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Old 10-22-2018, 03:29 PM
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Any idea for a C6 Z06 if CP9660/372mm and CP9449/340mm would fit these wheels: C6 Z06 Forgestar F14 18x11 front and 18x12 rear?
According to these templates below, the 18X11 / 18X12 Forgestar F14 will work just fine and be able to be built suitable for the C6 GS/Z06 body.

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Unfortunately not. You'd have to check our templates...or rather have Forgestar do so for you...links below. If they aren't willing to help you out and do that, you should be shopping for a different brand of wheels!

https://www.essexparts.com/storage/w...template_2.pdf

https://www.essexparts.com/storage/w...l_template.pdf

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Originally Posted by GetYourWheels View Post
According to these templates below, the 18X11 / 18X12 Forgestar F14 will work just fine and be able to be built suitable for the C6 GS/Z06 body.
Thank you very much for confirming! Do you have the offsets on those please? I'll add them to our database. Thanks again!
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Thank you very much for confirming! Do you have the offsets on those please? I'll add them to our database. Thanks again!
Sure! 18X11 +38 would be best for the front and for the 18X12, you have a range anywhere from +40 to +50, all comes down to what the customer wants to run for tire size.
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Originally Posted by GetYourWheels View Post
Sure! 18X11 +38 would be best for the front and for the 18X12, you have a range anywhere from +40 to +50, all comes down to what the customer wants to run for tire size.
Thank you very much!
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Essex has formed the "Essex Designed AP Racing Brake Kit Owners Club" on Facebook.

The group will be a digital extension of what we've seen among our customers out at the track, which is like-minded car nuts parking next to each other and sharing stories, ideas, photos, setup tips, pad advice, discussing future track events, etc. Not only will group members be able to interact with other Essex brake kit owners, Essex will be offering a number of exclusive perks and opportunities that will only be available to group members. How do giveaways, discounts on spares, contests, and even unique schwag sound?

The only prerequisite to join this group is that you need to own an Essex Designed AP Racing Competition Brake Kit. To keep things fair for other members, we will ask you a couple of questions to verify kit ownership prior to approval.

Click this link to join:Meet Other Essex Brake Kit Owners Now
Thank you all very much for your continued support!
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Has anyone been able to confirm if any of the C5 Z06 repo wheels will fit the kits that the oem speedlines fit?
Im looking to have a set of wheels for tooling around on the street that wont break the bank but wasnt sure if there were any clearance/spacing differences between oem and repos.
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Year, Model, Trim: 2012 LS3 Base Coupe 457RWHP
Front BBK: Front CP8350/325mm Sprint Kit
Front Wheel: TSW 17x9 Nurburgring ET50 for track, TSW 18x9 Interlagos ET50 for daily. Neither with spacers.
Feedback: After install, the front OEM wheels with +56 offset would no longer fit, but thankfully I had my new track wheels available with +50 that fit just fine.Have had them for less than a month, but have done two track days after install. The new front kit, along with wider tires, have dropped my lap times at MSR Cresson 1.7CCW by a little more than 3 seconds! The new confidence I have with the brakes is a big part of that. I can hammer on the brakes now and I know they will work and feel the same each time. I have the Ferodo DS1.11 race pads and the pad use was not really noticeable IMO, but again just two track days. When swapping to my street pads, I had to really bang those pads out of there because they were in so tight in the caliper..lots of pad left. I anticipate that the pads will be lasting at least two seasons for me. I used the Carbotech 1521 as my street pads, part# CTFRP3116-1521 and it was a perfect fit. Make sure and get the D50 Center Arc. 20mm thickness from Carbotech.




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Originally Posted by BigMonkey73 View Post
Year, Model, Trim: 2012 LS3 Base Coupe 457RWHP
Front BBK: Front CP8350/325mm Sprint Kit
Front Wheel: TSW 17x9 Nurburgring ET50 for track, TSW 18x9 Interlagos ET50 for daily. Neither with spacers.
Feedback: After install, the front OEM wheels with +56 offset would no longer fit, but thankfully I had my new track wheels available with +50 that fit just fine.Have had them for less than a month, but have done two track days after install. The new front kit, along with wider tires, have dropped my lap times at MSR Cresson 1.7CCW by a little more than 3 seconds! The new confidence I have with the brakes is a big part of that. I can hammer on the brakes now and I know they will work and feel the same each time. I have the Ferodo DS1.11 race pads and the pad use was not really noticeable IMO, but again just two track days. When swapping to my street pads, I had to really bang those pads out of there because they were in so tight in the caliper..lots of pad left. I anticipate that the pads will be lasting at least two seasons for me. I used the Carbotech 1521 as my street pads, part# CTFRP3116-1521 and it was a perfect fit. Make sure and get the D50 Center Arc. 20mm thickness from Carbotech.
That's awesome on your lap times and wear rates...congrats! Thanks so much for the wheel fitment data points, and for your support!

