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  2. As modern cars get more sophisticated, so do their braking systems. Many braking systems now features clips, shims, gaskets, and even sensors, all geared towards better braking and vehicle safety. Bendix supplies all that is required for a straightforward, fuss free installation. When you open a box of Bendix brake pads, you may find additional parts in there, other than just brake pads. These items may be shims, backing plates, bolts, sensors or clips. All of these are important to ensure that your brakes are quiet, long lasting and perform at its utmost best. Brake Sensors If your vehicle has brake sensors, Bendix supplies the most popular sensors with the brake pads, for a fuss free, bolt in solution. The Bendix brake sensor is designed to be plug and play, and directly replaces the OEM sensor. The new sensor will include all the grommets, hooks or clips for easy installation. Some vehicles may share the same brake pads, but require different brake sensors. For the right brake sensor to suit your vehicle, contact your nearest Bendix stockist for more information. Brake Clips Some cars’ brake calipers use pins, clips or springs to hold in the brake pads. These accessories are often exposed to heat, dirt, liquids and other environmental stress, causing them to lose their tension and shape due to metal fatigue. This can cause the brake pads to become loosely held in the brake caliper, and cause noise under braking. Bendix supplies brand new clips and springs that are made to OEM exact measurements, for a perfect fit every time where required. Old clips may have rust, be out of shape, or just do not function as well as new ones, so it’s advisable to replace them alongside brake pads. Brake Caliper Bolts While not as common as springs, clips and wear sensors, some cars have brake caliper bolts that require replacing after removal. Bendix has researched and made replacement bolts where required. The bolts come with thread locking fluid already applied for easy installation. Brake Pad Shims Pad shims on everyday passenger cars help reduce noise by providing a barrier between the brake pad and the caliper. The shim prevents small vibrations that build up to annoying noises when the brakes are applied. Bendix’s brake pad carbon steel shims are coated with black fibre reinforced rubber, and are designed to absorb vibrations and prevent brake noise. The shims are known as Fibre Impregnated Rubber Shims (FIRS). The strong steel shim and rubber coating are engineered to last the lifetime of the brake pads. In Bendix’s high performance brake pad, the Street Road Track, the shim is made from carbon steel, with nitrile rubber coating on both sides. The unique formulation is designed for quieter performance braking, vibration insulation, and longevity. It’ll take high pressures and high temperatures easily, meaning drivers can perform hard braking without fade for much longer, and with more consistent brake pedal feel. Brake pad shims also prevents heat transmission from the brake pad to the caliper and its components. Brake performance and longevity is increased when heat is blocked from affecting brake system components such as fluid, lubricant and moving parts. Bendix coated shims perform this task much better than normal, ordinary metal shims. For more information on Bendix ancillary solutions, click HERE. To follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and news, click HERE.
  3. 5 Iconic Australian Road Trips

    Flying may be a quicker way to get from one destination to another, but nothing beats a good road trip in Australia. Here are five of our favourite trips. 1. Tasmania’s East Coast Winding North from Hobart to Launceston, this stretch of road takes in some of Tasmania’s most breathtaking scenery and passes some of the world’s most pristine attractions such as Freycinet National Park. This particular route heads further north to Scottsdale, where enthusiastic drivers will enjoy a challenge through Sideling Pass. As always in Tassie there’s plenty of wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled. Explore Tassie's East Coast 2. Great Ocean Road One of the most iconic roads in Australia, Victoria’s Great Ocean road provides some of the most breathtaking scenery on offer Down Under. Although some parts have been slowed down for the tourist crowd, there’s still plenty of good driving roads that brim crumbling cliffs and pristine coastline. Take in Victoria's seaside 3. Nullabor Plain A huge drive, the Nullarbor is the quintessential Aussie outback track that will sear its image into the back of your memory sockets. Technically starting at Ceduna in South Australia and ending in Norseman, WA the treeless expanse of country between is dotted with emus, camels, roadhouses, Australia’s longest straight stretch of road (the famous ’90 Mile Straight’) and not much else. Take on the Nullabor! 4. Alpine Way Perhaps best tackled when outside of the coldest months, this road through some of Australia’s most picturesque alpine range provides endless entertainment for keen drivers. The loop from Jindabyne to Khancoban continues back onto itself via Australia’s highest town and our biggest hydro scheme – quite a feat to behold. Take to Alpine Way 5. Cape Tribulation The trip to Cape Tribulation can start anywhere as far north as Cairns but to take in the most beauty that Queensland offers, it’s best commenced from Brisbane. Towards Cape Tribulation the road joins two world heritage sites - the Wet Tropics Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. The road itself is nothing short of stunning as its tucks alongside coastal rocks and passes over lush seaside mountains. Drive Brisbane to Cape Tribulation What’s on your road trip destination bucket list? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  4. Buy 3 and get the 4th tyre FREE*. Available on Bridgestone Ecopia car or SUV tyres and Potenza performance tyres. Engineered for Performance With incredible responsiveness and high speed stability, Potenza tyre gives you the ultimate driving experience. The Bridgestone Ecopia range can save you fuel without compromising on safety or comfort. Promotion is valid from 1/12/2017 to 31/12/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
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  6. Hi Paul.

