Another Essex Ap brake kit review - S2KI Honda S2000 Forums

S2000 Racing and Competition The S2000 on the track and Solo circuit. Some of the fastest S2000 drivers in the world call this forum home.

Another Essex Ap brake kit review


Old 11-12-2012, 04:27 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Another Essex Ap brake kit review

Hi all, this is my first time posting a review. Pardon me if I did not do a good job, but I must do this to give credit to URGE for bringing this kit to the s2k community. I have installed this kit for two months and recently I have the chance to test out this kit on a local track. All I can say that the reviews given by 99SH and pboi are true about this excellent brake kit. Installation is a breeze as the instructions are clear and illustrated. I did not remove the brake dust shield as I have brake ducts.

On my first trackday with this kit, I used C300 front and S100 rear pads. The bite on the front is tremendous. I can feel myself lunging forward when braking hard. There is no fade after a 20-25 min session of hard braking and lapping. I could have continued lapping if not for my hot oil temp. However, I feel that the rears are not biting hard enough and on some occasions causing imbalance to the rear. I have ordered C300 rears which may solve this problem.

On my second trackday, I decided to swap out my C300 front for S100 front. All I can say that the S100 did not gave me the confidence to brake late. I will just use S100 for street use. With this combination of front and rear s100 pads, the car somewhat feel more balance going into the corner.

On the whole, the Essex brake kit delivers what it promises. I am not going to repeat the advantages URGE posted on their website. What is not mentioned is the excellent customer service provided by URGE. They are prompt in replying to any queries and very honest with their products. I will definitely deal with them again.
Sorry for the lack of photos. Will try to sort this out.
onara77 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:42 PM
Urge's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: TX
Posts: 2,353
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts

Thank you for the review. Just wanted to see how they were doing after more track days?
You seem to prefer the Ferodo pads?
Urge is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Sponsor S2000 Suspension, Brake and Handling Deals
10-07-2017 01:08 AM
S2000 Racing and Competition
11-23-2015 08:56 PM
S2000 Racing and Competition
03-26-2015 05:41 AM
S2000 Racing and Competition
09-28-2014 10:29 PM
S2000 Brakes and Suspension
10-29-2013 07:53 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:33 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: