Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content


AP Racing Brakes


pyaap
 Share

Recommended Posts


I've heard of MOVIT but when I last contacted them, they wanted a huge amount for their ceramic brake setup (around 6000 pounds if I remember correctly).

I've just been in touch with the AP racing R&D department and they're happy to work on a 6-piston kit but they need a car with the 17" stock wheels for about 2-3 hours for them to measure up so that they can fabricate the necessary mounts. I'd love to let them have my car apart from the small problem that I'm in Australia.

If anyone in the UK is interested, pls let me know so that I can put you in touch with the relevant person at AP racing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have you tried Hi-Spec???

They are an engineering company that machine brakes for your car - they have done the brakes on my CRX and on my boyfriend's Prelude.

http://www.honda-r.org.uk/html/sammy.htm

325mm front discs (30mm thick with 8 grooves)

4 Pot Aluminium Calipers (front)

300mm rear solid discs (6 grooves)

Mintex 1144 pads front & rear

Braided Hoses & Dot 5.1 fluid

The brakes look VERY like AP (I believe HiSpec may have made AP Brakes in the past) only they have the dust seals so they don't need stripping down every 1500 miles!

http://www.hispecbigbrakes.co.uk/

Let them know Sammy of Honda-R recommended them to you. (I'm not on commision, but I like the Club to get credit)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies and interest. Like I said, AP racing (based in Coventry) will need you to take your car in with at least 1 stock 17" wheel (even if its the spare) so that they can measure up using it. They will need the car for a few hours only.

They will probably use a 330mm disc with the 6-pot calliper for a front conversion. They might be able to do a calliper conversion only for the rear but my experience is that its not worth the money and you'll get the same results by using uprated pads. Even with EBD and brake-assist, most of the brake bias is to the front so the rears don't really do as much work.

Their workshop is open Mon-Thurs I think but I will check this with their R&D dept and post the reply. AP kits typically cost around GBP 1400 but we can of course try to negotiate a discount for bulk buying / offering a car for them to measure up. I've driven several cars with AP conversions and I'm sure anyone who gets one will not be disappointed. Funnily enough, the majority of people in Asia / Australia who buy Impreza STI and Lancer EVO cars change their Brembo brakes for AP ones straight after collecting their cars, which I guess shows the capability and reliability.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

OK, I've contacted AP Racing and they're keen to get an IS200 in for them to take a look at. They will need your car for around 2 hours so that they can take all the necessary measurements. If anyone can spare the time, please let me know so that I can put you in touch with the relevant person

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



  • Join The Club

    Join the Lexus Owners Club and be part of the Community. It's FREE!

  • Topics

  • Our picks

    • 10 years of Lexus design: from spindle grille to spindle body
      After 10 years as a defining style feature of every new Lexus model, the famous spindle grille is undergoing a transformation. In tune with a new era of electrified vehicles, the distinctive shape is evolving into a new “spindle body,” as seen on the upcoming new generation Lexus RX SUV and the all-electric RZ.

      The spindle grille has been an unmistakeable Lexus feature since it was first revealed on the LF-Gh concept model of 2011, the basis for the fourth generation GS executive saloon that was launched the following year. Since then, it has been constantly adapted to suit the character of each successive Lexus model, with different mesh patterns, dimensions and finishes.


      Speaking at the time of the grille’s debut, the then Head of Lexus Kiyotake Ise said: “You should be able to identify a car as a Lexus immediately… Instant visual recognition, for example, is the reason behind our spindle grille. It may look aggressive at first glance, that’s intentional, but it also conveys its boldness with sophistication and elegance.”


      It has progressed to become a hallmark expression of Lexus’s L-finesse design, adopted not only for road-going cars, but also incorporated in the futuristic Skyjet spacecraft created for the Lexus-supported movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and adopted as a design motif in the Loft, the award-winning Lexus and Brussels Airlines lounge at Brussels Airport.


      Today, the original grille concept is the starting point for a more radical application of the spindle shape in which it becomes an integral part of the vehicle’s overall design. This “spindle body” approach is part of the Lexus Next Chapter design for the all-new RX, where the grille is reinterpreted as a seamless unit that flows into the bodywork. The lower section retains a mesh pattern, while the upper section takes in the lower edge of the bonnet; the Lexus emblems sits at the centre of the spindle’s high pinch-point.


      The same concept has been applied to the RZ 450e. As a battery electric vehicle, this requires less cooling than a car with a conventional engine, so the grille has been dispensed with, giving the designers greater freedom. Nonetheless, the spindle shape remains prominent in a central front panel, finished in the car’s body colour. Its impact is heightened by the adjacent frontal areas being contrast-finished in black, the low bonnet line and more boldly shaped front wings.

      On both models, the spindle generates lines that flow back from the front of the car through the bonnet and headlamp units to create a strong and distinctive frontal appearance, reinforcing the brand-defining ambitions of the original concept.
      • 0 replies
    • Lexus joins the UK’s Motability Scheme with the new UX 250h F Sport Design
      From this week, people with mobility needs will be able to access a Lexus vehicle through the UK’s Motability Scheme
      • 0 replies
    • All-New Lexus RX to star at the Venice International Film Festival
      Festival to attract world-renowned actors, celebrities and creatives to the Lido di Venezia from 31 August to 10 September 2022
      • 0 replies
    • The all-new Lexus RZ: powerful design rooted in electrified performance
      Lexus maintains its status as a design innovator in creating a radical look for its all-new, all-electric RZ that directly interprets the SUV’s power and performance
      • 0 replies
    • Lexus guide to interesting EV charging locations off the motorway
      With the Great British holiday getaway on the horizon, drivers of BEVs (battery electric vehicles) will be considering where to recharge on their journey.  While motorway service stations are an obvious choice, Lexus has researched some more interesting alternative locations
      • 0 replies


×
×
  • Create New...




Forums


News


Membership