    Please check PM re ABS kit

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      xsesiv

      Thanks, just saw your PM and sent you a reply. If you could send me your post code I'll organize a freight cost for you.

      Regards,

      Paul.

  7. Two of the most common reasons to measure a disc pad are: Pad identification; and pad wear checking. This bulletin will discuss some important concepts for each of these tasks. Pad Identification is a crucial step in any brake job, particularly now when some vehicles can be fitted with several different brake options and vehicle owners have greater access to aftermarket brake upgrade kits. The brake fitter needs to confirm that the new pads are the same part as the old pads. Sometimes a visual inspection, or back-to-back comparison of the pads is enough to identify a difference, other times when the pad shape is the same a couple of simple measurements will verify the part. Pad Wear checking is a most useful tool, not just to show when to change the pads, but to pick indicators of problems throughout the vehicles braking system. A. Measuring for Pad Identification The key features of a pad needed to identify it are Shape, Length, Width and Thickness. The Bendix website and latest Bendix printed catalogue give the information required for positive pad identification. The below example of a DB1152 for the Nissan 300ZX shows how to measure a pad that has additional accessories fitted. The Pad Length is the total length of the Backing Plate and Friction Material not including any overhanging clips. In the example measure from the left edge of the Backing Plate to the right edge of the Backing Plate not including the Wear Sensor. The Pad Width is the total width of the Backing Plate and Friction Material not including any overhanging clips. In the example the pad is measured from the bottom edge of the Backing Plate to the top edge of the Backing Plate not including the Anti-Rattle Clip. On some pads the shim on the backing plate wraps around the ends of the pad increasing its effective length, shown below in red on DB1295. In these cases the Pad Length is the total length of the Backing Plate including Shim. The Bendix Website and Bendix Catalogue have a section that shows what the disc pad set consists of, including the measurements. Read the measurements as Length x Width x Thickness. Note some sets have different size pads in them, in this case both pad sizes will be shown. The Pad Thickness is the total thickness from the flat surface of the Backing Plate to the flat surface of the Friction Material. This exaggerated example shows all the common features found on the Backing Plate surface and the Friction Material surface, this is a made-up example just for demonstration purposes, thankfully there are no real pads that are this complex. Remove any clipon shims before measurement, but where Shims or Gaskets are attached to the back of the Backing Plate include them in the thickness measurement. B. Measuring Pad Wear During the braking process the friction material and brake rotor absorb large amounts of heat. The friction material also acts as an insulating barrier to slow the heat transfer to the brake caliper and other components. As the pads wear there is less friction material so more of the heat is transferred to other components. It is recommended that the brake pads be replaced when there is less than 3mm of friction material remaining. Note the position of each pad as you take them out of the brake caliper, also note any broken spring clips or shims that come out. Measure each pad at several positions along its length. In many cases the jaws of your measuring caliper can reach right across the width of the pad. Pads that wear unevenly can show a taper when measured. In extreme cases this can be seen during the measurement process. Check the variation in thickness along the length of the pad and across the width of the pad. There is normally a small taper along the length of the pad as the rotor tries to drag the pad in the direction it is turning. Some of the high performance multi-piston calipers now use different diameter pistons to try to counteract this affect. Differences in thickness in a single pad of more than 0.5 mm can indicate a problem with the caliper, requiring a caliper service, recondition or replacement. Even if the pads have worn evenly with no taper they can still tell a story. The differences in thickness between pads can also indicate caliper problems. Some examples are: Outer pads worn more than inner pads in a single piston floating caliper can indicate the floating caliper is binding on its slides either