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Old 04-05-2013, 02:18 AM
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Its always one thing after another Good think it didnt damage the body! Those skirts are the fucking devil I've had the same thing happen to me. I dont get how we're suppose to safely jack up the car and put the stands on at the same time
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:35 AM
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Its always one thing after another Good think it didnt damage the body! Those skirts are the fucking devil I've had the same thing happen to me. I dont get how we're suppose to safely jack up the car and put the stands on at the same time
I use a 2x4 in the middle of the sideskirt. Does bot wheels at once.

I feel your pain about a slipped jack stand though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:55 AM
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Not trying to shit on an already wonderful day you're having, but that brake duct looks like it's gonna shoot air at your tires?...maybe the inner lip to your wheels?

To be a truly effective brake cooling duct, that air should be aimed at the center of the rotor so it comes through the vanes and exits at the edge.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:00 AM
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The duct sits right behind the caliper though? Should exit in a fairly strait line.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:17 AM
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The picture is misleading, looks like the duct exit is angled up and not even close to pointing at the caliper...at least the inner part of the caliper will be getting cool air.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:36 AM
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I tested with a leaf blower for giggles.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:48 AM
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This one is ideal...

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...but I don't think it's available from mini mania anymore.

I think Turner used to have some MINI ones too.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:58 AM
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I agree those are better. I just wanted something and Chase had them
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:07 PM
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I love this car... every variation it has been through has been executed nicely.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:28 PM
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Interesting.... So these don't bring air in from the front bumper?? The air is scooped up just under the tie rod and piped up to the stone guard? Seems like something that can be easily reproduced....
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:17 PM
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Yes, easily reproduced...the inlet duct is attached to the lower control arm, but you could plumb that hose to the bumper for a more "normal" setup.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:49 PM
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That's what happens when we have 11 year old cars unfortunately. Not the lift thing, but yeah.

If it makes you feel any better, my clutch job (and rear main seal) was supposed to be $1700 (that warranty covered) and $600 that I was going to cover (plus $500 for the clutch and $120 for the control arm bushings). Turned out I ended up paying $1300 because so, so, so, so many parts were failing from dry rot, etc (you'd think that doesn't happen when you keep the car in a garage for 10 of the 11 years) and now the starter needs to be redone because it's not "used to" the new flywheel.

Moral of the story is: being you is not as bad as being me. Hope you feel better, homie!
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:59 PM
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Stayed late at the shop last night, finished alignment, brake ducts, wheel re-balance, oil cooler lines sealed.

Carbotech sent out the correct pads.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:12 PM
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Great success!
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:34 AM
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I agree those are better. I just wanted something and Chase had them
I have those brake duct mounts if you are interested. Just pm me
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