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Year, model, trim: 2002 Z06
Front BBK: Front CP9660/355mm Radi-CAL, Part #: 13.01.10024
Front Wheel (track): Enkei NT03+M 18X10.5 +64mm offset, no spacer
Front Wheel (street): TSW Interlogos 19X10.5 + 65mm, no spacer
Rear BBK: Stock C6 Z51/330mm
Rear Wheel (track): Enkei NT03+M 18X10.5 +64mm offset, no spacer
Reat Wheel (street): TSW Interlogos 19X10.5 + 65mm, no spacer
Feedback: Just installed and driven only a few miles. Going to VIR this weekend and will update post.




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Those wheels look familiar!
Thank you sir for the data points! I'll get them added to our listings. Car looks great...I miss my yellow C5Z.

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Those wheels look familiar!
Thank you sir for the data points! I'll get them added to our listings. Car looks great...I miss my yellow C5Z.
Yes! The Enkeis are your old ones!!! They have held up great.

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Hello Jeff
I changed my brake CP9668 / 372x34
from the C7 Z06 to the C7 Stingray
I bought TSW Nürburgring 18 inches
Front 18x9 / 50 Rear 18x10.5
Grind 10mm spacers and a little on your brake caliper and it fits
I'll give you some pictures tomorrow

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Curious if most using the Radi-Cal caliper are using the bolts through the bridge or the quick change spring/clips. I had been running the Anti-rattle clips and bolts until I removed but recently put the quick change spring clips in for fast pad changes. Not sure why I didn't do that the first time as it is so much easier to swap pads! I expect there could be some noise but wonder if it will even be noticeable.
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Curious if most using the Radi-Cal caliper are using the bolts through the bridge or the quick change spring/clips. I had been running the Anti-rattle clips and bolts until I removed but recently put the quick change spring clips in for fast pad changes. Not sure why I didn't do that the first time as it is so much easier to swap pads! I expect there could be some noise but wonder if it will even be noticeable.
You may get some vertical pad motion and rattling with the quick-change spring clips. That said, they do make things ridiculously quick and easy on pad changes!
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Originally Posted by fleming23 View Post
Curious if most using the Radi-Cal caliper are using the bolts through the bridge or the quick change spring/clips. I had been running the Anti-rattle clips and bolts until I removed but recently put the quick change spring clips in for fast pad changes. Not sure why I didn't do that the first time as it is so much easier to swap pads! I expect there could be some noise but wonder if it will even be noticeable.
I tried the quick change clips when I first installed my Radi-Cals. As I took a test ride, I thought I had left tools under the car. It's a little more trouble, but I prefer the bolts and pad tensioners.
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I tried the quick change clips when I first installed my Radi-Cals. As I took a test ride, I thought I had left tools under the car. It's a little more trouble, but I prefer the bolts and pad tensioners.
At least it is super easy to swap back and forth if needed.
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Here are the pictures of my new C7
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Originally Posted by fleming23 View Post
Curious if most using the Radi-Cal caliper are using the bolts through the bridge or the quick change spring/clips. I had been running the Anti-rattle clips and bolts until I removed but recently put the quick change spring clips in for fast pad changes. Not sure why I didn't do that the first time as it is so much easier to swap pads! I expect there could be some noise but wonder if it will even be noticeable.
I always run the bolts with bridge but without the tensioners. I keep a 5mm hex T-handle wrench in my brake change box and it takes like two seconds to spin them out and back in. Honestly, the most time consuming part of the pad change by far is just retracting the pistons. So simple.
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Feedback: Just finished first event with the front bake kit. Chin at VIR. First day was North Course (my first time), second day was Full Course. I shaved 2 full seconds off my personal best on full course! This was the only change since last time on VIR Full, so I attribute most of this to the brakes. They felt solid lap after lap giving me confidence to go a little deeper into each braking zone.

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Awesome Kirk! Two seconds is a lot of time...congrats!

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