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    LOL it's not exactly a good thing. Yeah I did...

    LOL it's not exactly a good thing. Yeah I did like 7 or 8 autox and quite a few runs in the mountains around the SF bay area with my stock pads and they're at ~75% life as well. It's actually insane...
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    Next up was OMSC autox, the first event with my...

    Next up was OMSC autox, the first event with my new RS4s. Obviously it’s hard to compare as the course is never the same, but based off the times relative to other people I saw last year, I’d...
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    The Konis have adjustable damping, allowing you...

    The Konis have adjustable damping, allowing you to tune the damping to your specific spring rate (if aftermarket springs), and you can change settings for street/track. I believe the Yellows also...
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    Depends what your budget and use case is. I have...

    Depends what your budget and use case is. I have Bilstein B4s in my car which from what I've read online, are about 10% stiffer than stock, and are an excellent OE-like replacement. But for what I...
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    Good job! Hopefully you have more confidence with...

    Good job! Hopefully you have more confidence with future DIYs. I had the same thing too, actually had both washers on one side, and none on the other. Not sure how it didn't leak!
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    Those with brass brake caliper bushings, how much...

    Those with brass brake caliper bushings, how much play was there between the bushing and the caliper? I installed mine today and you can easily slide the bushing back and forth axially between the...
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    Braking issues continue. Has anyone encountered...

    Braking issues continue. Has anyone encountered these errors?

    ABS:
    - 5E1A CAM DME/DDE Signal Error
    - 5E1F PT-CAN chassis number wrong/ECU not initialized
    - 5E16 CAN Timeout instrument cluster...
  8. How bad is your drain, are you concerned more for...

    How bad is your drain, are you concerned more for long-term storage, or if your don't drive your car for a few days? When I store my car every winter I disconnect the battery so there isn't any drain...
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    Youtube & forum DIY guides are a great resource....

    Youtube & forum DIY guides are a great resource. 50skids videos are excellent step-by-step and you can watch it on your phone as you work on your car. If you're not confident in working on your car...
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    Generally adding aftermarket parts doesn't...

    Generally adding aftermarket parts doesn't increase the value of the car, so #2 and #3 out for sure. #4 might add some value, but I don't think you'd get back what you put in for the headunit, even...
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    I love Solidworks, it's by far my most adept CAD...

    I love Solidworks, it's by far my most adept CAD software. I don't have a 3D printer but if I do get one, will still be using Solidworks to design my parts. I love it so much that I may or may not...
  12. +1 to this. I wasn't a big forum poster for the...

    +1 to this. I wasn't a big forum poster for the first few years of getting my car, but now that I am I definitely regret not joining ZHPMafia back in 2015 when the fee was only $10. It's nice not...
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    Ended up buying the Condor Speed Shop bushings...

    Ended up buying the Condor Speed Shop bushings all because of shipping cost. Only $11 USD for snail mail, I paid $20 USD for "2 day" shipping with DHL. Since it's made in USA import duties are only...
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    That's very kind of you, I'd be willing to cover...

    That's very kind of you, I'd be willing to cover shipping cost + a bit extra for the hassles. However I don't think that'd circumvent the shipping costs if I were to order from ECS or FCP and have it...
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    lol how does that even happen? At least for me I...

    lol how does that even happen? At least for me I could do imperial with a ruler, it just sucks because I have to think about the fractions. Metric is just reading sections of 10 mm, within each cm,...
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    Welcome! I've always wanted to try driving an...

    Welcome! I've always wanted to try driving an S2K. I'm always amazed at how competitive a platform they are at your local autox/track, even though it was designed 20 years ago.
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    lol your measuring tape doesn't have metric...

    lol your measuring tape doesn't have metric units? Oh, you 'muricans :rofl
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    That wiring branch goes to the thermostat, as...

    That wiring branch goes to the thermostat, as well as the exhaust VANOS solenoid. To remove the connector at the thermostat you have to pull up the metal retainer away from the connector housing....
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    FWIW I have Meyle RSMs, no complaints from me so...

    FWIW I have Meyle RSMs, no complaints from me so far. But I only have 20,000 km on them, along with 7 or 8 autox, and ~180 km of hard track driving
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    Oooooh thanks for linking that, I have about $70...

    Oooooh thanks for linking that, I have about $70 credit from ordering the wrong short shift lever 3 years ago, then returning it. If shipping isn't too much then it might be a good buy along with my...
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    Hmmm, these street brass guide pins...

    Hmmm, these street brass guide pins look pretty good since they're sealed - thinking about getting those
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    Too late, I've already pre-paid for another...

    Too late, I've already pre-paid for another lapping session this Friday :ducking

    To mitigate potential issues I've helicoiled the carriers. The guide pins do tighten up, but not to spec - it feels...
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    Yeah, definitely frustrating. Not sure what it...

    Yeah, definitely frustrating. Not sure what it is, probably a multitude of issues including some sort of bushing preload somewhere. I was talking with a bunch of guys on NAM3Forum, they seem to be...
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    Here's an idea for the license plate frame....

    Here's an idea for the license plate frame. Depending on the material used to print, you can acetone vapour smoothen it which eliminates 90-95% of the ridges created by the layers from FDM printing....
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    Is that a parking pass? Also, those a-pillars are...

    Is that a parking pass? Also, those a-pillars are in dire need of a rewrap!
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