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 Post subject: What to do with tax money?!
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Alrighty guys, can be either interior or exterior mods, I don't mind but...

I'm only a student and don't work much, so I get little tax money, so what I do get back I want to spend on my car, what should I spend? It will be roughly $300 bucks, asking every opinion :-)

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:25 pm 
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i was gonna say 5 speed conversion cause thats what i did with mine but $300? maybe lsd?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:26 pm 
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You should not spend the tax money and should actually donate it to charity or don't take the tax back and leave it in the government coffers so they can better your country for future generations.
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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:33 pm 
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I was thinking maybe slotted disc brakes? Or tint windows? Thanks for the ideas, keep 'em coming :D
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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:48 pm 
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..give me the money. I can double it for you in return :P

I'd say full service and maybe brakes...besides that, not much you can really do with $300. Or maybe exhaust if you haven't already.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:57 pm 
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phongus wrote:
..give me the money. I can double it for you in return :P

I'd say full service and maybe brakes...besides that, not much you can really do with $300. Or maybe exhaust if you haven't already.


Sure thing.... :P

I am thinking doing the brakes, I have got a lukey 2.5" catback waiting to be put in :D
What should I get though? New rotors? Brake pads? I don't mind spending a little more money other than tax return :D
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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:05 pm 
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Im spending mine on new brakes.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:07 pm 
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Slotted and Dimpled rotors, or just slotted.... Good idea. Probably BEST idea with this kind of money. Well, THE BEST idea would be to give it back to your Government so they can give hand outs to Commodore to keep your country working, but failing that, BRAKES
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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:32 pm 
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Slotted and Dimpled rotors, or just slotted.... Good idea. Probably BEST idea with this kind of money. Well, THE BEST idea would be to give it back to your Government so they can give hand outs to Commodore to keep your country working, but failing that, BRAKES


Thanks fiend that's what I was thinking of getting, I don't have ABS on my EL does it matter if the brake rotors say, ABS? Also what brand and what brake pads should I get? Thanks :-)
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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:45 pm 
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If you're getting new brakes, I'd recommend you get some Remsa pads, they apparently have the highest friction coefficient and widest operating temp range. I've already bought myself a set, just waiting on someone to set me up with some custom curve slotted/dimpled rotors. I know my tax return is going towards a full suspension overhaul >:D

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:21 am 
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I'm doing manual conversion with diff install with my tax return :)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:51 am 
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TyLeR3397 wrote:
If you're getting new brakes, I'd recommend you get some Remsa pads, they apparently have the highest friction coefficient and widest operating temp range. I've already bought myself a set, just waiting on someone to set me up with some custom curve slotted/dimpled rotors. I know my tax return is going towards a full suspension overhaul >:D



I had that exact set up . Remsa pads , curved slotted rotors . I wasnt too impressed by remsa pads , pretty average .
They were terrible in the wet . In the dry one warmed up they were good .

I have my old rotors if interested , only done 5000km.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:28 am 
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DBA slotted rotors with Bendix Ultimate pads...I haven't had any issues with them and no warping thus far. On my second set now. However from memory, they might be about $300-350 for just the front rotors and pads. Rears would be another $200ish I think.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:07 am 
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I'm going RDA slotted with QFM HPX pads on all four corners.
Should stop me pretty well.

You may as well get new wheels bearings for the front, while you have the rotors off. As well as paint the hub of your rotors black, as to inhibit rust forming.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:54 am 
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You can fit ABS units to NON ABS cars, easy. If you want you can knock the ABS ring out, but makes no difference really. As per my current brakes I got the NON ABS variety and added the ABS ring by sticking them into a lathe and taking a few mm off to accommodate the ring being pushed on...

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And definitely get new wheel bearings (including the cups to be pressed into the rotor) while you are doing the fronts. The fronts are the most important for braking purposes anyway of course....
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