through excessive wear or lack of lubrication, so after a brake application the piston retracts but the outer pad is still held in contact with the disc. To help prevent binding, always clean the caliper slides with Bendix Brake Cleaner, and lubricate with Bendix Brake Lubricant. Wear of both pads on one side of the vehicle could indicate the piston is unable to retract, possibly due to corrosion or a damaged rubber piston boot. If the piston is unable to retract, both the pads will be left contacting the disc after each brake application causing rapid wear, the driver may experience the vehicle pulling to the damaged side for a while after the brakes are released. In extreme cases of piston binding the piston may not be able to move at all, causing the opposite wheel to do much more of the braking, wearing its pads prematurely and potentially causing the vehicle to pull to one side during braking. To help prevent corrosion, always bleed plenty of the old heat affected brake fluid out during a brake job and top up with quality Bendix brake fluid. For more information on Bendix brakes, cleaners and other ancillary solutions, click HERE. To follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and news, click HERE.
  8. Nov 2017. 2 kits in stock. Cheers, ivan
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    Thanks for that Mark, much appreciated mate.
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    We don't have spark plugs at this time. We focus on products we produce however we may add other products later.
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    G'day Mark, I've looked around on your site for spark plugs, but; no joy. Wondering what you may sell for the IX. Much appreciated thanks mate. Cheers Steve
  12. ToyotaFest - It’s one of the biggest and best organized single make meets anywhere in Australia. Thanks to a passionate team of members and moderators from the massive Toymods forum, the annual Toyotafest has been going on strong for 14 years! The meet is so well known it attracts interstate visitors, car fans, as well as owners of rare Toyotas (yes, they exist!). Castle Hill Toyota played the gracious host this year, by opening their multilevel car parks for Toyota owners to show off their pride and joy. Toyota Sports 800 If there was an archetype for a Japanese, affordable, rear wheel drive sports car, surely the Toyota Sports 800 must be it. It’s one of the first Japanese sports cars ever made, with Japanese characteristics that we take for granted today. The entire chassis, frame, even the seats were made from aluminium so it only weigh 580kg. To make full use of the flat two 800cc carburetted engine, Toyota’s designers refined the design for better aerodynamics, resulting in the classic, rounded, and instantly recognizable face of the 800. With only 3,131 units built, and an estimated 10% surviving, it’s highly unlikely for anyone to see it in the flesh. Lucky for us, Al’s fully restored Sports 800 graced Toyotafest with its presence, allowing many who has never seen one in real life get an up close and personal look. Al’s passion for all things Toyota led him to this rare find in Japan. The mint example here is one of two Sports 800 in Australia. As the owner of Al Palmer Repairs, he specializes in Toyotas and is well known for his collection of rare Toyotas. It’s the ancestor from the likes of 2000GT, Celica, 86 GT and the LFA came from. Corolla Levin GT Apex 1984 It’s the car (or twin of the car) that launched a million dreaming drifters worldwide. Initial D popularized the hero’s car, the Toyota Corolla Trueno GT Apex so much so that what was to be relegated as another funky Toyota relic, is now in demand and hugely respected everywhere. Jesse’s own AE86 has a similar story; he loves drifting, and his Levin has modifications to get it sideways anywhere, anytime and in control. The instantly recognizable silhouette is enhanced with a Vertex bodykit, and sits on top of Work Equip 01s front and SSR Formula Mesh rear. Motive power is provided by a more modern silvertop 4AGE 20V. Rebuilt with forged bits for reliability, a Haltech Sprint 500 ECU coaxes max power to it. Between the rear wheels sits a TRD 2 way LSD with a 4.77 final drive, to make the full use of the high revving, naturally aspirated 20V. Finally, a Stewart Wilkins hydro hand brake allows Jesse to initiate gutter to gutter drifts with a simple yank of the level. Toyota Supra JZA70 Daniel’s Toyota Supra JZA70 is packing a very big secret under that massive bonnet. Sporting the familiar ‘banana bunch’ intake manifold, the Holden 5L V8 lurking in the engine bay confused many people with the