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Blackcoog

Hard-core CEG'er
Joined
Nov 14, 2000
Messages
1,998
Location
Mounds View, MN, USA
I'm not sure if anyone here runs a Baer kit but I found one major issue with that kit. The fricken rotors are drilled too large for the lug holes so when you give it gas and then hit the brakes the rotors shift slightly and clunk on the lugs. It has happened for years and has always pissed me off. I thought it was a suspension arm making noise but I couldn't track it down. The rim bolts on and pinches the rotors but they still slip and clunk under braking. I ran a drill bit through the rotors and the hub and put a centering pin in each along with a retaining clip on the back side to hold the pin in. The clunk is finally gone! Woohoo! I also had the car aligned and it drives great now.
 

Redlineracer12

Addicted CEG'er
Joined
Apr 26, 2004
Messages
5,538
Location
Twin Cities, MN
Wow. For a high end brake kit that is rather embarrassing. Nice work, amazing what a solid car with no clunks can feel like after living with them for a long time. :)
 

Redlineracer12

Addicted CEG'er
Joined
Apr 26, 2004
Messages
5,538
Location
Twin Cities, MN
Had to gut the catalytic converter in my BAT SS y-pipe, seems a large chunk of it had broke loose and was rattling around in there. Made my car sound like a huge pile for a couple weeks until I couldn't tolerate it any longer. Added a little bit of volume and rasp at higher RPM, but doesn't sound too bad. I checked the old BAT site is still up, but they don't list the y pipe anymore. Going to rock it like this for a while, but the exhaust sure stinks.

Rolled over 60,000 miles about a week ago :O
 

contourkid

CEG'er
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
298
Location
Nevada, Iowa
I have been lurking through the forums, and I must say, I do miss having an svt. Been on the look out for a 3l for a time. Still looking.

Tyler
 

Jaybird

Veteran CEG'er
Joined
Jan 28, 2007
Messages
943
I have been lurking through the forums, and I must say, I do miss having an svt. Been on the look out for a 3l for a time. Still looking.

Tyler

I'm feeling the itch again too and have been actively searching for another 100 mile-a-day commuter. An SVT would be ideal, but would consider a clean low mile SE w/V6 ~ 5 speed.

I still have my insane stock of spare Contour/Mystique parts stashed in the attic of my garage.
 

CSVT#49

Addicted CEG'er
Joined
May 28, 2004
Messages
6,765
Location
Andover, MN
Hey I'll just throw this out there for all the MN/WI peeps. When my house gets built I'll have a party in my shop for all the CEG'ers fingers crossed this will happen in the next 4-5 months. Maybe at that point some of you can help put the rest of my car together haha.
 

blu_fuz

New Member Classroom vulture
Joined
Sep 25, 2002
Messages
16,018
Location
Waupun, WI
Hey I'll just throw this out there for all the MN/WI peeps. When my house gets built I'll have a party in my shop for all the CEG'ers fingers crossed this will happen in the next 4-5 months. Maybe at that point some of you can help put the rest of my car together haha.



I will be there.
 
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