Squid's M30 project pictures

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Post by squid636 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:57 pm

Ok I got the brakes down this weekend. Took a lot longer than I expected because I cleaned up all of the hardware so it would look respectable with the new rotors. Here are some pics.

Before left rear

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Entire rear

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Cleaning it up

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The bling

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Post by squid636 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:26 pm

I almost forgot here is a business card if anyone is interested in getting the rotors and pads that are shown above. It is $195.00 plus shipping unless you pick it up like I did in LA.

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Post by yotis » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:25 pm

Wow that looks really good, mind if I ask a couple of questions? :)

1) Was the car on car stands while you did the rear brakes? or how did you have both brake mechanism off at the same time?
2) The rear pads you used, were they interchangable with other models ?
3) Roughly how long did it take you do the whole rear brakes?
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Post by DynastyF31 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:00 pm

Looks great. Diggn' the silver paint. I'm weary of drilled rotors... let me know if they hold up.
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Post by F31_Pilot » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:12 pm

DynastyF31 wrote:Looks great. Diggn' the silver paint. I'm weary of drilled rotors... let me know if they hold up.
"I'm weary of cross-drilled disc brake rotors." I second that too. But from experience... If they are just being used for the street(s) than it should hold up fine. But if your car see's serious track times, the outcome may be different. I have cracked cross-drilled disc brake rotors before and now I use the power slot slotted disc brake rotors. But then, it also depends on what type of brake pad compound you are using too(semi-metallic, ceramic, porterfied etc...)

P.S. BTW, In my opinion, $195.00 for all four cross-drilled and slotted disc brake rotors and brake pads is a great deal.

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Post by squid636 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:49 pm

yotis wrote:Wow that looks really good, mind if I ask a couple of questions? :)

1) Was the car on car stands while you did the rear brakes? or how did you have both brake mechanism off at the same time?
2) The rear pads you used, were they interchangable with other models ?
3) Roughly how long did it take you do the whole rear brakes?
1) Yes the car was on stands for first the front then the rear brakes.
2) I am not sure if you can use the rear pads on different models or not. When I ordered them it all came in a prepackaged set on Ebay.
3) It took me about 6 hours to do the rear brakes. I could of done it in about 2 hours or less but I had painted the calipers after cleaning them and that took the most time.
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Post by squid636 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:53 pm

As far as the durability of the rotors I dont plan on using this car for serious racing. If I do have any type of problem though the guy I got them through seemed to be really concerned about making sure that I was happy so I will call him up first. I really recommend him because even though he had a problem with his supplier he drove all over LA last friday to make sure that I was able to get my parts on time. I will replace all my rotors and drums with his parts when they need upgraded on my other vehicles.

P.S. If you only want the slotted rotors the guy told me that he does that too for the same price. You cant beat it.
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Post by sLiDeWaYs » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:16 pm

im using cross drilled only rotors in front. cant complain they cool down nicley and dont cause me any problems. +1 for detailed pics.
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Post by squid636 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:21 am

I went on Ebay like so many of you and got the shocks for the trunk. When they arrived I was shocked to see that they are not going to bolt on. Apparently I am missing a part from the trunk that they attach to. If anyone has this part lying around PM me a quote on how much you want for it. Here is a pic of what my trunk looks like. Thanks.

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Post by brewster240 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:27 pm

only the convertibles use the lift struts.

the hardtop uses torsion bars, thats what the rods are that go accross the trunk, under the rear package tray.
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Post by squid636 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:41 pm

I posted about this before in another spot on here and this is the response that I received with a pic.
Jherndo wrote:I got real bad news for you. You are missing a piece on both sides, which attaches to the metal bar on the underside of the trunk, the one where your trunk light is attached. The real bad news is that those pieces should actually be welded into place so even if you find replacement pieces off a parts car your going to have a hell of a time removing them and then reattaching them. I'll include a picture of the actual piece your looking for. (This is on a vert and has had these replaced already so it might look a little different)

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For reference that picture is taken from the center looking at the right side, the small black bar is the trunk shock/strut and the thick black bar that it is attached to is the piece you appear to be missing.
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What wheels are those?

Post by econut » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:15 am

Trying to upgrade my 92 M30 wheels-yours look like Maxxim's. What size and offset are they?
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Post by squid636 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:26 pm

They are the original wheels that came with the vehicle.
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