For GT-R enthusiasts considering taking their vehicle down to your local circuit for an HPDE or track day, we'd recommend upgrading your GT-Rs braking performance first. The ability to stop quickly is just as important as accelerating quickly, especially on a race track. The factory GT-R brakes provide excellent stopping power, but poor longevity. It’s not uncommon for GT-R owners to experience brake fade and warped rotors after a hard day on the track. With AAM Competition’s brake upgrade package, you can avoid the headaches of premature brake fail, and focus on pushing the GT-R harder and harder on the track.
We start by replacing the factory rotors in favor of AP Racing ‘J Hook’ brake discs. Directional, curved internal vane design that flows substantially more air than the OEM pillar vane design which means lower temps, less fade, less pad and rotor wear. The rotors also provide Crack resistance much greater than that of the OEM drilled design. Currently used in professional motorsport venues such as NASCAR, the J-Hook groove pattern is designed to provide outstanding bite for the pads, while promoting even heating and cooling of the disc face. AP Racing J Hooks are a proven upgrade for GT-Rs performing on the track.
The next part of the upgrade package consists of replacing the factory brake pads for high performance brake pads by Endless. Their MX72 series is rated for street/light track use. Ceramics are known to be one of the most effective compounds in improving braking capacity. Every material has been carefully chosen for the MX72 in order to produce minimal noise and dust while producing high friction at lower temperatures. The MX72 improves upon the ever-popular CC-X compound by improving braking capability at higher temperatures. The MX72 compound is capable of doing this while at the same time causing less wear on rotors. Even pedal feel, which is already better with semi-metallic material pads, was further improved upon. The MX72 is the ultimate, dual-purpose, street and light track compound. Recommended for street, high way, light circuit use.
Lastly we add stainless steel brake lines provided by none other than Goodridge. For over 40 years, racers around the globe have relied on Goodridge Fluid Transfer Products to out-perform the competition. Goodridge supplies racing teams that compete at the highest level in Formula 1, Indy Car, Moto GP, IPL, NHRA, WSB, BSB, Superstock, FIA GT, F2, F3, Supersport, Thunderbike, WRC and many more. The Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake lines are much stiffer than the typical rubber brake lines, and when used with factory factory hard lines, the Goodridge Stainless Steel lines provide more responsive brake feel and performance.