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    I take it you are not using HP+ in the car in your sig...what do you use in your dedicated track car? Are there pads that can be used in a street car that is taken to a track once in while?

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    The stock BMW pads are among the most tolerant of street and track use out there, believe it or not. They'll fade plenty, but they will always come back, unlike say, Axxis Ultimates, which literally vaporize.

    That said, there is no such thing as a street/track pad. Really.

    For track pads, I like Performance Friction. I'm using PFC01s, but will probably switch to the 06 endurance compound when these are used up. I don't like the Hawks, especially the DTCs as they don't last logn and are brutal on rotors. Carbotechs are easy on rotors, but don't last long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd View Post
    The stock BMW pads are among the most tolerant of street and track use out there, believe it or not. They'll fade plenty, but they will always come back, unlike say, Axxis Ultimates, which literally vaporize.

    That said, there is no such thing as a street/track pad. Really.

    For track pads, I like Performance Friction. I'm using PFC01s, but will probably switch to the 06 endurance compound when these are used up. I don't like the Hawks, especially the DTCs as they don't last logn and are brutal on rotors. Carbotechs are easy on rotors, but don't last long.

    Thank you for the advice. I will try Hawks next time around and stick with stock everything else.


    JC5, sorry for highjacking the thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uber-Goober View Post
    Thank you for the advice. I will try Hawks next time around and stick with stock everything else.


    JC5, sorry for highjacking the thread...

    No worries. It's good info to share. Not like it was a debate on who has better french fries. By the way since I brought it up; Five Guys has the best fries in the area.
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    When the Burger Joint in Bethesda is serving their fries, and not the crap bag fries, they have the best fries in the area. Even better than Five Guys.
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    I don't know. My wife makes some mean sweet potato fries. Makes me lick my fingers and the plate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd View Post
    When the Burger Joint in Bethesda is serving their fries, and not the crap bag fries, they have the best fries in the area. Even better than Five Guys.
    Where in Bethesda? I'll be working right off Wisconsin sometime next week
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC5 View Post
    Where in Bethesda? I'll be working right off Wisconsin sometime next week
    Woodmont and Fairmont. If you show up late, they always seem to have th ebag fries these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uber-Goober View Post
    I don't know. My wife makes some mean sweet potato fries. Makes me lick my fingers and the plate
    Unless she makes enough for the whole class, they don't exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd View Post
    Woodmont and Fairmont. If you show up late, they always seem to have th ebag fries these days.

    Thanks for the tip. I'll give them a shot. Good fries are my top food fetish.
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    Well I'm still waiting on the machinist.

    In the mean time I decided to trim up the extra length in the wire harness. Tighten things up a bit. This came about from the cats being relocated from the exhaust manifold, to under the passenger compartment when the headers were installed. I must have taken 4+ feet of harness out.

    Any ideas of how to mount these connectors? I was hoping to find to someway to attach both the firewall with a cradle/clip of some sort.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd View Post
    Unless she makes enough for the whole class, they don't exist.
    Ha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC5 View Post
    Well I'm still waiting on the machinist.

    In the mean time I decided to trim up the extra length in the wire harness. Tighten things up a bit. This came about from the cats being relocated from the exhaust manifold, to under the passenger compartment when the headers were installed. I must have taken 4+ feet of harness out.

    Any ideas of how to mount these connectors? I was hoping to find to someway to attach both the firewall with a cradle/clip of some sort.



    errr....zip ties, electrical tape and black spray paint with a straw tip worked wonders for me in the past...

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    yeah zip ties work. but would like to tie it in t look OEM-ish
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC5 View Post
    yeah zip ties work. but would like to tie it in t look OEM-ish

    This where I normally use electrical tape, to hide the zip tie, or if you want a clean oem look you will need some plastic o rings with a gromet sticking out so you can attach it to a hole in firewall...

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