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nolocontendere 08-11-2007 09:53 AM

Alcon 4 Wheel BBK Installed Pics!!
 
After extensively reviewing the options and wanting a BBK from the day I bought the car, I finally pulled the trigger on the 4 wheel Alcon kit. I can honestly say that I have done quite a few mods to my car and my expectations were very high with respect to this kit, and this kit in aesthetics alone has far exceeded my expectations. The pictures don't do it justice. You need to see them in person. They look outrageous. The silver/black combination just oozes class like the brakes on an AMG car. No gaudy flashy in your face colors needed. Note that the aggressive slotting pattern looks better than cross drilled but yet performs better than cross drilled and traditional slotting on the track. Frankly, I haven't tracked them yet (I have two events in september), but if the feel on the street in any indicator I am going to be amazed.

The front rotors are 365mm and still fit under on 18" rim. Note that the calipers are true monobloc calipers and have much more clearance then anything else on the market--look at the picture of the clearance on the front wheel--those are CSL reps WITHOUT spacers--look how much clearence there is! Neither Brembo nor Stoptech will clear without spacers. Also note that notwithstanding the size these are still significantly lighter than the stock brakes.

Oh, and these can be had for no more than a Brembo kit--there is a common misperception that you have to spend $7K for this performance.

Finally, while these are distributed in the USA by Stasis Engineering, these are authentic Alcon brakes straight out of the UK. I can post pics of the packaging from Alcon if anyone is interested.

I will report more when I get my track tires mounted to my 18" track wheels so you can see the clearance on 18". I also will report back once I hit the track.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...re/Alcons1.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...re/Alcons2.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...re/Alcons3.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...re/Alcons4.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...re/Alcons5.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...re/Alcons6.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...re/Alcons7.jpg

ytyper 08-11-2007 10:14 AM

wow :bow: :drool:

Tp///M3 08-11-2007 10:16 AM

:bow: :bow: :bow:

02black330ci 08-11-2007 10:16 AM

Amazing, thanks for reporting and posting up pictures. It would be great to report when you've had a chance to take these bads boys to the track. :thumbsup:

versace7866 08-11-2007 10:17 AM

OMFG Alcon!!!

awesome track brakes you got there
I love a car that is more for go than for show :thumbsup:

rpabla 08-11-2007 10:53 AM

how much did they run you?

2000BEAST 08-11-2007 11:59 AM

That is a really hot combination.

I haven't seen any brake/wheel combinations that would inspire me to lay down the $$ to replace my stock 19"s - you might have just changed my mind...

2000BEAST 08-11-2007 12:03 PM

PS - see that you have the General UHP Exclaim tires - how do yo like them so far, compared to the tires they replaced ?

nolocontendere 08-11-2007 12:14 PM

These brakes can be had for less than you all think (and less than the best deal on the Brembo 6pot kit). Contact either Stasis Engineering or VF Engineering.

The Generals are absolutely fine for the street (I've even tracked them at five HPDE events with no issues). Frankly, I would NEVER spend the extra money on more expensive street tires. I just bought a set of lightweight 18" track wheels and 275 Nitto NT-01 R comps for the track and will post additional pics when I have them mounted. Look at it this way--I applied all the money I saved on two sets of Generals towards my dedicated set of track wheels and tires. How does that not make the most sense?

Gusagain 08-11-2007 02:34 PM

The Alcons do look good!
But with them being a monoblock construction, does that mean you have to remove the caliper to change pads? I've looked in various sites, doesn't look like those have a way to pull the pads out of the top of the caliper -- bummer. They do look sweet thou!

nojoda 08-11-2007 10:27 PM

very unique setup! major props!

Greg@UniqueDesign 08-11-2007 11:09 PM

Are you planning on swapping in a track pad when you go to the track?

m3lowrider 08-11-2007 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gusagain (Post 6454397)
The Alcons do look good!
But with them being a monoblock construction, does that mean you have to remove the caliper to change pads? I've looked in various sites, doesn't look like those have a way to pull the pads out of the top of the caliper -- bummer. They do look sweet thou!

Correct, I really wouldnt mind though since the price is so good :)

gmhl10 08-12-2007 03:33 PM

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7...ts20hot20s.jpg

nolocontendere 08-13-2007 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg@UniqueDesign (Post 6455673)
Are you planning on swapping in a track pad when you go to the track?

Not initially. One of the great things about the Alcon kit is that the SBS ProTrack pads are also available. They are much better than the Ferodo 2500 because they have a MOT of 1292 degrees (the Ferodo's are around 1000), and the SBS are also streetable and make absolutely no noise whatsoever on the street (Ferodo 2500 can be noisy). Frankly, the SBS may be the best track/street crossover pad available. I'll let you know how they hold up on the track, but with a six piston front and 365mm slotted rotors, I expect that they will perform flawlessly on the track such that I won't even need to swap pads.

INsXTC 08-13-2007 11:38 AM

nice...did you happen to change out the brake line also?

nolocontendere 08-13-2007 12:10 PM

Yes, the kit comes with SS lines.

ArBrnSnpr 08-13-2007 02:14 PM

My favorite BBK ever!

Racer XXX 08-14-2007 10:44 AM

SO HOT!

NICE!

congrats!

MSpired 08-14-2007 03:20 PM

Congrats!

I love the way Alcons look and the clearence sounds like a major plus! :thumbsup:


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