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looks great....
so do ya like the drilled/slotted rotors?
I love mine thas why im asking. did you notice slightly better braking with no fade at hard braking at high speeds?



 

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Brakes are getting better, think they are bedded in now, managed to haul it down from 130mph today without fuss, better initial bite than standard.
Have to be careful from cold, as the EBC Red stuff ceramic pads are designed for fast road / track use, so a bit wooden when cold, but doesn;t take much to wake them up.
 

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I was just about to ask that about the redstuff. thas the same pads I have also on my drilled/slotted.
I havent noticed a huge difference when cold though. yea braking is a bit slow to start but after first few stops they are awsome.



 

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Next question is...........

Next upgrade.... do I improve the handling... or do I add more power...
Currently at 230bhp/350nm... could get that to 280bhp/440nm in about 15 mins with an ECU upgrade, or for very similar money I could upgrade to Full Eibach pro kit suspension, can't afford both at once :rolleyes:
Decisions decisions :(
 

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make it handle good then power it up!



 

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Ooops just spotted the replies :eek:

Exhaust is a hirsch p[erformance item, I managed to get a blinding deal on it, so paid about a third of retail on it, not sure if Hirsch is available in the US yet? SAAB approved tuner.

Car is now 'complete', in addition to exhaust and brakes, added full eibach pro kit shocks and springs, 18" Hirsch 6 Spoke alloys, 3" downpipe with race cat, ECU upgrade with net results of 300bhp and 460nm of torque..
Need bigger brakes now B)
 
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