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Old 08-01-2020, 03:46 PM
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holy cow that's soem serious brakes! Looking good, should stop pretty well? Doest the pedal get softer with the bigger pistons?

Good luck in the clio - nurnburg ring?
I hope they will give a sharper feel but I have read about a softer pedal. I will make sure to use INPA to bleed the ABS unit too.

I raced the Clio at Racepark Meppen in a Time Attack event, but I have driven many laps on the Ring with that car too. I might go back this month

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I want those!

Looks awesome!

Hopefully to find these on my local junkyard!
They are huuuuuge, good luck finding them
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if the brake pistons get bigger and the master stays the same then in principle the pedal travel will be longer but can excert more power. if there's little slack that should be fine.

How did the time attack go? Any pics?

just did a trackday at zandvoort on the bike, bit wet but good learning
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:01 PM
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if the brake pistons get bigger and the master stays the same then in principle the pedal travel will be longer but can excert more power. if there's little slack that should be fine.

How did the time attack go? Any pics?

just did a trackday at zandvoort on the bike, bit wet but good learning
That makes sense. I even felt a difference after changing brake fluid. Felt like I had more travel. This time I will use INPA to activate the ABS pump when bleeding the brakes.

Time Attack was fun and I finished 2nd place in my class. Cool, I like bikes too but no license to drive one yet. I''ll keep driving the Moped instead
We will drive at TT Circuit Assen next time on the 27th of August and Zandvoort in November.



Racepark Meppen (DE) old powerplant industrial area which is a small technical race track now.






X5 was great at towing, but on the way back I got a check engine light and self leveling inactive(relay went bad). Code 33(camshaft sensor) and 140(thermostat) were present. The engine was running good like always. I deleted them but they came back after accelerating with about 75% throttle. Then a day later I started the car and the codes were gone and did not come back!!

The next day I could finaly get the X5 on the lift. My brother was using the lift for his Ford Escort XR3i restoration for a long time but I finally got all parts ready to refresh the suspension and driveline.

on the ramps!


New rear balljoints, finally got the right tool for this job.


New rear subframe bushings, the old ones were all gone and the inner part was loose when I took the bolt out!! I added PU sealant to make them firmer and last longer.


Project Silver Camber and Toe arms to fix alignment (too much camber)


Cleaned front subframe and suspension parts. Looks very good for a 20 year old car IMHO


I will replace the transmission mount, center axle bearing and guibo tonight.

Currently waiting on new front inner and outer CV joints. I ordered a set of complete driveshafts for the front but they did not fit as I have a pre 04/2000 X5. Mine is a 03/2000 and they use 27mm axles with 58.8mm outer cv joint size. I did not know there was a difference.

I hope they will come in soon so I can put the car back together and do an alignment. Must drive way better with the new subframe bushings, ready for another 20 years.
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wow that track looks great! I wish I had a place to tinker on cars like that... my shed won't even fit a motorcycle hahaha
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