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  1. Still in the box mate, can't tell you, but a vendor on here sells them, Chris at TarmacSportz, maybe he can help you out. When I fit mine it will be September-ish, cos I'm getting a new rear bumper, so I wouldn't hold your breath for my input, sorry bro. About the spacers, yeh, it was a visual thing, but it is also more common to have staggered spacers,. I also have the same spacers on the same wheels, so it's a gap I'm used to seeing. 20/25 and 25/30 being the favoured combos. Some do go 20/20, but those that do have a visually more sunken rear than us.
  2. Just got some that look identical meself (LED rear fog/indicator), courtesy of tarmacsportz! Nice Zed, welcome! P.S. By the way, I could be wrong, but I reckon you've got 25mm spacers on the rear (if they are stockers painted black, which they look like).
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    photobucket p500

    Don't know how photobucket will carry on now. Nobody is going to use them. Unless they are reinventing themselves for some totally different purpose, I don't understand how this is a good business decision. I find it hard to believe that a lawyer couldn't argue that the damage they have done to existing internet content amounts to destruction of people's intellectual property (though I'm sure there is some fine print that is supposed to protect them, but we all know the fine print means nothing unless the judge agrees that it's appropriate, reasonable and consummate with the service provided). Not to mention they must be without a conscience. Several professional reviews of products for which I was paid thousands of dollars (total, not each!) are now ruined and I have no obligation to repair them for the people who I wrote them for (it was their decision to keep my photobucket links and not download for their own hosting) nor do I have the originals for most of those now. Even if not criminal, it's criminally stupid, cos I now hate them with an absolute passion for essentially ruining half the 'free hosted' internet. DIY guides are ruined, picture threads on every forum, it beggars belief. Sorry if this has all been said earlier, I didn't have time to read the thread entirely right now, I'll do so later.
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    Project Mu parts?

    I've got those pads on my wishlist too, seem like a bargain for a genuine 'jdm' product, I would wear them without hesitation, very prestigious brand.
  5. By the way... http://www.planet-9.com/911-complaints/95429-beware-premature-failure-porsche-pccb-ceramic-brakes.html I'd say this supports my assertion that much more expensive discs (10 GRAND a set) also crack, and that cost is not an indicator of quality or longevity.
  6. Yeh, I was going on anecdotes which most car enthusiasts have heard, if it's an urban legend, so be it, I assumed it was valid I've heard it so often. Anyway, as previous, picking up on a single debatable point, does not invalidate what I was saying. Horses for courses, those advocating spending 700 quid on a set of road discs are doing nobody except the manufacturers a favour.
  7. An hour drive is an excuse to give her a run, get 'er down to CS.
  8. Bloody hell, I'd forgotten how bad that was. I don't know if I'd have been happy to take the car back if I was Blackadder! Even with McLaren god level engineers telling me everything's fine. Hate insurance companies, mine stuffed me, and the funny thing is, people who have a lot of claims experience have told me I did quite well with my settlement. :O What show fixed that F40? I've been out of the UK too long, but I want to see it!
  9. Thanks for being so condescending, that was really nice of you. I venture that there are more tread patterns than different types of metal used in brake disc manufacture, let alone rubber compounds, radial types, and everything else but that's not relevant anyway so let's not get bogged down in whether or not I like Ewen's analogy. My 5 year old knows what heat treatment is (probably?) what does that have to do with why the OP needs to spend double on some DBAs? Especially given that the stock discs on the Porsche 911s are well known for cracking and they're a grand a corner. Don't tell me they use cheap manufacturing methods or materials. Let me save you the trouble guys, what you want me to say is that the DBAs are better discs and will last longer and shed heat quicker (which is what a brake needs to do, nothing else is important except converting that kinetic energy to heat and then dissipating it as quickly as possible). Yes, I admit that, of course they are, things generally ARE more expensive for a reason. I have a base model, it has tiny tiny discs (I have brembos, just haven't decided what colour to do em yet, that's how unimportant they are in my upgrade plans), are the brakes rubbish? No. So let's be clear first of all that the Brembos are overkill for road use in the first place. Any brembo caliper sized disc is going to be effective enough at dissipating the heat generated by road (even fast road) use, so anything beyond that is cream. Now, if the OP had said "I've got deep pockets and I want to put something nice on my car, it's for fast road use", then I'd be right up there with you guys, saying get a nice set of stoptechs, DBAs, or even a BBK, but that isn't the case here. People who are in the bizz get a bit funny about their personal preferences and tend to think they know what's best for everybody because it's what they've found works best on the car. Most people don't need what works 'best' they just need what works. Edit: By the way, I don't cheap out on my brakes either, I just don't spend double when I don't need to.
  10. I came here late, but I was going to say...no camera improvements, and none were needed. There's no reason an S7 owner should upgrade, unless you are being stalked by the fashion police.
  11. I had no idea that those high frequency things worked on young humans. Thanks for the info. By the way though, they absolutely SHAFT the local wildlife too, so use those frequency emitter things with care. Poor bats and owls, etc.
  12. That's like saying all tyres are the same because they are all made of rubber, the quality of the cast iron used is the main factor in what determines a good quality disc. The Brembo discs that ECP sell are good for general road use, we can supply these with the Hawk HPS pads and can normally beat the ECP price for the discs. We can currently supply the Hawk HPS pads for £85 for the front set. OK, I'll bite, but firstly, no, it's not the same as saying all tyres are the same cos they are made of rubber, there is a lot more variation in the materials and techniques used to make tyres than to make a solid disc of metal. Think single mass flywheels as well, I paid 150e for mine and it's perfect, no need to pay 600e for a solid piece of metal. So, yeh, for normal road use, as stated by the OP, please tell me what benefits I will reap spending any more than those MTEC cost? Also, I'm an amateur metallurgist myself, I'm curious what difference the standard of the iron will make in the DBA discs compared to the MTEC discs, lets imagine (though I am very sceptical) that the quality of the iron is better in the DBA product, what benefits does that mean for me? Cheers!
  13. This thread is full of facepalm from start to finish. On the subject of rubber shoes though (inifintely more interesting than the current topic)... 1) Aren't almost all shoes rubber soled except high class loafers and formal shoes? 2) What's the alternative... leather soled? Leather is also non-conductive. Wood (Japanese wear wooden shoes, Dutch too!)? Same. 3) There are no metal soled shoes, unless you're a tap dancer, and therefore unlikely to find yourself frequently handling large amounts of current. So why on 'earth' (ha, see whut ah did thar ) do we say 'wear rubber soled shoes', when all we need to say is 'wear shoes'? Discuss...
  14. Aha!!! Good one. One to tell the grandkids.

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