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That was a great read, love how they were able to squeeze 240hp out of a NA car that was designed to be an econo car. Can't wait for kinetic to release those parts.
 

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They're in Alton, VA this weekend racing in the Bosch Engineering 200 at the VIR. I hope they win and get back soon. I was in the shop yesterday and saw their Turbo Optima that they'll be racing. Carbon fiber vinyl on the roof. Sooo sick!
 

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Wow for those who didn't read the article:
Zero to 60 mph: 5.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 12.2 sec
And most impressive:
Braking, 70–0 mph: 125 ft
I trust this car's brakes so much it's scary.
 

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Wow for those who didn't read the article:
Zero to 60 mph: 5.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 12.2 sec
And most impressive:
Braking, 70–0 mph: 125 ft
I trust this car's brakes so much it's scary.
For the most part the Brakes were stock too. They just upgrade the pads. Meaning we have some pretty beefy brakes.

The way the article read, you would think the SX 6 speed came with an LSD. Hell it made me question if it did if it wasn't for all the those time I remember spinning one wheel.
 

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Tebore, their using Cobalt Friction pads & Alcon Rotors. Their installed properly & the team worked hard at cooling the brakes.

For the most part the Brakes were stock too. They just upgrade the pads. Meaning we have some pretty beefy brakes.
 

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Tebore, their using Cobalt Friction pads & Alcon Rotors. Their installed properly & the team worked hard at cooling the brakes.
Ah yes this is true.

What I took from it were they upgraded the pads all around and used Alcon Rotors in the front. They didn't specify if they used larger discs.
But they said they used the stock Calipers which to me meant they didn't use larger discs. But I can see you're a fan of Alcon brakes(Avatar)?

For the most part the braking system was unchanged since they left the ABS and master cylinder.

I apologize if I sounded like I was trying we have race brakes. What I meant to convey is our standard brake package is fairly decent, and with some slight changes could probably be good for an amateur weekend AutoXer.

Did you guys see the modded airbox they used? It'd be nice to get something like that. Looks like it uses the lower portion of the stock airbox.
 

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Ah yes this is true.

What I took from it were they upgraded the pads all around and used Alcon Rotors in the front. They didn't specify if they used larger discs.
But they said they used the stock Calipers which to me meant they didn't use larger discs. But I can see you're a fan of Alcon brakes(Avatar)?

For the most part the braking system was unchanged since they left the ABS and master cylinder.

I apologize if I sounded like I was trying we have race brakes. What I meant to convey is our standard brake package is fairly decent, and with some slight changes could probably be good for an amateur weekend AutoXer.

Did you guys see the modded airbox they used? It'd be nice to get something like that. Looks like it uses the lower portion of the stock airbox.
This is how they cool the brakes:
 

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This is how they cool the brakes:
Looks NASCARish and what rally car have.

Those are pretty cool looking CF scoops. Imagine if they made something like that, to replace the foglight trim to direct air to our brakes or for use as intake scopes.
 

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Looks NASCARish and what rally car have.

Those are pretty cool looking CF scoops. Imagine if they made something like that, to replace the foglight trim to direct air to our brakes or for use as intake scopes.
They WERE used for intake scoops but due to regulations they couldn't, hence the 2 separate pipes. One was for brakes, one for intake. Now they're both routed to the brakes. From what I'm told, the CAI they are designing will be a dual set up, utilizing both fog lamp scoop and the stock scoop near the hood.
 

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They WERE used for intake scoops but due to regulations they couldn't, hence the 2 separate pipes. One was for brakes, one for intake. Now they're both routed to the brakes. From what I'm told, the CAI they are designing will be a dual set up, utilizing both fog lamp scoop and the stock scoop near the hood.
Ouuu I can't wait to see their CAI.
 
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