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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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      05-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #199
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The Al and CF plates for our cars are the same price, but I don't get it because every other application has CF double the price of Al. I agree the R&D cost should be the same roughly, but really how much R&D does it take to make a 1 sq. foot plate that fits around the hub and is a few mm from the rotor? Not a lot. I'd be glad to pay $100-200 for a set of backing plates but $400+ for aluminum ones is ridiculous.
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      05-08-2012, 12:28 AM   #200
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Originally Posted by Porschefile View Post
Care to elaborate? Al is wayyyy cheaper than CF for every other application I've seen, why should Al brake ducts be as expensive as CF ones? I think there should be Al backing plates on the market for half what they are now or less. Tons of markup.
I think the problem is lack of demand. If you are only selling a dozen or 2, the margins have to be much higher per set otherwise it's just not worth the trouble. Not too many people track their E9x M3's and only small fraction of those that do are looking into brake ducting.
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