BRAKES!?!?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bMw defector, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. bMw defector

    bMw defector Member

    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2018
    Location:
    Colleyville, TX
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  2. Gdog

    Gdog Full Access Member

    Posts:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    593
    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Location:
    Colorado
    Several folks have upgraded brakes. Oh shelter your up!!!
     
  3. bMw defector

    bMw defector Member

    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2018
    Location:
    Colleyville, TX
    I edited my post to specifically ask about the R1 carbon pads and rotors setup. I know there have been some BBK upgrades but I am wondering if anyone has tried just replacing pads and rotors and if it makes a difference.
     
  4. shelteredraptor

    shelteredraptor Full Access Member

    Posts:
    514
    Likes Received:
    246
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2016
    not sure you want a full carbon pad, they like heat and it really isn't the best fit for these big heavy bricks. I suggest you talk to a brake expert and see what they recommend, maybe R1 can help. Basic math says that weight versus clamping force on clamping area means these brakes are sorely undersized IMO. A good set of pads and vented rotors help a lot, but still not really up to task. Obviously not many folks want to fork big bucks for a BBK, and in reality isn't necessary, but they work like a mofo. Again, just my .02.

    EDIT- I use Hawk pads on a couple of my rides and they are awesome products. They offer rotors and pads for these tubs, might want to check them out.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  5. Marasco222

    Marasco222 Member

    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2018
    I hate to admit it because he harasses me, but Shelter is right. I went from a ‘16 bmw M6 to the raptor for a daily driver, so I threw Brembo’s on front & rear. Definitely notice a difference but nothing will feel like car brakes.
     
  6. Ts Truck

    Ts Truck Member

    Posts:
    10
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2018
    I did a complete BBK upgrade to my 2018. Very happy.
    I was an early adopter of Racing Brake (RB) on the Gen2 Raptor. Warren at RB worked with me through the entire process and made EVERYTHING right. Outstanding customer service and dedication to perfection... could not have asked for more. The F 400mm +R 390mm BBK (caliper and rotors) is HUGE and looks amazing on my Raptor even with 20" Vorsteiner wheels and 35s. I selected this kit as it simply offered a very unique value proposition not available elsewhere. IMO RB was a much better option than Alcon or Baer (very heavy kits with lesser capabilities and rotor size options), a better price/performance option than Wilwood, MUCH better quality than some other heavily advertised and comparably priced brands, and a bargain compared to Brembo (that I would have stressed out over taking off-road). IMHO RB provides a comparable if not better build quality than most of the big-name brand BBK manufactures and is a clear price/performance leader for the Raptor. RB uniquely combines a VERY SMART and bulletproof design from caliper construction/finish, floating hats/roators, and the unique drilled/slotted rotor design along with exceptional performance and durability. I have run these brakes now for 40k miles... NO ISSUES and 110% satisfied. Some initial squeal under light braking (has now subsided), no rust, a bit more brake dust vs. stock but expected given more aggressive pads (but not bad), but most of all noticeable and GREATLY improved stopping power with shorter stops (have not officially measured but clearly noticeable) along with NO FADE whatsoever under hard braking or towing my 6,500 lb boat. I also replaced all 6 Raptor brake lines with SS, and went with a high temp racing fluid. The overall result was a much firmer and higher pedal. For my largely street driving (with tune) along with occasional off-road use this was perfect and greatly preferred over the soft (spongey) and deep stock pedal feel/set up. I could not be happier with my purchase, RB's support, and now proven long-term performance of RB and this product. 100% worth the investment!!!
     

Share This Page