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Old 05-04-15, 10:46 AM   #261
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looking into the rooducts further. Is the inlet hose connection, underneath the car or between the washer tank and the splash gaurd?

found one installed on a GC that looks to be the newwer style. But it looks like it goes underneath the splash gaurd... can't find any better pictures of a GD so far.
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Old 05-04-15, 11:00 AM   #262
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I've been running ATE Super Blue in my S2000 as that's what the previous owner had put in it. I have decent brakes and cooling, so I haven't had any boiling issues (although I did on my smaller brakes and no cooling). I have some Motul fluid ready to go in, but lazy.

Cooling is key... Even if you don't have any fade, cooling will make pads and rotors last considerably longer. I'm still on the same rotor rings, front and rear that I ran all last year. Still on my original rear pads and I would still be on my original front pads if I had not gone to a more aggressive compound this year. Cooling will also extend the life of your wheel bearings too. Be sure that you route the ducts/airflow to the center of the rotor/bearing so that the vanes can do what they were designed to do; pump air evenly.
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Old 05-05-15, 02:49 PM   #263
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I've been running ATE Super Blue in my S2000 as that's what the previous owner had put in it. I have decent brakes and cooling, so I haven't had any boiling issues (although I did on my smaller brakes and no cooling). I have some Motul fluid ready to go in, but lazy.

Cooling is key... Even if you don't have any fade, cooling will make pads and rotors last considerably longer. I'm still on the same rotor rings, front and rear that I ran all last year. Still on my original rear pads and I would still be on my original front pads if I had not gone to a more aggressive compound this year. Cooling will also extend the life of your wheel bearings too. Be sure that you route the ducts/airflow to the center of the rotor/bearing so that the vanes can do what they were designed to do; pump air evenly.
Thanks, thats actually really helpful! I had been in this mindset that heat isn't really bad as long as your pads/rotors/fluid are designed for it. But it makes much more sense that cooling is ALWAYS good! I will definitly be doing something for cooling before I head back out to track day. Right now, it looks like I will be converting my foglight covers into brake ducts with rooducts blowing the air into the wheels. need to cut vents in the brake dust sheilds as well.



On a completely un-related note. Ive been thinking about the aerodynamics of these cars and how we have such large airflow openings to the raidiator. While my oil temps did jump up to 260ish at the track, they normally do not get above 210-215 (maybe 220 on a hot day?) and my coolant temps never budged (according to our stock "3-position" sensor...LOL). That being said, the bumper openings are sized for "worst case" scenarios and not for putzing around town...

Here is my idea: Fab up a plate to cover up some portion of either the upper, or the lower bumper grill openings. For driving around town and cruising on the highway I should be able to get a way with less airflow to the raidator just fine. And the benefit here is that decreasing the total bumper opening area, decreases the "parachute effect" (as I like to call it) that creates drag. I would love to fab this up and get on the highway and test my mpg. It may only be something like a 1mpg increase, but thats all I need to prove it works and is worthwhile (its all I need to justfiy building stuff... haha). It would be easily removable for track days and such too.

It would be awesome, if the decreased bumper opening area, and full flat-bottom produce a 2-3mpg increase on the highway (more is obviously better, but I'm trying to be realistic). Considering gas costs around $3/gal around here, the payback would be pretty quick. I call that a win.

I know that probably seems sorta nerdy and "mpgwhocaresanyway" but its a no-downside option as well as an excuss to build stuff. Stay tuned
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Old 05-05-15, 03:32 PM   #264
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looking for any experiance with Maddad Whisper fitment and aftermarket diffusers:

https://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-exter...ml#post4142963
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Old 05-09-15, 03:04 PM   #265
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Well yesterday and today have been busy. I finally got some time to work on the car so I installed the new A/C Condensor, the grillcraft lower grill, some Mishimoto Silicone couplers with T-clamps for the intercooler (OEM ones were cracking/looking busted), and bled out the ATE Superblue and replaced with Motul RBF600. Whew, that was a lot. I adjusted the PS cooler a little lower during the condenser install too.

Here is the old condenser with the rock damage:



New Condensor is in:


Adjusted the PS cooler lower:


Heres a close up of the grill before being installed:


Front bumper back on, and Grillcraft lower grill installed:


Been a productive weekend so far
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Old 05-10-15, 01:06 AM   #266
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Looks good!
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Old 05-11-15, 03:29 AM   #267
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Thanks! It always feels really good to get some stuff done
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Old 05-29-15, 04:53 AM   #268
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Picked up some Transmission Fluid from subaru, and ordered a new pair of the bumper clip things that hold the sides of the bumper in. Apparently they wear out after removing the bumper which is why I'm always popping the bumper back on... Surprisingly enough, they were only $30 for the pair!

heres a pic I found on the googles for those who dont know what I'm talking about...
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Cool!
I think they are called bumper sliders. I had to replace mine too. The previous owner broke them (minor front-end hit). Still though the right side would pop out occasionally. After I tweaked the metal a bit that fixed the problem.

Because of stuff like this sometimes I call it my Level 1 snap-together car.
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Haha, thats right! Although the snap-together design does make it easy to take apart
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