.
Nice kit, easy install. The worst part was you had to trim the dust shields. The rest is pretty straightforward. Hopefully the weather will clear for a little break in work tomorrow.

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Project #2 and #3. Front shocks and rear brakes/parking brake on my 03 Ford sport trac. You don't need those pics.
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Looks good.

I hear this upgrade really improves the confidence while breaking into corners-makes the car feel much more flat.
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Looks good.

I hear this upgrade really improves the confidence while breaking into corners-makes the car feel much more flat.
That's what Nick said.
I always thought the fronts do way too much of the work. After 70K I've used 3 sets of pads and a set of rotors in the front. The second set of rear pads look like brand new.
My right foot is twitching already.
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:31 PM   #5
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They look really nice! I imagine that you will enjoy the ride to Carlisle.
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I thought you sold the Viggen?
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Looks good.

I hear this upgrade really improves the confidence while breaking into corners-makes the car feel much more flat.
I noticed this going from a 99 lpt(ish) 9-5 to an 02 9-5 Aero.
Really makes the braking so much better!
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I thought you sold the Viggen?
AF joke.
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that's awsome that your wife let you do this!

any good curtan pictures?
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Hmm, that seemed to be my only advantage. Good luck next weekend.
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I thought you sold the Viggen?
The potential buyer drove it and said it was too slow.


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that's awsome that your wife let you do this!

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At that price, they are called "window treatments"!!!


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Hmm, that seemed to be my only advantage. Good luck next weekend.
Don't think so. You could probably jump in one of those old strokers and beat my times.
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so wait, now you have the same brakes that are stock on my station wagon?

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so wait, now you have the same brakes that are stock on my station wagon?

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And my sedan...?
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And my sedan...?
It appears so.
The calipers look identical to the fronts on the Viggen. The pads are smaller.
Testing starts on the way to church tomorrow.
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somebody's excited! hope you can tell a nice bit of a difference. don't forget to secure all cargo before braking
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Speaking of being behind, make sure you register for the AutoX and Dyno on Sat.
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How much does the autox cost?

Also, I rode in Tweek's car with this upgrade, it was pretty riotous.
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Speaking of being behind, make sure you register for the AutoX and Dyno on Sat.
And make sure he has his excuses ready for when he doesn't do as well as he calculates that he should
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:55 PM   #20
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How much does the autox cost?

Also, I rode in Tweek's car with this upgrade, it was pretty riotous.
Here's a link to the AutoX info.


http://www.myautoevents.com/pls/mae/...sevent_id=7766


Make sure you register ASAP when you get to Carlisle as last year a bunch of us got fooked out of participating.
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