deceptive Toyota badged rocker cover. The strange plates begin to make sense now. Many assumed it’s the legendary 1UZ-FE V8 from Toyota’s luxury barges, but no, this is simply a rebuilt 308 ripped from a Holden Commodore. It’s sporting an STA supercharger as well, making some hefty power. Making sure the Holden heart work hand in hand with Toyota’s electronics is a Haltech ECU and dash cluster. The subtle body kit features a one off custom lip, GTR N1 vents on either side, and the whole body has been resprayed and rubbed back meticulously by its owner. And finally, it’s finished off with a set of 20in FR Simmons. Lexus ISF The Lexus ISF is Toyota’s take on the European Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, BMW M3, and Audi RS4 sedan beasts. The ISF is equipped with a 5L V8, that’s been touched by Yamaha to produce 311kW, all directed to the rear wheels. Aidan’s ISF is modified to be simple yet effective show stopper. The factory widened guards of the ISF are filled up with Rotiform KPS wheels, measuring 20 x 10.5in rear and 9.5in up front. Instead of opting for coilovers and have its cruising ability ruined, Aidan opted for the more expensive setup of airbag suspension. The ability to go as low as possible while raising itself up to avoid humps and driveways is immeasurable. It also warms Aidan’s heart when onlookers stop, stare and take pictures of the ISF parked and on its guts. The Joe Z carbon tipped exhausts help announce his arrival and departure, should you miss the sight of him rolling in decked on the floor. Corolla KE30 This bright blood orange Corolla is a very well-known car in the Toyota and Australian automotive scene. Jason bought it as a rust bucket in 2001, and with a vision in his head, started working on it. Fast forward 10 years, and the KE30 was finally road ready. Trends may have come and gone then, but Jason’s creation is timeless with its outrageous attention to detail, ingenuity, and all round effort. All the rust has been fixed, then the engine bay, rain gutters, aerials, and moulds has been smoothed over for the orange glassy look. The venerable 4-AGE lives under the bonnet, and powers the rear wheels through a T50 gearbox and a Chrysler Lancer differential. Inside, the stock old seats were replaced with Ford Laser TX3 seats, and the interior was decked out in purple vinyl. Custom door trims, handmade billet dash, gear shifter and hand brake enhance the wow factor inside. Jason loves taking it out to shows, and has won over 70 trophies in total. He’s even done the threepeat at Toyotafest, winning the Car of Show award for 3 years, from 2011 to 2013! Crown 1969 Definitely one of the most unique cars at Toyotafest, Dave’s Corona oozes character and style. The 1970s NASCAR inspired paintwork, widened 15in steelies and period correct decals just stops everyone in their tracks. It has an interesting story too. Dave procured the Corona from a mate, who imported this from Papau New Guinea. The uncommon front end was never available here in Australia, and the A-pillar mirrors were also rare. The square, American muscle car design suits Dave’s NASCAR theme to a tee. The hand painted Crown logo and drawing sets it apart from all the clean, restored, or modified Toyotas. The super low, negative offset wheels are tucked right into the guards, for that awesome shakotan look. Inside it’s been left mostly stock, except for the colourful Mexican blanket covering the rear seats. The rear parcel shelf has also been re-trimmed, with old school, technicolour Star Wars comic covers. All in all, it’s a unique build that really speaks volumes about its owner! Celica TA22 Rome wasn’t built in a day, and was this Celica. In fact, Adam has been working on his pride and joy TA22 for over 20 years! It has gone through many different setups, but it seems like the Celica is approaching its final form. The sleek, pony car has been transformed into a quarter mile smashing machine. A forged 20V 4AG-ZE with a Garrett GT3540 sends 350hp through a two speed, manualized and transbrake PowerGlide to the massive rear wheels. To get the power down to the ground, 17 x 12in wide FR Simmons sit in the tubbed rear end, which now consists of Strange rear coilovers, a VK Commodore BTR differential with 35 spline axles, and attachments for a parachute and wheelie mounts. Adam doesn’t hold back on safety, as its run down the 400m at Sydney Dragway netted a 10.9 second pass, with potential to go even faster. Adam already has a new engine lined up, but we’ll keep it under wraps as his Celica continues to evolve. 