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Old 08-06-2019, 07:37 AM   #101
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Cool Carbon Pads

Happy to report back on these. I was impressed. Huge improvement over stock. Very low levels of dust even after 4 sessions on the track. Have used Hawk and Porterfield pads before. Hawks were superior on the track but TONS of brake dust and squeal. These seem like a nice upgrade over stock for the car that does the occasional driving event. No squeal or noise. Installed on used OEM rotors. I followed the bed in instructions and the next day drove 100 miles to NHMS. Definitely heat cycled them on the first session. Came back the garage smoking. Felt even better throughout the day. Installed these along with a fresh flush of Motul RBF600 and brakes were no longer a concern. My tires on the other hand have seen better days...



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Old 12-05-2019, 06:25 AM   #104
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:28 AM   #105
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:23 PM   #106
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Straightened & Refinished Wheels

Wheels look quite a beating at NHMS last track day. Track is brutal. Left front had a visible bend in the outside lip. Had all 4 straightened and refinished. Was so tempted to go with some wild color but came to my senses. Might pick up a spare set for some dedicated track tires and get funky with the color of those. These look like new now. Next up... some new sneakers mounted. 4S or Cup 2's is the question. Haven't decided yet.




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Old 12-07-2019, 05:37 AM   #107
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Hands down the best looking OEM wheels you can put on a Boxster. The refinishing looks amazing!
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Rennline Spacer and Stud Conversion kit

Went with 15mm all the way around. Need to order tires before I can show some before and after shots.

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Presently running Michelin 4S on my ‘03 986S with MY’02 wheels and love them. I can vouch for the tires being great for the above vehicle up to 135 mph.

I look forward to seeing the “stance” with the spacers added. The 550SE came with 5 mm spacers all around right? So this would be an additional 10 mm (~0.5”) of outward poke per wheel.


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I had a 550AE at one point and you couldn't really tell much difference with 5mm. There's someone on here with a 550AE who said they were running 15mm all the way around with no rubbing so I took their advice. I think you can safely go larger in the rear but 15 is close to the max for the fronts. I do miss my AE though... Come on Spring!

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Presently running Michelin 4S on my ‘03 986S with MY’02 wheels and love them. I can vouch for the tires being great for the above vehicle up to 135 mph.

I look forward to seeing the “stance” with the spacers added. The 550SE came with 5 mm spacers all around right? So this would be an additional 10 mm (~0.5”) of outward poke per wheel.


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Whaaaat no Japstone tires?
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:27 AM   #113
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I had a 550AE at one point and you couldn't really tell much difference with 5mm. There's someone on here with a 550AE who said they were running 15mm all the way around with no rubbing so I took their advice. I think you can safely go larger in the rear but 15 is close to the max for the fronts. I do miss my AE though... Come on Spring!
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Hope you're well! It's been almost 10 years, but your old AE is still running strong! Current mileage is 75k and only upgrades have been catbypass pipes, ss brake lines, gt3 brake ducts, and an extra set of wheels with sticky RE71's. I AX the car several times a month down at Devens and make it out to a couple track days a year at NHMS and Club Motorsports. The car is still in great condition and I'm still loving it!!!
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That is awesome!! What’s your hookup at club motorsports? SCDA is not invited back there but I loved that track. We should do a track day this summer!! If covid goes away...


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Hope you're well! It's been almost 10 years, but your old AE is still running strong! Current mileage is 75k and only upgrades have been catbypass pipes, ss brake lines, gt3 brake ducts, and an extra set of wheels with sticky RE71's. I AX the car several times a month down at Devens and make it out to a couple track days a year at NHMS and Club Motorsports. The car is still in great condition and I'm still loving it!!!
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That is awesome!! What’s your hookup at club motorsports? SCDA is not invited back there but I loved that track. We should do a track day this summer!! If covid goes away...
I've been a handful of times with NCR-PCA. The track is a blast! PCA's scheduled to be back at CM July 17 - 19 and September 11 - 13. I'm not sure yet about my summer driving plans, but those dates are on my calendar!
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15mm Rennline Spacers

Car is finally back on the road! Put spacers on one side to show the difference. Passenger side is without the spacers. Drivers side has them installed.















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Looks great with the spacers added!


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