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Old Thu, Dec-17-2015, 07:41:39 PM   #51
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Well. Christmas came early for the M.

Ap Racing (Essex) rear bbk.

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I love the finish on the Essex kits! Congrats on getting that rear kit.



FWIW, I have 14 track days on the 6 piston APs with Ferodo DS3000 pads and I have just a few millimeters of pad left.
Thanks! Excited to get them on. I really like the grey finish. More stealthy look than a huge red caliper.

How many sessions per day? Mainly at BW? That is notoriously hard on brakes or mainly smoother? Any street miles?



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Very nice! I stopped by the Essex booth at PRI and got a chance to oogle at the E46 kits.



Are you running Ferodo pads?

Yes I am. The ds1.11 on there now. Will keep this thread updated on wear. Love the feel of them thus far.

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Old Thu, Dec-17-2015, 09:39:25 PM   #53
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Thanks! Excited to get them on. I really like the grey finish. More stealthy look than a huge red caliper.
Ha! I tried really hard to swing for the black calipers but Stillen said red was my only option. The red has really grown on me though.

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How many sessions per day? Mainly at BW? That is notoriously hard on brakes or mainly smoother? Any street miles?
8 Buttonwillows, 5 Chuckwallas, 3 Willow Springs, 2 Laguna Secas and 1 Streets of Willow to be exact. Laguna was probably the hardest on brakes with Streets of Willow as a close 2nd.

I probably average 3 sessions per day. Some days I'll do 2 sessions if it's extremely hot or I'll do 5 to 6 if I have fresh tires and the conditions are good.
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Awesome update! Can't wait to hear more about your AP BBK! I was with LAWlence drooling over the AP goodies, such a nice caliper. All of their motorsport stuff was jaw dropping!

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Ha! I tried really hard to swing for the black calipers but Stillen said red was my only option. The red has really grown on me though.



8 Buttonwillows, 5 Chuckwallas, 3 Willow Springs, 2 Laguna Secas and 1 Streets of Willow to be exact. Laguna was probably the hardest on brakes with Streets of Willow as a close 2nd.

I probably average 3 sessions per day. Some days I'll do 2 sessions if it's extremely hot or I'll do 5 to 6 if I have fresh tires and the conditions are good.
Three sessions per day?!?!?!
Visit LAWlence and I here in IL, you can easily get 6 sessions and cold ambient temps.
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Taking the stock calipers apart for parts for another local. Why not right?

Got my new zcp rear rotors from Phil @ Bimmerworld. Now just waiting on the pads to show up for the rear bbk install. Next season should be a lot of fun!

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Was changing styles of stainless braided lines while added the rear BBK and noticed the screw that is attached to the hard line was cross threaded in the old lines, and subsequently will not thread into the new lines.

There is a flare nut on the bottom of the hard line that makes it irreplaceable (I Think) so now I will be forced to replace the whole hardline that attaches runs to the driver side or cut, and reflare.

So the question is -- can you replace that section of hardline Part 4 (I Believe -- it is the hard line that goes up and over the subframe /diff) in the picture below - without dropping the subframe?

Or could is it possible to re flare the line on the car if I cut it?



The culprit.

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All buttoned up. Now it's on to the diet of the car. Radio. Sunroof. AC all on its way out.

Getting excited for road Atlanta first week of March!




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looks good! have you thought about painting the front AP Caliper lettering in yellow to match the rear?
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looks good! have you thought about painting the front AP Caliper lettering in yellow to match the rear?
Trying to figure out which way to go. Might go Silver in the back to match the front actually.
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Trying to figure out which way to go. Might go Silver in the back to match the front actually.

Yeah I think that would look good as well. Be sure to update once you try them at the track, cant wait to hear some feedback on these.


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