86 GTS The new Toyota 86 GTS is really only a Toyota in spirit, as it is considered the successor to the much beloved Corolla Levin/Trueno AE86. Beautifully balanced, rear wheel drive, lightweight and with a 2L engine that loves revs, it is a worthy successor. However, it is also heralded as the next hero sports car for aftermarket parts. Nearly everything can be modified on the 86 GTS, and Kurt, the owner of this particular one, couldn’t resist. The now ubiquitous body lines have been upgraded with the more aggressive TRD kit. 18in lightweight Rays TE37SL wheels fill the arches, and its fantastic road holding ability upgraded with a Tein Flex Z kit. In the engine bay, a turbocharger kit from Tunehouse sits aft of the flat four, delivering 200rwKW with just 7 pounds of pressure. Bringing the boom in the rear is a full exhaust from Blitz, with massive quad tips filling up the rear bumper recesses. Kurt has taken the 86 to the track, and plans to go more often, while slowly upping the power even more. For updates and news visit our Facebook page To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  13. Buy 3 and get the 4th tyre FREE*. Available on Bridgestone Potenza, Ecopia, Turanza, or Supercat tyres. Engineered for Performance With incredible responsiveness and high speed stability, Potenza tyre gives you the ultimate driving experience. The Bridgestone Ecopia range can save you fuel without compromising on safety or comfort. Superior safety and comfort. Developed with luxury touring in mind, the Turanza Serenity Plus is focussed on improving ride comfort without sacrificing handling. Excellent value performer. A proven performer in Australia and a mid-level touring tyre that has been engineered to deliver low road noise, long tyre life and safe handling in wet and dry conditions. Promotion is valid from 30/10/2017 to 30/11/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  14. PM me your measurements and I will ask my machine guy.
  15. Any chance of getting a modification to the hat? Looking at the evo x full floating, but would like a different centre bore diameter. If so, wpukd this cost any extra. Thanks in advance, luke.
  16. Buy 3 and get the 4th tyre FREE*. Available on Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres, Firestone or Supercat passenger vehicle, SUV or light van tyres. Superior safety and comfort. Developed with luxury touring in mind, the Turanza Serenity Plus is focussed on improving ride comfort without sacrificing handling. Always dependable. Firestone tyres have been time-tested consistently for passenger car, SUV and commercial vehicles, delivering dependable and reliable quality. Excellent value performer. A proven performer in Australia and a mid-level touring tyre that has been engineered to deliver low road noise, long tyre life and safe handling in wet and dry conditions. Promotion is valid from 1/10/2017 to 29/10/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  17. Get up to $100 cash back when you buy 4 Bridgestone Dueler Tyres.Promotion is valid from 1/10/2017 to 29/10/2017.Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  18. A long-time fan of Bridgestone tyres, Cameron Bell has managed to get one of the first few sets of Potenza RE-71R fitted to his Honda NSX. Here’s his impression after his first track day with the RE-71R at Sydney Motorsport Park. Many times in the past when looking to replace tyres, I have looked at various makes and models of tyres on international websites and had always been disappointed to find out that they aren’t available locally. Well, finally one of the tyres have become available – the Bridgestone RE-71R. I was lucky enough to try them out at Sydney Motorsport Park fitted to my 1991 Honda NSX. This tyre is an “Extreme Performance Summer” road tyre. Basically, think of it as the closest thing to a semi-slick or R-compound tyre without being quite as compromised when used on the street. The tyre has large central tread grooves so it is quite capable in the wet. I was also really impressed with how quiet these are on the road. I had the tyres fitted up locally in Tamworth and headed towards Sydney on the fresh set of RE-71Rs. Something that stood out to me on the highway was how direct the initial turn-in feels. Almost zero tread squirm and a very natural feel and feedback through the steering. It is confidence inspiring and very good considering the tyres hadn’t even scuffed in yet! I used the first track session to get a bit of a feel for the car and tyres, as well as finding my lines. It had been a while since I had last been out on SMSP. After an easy out-lap, I started to push the car a little harder through some turns and wow. The grip levels and steering feedback were already impressive