Essex is pleased to introduce the first in a series of official AP Racing Formula Road Brake Kits for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ! These kits are fully designed and built by AP Racing in England, and imported to North America by Essex. The fronts feature a newly designed six piston caliper, and they use a huge 350mm (approximately 14 inches) x 32mm AP Racing J Hook disc.
These kits are designed for those who are primarily interested in street driving, but also want to take their car to track occasionally. These kits will provide a huge step forward in terms of performance, all while looking amazing behind the wheels.
The CP9040 is a newly designed forged six piston unit, with a beautiful painted finish (we have red or black in stock now, but silver is also available). These calipers are incredibly stiff and incorporate AP's latest design elements, with cutaway pistons and a very svelte 7.4 lbs. body weight (that's about a pound less than many competiting six pistons on the market). Incredibly, that's actually lighter than the OEM FT86 calipers, which weigh 7.8 lbs. each! These calipers also feature dust boots to resist road debris, so you don't lose any of the OEM caliper functionality.
The pads used in this system are much larger than stock, and deal with heat through their significantly larger size. Two simple hex bolts are all that stand in the way of a pad change, rather than removing the OEM calipers.
The pad shape used in the CP9040 caliper is very common, and below are some of the compounds we sell from various manufacturers in this shape. There are many other pad compounds available on the market from other manufacturers as well.
The AP Racing CP4542 discs are 350mm x 32mm and feature 48 curved directional vanes. They have a tremendous amount of thermal mass and do a great job of filling up large wheels. Instead of being small in diameter with an endurance spec vane count (like our Essex Competition Systems), these discs achieve their heat absorption and dissipation via their larger size.
AP Racing Formula Brake Kits also come with everything else you need for an install:
- Front Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines
- Front AP Racing road pads
- Two bottles of AP Racing DOT 5.1 brake fluid
- All associated brackets, hardware, detailed instructions, etc.