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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    I'm jealous...
    Can't wait for my setup from Bob
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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    how did you warp your rotors?

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Quote Originally Posted by liqidvenom View Post
    how did you warp your rotors?
    They got too skinny. I should have replaced the rings about three track days ago. I corded my GACs so I ran Sunday on my Yoko AD08s which put even more stress on the rotors. All in all the UUC rotors are serving me well.

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    I'm jealous...
    Can't wait for my setup from Bob
    I am jealous of Cranked's Katech power. Man does that thing pull up hill in 4th gear.

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Mission accomplished: The V2 OEM 6 piston Brembo caliper upgrade to V1 is a done deal. Good to go!
    Detailed update tomorrow on the PerformanceAfx 2pc rotors and Cobalt Racing XR1 pads for this conversion.

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    See PerformanceAFX thread for update on the 15" 2pc rotors for this conversion.

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    More track action at a buck twenty.

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Quote Originally Posted by yooper View Post
    See PerformanceAFX thread for update on the 15" 2pc rotors for this conversion.
    Do you have a link to this thread?

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    Hey yooper, that brake ducting you made, is it just welded to the backing place of the rotor? Also where did you route it to cause I'm interested in doing that.

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Quote Originally Posted by hXc95SLS View Post
    Hey yooper, that brake ducting you made, is it just welded to the backing place of the rotor? Also where did you route it to cause I'm interested in doing that.
    I made them from .063 alum that was laying around. They go between the steering knuckle and hub bearing in place of the light metal heat shield that the ABS harness attached to. Attach 3" hose and route to pickup location of your choice. I pulled the 3 screws out that secure the turn signal running light assembly and replaced with homemade inlet assembly.

    Working on another version leaving the light assembly in and using the factory inlet. Version 2 will be more user friendly, looking for strong material that is the same thickness as the OEM heatshield, for street driving just stuff a nurf ball in the inlet and pull the ball out when you get to the track. Should have product available after the first of the year.

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Thought you guys might want to see what the Racing Brake Rotors looked like.
    I picked them up in person and the Racing Brake guy Warren is very dedicated.
    He is working on Stainless Steel piston replacements for our 6 Pot Calipers.

    Something to note is that the hardness on these rotors is much higher than most.
    He tests each rotor on a Rockwell machine before shipping.
    Therefore not all pad compounds are suitable.
    Ceramic compounds should be avoided (Carbotech for instance).
    He does sell Hawk and his own Racing Brake Brand of pads, so those are tested and known to work well.
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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Looks good. Can you post a close up side view shot showing the cooling vents? How thick are the actual rotor plates?

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    You have time to tinker with them? Interested in weight comparison. You select RB pads?

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Hi Guys,

    Sorry this took so long.
    I gave my camera away and did not get a new one yet.
    Had to make due with a camera phone shot.
    Copy of IMAG1437.jpg

    The Front Rotor Plates are 5/16" Thick.
    The Rear Rotor Plates are 1/4" Thick.

    I also gave my scale away so I can't weigh these untill I get one.
    I don't doubt the weights on the Racing Brake Site but I sure do want to verify them.

    I will most likely run Factory Pads.
    I was impressed with the track performance of the factory pads on 6-pot calipers at the Cadillac V Series Performance Academy.
    It can only be better on a 300lb lighter V1.
    I don't think there is a better all purpose pad than the factory pads.
    They have; no squeek, easy on rotors, impressive fade resistance.
    Only downside is dust.
    Of course, they cant hold a candle to a full track pad, but no streetable pad can.

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    Re: V2 rotor/caliper retrofit for V1 cars

    Thanks

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