The thrust sensors are the pressure sensors that plug into the TMC itself. Item 10 on the diagram below. (sorry for any confusion, I was quoting ETKA/VAGCAT directly).
For the sake of ease of conversion, getting the whole unit (sensors, TMC, and reservoir) as one piece is probably the easiest approach.
With regards to the ARBs, I've got an R32 23mm front ARB coming from technique over on the R32oc forum, and was looking at something to match with it. The Whiteline rear ARB is 24mm, so should be quite a reasonable partner. Maybe a touch of oversteer, but nothing major. Given the small difference, I'd be reasonably surprised if I noticed it even if I get any.
@PokerProTDI150: Looking at Tarox pads at the mo. Have you had the Stradas before? Regardless, I'm tempted by the Corsas. How do they compare with normal fast road pads? (everyday/fast road, rather than fast road/track like the Corsas).
Hi bud i have never used tarox before, i decided to try them when i learnt that there was a race class in the VAG trophy race series that all cars run 312mm front 256mm rear standard calipers but with tarox discs and pads ..... they drive hard as possible for x amount of laps with no brake fade.
I ordered Corsa pads and F2000 discs .... because i plan to do some track days in the nr future. If i was not going on track i would of probably just tried Strada.
The only uprated discs and pads i have used so far were EBC redstuff pads with EBC drilled and grooved discs on a 2001 subaru turbo ..... they were shite.
I have been on them all ... rear axle bushes been on worn standards, new standards, LCR axle bushes .. finaly to super-pro rear axle bushes. If i was you i would skip the rest and go straight to super-pro's.
I did the same for control arms, i ran them in all specs .... standard arms standard bushes, to standard arms with r32 solid bushes, to r32 arms with standard r32 bushes, to r32 arms with defcon inserts front bush + super-pro caster adjuster bush rear.
If you want maximum comfort but better than standard then go for LCR top mounts, LCR axle bushes and standard r32 bushes in the r32 arms. Personaly i would just go straight to super-pro as they are still plenty comfy enough but give the best handling.
I run LCR top mounts as they last me 3 x as long as standard top mounts .... i have some 034 motorsport top mounts to try next ... they are still rubber but even stiffer than LCR mounts.
I was leaning towards getting all SuperPro... I think you've just cemented that (still deciding on top mounts, though).
With regards to the control arms, I'm guessing thr caster correction bushes are going to be pretty much essential, right? Is the defcon insert bush superior to a polybush? I'll admit that I haven't really looked at the defcons.
Final thing... the subframe mount bushes are solid/metal, right?
I have no quickrack atm to check pn against. A bit of online googling should confirm what it is.
There is 3 type of super-pro wishbone rear bush ... one with the hole in the middle .... one with offset hole for caster adjustment .... and one with caster adjustment and "anti lift" (2 extra poly washers).
I run the super-pro caster bush atm. I already have some super-pro caster and anti lift to try next .... probably wont even feel the difference.
I would not say the caster bush is needed, or the defcon. The biggest improvement was moving from standard arms to cast arms, regardless what bushes were in them.
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