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Old Dec 30, 2008, 01:45 PM
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The 2005 has an ACD unit.
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What are your thoughts of SS brake lines for a daily-driver/autocross Evo? I've read everything ranging from "OMG these helped so much!" (which I chalk up to the fact they now have new fluid) to "they don't do much, especially for a street car" to "they'll potentially cause more problems than they're worth." The last one is particularly intriguing to me since a local Evo guy did have one of his SS lines crack after only a year or so of use. The company sent a replacement free of charge, but still quite a hassle.
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Stickie this thing! If the "official modding for dummies" got stickied, this certainly should.

Great, concise write up!
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Originally Posted by S2kracka View Post
What are your thoughts of SS brake lines for a daily-driver/autocross Evo? I've read everything ranging from "OMG these helped so much!" (which I chalk up to the fact they now have new fluid) to "they don't do much, especially for a street car" to "they'll potentially cause more problems than they're worth." The last one is particularly intriguing to me since a local Evo guy did have one of his SS lines crack after only a year or so of use. The company sent a replacement free of charge, but still quite a hassle.
On the SS lines, you want to start with something that has DOT approval, as mentioned in the thread. I would recommend something that has a coating on the outside, which serves to protect the stainless lines from rust and so on. I'm using the techna-fits, and they are dot approved and has that protective coating.
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Unfortunately, the lines that failed were TechaFits. The new line supposedly looks much nicer though so hopefully it'll hold up better.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 02:59 PM
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perhaps it was a new revision from TechaFit?
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Pure daily driver or occasional AX - OE lines.

Been on the Technafits for a while.
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Originally Posted by SmikeEvo View Post
The 2005 has an ACD unit.
My guess is you haven't found any that work with the 2005 either, if you have please post that information. Thanks for you valued input.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 05:39 PM
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I have seen a bunch install a BDCK on their IX's

Where the IX has the IC holes in the bump. Many are using that area to up the ducting - pretty much how I had mine.

https://www.evolutionm.net/forums/mo...tallation.html

Mine right now are behind the lip. I will remount them this spring.
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I remember reading that a while back. Unfortunately, my holes are blocked by my IC. ... and i dont want it to look dodo. ...but if it works I suppose track day installs could be considered. Do you think thats enough air through those smallish hoses for road racing, as opposed to parking lot warrior?
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Function > Form in most cases for my book. Ducts help - run them if you got'em
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Taken from this website:
http://www.wolfkatz.com/products.php?cat=25

- Porterfield R4S Pads are a great choice for spirited driving, autocross use, and light track use. They are a low noise and low dust perfromance pad with excellent wear characteristics.
- Raybestos ST43 Pads are a great track pad with extremely high temperature ratings (1400 degrees F), high friction coefficient, and excellent wear. These pads can be used on the street, but will make more noise and more dust then the R4S pads.
Take it for what it's worth on the ST43 temperature ratings!
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 11:55 AM
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Thanks updated!
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Awesome post!! I'm kinda obsessed with brakes.

Would probably help to include the different ways of bleeding the brakes. I personally use/love the Motive power bleeder
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great post smikey.

I recently purchased Kyle's BCDK.
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