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Old 09-29-2012, 10:36 PM
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Ok so I finally managed to get a chance to install and track this awesome caliper kit.
I must say all the instructions were very clear and was a very simple easy install. I like some others have also left the dust shields in, mainly just to save me time as it is alot more work to take them off... I am lazy haha.
I've got a few sets of wheels for my S and they all managed to clear this Essex kit with ease,
17x8.5 +30 CE28N
17x9 +22 TE37
18x9 +28 BBS LM



So I got the brake setup installed with the AP Racing C300 race pads. The brake setup is a bit noisy, but with that said I do love the noise of the floating rotors rattling away. The C300 pads are quite noisy on the streets, If your car gets alot of attention, this will just increase that. Living in a city where police love to screw motorists over , I did find the pad squeal a bit too loud for the streets. I often opted to using the handbrake to slow down to a stop to avoid the attention/squealing.

So last month headed down to the local track, where I got to really test these bad boys out, and what can I say. They do deliver as promised, I had no brake fade, pedal pressure felt firm through out the 12-15min sessions we had throughout the day. Once the pads got up to temp, the squealing went away and the brakes were biting hard! As I got more confident in the brakes i found myself braking later and later every session. With my oem brakes i found myself braking very early at the 1st marker. With the ap setup I ended up finding a sweet spot between the last 2markers where it stopped perfectly on time everytime.
At the end of the day the pedal pressure was still as firm as when I first installed them. I find myself wanting/needing a proper harness to secure myself more tightly as I did feel like i was being thrown forward at some of the harder braking corners.

Hopefully I get a chance to attend another trackday next month where I can further test these out. =)

heres some pics from the day.


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Car looks amazing! Moon rock metallic?

Thanks for the review, S100 pad in the mail.
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The BBK looks very proper on your setup. The moon rock metallic as well also works beautifully with what you got. Definite props to you good sir.
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Great googley-moogley...that is one seriously gorgeous car! I'm glad the brakes are working so well for you. Enjoy!

I'm also glad you realize that these are racing brakes. They're optimized for chasing apices, not groceries.
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Haha thanks guys!
Can't wait to get out on track again soon.
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Dedicated track S2000? Lol
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lol. what .......its not even close.. Daily poser car haha .
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That's what Urge linked it as
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