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Old 09-27-2018, 03:13 PM
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Well drove the car to Orlando last week. Good trip over all until today when I was planning on leaving. Moved the car on my friends property and my brakes felt squishy but hardened quickly after a few pumps so I didn't think anything of it. Well got to the main road and heard a weird noise that I couldn't figure out what it was. Was coming from driver rear part of the car but the car drove fine so I didn't think anything of it. Switched lanes and heard a clunk so I immediately pulled into a parking lot and looked the car over. Somehow my rear driver brake caliper had somehow came off. Not sure when I lost the bolts that hold it on but they came out and the noise I heard was the caliper dragging on the ground. Thankfully nothing was damaged and all I needed to do was get new mounting hardware and rebolt everything up.

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Old 09-27-2018, 04:54 PM
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Sorry for the double post but it got dark enough to take pictures. Added courtesy door handle leds and leds in the front door reflectors.

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Old 09-28-2018, 05:49 PM
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You dodged a bullet on that one. Wow that’s crazy
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Love the light show but whoever last worked on the brakes....
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That's why brake bolts always get torqued to spec and use Loctite Blue.

If the caliper was actually being dragged, I wouldn't trust the hose anymore. Get a new one.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:44 AM
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The rake is gone.....

The car sits too low in the back, not the best look....


Love the wheel upgrade, rip the rear white snow top off and get it painted to match the body color.....

Cool project.....
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:39 AM
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Thanks guys, I'll look into replacing the brake line. The rear brakes haven't been off the car in some time now so I am not sure how it even happened. And plan is to get the front end down some I agree I don't like the squat.
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While your down there swap the brake lines with TCE SS lines.
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While your down there swap the brake lines with TCE SS lines.
Looking into them know.
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You have the perfect stance going on, thanks for mentioning the rear springs you used, will be trying this on a CV. by any chance did you ever own a CTS-V?
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You have the perfect stance going on, thanks for mentioning the rear springs you used, will be trying this on a CV. by any chance did you ever own a CTS-V?
Thanks man, imo I need to bring the front down a little more I think a half coil. Nope never owned a cts-v would love one for sure.
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