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Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Jack Maxwell, Jul 28, 2017.
They look great!!
What pads do you use out of interest?
Im only running DS2500 just now with PFC 665 fluid. I'm wanting to upgrade to 3000 or 1.11 at some point. Had Yellow stuff on before and found they had a better initial bite. This setup in terms of discs is over the top, 312mm do the job fine but I just love the look of a big two piece set up.
Where did you get the AP two piece discs from?
I got them from a guy I know who does brake work, not sure where he got them from. You can find him on Facebook "North East brakes". Same guy that skimmed my previous cheap ones.
These ones are the same but with J hooks:
The bells are from Reyland who supplied both the bells and discs previously. The bells can be bought separate from Reyland for £240 and come in either black, gold or silver.
New set of rear discs and pads fitted along side a stud bolt kit. Looks much better that normal wheel bolts now.
Certainly does..thumbs up
Been a while since an update.
Car was running bad for a while and couldn't figure out what it was. Had a missfire issue which i pinpointed down to the upstream lambda quickly so changed it out. Car stopped misfiring but felt down on power, tried so much stuff. Changed sparks, coil pack, oil/filter, dephaser, dephaser solenoid and cam sensor. It felt better after this but still not right. I eventually got it to a dyno today:
Turns out she was only making 151hp . I then thought about the cat, it has always rattled a bit when cold and I also thought it may have been damaged when the lambda packed in and over fuelled the engine.
Got it up on the ramp, disconnected the exhaust to have a look inside and lo and behold:
It has collapsed and turned sideways, blocking up the exhaust. got the grinder out then cut the out then welded back up.
So happy to have the car back to full health again, fell out of love for a bit. Bit annoyed I spent all the money on previous parts but at least the engine will be running strong. Plus I now have full de-cat which means nice pops on the upshifts . Also have a nice paper weight from the internals!
Another dyno run today after the decat. 211hp she's putting out, nice and strong.
Surprised by that figure. Wouldn't expect it to make that much, when I first got the car from K-Tec they put a remap on it and it showed 210hp. I though this figure was a bit high just due to the dyno but it is showing the same figure on another dyno, which I was told was a conservative dyno.
Maybe its something to do with the fact it's an ex press car?
So not done much to the car in a while because I bought a house back in January so funds have been going towards that.
Did get a new car though just last week.
Was getting bored of driving the Clio as a daily, just a bit too noisy and uncomfortable. Still kept it though to use for weekends/track. Means I can go a bit more extreme now at least. Thought after driving the M2 for a week I wouldn't enjoy the Clio but that is definitely not the case, Clio is still much funner!
Going back to the Nurburgring in October so plans are to have coilovers, cage and tyres done by then.
Stripped it a bit more tonight just out of boredom
perfect..enjoy your trip
God I love M2's
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Thanks, I've got a bunch of exciting stuff on order to fit before hand. 2 sets of tyres, new set of wheels, spacers oh and something from a company called AST
Yeah the M2 is great, fast, comfortable and slidey when you want it to be but for pure driving fun and pleasure the Clio still wins it for me.
Every time that I start the M2 on cold start next to the Clio it sets of the car alarm haha. That's with a standard exhaust too.
Direzza's and cup racers?
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Where’d you buy the Direzzas from please?
Yes indeed. These will be track wheels and tyres. Last time at the Nring the locals all recommended Direzzas so I though I'd try them out
Got them from JD motorsport, took a couple weeks to come but the best price I could find
Tried out a couple wheels. Car is sitting too high but ASTs are on order so once they are fitted it should look spot on
More deliveries, can't wait to get these fitted! Great service from Cooksport/AST for getting these. The old horror stories of terrible customer service have definitely changed due to new suppliers here in the UK
ASTs fitted now. Looks so much better now, cup racer style with the racer wheels
Excuse the tyre lube on the black wheels: