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Old 04-28-15, 10:18 AM   #251
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - First Track Day! (pics and video)

Trackdays are fun, aren't they

I'm running the RBF 600 and had no brake fade in therms of the brake fluid getting too hot at the Hockenheimring. Rule of thumb is: If your brake works at the Hockenheimring, it'll work everywhere.
But, the mushy feel might come from overheating brake pads. So you need to get Air to the Brakes. I have self made brake ducts running like the ones from Prova. Just selfmade and not as nice, but they work
Now I will also invest in some brake ducting with hoses to get enough air on there.

If your A/C was running on the way back, your A/C Compressor might be done by now.
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Old 04-28-15, 10:41 AM   #252
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I definitly put a lot of heat into my brakes... Not sure if they were "overheated" or not, but they were certainly very hot. All the stuff that WAS rust colored was now sort of a redish dust...lol

IF I could manage brake ducts without sacrificing my engine intake or washer fluid bottle, I will be all over that. Might have to get creative...

I tired to turn on the A/C after I left (car sat for like an hour cooling off since I missed the last session) but the compressor never engaged because the refrigerant pressure was too low (ZERO pressure). At that point, I still thought it was my radiator that had a leak, not the condensor... So, I'm assuming the compressor still OK.
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Old 04-29-15, 11:09 AM   #253
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Brake duct question.

Trying to figure out how I can do brake ducts without sacrificing my current setup at all... Would I be able to get enough air to make the ducting worthwhile if the intake is anywhere but the high pressure air at the front bumper (ie NACA ducts on the undertray)?
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Old 04-29-15, 12:14 PM   #254
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The RooDucts for the 06/07 have clearance with the washer tank.

how low does your intake hang on the passenger side?

The undertray is a tough spot for getting good air, it can be done but you'd want a flat bottom.
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Old 04-29-15, 12:25 PM   #255
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The RooDucts for the 06/07 have clearance with the washer tank.
Good to know, thats one less thing to worry about!

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how low does your intake hang on the passenger side?
I have a cobb SF, but I built ducting up to the airbox using the passenger side foglight... If I wanted to use that for brake ducting, I would have to do something different for the intake. Its not a deal breaker, just another consideration. I would probably want to upgrade the intake to a KS Tech if I went that route.

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The undertray is a tough spot for getting good air, it can be done but you'd want a flat bottom.
The bottom of my car is pretty flat from the edge of the front lip to the back of the cabin area (current project. latest update here). I could feasibly cut in some NACA ducts into my undertray, but even then, would I be able to get a decent amount of air? FWIW, I will probably not do more than 2 track days a year so this isnt a 'huge' concern, but it sure would be nice to not have overheated brakes each time...

Alternatively, what If I tried to fab up some custom brake duct inlets into the front lip area?
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You could try it, but I'd go with the fog light area over a bottom.

You could fab up some holes in the lower bumper area under fog light. I've got pieces that mount to the 04/05 lower opening if you had something of similar shape you'd be able to use the same piece.
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The RooDucts for the 06/07 have clearance with the washer tank.
So I started looking into these last night. They look like a pretty sweet setup for routing to the inside of the wheel. Can you use these with any fog-light location openings?

THESE are for sale right now, and I think they will be a better fit than the knock-off fog-light pieces I have now... What do you think?

Also, who makes the rotor backing plate adapters?
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If you're not doing loads and loads of racing you most likely don't need the backing plate on the rotor. Randy (mr. RooDuct) suggests trying without a backing plate adapter to see if that's enough to keep things cool.

The best option for rooDucts and a rotor backing plate adapter is Quantum.

Those look nice, curious on gluing them to the car though.

The RooDuct doesn't go all the way to the fog, you need some hose to go between front bumper opening (whereever it is) and the RooDuct. It can work with any fog opening or lower bumper opening.
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So would I just run the duct to the back of the rotor and remove the OEM backing plate then?
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the duct just directs air into the wheel well (when not connect with a hose to an adapter). You can cut holes in your backing plate or remove it.
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