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Just browsing ECS site and have found this;

http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?home=Volkswagen

Winter time is development time at ECS, and hot out of the development department are the new Stage 5 brake kits for VW MKIV, MKIII and Audi TT. These kits all feature a 14.1"(359x32mm) 2piece ECS "Tru-Float" Rotors and massive 6 piston mono-bloc Porsche calipers. These kits have been designed to compliment the stock bias and offer the best braking performance we?ve seen to date.

I have the 332mm Stage 2v2 with 4-pot Boxster callipers and they are awesome enough[8D]. These will be mind-blowing[:O].

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Quote: posted by Badger5 on 18/01/2005 10:43:17

surely there's a limit to tyre adhesion?

Have to agree! My Stage 2v2 provides all the braking power I think I could possibly use including track abuse, although my car is obviously not a roller-bearing nutter 1.8T and you get away with similar.

Carlos, I don't think my ABS has ever activated since I fitted the 2v2.

Walrus you tart - about time you changed those puny brakes you have and "really fill the wheel"[:O]
 

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With all this development time, ECS should do comparative testing. They should fit their various big brake versions to the same car and do a stopping distance test from the same speed. I think this would be useful for anyone interested in buying their products. I know it is not all about stopping distances, but at least this would provide a benchmark, or enable the customer to decide to upgrade further or not.

Their products are out of my league/budget, but even so, it's hard for me to comprehend what results these brakes achieve, without seeing results or experiencing it firsthand, I am sure i'm not the only one.
 

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Quote: posted by Baron Von Marlon on 18/01/2005 14:29:32

What does FTP mean ?

an old exclamation from a mate of mine - whenever faced with something like this his comment is "..... The Priest!!!!" Dunno why but it makes me smile[:)].
 

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Quote: posted by 02 Bora on 18/01/2005 13:38:28

With all this development time, ECS should do comparative testing. They should fit their various big brake versions to the same car and do a stopping distance test from the same speed. I think this would be useful for anyone interested in buying their products. I know it is not all about stopping distances, but at least this would provide a benchmark, or enable the customer to decide to upgrade further or not.

Their products are out of my league/budget, but even so, it's hard for me to comprehend what results these brakes achieve, without seeing results or experiencing it firsthand, I am sure i'm not the only one.

Talking of experiencing these sorts of big brakes.. I met up with Mr Handa last sept and he gave a blast up and down an A road and we were discussing the brakes and their power and he said to me "Right, to demonstrate, hold on !" 150 yards (ish) from a roundabout, doing, shall we say 'a fair lick' [;)] (no one behind) he 'stomped on the anchors'. OMG.. I swear my internal organs shifted. The car just lost speed dramatically.. so so rapidly; I was astounded and can still recall it perfectly now.

They are truly awesome pieces of kit.. I wish I could justify them.. but I don't have the power or performance to, it'd just be superb to have that ultimate confidence in your brakes, though [:)]
 

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These certainly do look the dogs danglies, and im hoping someone orders a set just so i can have a good look at them![:D] They use Porsche Cayenne Turbo callipers.

Yes, obviously there is a limit to tyre adhesion, but im running the Stage2v2 kit and i cant say ive ever activated the ABS when braking hard... The key is to be progressive rahter than just stomp on them and shock the wheel/tyre... The only time i had the ABS kick in was when it was icy over xmas so doesnt really count! I reckon these would be absolutely amazing used with the stage1rear kit! I reckon the price will also very good considering what your getting.

If anyone wants anything 'ECS', give me a shout!

Rich
 
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