and I hadn’t even scratched the surface of what these tyres can do. After pitting in, the tyre pressures were about 3-4psi too high. So I dropped them to around ~30psi hot in preparation for session 2. About half a lap into session 2, the extra grip from the drop in tyre pressure was obvious. These RE-71R tyres just grip and grip and grip! It seriously felt like a sticky set of R-comp tyres were fitted. If I didn’t already know that these were a street tyre before going out on track I wouldn’t have believed it at this point. The turn-in felt sharp and predictable, the mid-corner feel was awesome and almost no steering corrections were required once set in the corner. It was simply brilliant. The RE-71R has a stiff sidewall which is really evident by how the tyres feel even at the lower pressures. Session 3 was a longer session allowing me to run around 8 hard laps before coming back in. I couldn’t believe that the tyre didn’t go ‘off’ or become greasy like basically every other street tyre I have taken on track before. These tyres feel like the grip level and stability is maintained even after pushing pretty hard for 7-8 laps. I was starting to find the limits of my brakes before the tyres feel like they were losing any performance. On my trip back to Tamworth I got to test the RE-71R in the rain. There was some heavy rain and the road surface had some standing water which the RE-71R had no issue at all with dispersing. Usually, I would be quite nervous in the same conditions on an R-comp semi slick tyre, as I have encountered hydroplaning before in similar conditions. I found the tyre noise interesting in that smooth sections of hot mix tarmac, it made a noise similar to duct tape being peeled off. Not really noticeable unless the window was down, but interesting nonetheless! Otherwise, the noise from the RE-71R is not unbearable, as it is more of a low-frequency noise and not intrusive. Despite pushing them in corners, I couldn’t make them squeal at all as you’ll see from my in-car video below. The NSX can be a tricky car on the limit. With its neutral handling behaviour, it can transition rapidly into oversteer with little warning. This only occurred once or twice in my 4 sessions on track, mainly due to me provoking the car by getting on the throttle hard out of turn 2. Even when the slide began it was very progressive and easy to manage, I was impressed. With around 1,500km on these tyres now, I can confidently say that these are the highest performing street tyre I have driven on. The only thing left to assess is their lifespan! I’ll be sure to follow up with a progress report on how they are wearing as they get a few more kilometres on them. For more in car track footage, check out the video below! For more information on the Potenza RE-71R, click HERE. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  19. The Subaru Impreza WRX has been a mainstay of the Australian automotive scene for 20 years. The latest WRX debuted in 2014, taking a gigantic leap in terms of looks, driveability and capabilities. Featuring an all new turbocharged, 2-litre, 197kW boxer engine, a brand new chassis with a longer wheelbase, as well as a CVT (continuously variable transmission) option for the first time, the WRX is determined to burnish its reputation as an everyday performance sedan.The Bridgestone Potenza RE003 is perfectly suited to the new WRX, offering incredible grip to match the clever symmetrical all-wheel drive system, while providing decent thread wear and road noise levels for everyday useability.For more information on the Potenza RE003, click HERE. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  20. Buy 3 and get the 4th tyres FREE*.Available on Firestone passenger vehicle, SUV or light van tyres, and Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 Tyres.Always dependable.Firestone tyres have been time-tested consistently for passenger car, SUV and commercial vehicles, delivering dependable and reliable quality.A fuel saving tyre solution.The EP100 is a tyre that truly reflects Bridgestone’s advanced technology and commitment to innovation with lower rolling resistance and improved fuel efficiency. Promotion is valid from 1/09/2017 to 30/09/2017.Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  21. Get up to $150* cash back when you buy 4 Bridgestone Potenza Tyres. 4 x 17” tyres and below = $100 cash back 4 x 18” tyres and above = $150 cash back Promotion is valid from 1/09/2017 to 30/09/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  22. Thanks the the info. This temp rating up to 1650 degrees Celsius is impressive. My old High temp brake grease (CRC) is only 600* F.
