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Old Aug 14, 2018, 10:51 AM
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Old Aug 14, 2018, 01:22 PM
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I decided to do X brakes over that because I wanted 18's. I'm sure the caliper is better than the stock brembo. Their rotors are awesome, and I like their pads too.
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Originally Posted by letsgetthisdone View Post
I decided to do X brakes over that because I wanted 18's. I'm sure the caliper is better than the stock brembo. Their rotors are awesome, and I like their pads too.

Are the pads actually decent? I was kinda bummed I'd have to pay extra for them, but if they are good pads, then that's different. My X calipers arrive today, so deciding if I want to get X rotors and stash the setup until I move to 18s or sell the X calipers and go this route. I assumed the RB stuff would still require 18s. Or at least wouldn't work with my 17" RPFs.

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It says they clear 17's. The rotor may be .5" larger than stock, but I'm guessing the caliper has a smaller profile that helps it fit better (per the fitment diagram, the caliper extends 7.2" from center). I'm sure it will still need a spacer, but I'm guessing it'll fit the barrel.

I have tried all of their pads up to the XT910 street compound. I haven't tried the track compounds, but they get good reviews. And based on my experience with their other compounds being quite good, I'm sure they're good. I've just been waiting for my ST43's to wear out to try them.
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This is exciting news.... when I get a chance I'll call to see if they would fit with RPF1's. I was looking at AP racing kit but $600 cheaper is significant
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Originally Posted by amn_suazo View Post
This is exciting news.... when I get a chance I'll call to see if they would fit with RPF1's. I was looking at AP racing kit but $600 cheaper is significant
My thoughts exactly.
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Old Aug 15, 2018, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by amn_suazo View Post
This is exciting news.... when I get a chance I'll call to see if they would fit with RPF1's. I was looking at AP racing kit but $600 cheaper is significant
If you scroll down the listing a bit you'll find their fitment guide that shows caliper dimensions: http://racingbrake.com/v/main/fitment/?pn=2155
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They suck, read this before you deal with these clowns.
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Old Aug 15, 2018, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Code Monkey
They suck, read this before you deal with these clowns.
That's tough because that is the only complaint I've seen. Everyone that runs racingbrake that I have talked to have said great things.
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Originally Posted by Code Monkey
They suck, read this before you deal with these clowns.
Have seen their 2pc rotors go 2yrs on an EvoX, only needed replaced due to being worn out. Street and track driving with Raybestos ST43's.

The single piece directional vane rotors saw 10 track days on my car. Being retired due to surface cracking I'm not ok with. Went to X brakes and have their 2pcs rotors for those now.

This seems like an isolated incident. And it's a racing part, so... There isn't really a warranty.

Also, your post indicates you never followed up. "Sent my rotors, never heard back..."
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I've only heard one bad experience from someone I know directly. He ordered a set of replacement rings for his rotors. They made him jump through hoops to get the hardware, though. I'm pretty sure they now come with hardware, maybe they didn't back then. Anyway, they wanted pictures and receipts to show he actually had their rotors. It took him two weeks to convince them LOL. It was weird. This was about 5yrs ago, though.

I just got a set of X calipers. When I decide to sell my brand new RPFs and go to 18s (damn it), I'll be using RB 2-pc rotors, also.

I'd need more info before deciding they suck.
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Hopefully you guys have a better experience.
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Iíve ran their pads and they sucked and didnít last long. Iíd go with the hawk dtc70 pads if you go with that kit. Iím also looking at a front BBK and after talking to a couple people the AP 4 piston kit isnít much better than the factory brakes, so Iím going with a brembo kit now.
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Originally Posted by l888apex
Iíve ran their pads and they sucked and didnít last long. Iíd go with the hawk dtc70 pads if you go with that kit. Iím also looking at a front BBK and after talking to a couple people the AP 4 piston kit isnít much better than the factory brakes, so Iím going with a brembo kit now.
Can you give a little more detail on what they didn't like about the AP kit? IMO the factory Brembo's stop the car very well however with heat you can get pad knock back, boiled fluid/soft pedal etc. if AP or racingbrake can give the same stopping power but handle the heat better(all other items being equal) I'd happily pay. But if they are saying they are having h same issue i would rather not waste my money lol
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Originally Posted by l888apex
Iíve ran their pads and they sucked and didnít last long. Iíd go with the hawk dtc70 pads if you go with that kit. Iím also looking at a front BBK and after talking to a couple people the AP 4 piston kit isnít much better than the factory brakes, so Iím going with a brembo kit now.
Which pads and for what use?

And I've heard good things about the Essex parts AP kit being a lot better than stock..
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