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Hey everyone,<p>Does anyone know the brembo part number or size the R's discs and pads are? I was looking on Brembo's website for carbon brake upgrades and wanted to get the right parts, And also would the calipers need to be upgraded to take the carbon pads and if the discs can be installed on the R's hub?<p>
 

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Just curious, how serious are you for a brake upgrade? Its going to cost quite a bit for carbon ceramic brakes.<p>I may have a better and lighter solution for you than the R brakes....<p>Budget? How large a rotor do you want? 18" minimum? 19" minimum?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I may have a better and lighter solution for you than the R brakes....</TD></TR></TABLE> What kind of rotors can you get?
 

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Imagining the costs of Carbon Ceramic rotors, I was going to suggest a better brake kit with a larger, lighter rotor & caliper.
 

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Ahh. Sorry, I thought you were going to start a GB on rotors <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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I could...<p>but I think I would be stepping on IPD's toes, and I have way more respect for them than to do that.<p>If they don't mind I would.<p>But they deserve every single dollar they make.
 

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I am not sure i am just starting to mod my car, figured i'd start with brakes. the brake dust on the wheels drives me nuts and the light film of rust that gets on rotors when it rains. (being an hour south of seattle it rain a lot) money of course is an issue but i don't mind spending money on things that are worth. but it sounds there is a better road? what do you suggest?<p>Thanks for the input
 

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Carbon Ceramic rotors are pretty hardcore and really aren't meant for the street. Note how they are only offered on the highest output cars available today (ZR-1, 599GTB, etc). I believe that on the Ferrari the CC brakes are a $15k option.<p>2 piece vented/drilled rotors will be a much more practical and realistic mod. They are lighter, dissipate heat better, and the hubs won't corrode like on the solid rotors.
 

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I find the guys at Zeckhausen to be very helpful: <A HREF="http://www.zeckhausen.com/technical.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.zeckhausen.com/technical.htm</A><p>ps I use Axxis Deluxe 'ceramic enhaced' pads from Zeckhausen, very reasonable at $52/axle with VERY low dust and no noise at all (had mine on for over a year and really like them). Initial bite is not as good at OEM pads but I still really like these pads for everyday street use.<p>LTA<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rally_Junky</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am not sure i am just starting to mod my car, figured i'd start with brakes. the brake dust on the wheels drives me nuts and the light film of rust that gets on rotors when it rains. (being an hour south of seattle it rain a lot) money of course is an issue but i don't mind spending money on things that are worth. but it sounds there is a better road? what do you suggest?<p>Thanks for the input</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ceramic rotors would be overkill really. I understand the frustration with excessive brake dust, but there's a nice $15 solution to the problem. Pick up some "Wheel Wax." It doesn't stop the dusting completely, but it does help reduce the amount that sticks to the wheels. It also makes cleaning them much easier. See this thread as sort of an experiment. <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=116531" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=116531</A><p>The rust isn't really anything to get worked up about. When I worked at the dealerships, our Porsches (as well as the rest of the brands) would typically have traces of it on their rotors after rain. Just use them. All I'd do was drive the cars around the lot before my customer would show up. They/we all know it happens, but isn't a big deal.
 

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hmm sounds good i figured there was a reason Brembo didn't have prices on their online catalog, i was thinking it'd that outrageous though. I assume the rotors and pads on IPD's site are the one's i'd want? And i use Griots wax for my car would that work for wheel wax Peg's are just painted right?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LTA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I find the guys at Zeckhausen to be very helpful: <A HREF="http://www.zeckhausen.com/technical.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.zeckhausen.com/technical.htm</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1! David rocks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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