AP brakes -- nice !

While my Elise/Exige thing was being converted by Bernard (oh boy, and what a conversion…) Geary + Bernard were kind enough to fit some nice AP rotors + Eliseparts bells all round (standard calipers).

I have only done a few hundred miles, but can say that they are rather excellent (though if you thought RS14s squealed on std. discs… you’ve heard nothing yet). These discs are grooved, not drilled, and so far (still kinda bedding them in) provide lots of stopping power.

I can provide pics upon request

I tried to wangle a discount for recommending them, but Geary was having none of it LOL !! Even so… it’s worth giving him a call if you’re looking for a good replacement to your std. brakes. Prices are around �980 a a set.

Do you know if they’re the 5000 series APs or the 3000s (better than 5000s)? And have you gone 295mm at the front?

I tried AndyD’s 295mm 3000 AP set-up at Bedford and was very impressed. Should have mine soon.

Ian

According to Carsten, who has the same conversion, they’re 5000s yes. 295mm at the front.

I tried AndyD’s 295mm 3000 AP set-up at Bedford and was very impressed. Should have mine soon.

Ian

Yes you should and many thanks for video Sorry been a bit busy

According to Carsten, who has the same conversion, they’re 5000s yes. 295mm at the front.

the 295mm discs work with the standard calipers then? in the origional position? hmmm…

According to Carsten, who has the same conversion, they’re 5000s yes. 295mm at the front.

Those are the puppies, Scuffers/Geary have been working to get hold of them for ages but AP have been positively glacial in getting them out of the door. I will be getting a set for my car once my current ones wear out.

yes indeed.

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front disc

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rear disc

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off the front rotor edge

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fronts

aaaargh… whats wrong here?? I cant seem to post pics.

There you go

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Interesting, is there enough room to seat a rimstock and speedline (obviously not together! )?

Ian

the 295mm discs work with the standard calipers then? in the origional position? hmmm…

All you need are spacers to move the caliper out a few mm, plus perhaps a slightly longer bolt.

Ian

Yep… they are supplied with the requisite spacers.

Thanks for posting them. Maybe you could grap the pic that shows the front wheel with them stuck inside.

Maybe you could grap the pic that shows the front wheel with them stuck inside.

Didn’t post it originally, cos I thought you might be embarrassed about the stonechips

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Wahey, thanks for that

Its more the lack of stone chips that embarass me!!

The pads are milimeters off the bells, so you have to watch padwear as the backing plates overlap the bell. So basically the last 2mm pad are unusable (on RS14 anyway) The other benefit is the lack of the “brown ring of rust” which are an aesthetic pain.

Pesky, I’ll trade you a beer if you can put my car picture up on my “owners gallery” thread

Pesky, I’ll trade you a beer if you can put my car picture up on my “owners gallery” thread

You’re a smooth talker, aren’t you?

The pads are milimeters off the bells, so you have to watch padwear as the backing plates overlap the bell. So basically the last 2mm pad are unusable (on RS14 anyway)

If this happens it means that your spacers are slightly too big (a couple mm? )
When I got experimenting with my 295’s (Mutsnuts, not AP) I got a whole set of spacers so I could play with them and noticed the effect.
See if you can file them down, because at the end of the day what’s creating the stopping power is the contact area, so you don’t want to lose a couple mm.