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View Poll Results: What brake cooling setup would you run on your car?
APEX duct only - I'll come up with my own backing plate solution 1 0.65%
APEX duct and backing plate for OEM brakes 113 73.38%
APEX duct and backing plate for a BBK 37 24.03%
My own ducts and APEX backing plates for OEM brakes 2 1.30%
My own ducts and APEX backing plates for a BBK 1 0.65%
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      03-03-2011, 04:53 PM   #67
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Any word on clearance with wide tires?
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      03-16-2011, 09:32 AM   #68
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any update on timing?
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I'm in! I have enjoyed the wheels I purchased from you and I'm looking forward to the system release.
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      03-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #70
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Any updates on timing? Track season is starting soon even in Canada. There is clear benefit to making the product available early in the season, while the budgets still have some off-season fat.
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      03-28-2011, 10:35 AM   #71
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bump for timing update.
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      03-28-2011, 04:08 PM   #72
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I'm in also for the full kit!
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      03-30-2011, 01:28 AM   #73
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We'll have an attachment that makes the hose two pieces. This way you can simply remove the tube that's in the wheel well for those times you don't want it. When you're at the track, you simply hose clamp it back on to the backing plate and attachment point bolted to the fender liner.

This gives users more control on how the kit works for their specific needs. Race cars can leave them on all the time. Daily drivers with 5~ track days a year can remove the hose to prevent street damage. It's just one extra few minute step while changing wheels or before going to the track.


Hve you seen the kit from HPC? They have a similar concept with their carbon composite brake cooling kit, but their connecting tube is left mounted full time.
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      03-30-2011, 08:38 AM   #74
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I am an occasional tracker, so dropping a few hundred bucks on a bespoke kit for the OEM brakes would be perfect, and something you can drop in and drop out just for track days sounds when changing pads is even better! Much more preferable than spending several G's on a BBK that I don't need most of the time.

I think you need to provide the full kit to ensure consistency of fit and performance.

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[this isn't going to be another E9X harness thing is it??? ]
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      03-30-2011, 09:37 AM   #75
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Seriously I need this full kit now! I have been holding out on a BBK until I try this but I dont know how much longer I can wait!
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      03-30-2011, 09:42 AM   #76
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[this isn't going to be another E9X harness thing is it??? ]
Seems like it to me. Apex has ignored this thread for over a month with no update and according to this thread, should be available any day now.

That's customer service.
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      03-30-2011, 01:05 PM   #77
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We haven't been ignoring the thread. I posted a response a week and a half ago via the app on my phone, but it looks like it didn't go through.

We were expecting to have the backing plates available at the end of the first week in April, which is what I thought I had posted earlier this month. That has been pushed back due to what's been happening at the warehouse here. We haven't been able to verify design work and give the OK for production with everything going on. With the warehouse being settled back in next week, we can go ahead and do that, and give the thumbs up for final production. I'll provide more details such as a new ETA date and product details as soon as it becomes available.

We've been extremely busy doing major modifications to the warehouse and office. Some days power was off, other days we were moving everything. Sadly, I've had little time for the forums, and I'm backed up on emails and phone calls. I've been working 12-16 hour days for the past 3 weeks and I still don't have the time I'd like for answering forum questions. We had to move everything out to a neighboring location during the renovation, and this week we're moving everything back again, so it's like doing two 5000sqft moves in two weeks. I apologize for that lack of communication. We have a major Group Buy shipment arriving and then shipping out to customers either this Friday or next Monday, and it's important that we give it our full attention. Although we provided a rough estimate of when this would be available, this is still a preview/informative thread, and not a commercial sale thread. We're dedicated to taking care of existing customers, and we can't sacrifice their quality of service to go after new business, until doing so guarantees everyone can be taken care of properly.

I apologize for the lack of response due to the previous post not showing up. We're moving forward as fast as possible with this project. I can focus on it's development much more, once the Group Buy wheels go out. The timing of it just so happened to over lap with the month we are making enormous changes to our business while being simultaneously understaffed.
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nice work Apex! this is something I would buy...preferably a full kit

Can you clarify? These ducts wont work (effectively) with people running a front lip spoiler, correct?
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nice work Apex! this is something I would buy...preferably a full kit

Can you clarify? These ducts wont work (effectively) with people running a front lip spoiler, correct?
that's correct - you would have to figure out a way to integrate your own inlet holes and have those meet up with the ducting in some way.
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      04-15-2011, 04:18 PM   #80
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that's correct - you would have to figure out a way to integrate your own inlet holes and have those meet up with the ducting in some way.
Sounds like you could try to figure some naca ducts into the equation
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+1

Full Kit for OEM Brakes
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Any update on this?
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I guess this just won't happen? Should I just buy the GT4 ones? I'd hate if this comes 5 months later (ie, after track season) at a cost close to GT4s after all this wait. In other words, it would suck to wait all this time for $100.
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this thread has become a huge disappointment especially w/ trackdays season arrival
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I guess this just won't happen? Should I just buy the GT4 ones? I'd hate if this comes 5 months later (ie, after track season) at a cost close to GT4s after all this wait. In other words, it would suck to wait all this time for $100.
We are trying to complete the backing plates ASAP. We're working with a new supplier, and they are off schedule. They should be done soon. About 50 sets of ducts are done, they're just missing the backing plates so for most that's incomplete.

The product delays have slowed down our ability to post details about them here such as install examples.

This is not a commercial thread so pricing is not to be discussed, but I understand how the delays can effect peoples planning. For a general idea, the apex ducts are a small fraction of the original.

We'll continue to post technical info about the kit here once it's complete. If you need a timely answer about something non-technical at this time, contact us directly so that the thread can stay on topic and within the rules.
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thanks for the update. I'm eagerly looking forward to the release!

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I would like to see an inexpensive bolt-on kit for OEM brakes.
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