  23. Bendix's latest Ceramasil Brake Lubricant is formulated to provide longer lasting lubrication and protection on brake components. Check out our video on why sufficient brake lubrication is important for quiet, long lasting brakes. For more information on Bendix brakes, cleaners and other ancillary solutions, click HERE. To follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and news, click HERE.
  24. In June, Bridgestone provided two car enthusiasts a set of RE-71R tyres for review. It was a chilly morning as they, along with many other drivers, signed up for the monthly ARDC track day. Held on the Gardner GP circuit, it was extremely popular amongst bikers, professional racers, and track enthusiasts. Cameron Bell owns a 1991 Honda NSX and Matthew Everingham has a 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX. They arrived early and secured a garage space, with the tyres having been installed on their identical Rays Volk Racing CE28Ns during the week. The two cars couldn’t have provided more of a contrast. The NSX is the Japanese Ferrari; mid-engine, rear wheel drive, with a naturally-aspirated, screaming V6 ensconced in a lightweight aluminium chassis. It was even further perfected by F1 legend, Ayrton Senna. The Evolution IX on the other hand, was the 9th culmination of Mitsubishi’s World Rally Championship expertise. It has a very clever AWD system, a bulletproof, turbocharged two-litre engine, and massive Brembo brakes. The muscular sedan shape bulges with wide fenders, blistered bumpers, and that unmistakably massive rear wing. Out on the first session, Cameron and Matthew took it relatively easy, re-learning the Gardner GP track, and practising their lines. Soon it was over, and when the testers came back into the pits, tyre pressures were checked and chins were wagged. Cameron and Matthew were amazed at the initial grip levels of the Bridgestone RE-71Rs, and couldn’t wait to go all out on the 2nd session. With correct tyre pressure levels, Cameron and Matthew found the tyres to be awe-inspiring. “The adjustability and grip levels were extremely high, especially after I had dropped the tyre pressures to the correct level,” says Cameron. Matthew agreed, saying that the tyres felt even better in the 2nd session. On the 3rd session, Cameron was confidently overtaking other cars on the track, even around corners. Matthew closed the gaps on high horsepower cars around corners with ease. “I’ve pushed and pushed the tyres, and they still have more to give!” Matthew commented. Cameron agreed, saying that the tyres were also very communicative, giving him the confidence to choose different lines, passing other cars around the track easily. Both were excited for the fourth session so they can break their personal bests. Unfortunately, Matthew had to end his session early, due to cooked brakes. Despite that, he was very happy with the Bridgestone RE-71R experience, setting a new personal best time at the circuit. He was surprised that the Evolution IX’s Brembo brakes had given out before the tyres. Cameron was also highly satisfied with the tyres. “It feels more like an R-compound racing tyre than a 200 thread wear tyre,” he says, adding that the stiff sidewalls allowed him to gauge the NSX’s grip levels accurately. Both were very happy with the tyres, and would recommend them to any car enthusiasts who goes to track days regularly. Due to the specialised nature of this tyre, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71 is going to be initially available by order only. Customer orders are expected to take up to 4 months to fulfil. Follow us on social media: Bridgestone Australia Facebook Bridgestone Australia Website Bridgestone Australia YouTube
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  26. The final half of the year has started, and July’s EOMM kicked things off with a bunch of old school hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s! Some modern chart toppers were also featured, such as the Honda S2000 and the sadly discontinued Aussie made Holden Commodore ute. Read on to find out who got into July’s Cars of Bendix. Check out our exclusive video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDdjthCGDxg Datsun 260Z Sandy’s Datsun 260Z is the perfect tribute to the early days of Japanese motoring. Affectionately dubbed ‘RATSUN’, this 260Z oozes character from its weathered paint to its period-correct stickers. With a rebuilt L26 sitting beneath that sweeping bonnet line, this 260Z goes like stink and produces the kind of intoxicating exhaust note that only an L-Series engine can. To top the