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So had a great day at Castle Combe today and very pleased with the upgrades. First up, after the adjustment of the cross gate cable, 5th and 6th work fine, also noticed an improvement to 1st and 2n

The install has begun.... Up to now the gear and cross gate cable upgrade has proven to be quite the job!  Taken about four hours all in all so let's hope it was worth it! For sure the cables are

Got the car back today all complete with the brakes, canards, and gear cable upgrades. As you can see the brake discs are a tad bigger and push the calipers out to near the max possible with the

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6 hours ago, NathR said:

I'm especially interested to hear how you rate the brakes, I'm assuming two-piece all round?? B-)

Yes two piece all round... The Komotec KoBra4-4 kit also means slightly larger discs running at 343mm vs 330mm (standard) whilst also being a tad lighter than OEM so best of both worlds. 
 

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Great Alias23! Impressive changes, canards and brakes look awesome! 

 

Waiting for more feedback about gear cables. Up to now may be too tight? Please let us to know how it feels in a deeper test! 

 

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5 hours ago, LF1 said:

I may have missed this but what was the reasoning behind the brake upgrade, I always thought that the V6 was over-braked from the factory?

Essentially, Imran is a magpie, with an affinity for shiny things. :)

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6 hours ago, quantum2000 said:

Those brakes look huge, can we have another pic from a little further back.:)

You mean a side profile from further back? 

37 minutes ago, Arun_D said:

Essentially, Imran is a magpie, with an affinity for shiny things. :)

Seems I'm getting a reputation lol 

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3 hours ago, LF1 said:

Obviously the correct thing to have done was trade in the coupe for a shiny new cup :sofa:

Well I did have the thought of upgrading to a Cup in Canyon Red - But I got death threats from @Arun_D 

All seriousness, the problem with me going down the Cup path is that the cost to make the jump from the v6 is just too great especially with the current second hand market. Plus, the Cup is somewhat special and arguably you'd try and keep standard - I don't do standard very well ;)

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Quick update after a brief bedding in session with the brakes, they're starting to feel strong can't wait to properly test them out all being well on Monday at Combe. This will be the real test.

Gear cables need adjusting, too tight getting into 5th and 6th so after speaking with SSC looking to shorten the cross gate cable which should fix. The adjustment on the cables seems very sensitive so hopefully will get it all sorted on Thursday, I can then provide a proper review.

Canards - WOW can't believe the difference this has made to turn in and front end downforce! Even on the road you can tell a major difference!!! LoL maybe not but they do look pretty aggressive albeit Sarah's taking the mickeys saying they look like the cars now got eye lashes.

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glad to hear you are happy with most of the upgrades.

I got my canards this week but I dont have any free time to get them fitted until april. The Brake upgrade sounds good and I imagine the tyres will be the limiting factor in your braking now. Just wait until you get the trofeo on. I may be interested in the brake upgrade when i need some new ones in a few weeks after the next few trackdays so its good to get genuine feedback on them.

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Good to hear the upgrades are working Imran. B-)

Is there some sort of spacer between the two 'halves' of the caliper to allow for wider discs? I assume you get that and a different bridge pipe with the kit?

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53 minutes ago, NathR said:

Is there some sort of spacer between the two 'halves' of the caliper to allow for wider discs? I assume you get that and a different bridge pipe with the kit?

Yes, to both questions :)

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2 hours ago, NathR said:

Good to hear the upgrades are working Imran. B-)

Is there some sort of spacer between the two 'halves' of the caliper to allow for wider discs? I assume you get that and a different bridge pipe with the kit?

Very keen eye you got there Nath ;)

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