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Much appreciated everyone!

Studs/spacers - appreciate the heads up - planned on swapping out to the ARP coarse thread studs that were recommended in another thread here. Will not skimp on spacers if I do end up needing them as well.

Wheels - been going back and forth quite a bit on the bbk and wheel fitment with the manufacturers the last few days & looks like 18” will work like elf cruiser said. Was recommended ET25 as well. So planning on 18x11 with Nitto NT01 in 305/35/18. Shouldn’t have to run a spacer in the rear and should be okay in the front with this offset, right?

 

I think so....have you looked at Finspeed?


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I think so....have you looked at Finspeed?


Yeah really like the F110 - talked with them a little before New Years but need to bug them again. Really cool they are around Austin now.

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Am I doing myself a disservice by going with a steel vs carbon ceramic bbk? With the Essex AP racing Radi-CAL kit I know what I get - the track record of performance, fits 18s, quick pad swaps, some weight loss. I’m honestly not that familiar with carbon ceramics - I know you get the great weight savings. Performance wise? Fade resistance? Recommended set ups to look at? Will be doing front and rear.

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If you can afford them then carbon is the way to go! You’ll need massive amounts of cooling which will need to be custom made. There aren’t any good brake cooling solutions for the GT-R that just bolt on. I’ve done a lot of fab work on mine over the years to cool the steel brakes enough for sprint racing. Carbon needs even more because they run hotter than steel.
Or I suppose you could just buy new rotors every few track days before they wear too much.

If it were me, I would be thinking pretty hard about which car is going to be your serious track machine. $20k in carbon brakes would go a long way if you spent it on the beemer instead!
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If you can afford them then carbon is the way to go! You’ll need massive amounts of cooling which will need to be custom made. There aren’t any good brake cooling solutions for the GT-R that just bolt on. I’ve done a lot of fab work on mine over the years to cool the steel brakes enough for sprint racing. Carbon needs even more because they run hotter than steel.
Or I suppose you could just buy new rotors every few track days before they wear too much.

If it were me, I would be thinking pretty hard about which car is going to be your serious track machine. $20k in carbon brakes would go a long way if you spent it on the beemer instead!

 

Awesome - greatly appreciate the feedback.  Without addressing the cooling is there a concern you could potentially cook the CCMs on the track or is it just the issue with increased wear?  Cooling to the front & rears, right?  Haven't really looked into it but not sure I want to carve into this car like that at this point.  I know steels would benefit from getting air to them also - but would they typically hold up better to the heat than the carbons without the added cooling?

 

M3 is still going to be the main track choice.  Since I'm adding a little speed to the gtr though just want to make sure I have the braking covered as well.  But yeah 20k would go a long ways on the bmw instead!



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Am I doing myself a disservice by going with a steel vs carbon ceramic bbk? With the Essex AP racing Radi-CAL kit I know what I get - the track record of performance, fits 18s, quick pad swaps, some weight loss. I’m honestly not that familiar with carbon ceramics - I know you get the great weight savings. Performance wise? Fade resistance? Recommended set ups to look at? Will be doing front and rear.

 

 

If you can afford them then carbon is the way to go! You’ll need massive amounts of cooling which will need to be custom made. There aren’t any good brake cooling solutions for the GT-R that just bolt on. I’ve done a lot of fab work on mine over the years to cool the steel brakes enough for sprint racing. Carbon needs even more because they run hotter than steel.
Or I suppose you could just buy new rotors every few track days before they wear too much.

If it were me, I would be thinking pretty hard about which car is going to be your serious track machine. $20k in carbon brakes would go a long way if you spent it on the beemer instead!

 

Having now destroyed two sets of carbon brakes for the GT-R, DO NOT get carbon brakes unless you do the cooling.

 

I LOVED my carbon brakes, but for hard track use, the consumable expense is quite high if you can't keep them cool.

 

Shawn


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