whole package off, this 260Z sits just right on a set of BC coilovers and SSR XR4 Longchamp wheels which suit the classic Japanese sports car perfectly. Nissan 180SX Type X Looking like it had rolled straight off the streets of Japan, Nathan’s genuine 180SX Type X turned more than a few heads. Rarity is a running theme with this 180SX, sporting the only Spirit Rei widebody kit here in Australia as well one of the last sets of 18 inch Work VS-KF wheels. The whole exterior package is tied together nicely with a custom hue of purple and finished off with flower petal graphics, paying homage to its homeland. It doesn’t stop at the exterior though; this 180SX reliably pumps out a healthy 300kW to the rear wheels. Subaru Impreza WRX Simplicity is key with Neilson’s 2013 Subaru WRX. Subtle exterior mods such as the STI front lip and rear wing and HT Auto side and rear lips compliment the widebody Rex’s already aggressive lines. Underneath the skin, Neilon’s WRX has been treated to a wide variety of parts straight from Japan. It sits just right on a set of Tein Super Street coilovers and nicely fitted semi-gloss black Gram Lights 57DR wheels. With supporting mods such as Tomei UEL headers, a custom ceramic-coated dump pipe, Kakimoto cat-back and HKS intake and blow-off valve, power is upped from factory, thanks to a tune from MSR. Mazda RX-7 FC3S Any RX-7 is a good RX-7, and the 4th generation that Lachlan picked up is no different. The sleek, oh-so-80s shape has been lowered on Work Meister S1 2 piece rims, and the outside paint has been given a refresh. The legendary 13B turbocharged rotary engine has also been given a freshen-up. Running a bigger turbo on 10PSI and bridgeporting the 13B, it sends an easy 310kW to the rear wheels on just a safe tune. That’s plenty of power for a P-plater! Holden Commodore SS VE Ute Troy Savage owns this extroverted Holden SS ute, which has been modified to be his business’ rolling billboard. The first thing you’d notice is the VF face lift front end, followed by the massive twin filters poking through the bonnet. Under the carefully customized bonnet lay a 6L V8, with a big lumpy cam, twin throttles and a Pro Automotive tune and makes a thunderous 400hp at the wheels. The special wrap and massive wheels grab all the attention too. Troy also tells us he’s running the Bendix Ultimate brake pads, and finds them really good! Cheers for the review, Troy! Honda S2000 Anthony’s Honda S2000 is cleanly modified, with select parts from the biggest Japanese brands. Starting with an AP2 facelift conversion, the updated front and rear lights are joined by a Voltex front bumper and carbon fibre lip, carbon side skirts, a colour coded Mugen hard top, and big, wide TE37SLs. The high strung factory engine breathes easier thanks to an Invidia exhaust and Injen intake. We also love the cheeky neons, a throwback to the Fast and Furious days. You can definitely hear AND see Anthony coming when he rocks up in his S2000. Mazda RX-3 We couldn’t believe our eyes when Omer pulled up in a mint Mazda RX-3! Looking like it’s been locked away in a time capsule, Omer’s RX-3 has actually been lovingly restored. He and his parents purchased the car from his uncle, who had tucked it away in his garage for the last 10 years. The old asthmatic 10A has been chucked in favour of a high revving 13B naturally aspirated rotary. The period correct Simmons wheels and the unmistakable shape of the RX-3 had many mature car enthusiasts running over to take a look. We can’t blame them, after all, the RX-3 was the definitive performance sports car in the 1970s! BMW 325i Daylan a.k.a. Day Day is crazy about BMW E30s, and his mates can testify to the amount and variety of E30s he has built over the last few years. This is his new project, and he’s determined to turn heads with its full on BBS build. Yep, that’s right, BBS does make a rare kit for the E30. Day Day has managed to hunt down a choice set of BBS wheels. In the meantime, he got the car up to scratch first before he gets the rest of the parts. Fully repainted in Lamborghini’s Grigrio gray, the interior is re-upholstered in sumptuous tan leather. The intercooler behind the front bar is a clue that this isn’t just a show pony; the 2.7l boosted and rebuilt motor chucks out 400hp at a drop of a hat! For more information about End of Month Meet and how to attend visit the Facebook page To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  27. What would i need for an EVO X. What are the prices delivered to 2233 NSW? Also, are you still doing a 4 x wiper offer?
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