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      02-03-2018, 01:35 AM   #45
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I have the AP 9668/9449 setup installed on my car. Rear parking brake still functions just like OEM.
perfect, u happy with the set up? what pads are you running
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      02-03-2018, 05:33 PM   #46
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perfect, u happy with the set up? what pads are you running
Absolutely! You won't be disappointed with the braking performance (all categories) of this kit. I'm running Carbotech street pads and PFC race pads.
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Absolutely! You won't be disappointed with the braking performance (all categories) of this kit. I'm running Carbotech street pads and PFC race pads.
Agreed, I only have the fronts and they’re really incredible
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Looking for a vendor to supply an essex brake kit internationally, pls PM me
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Looking for a vendor to supply an essex brake kit internationally, pls PM me
Why don't you reach them directly? I ordered mine directly from them and I'm an international customer too.
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Just ordered the 9668/9449 setup. CANNOT wait!
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Just ordered the 9668/9449 setup. CANNOT wait!
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Just ordered the 9668/9449 setup. CANNOT wait!
Excellent choice
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Just some input for everyone out there considering this kit. I was at Laguna recently and observed the following.

AP 9668 Front
DSuno Pads

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25mm starting pad life
6 laps 1:50 average time (first session, very damp)
29 laps 1:38 average time
15mm end pad life

I was hoping for better life out of these as I was going through a set of DS1.11/RS29 on stock hardware in 2 days at Laguna. If this wear keeps up, looks like I might get 2.5 days out of the thicker pads with the AP kit. On the plus side I experienced zero fade and had a ton of confidence in the brakes even after doing 9 very hard laps in a row. I am going to try the DS1.11 on the front for my next order and see how those do. I know there's not much difference other than initial bite, but Essex says I will get more life out of them vs the DSuno so we'll see.
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Just some input for everyone out there considering this kit. I was at Laguna recently and observed the following.

AP 9668 Front
DSuno Pads

Stock Rear Hardware
DSuno Pads

25mm starting pad life
6 laps 1:50 average time (first session, very damp)
29 laps 1:38 average time
15mm end pad life

I was hoping for better life out of these as I was going through a set of DS1.11/RS29 on stock hardware in 2 days at Laguna. If this wear keeps up, looks like I might get 2.5 days out of the thicker pads with the AP kit. On the plus side I experienced zero fade and had a ton of confidence in the brakes even after doing 9 very hard laps in a row. I am going to try the DS1.11 on the front for my next order and see how those do. I know there's not much difference other than initial bite, but Essex says I will get more life out of them vs the DSuno so we'll see.
I didn't have much pad wear life with ds uno as well. For this reason, I ordered PFC 01 compound this time, please let us know about 1.11s and when the track season starts I will write how PFCs are holding up.
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For my kit I'm starting with 1.11's up front and 2500 on the rear. Will be running COTA on the 17th, so will give a report.
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For my kit I'm starting with 1.11's up front and 2500 on the rear. Will be running COTA on the 17th, so will give a report.
How's COTA if it rains? I'm thinking about making the trip from SoCal but am mainly worried about showing up and having two very rainy days where they limit time or cancel the event. Can you drive windows up while its raining?
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For my kit I'm starting with 1.11's up front and 2500 on the rear. Will be running COTA on the 17th, so will give a report.
How's COTA if it rains? I'm thinking about making the trip from SoCal but am mainly worried about showing up and having two very rainy days where they limit time or cancel the event. Can you drive windows up while its raining?
Windows must be down. Haven't driven it in the rain as of yet.
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How's COTA if it rains? I'm thinking about making the trip from SoCal but am mainly worried about showing up and having two very rainy days where they limit time or cancel the event. Can you drive windows up while its raining?
Stay off the painted curbs if it's raining. If it's misty and you have the right rain tires then it's manageable. If it's pouring, probably a good idea to wait it out. Hit those barriers and you'll end up paying for them as well.
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Well the AP / Essex setup held up like a champ. In a word, SOLID! No hint of fade anywhere, even after repeated stops from 150-20. Highly recommended!
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How are these calipers on the street without dust boots? Any issues in the rain or dusty conditions?
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How are these calipers on the street without dust boots? Any issues in the rain or dusty conditions?
Can't really comment on the dust as it's not really something that concerns me. I would guess there's more.
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How are these calipers on the street without dust boots? Any issues in the rain or dusty conditions?
I've been using the AP 9668 kit with DSuno on the front and rear of the car (rear is stock hardware) and they are pretty dusty for street use. Washed my car on Saturday, have barely driven it and the fronts already have very noticeable dust. For track use I feel like dust was increased 2x, maybe 2.5x vs the OEM hardware.
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I've been using the AP 9668 kit with DSuno on the front and rear of the car (rear is stock hardware) and they are pretty dusty for street use. Washed my car on Saturday, have barely driven it and the fronts already have very noticeable dust. For track use I feel like dust was increased 2x, maybe 2.5x vs the OEM hardware.
Sorry, what I meant was do you have any issues with the caliper pistons not having dust seals and grime getting in there and causing problems? I expect and am ok with increased brake dust, just want to make sure the calipers are streatable without rubber seals.
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Sorry, what I meant was do you have any issues with the caliper pistons not having dust seals and grime getting in there and causing problems? I expect and am ok with increased brake dust, just want to make sure the calipers are streatable without rubber seals.
Zero problems, dust boots are worthless. BTW, don't confuse boots with seals, this caliper doesn't have a traditional piston design, the pistons are flush with the caliper and there's no provisions for a boot. But it absolutely still has very high quality seals.

At MOST, the only thing I would pay attention to is giving the pistons a quick wipe down before pushing them back into the calipers during a pad install.
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Zero problems, dust boots are worthless. BTW, don't confuse boots with seals, this caliper doesn't have a traditional piston design, the pistons are flush with the caliper and there's no provisions for a boot. But it absolutely still has very high quality seals.

At MOST, the only thing I would pay attention to is giving the pistons a quick wipe down before pushing them back into the calipers during a pad install.
Nice! Sounds like the ultimate bbk.
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