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      01-26-2010, 07:47 PM   #177
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Congrats! Cant wait to see them installed and hear your review!

Too bad about the moist boxes - I am sure the rust isn't an issue - Hopefully Chris will chime in.

Congrats though, you must be pumped with the BBK and RAC's!
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Things are coming along nicely. Hopefully the moisture is not an issue, the box is still wet, only front rotors where a little damp, calipers seem to be dry.
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      01-26-2010, 07:48 PM   #178
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Very well thought out review!
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AP kit arrived today.
Box with the front kits was a little wet, but everything seems to be OK. Just have a little rust on one of the rotors, but should scrub off with first application.

I do have a question though about the front rotors.
Upon inspection, I noticed that on the outsides of the front rotors, where the cooling veins end, it mostly is coated black, smooth and well machined. But there is a 3" to 4" section on each where there is no such coating, the area is LOWER then the rest of the rotor, and the material is much more rough and not at smooth.
I have attached some pics. Its only on the front rotors.

I have used Brembos on all my last cars, and never noticed this on Brembo rotors.

Second last pic is where the box was moist. Should I worry about it, or will that all be gone after I use the brakes?

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You can probably take off the surface rust with a little Scotch-Brite, but unless the stain feels rough to the touch, it's only an aesthetic issue. If I remember correctly, I cleaned my last rotors with Simple Green and then brake cleaner prior to installation. Can anyone say if this this necessary for high-quality rotors?

That flat section along the vanes is definitely a little strange. I will be curious what you find out.

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      01-26-2010, 09:33 PM   #180
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My StopTech kit has "flat" spots on the rotor too. Probably material removed for balancing?
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My StopTech kit has "flat" spots on the rotor too. Probably material removed for balancing?
Do you have a pic?
I would think that is would throw it off balance??? My Brembo rotors were uniform all the way around.
Im pretty sure its normal though.
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      01-26-2010, 10:11 PM   #182
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AP kit arrived today.
Box with the front kits was a little wet, but everything seems to be OK. Just have a little rust on one of the rotors, but should scrub off with first application.

I do have a question though about the front rotors.
Upon inspection, I noticed that on the outsides of the front rotors, where the cooling veins end, it mostly is coated black, smooth and well machined. But there is a 3" to 4" section on each where there is no such coating, the area is LOWER then the rest of the rotor, and the material is much more rough and not at smooth.
I have attached some pics. Its only on the front rotors.

I have used Brembos on all my last cars, and never noticed this on Brembo rotors.

Second last pic is where the box was moist. Should I worry about it, or will that all be gone after I use the brakes?

Thanks.
Sorry to hear about the wet boxes. The west coast has been nailed with some unusually bad weather recently. We had our local FedEx guy pass through here last week when it was really coming down. You could see a waterfall coming down where his side steps are. Apparently the water was coming through the body seams behind the engine and running out the door!

The rust will come off a few seconds after you hit the brakes. If it bothers you, ScotchBrite and WD-40 will take it off. Just remember to spray it down with brake clean to remove the oil before putting the wheels back on.

The machined area on the outside diameter is from machine balancing. Each rotor is individually balanced to avoid any shakes at high speed. Brembo often uses clips in the vanes to balance the rotor, but we feel can hinder even airflow through the vanes. To avoid any of that, they are machine balanced.

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Congrats Stalker! You are going to notice a totally different brake feel soon. Good luck on your installation. I am still waiting for spring to get on a track to really test mine.
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Sorry to hear about the wet boxes. The west coast has been nailed with some unusually bad weather recently. We had our local FedEx guy pass through here last week when it was really coming down. You could see a waterfall coming down where his side steps are. Apparently the water was coming through the body seams behind the engine and running out the door!

The rust will come off a few seconds after you hit the brakes. If it bothers you, ScotchBrite and WD-40 will take it off. Just remember to spray it down with brake clean to remove the oil before putting the wheels back on.

The machined area on the outside diameter is from machine balancing. Each rotor is individually balanced to avoid any shakes at high speed. Brembo often uses clips in the vanes to balance the rotor, but we feel can hinder even airflow through the vanes. To avoid any of that, they are machine balanced.

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Thanks for chiming in Chris.
I will take the rust off before install, no worries there. Been getting a lot of rain in ATL also.
Glad to hear the machining is normal.
The kit is very nice and I want to thank Renn-Spec, the poor guys there answered so many Qs before I decided on which kit to get.
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      01-26-2010, 10:18 PM   #185
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Congrats Stalker! You are going to notice a totally different brake feel soon. Good luck on your installation. I am still waiting for spring to get on a track to really test mine.
Thanks.
Im planning on hitting Road Atlanta in March, so I should put the APs to good use.
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      01-26-2010, 10:20 PM   #186
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Sorry to hear about the wet boxes. The west coast has been nailed with some unusually bad weather recently. We had our local FedEx guy pass through here last week when it was really coming down. You could see a waterfall coming down where his side steps are. Apparently the water was coming through the body seams behind the engine and running out the door!

