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Old 05-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #69
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shit I will ask if they can get 6 pistons on our rotor....i am pretty sure they can make one for the zl1/ctsv rotor size if they arent making it already

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #70
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Here are some Q&A re dust boots.

Q: Why do my caliper boots keep burning down on me after track events?

A: Because OE boots are not made for high heat environment so they can easily get melted under high temperature operation.


Q: Do I have to replace them?

A: Every component serves its purpose. The boot can shield the "heat" from getting into your brake system and ‘brake dust” to your pressure seals. Ignoring them can lead to more replacement in brake fluid, and down time in caliper rebuild.


Q: I heard some members suggested just leave it, by referring to most racing calipers don't even come with dust boots, is this a valid recommendation?

A: I can’t verify how true that is (racing calipers don't have dust boot) but keep in mind that those professional racers are racing for their sponsors, so they absolutely don’t have to care for the maintenance & replacement cost like you guys. It's also conceivable that those calipers are specifically made for racing purpose, by eliminating dust boot feature means cutting down the development cost and time.


Q: Is there a way to get around so the brake dust can be shielded but w/o having to watch out for replacement.

A: RB calipers are designed with “built-in” dust seal which eliminates the replacement headaches.


Q: How does your dust seal compare to OE dust boots for durability and installation.

A: Our dust seals literally never need replacement unlike boots type which requires constant replacements; installation is much easier than boots if ever needed.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #71
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Soooo how do I get a set of these gorgeous calipers?
I talked to them and they said it looks like there is enough interest. I will be down there again in a couple days for other stuff and will sit down with a pen and paper and ask all the questions i can think of plus ones from everyone else.

without price I do not know If i can start up a group buy thread...I will continue to work on it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:13 PM   #72
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You don't need to do a group buy thread. Just make an interest thread.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:17 PM   #73
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a good read comparing there stuff to others and explaining some of the improvements.

http://www.racingbrake.com/v/main/bi...advantages.asp

the price one has me smiling....even tho its not our cars
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #74
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if only I had a ton of money to spend on these
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:52 PM   #75
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You don't need to do a group buy thread. Just make an interest thread.

Soo you mean this thread?
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Soo you mean this thread?
Pretty much yea lol
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if only I had a ton of money to spend on these
I dont think it is as much money as most people think compared to other brake upgrade kits. I would like to see me and a zl1 do a brake challenge when I am done with my brake upgrades....I will not have spent as much as it would take to swap to ctsv/zl1 brakes. forget about comparing price to a brembo or baer big brake kit haha
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I am interested in how much they will be. I was planning on doing the ctsv upgrade when these rotors I just bought are done.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #79
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Correct me if I'm wrong here but these rotors cost almost as much as the ZL1 brake upgrade? Wouldn't that be a better option for the money?
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #80
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Correct me if I'm wrong here but these rotors cost almost as much as the ZL1 brake upgrade? Wouldn't that be a better option for the money?
Nope. RB rotors are about 6 pounds lighter than the ZL1 rotors.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:21 PM   #81
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Correct me if I'm wrong here but these rotors cost almost as much as the ZL1 brake upgrade? Wouldn't that be a better option for the money?
depending on how much better the zl1 kit can stop better than this kit... it should with more pistons up front. it might be a trade off with weight in a very crucial spot vrs stopping power. lighter also aids in stopping just dont know if its enough to overcome the piston advantage. but lighter in that rotational mass and unsprung area helps in every aspect of performance...turning acceleration braking
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I priced out CTS-V front calipers, rotors and pads all OEM for $1, 200. No need for rear upgrades and all I need to do is paint them to match. This is all new parts from Amazon and pads from eBay. RB rotors more on my SS and plan to go with the CTS-V kit for my 1LE.FYI the CtS rotors weigh less than the ZL1 rotors. I think the CTS-V rotors are 2lbs lighter than ZL1s.

RB rotor are still a little lighter but not by much compared to CTSV rotors and the larger rotor and pads i would think would help with fade resistance with more surface area where the RB rotor use veins to dissipate heat. Not sure which Sep is better but both are track proven.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:47 AM   #83
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Besides the reduction of unsprung rotating weight, the RB rotors also run about 150° cooler than traditional rotors which is a big advantage under repeated hard braking such as on a road course. Save money elsewhere; you won't regret the RB upgrade as SPCBA described in his review of their performance on the track. They're worth it.
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So the RB rotors with stock SS calipers are good or even better than the ZL1/CTSV front set up? Interesting. What pads are recommended with RB?
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So the RB rotors with stock SS calipers are good or even better than the ZL1/CTSV front set up? Interesting. What pads are recommended with RB?
If you're just counting the rotors - then yes. But because the CTSV has 6 piston calipers, it's not exactly a fair comparison.
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