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#1 Cliffy10121

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

looks good i need to see about getting some strut covers they look so much better


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 04:01 PM

I saw some on ebay yesterday, prity cheap too.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:28 AM

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What the brembos off? or is it an upgrade kit.



#5 Cliffy10121

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:34 AM

BMW E38 (7 series) but need a special bracket to hang them. Focus 336mm RS 2 discs.

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:11 AM

BMW E38 (7 series) but need a special bracket to hang them. Focus 336mm RS 2 discs.

Thanks for the reply.

 

Where did you get the bracket from?



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:36 PM

Just to add a comment on strut covers. They are pretty cheap and are one of those parts where most eBay sellers sell second hand ones for more than the cost of new ones.

I just bought a pair of brand new ones from a ford dealer for approx £4 each. Also beware of eBay sellers selling brand new in the bag ones as many of the packs have parts of fixing clips floating loose.

Cliffy, I was looking at pics of your engine wrapping the other day as I'm planning to do some work in my own engine bay. One thing that lets many cars down (IMHO) are bland looking strut braces. Your engine bay has some lovely gloss black which in turn shows up the finish on the strut braces. I think this shows more on black cars like yours and mine.

I'm currently rubbing down a strut brace ready to respray it.
I can't decide whether to spray it gloss black or a silver similar to the engine cover.......I'm not brave enough to go for red or yellow lol.
I've bought some stainless steel bolts for use when refitting the strut brace and think if the strut brace was silver then some nice stainless bolts (and stainless nuts for the shocks) would look more 'sporty' without strut brace covers.
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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:42 PM

Apologies for more thread drift, but I'm interested in your opinions.

Here is a gloss black strut brace with gloss black covers etc

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:45 PM

Here's a blue one that stands out more.

If I do mine in silver I think I'd still keep the covers black.
I just can't decide what colours to go for to be honest. I'm thinking of doing the UIM in gloss red, so could be brave and do the strut brace red too, but don't know if it would be too red in the engine bay.

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#10 Cliffy10121

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:02 PM

A hint of red for me. Just to atract the eye that way. Not grab it with a tazer dart!! Look at the rest of the car. Very sutle and limited (boot st badge and stearing wheel) just enough to say Im no standard mondeo. So IMHO less is more. I want people to think how smart my car looks, but not be able to quite tell why it looks tidier than most, wthout really having to look hard. Under bonnett aside that is, but even then I've still kept it smart rather than bling. To much red and thats all you will see. But thats just my taste. We are all different.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 08:27 AM

Brembos look interesting. Doesn't contact all the disc though :(

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:15 AM

Puts my face in the windscreen when i hit the brakes tho. Had asbos and these are much better.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:23 AM

Cliffy.
I'm with you on the subtle look, and love the overall black look of the car. I even have plain black handles and window strips to keep the car black.

My ink blue Mondy had satin black front grills as I preferred them to the gun metal colour they come in as standard and I might do that to my black Mondy.

I already have more than a hint of red though as the interior is red :)
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:33 AM

This red UIM looks lovely IMHO. That said, anything has to be better than the dull silver OEM colour.

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Cliffy. With your brembos are the pads less wide than the disc contact area or are they offset to the disc?
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:54 AM

If I'd had the pre facelift then yeah, I have done everything black, but I like the black chrome contrast personaly. Think It helps makes the car look "shiny" when its clean and polished.
The red interior I love! Would have gone that way myself if I hadnt come across the alcantara/leathers I have at a unmissable price. Last car had leather seats and the missus always complained about burning her legs on the hot seat on sunny days. So the alcantaras are ace on that front. Or I get a new missus with less hot legs and longer skirts. Lol

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:58 AM

Either that, or retro fit the cooling fans to your seats :)
A few people have done it. It's just a shame Ford never offered it of the ST
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:09 AM

On the brembo front. They are less wide than contact area, but are the same size prity much as the asbo pads, and as they are further out from the wheel centre you get more stoping force. Add the fact thet are 4 pots too and honestly the difference I've found is amazing. Almost feels like the back wheels leave the ground and I do an endo like on a bike. They are soooo lite too, got to be half the weight of asbos.

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 12:52 PM

On the brembo front. They are less wide than contact area, but are the same size prity much as the asbo pads, and as they are further out from the wheel centre you get more stoping force. Add the fact thet are 4 pots too and honestly the difference I've found is amazing. Almost feels like the back wheels leave the ground and I do an endo like on a bike. They are soooo lite too, got to be half the weight of asbos.


I've never been overly impressed with ASBOs. I have them on my mk3' but don't think they are good value for money. I always found using better discs and pads with OEM calipers had nearly the same effect, but for a lot less cash.
What the Mondy really needs IMHO is a better servo. Lots of cars just as big as a Mondy will stop a whole lot better using similar calipers to the OEM Mondy ones. I've also found the petrol Mondy's to need more braking force than diesel ones.
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Posted 10 May 2015 - 02:28 PM

Agreed! I had 2 aets of asbos and was disapointment to say the least after I read everyone raving about them.
Are there any options for a better replacement servo? I have a terrible dead zone in my brakes. First inch to inch half of pedal travel has no effect what so ever.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:37 PM

I face an amusing set of rules every day. When I get in a Mondy the car will go, but seems like it won't stop, and when I get in my Captur it stops very well but the accelerator seems to do nothing :)
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