The rust will come off a few seconds after you hit the brakes. If it bothers you, ScotchBrite and WD-40 will take it off. Just remember to spray it down with brake clean to remove the oil before putting the wheels back on.

The machined area on the outside diameter is from machine balancing. Each rotor is individually balanced to avoid any shakes at high speed. Brembo often uses clips in the vanes to balance the rotor, but we feel can hinder even airflow through the vanes. To avoid any of that, they are machine balanced.

Chris
...to within a radial runout tolerance of 0.000" to 0.003" I would guess.
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...to within a radial runout tolerance of 0.000" to 0.003" I would guess.
Uhhh, no. He is talking about machining to rotationally balance, not run out tolerance. They are unrelated.
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Good choice on the brakes! Looking forward to your review.
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...to within a radial runout tolerance of 0.000" to 0.003" I would guess.
Radial tolerance is a little less important than balance, so those tolerances would be tighter than required. As a side note, lateral runout and DTV are much tighter than the numbers you have listed.

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Since this a thread about AP Brakes I thought I would chime in and ask Chris whether they got the pads to fit the CP 6602 rear kit.
I am running PFC 01 pads custom made for the rears because the CP6602 kit is a europeon kit and pads are not available yet in NA. At least they weren't last month.
Both Ferodo DS2500 (street) and DS3000 (track) pads are now available in the USA for the Euro rear kit.

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Radial tolerance is a little less important than balance, so those tolerances would be tighter than required. As a side note, lateral runout and DTV are much tighter than the numbers you have listed.

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I see, so for the AP Racing strap-drive rotors used in your street kits, the acceptable lateral runout tolerance would be in the 0.0125" range?
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I see, so for the AP Racing strap-drive rotors used in your street kits, the acceptable lateral runout tolerance would be in the 0.0125" range?
Wow, you are really missing it. He said the radial value you listed is too tight meaning too small. Again that number does not even really matter. However, LATERAL tolerances are tighter, meaning smaller than the number you listed. Anything in the .01" range for lateral would be a huge issue for performance and feel.
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Both Ferodo DS2500 (street) and DS3000 (track) pads are now available in the USA for the Euro rear kit.

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Those do not compare to PFC01's -- I would talk to PF about making the rear caliper fitment pad.

BTW, what did you do to custom-fit the PFC01's you have on the rear kit now??

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Wow, you are really missing it. He said the radial value you listed is too tight meaning too small. Again that number does not even really matter. However, LATERAL tolerances are tighter, meaning smaller than the number you listed. Anything in the .01" range for lateral would be a huge issue for performance and feel.
I have always appreciated and respected your valuable contribution on these boards Marshall...

I just wanted to tell you thanks for all the hard work you put into helping the m3post community.

I should have added another zero after the decimal point. (0.00125")

Anyway, I was just curious to see what AP Racings in-house standards are in relation to this brake rotor specification. Thanks for chiming in to help Chris out.
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Just to make things clear...

I think that radial runout is more of a geometric check correct?

And balance, a dynamic check, is measured in terms of vibration (in mils), or the so-called lateral runout?
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Both Ferodo DS2500 (street) and DS3000 (track) pads are now available in the USA for the Euro rear kit.

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DS3000s were not kind to my track wheels finish last time I used them.
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DS3000s were not kind to my track wheels finish last time I used them.
No, they are not. We are looking at other options (including the Ferodo DS1.11), but this is the only kit currently in the USA using that exact pad shape. That makes it much more difficult stock better options.

Also, there will be an expanding line of pads coming out this year that will be branded "AP Racing". Over six years in development, this line will include two levels of street pads and several racing variants. Obviously, AP Racing calipers will be on the top of the list for fitment, but there will be many others -- especially OE calipers. More info will be coming out soon.

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No, they are not. We are looking at other options (including the Ferodo DS1.11), but this is the only kit currently in the USA using that exact pad shape. That makes it much more difficult stock better options.

Also, there will be an expanding line of pads coming out this year that will be branded "AP Racing". Over six years in development, this line will include two levels of street pads and several racing variants. Obviously, AP Racing calipers will be on the top of the list for fitment, but there will be many others -- especially OE calipers. More info will be coming out soon.

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Good to know.
The Mintex pads that come with the kit should be similar to the DS2500, at least in operating temp, now sure about friction and torque. Gotta test them out.
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