Hey Guys, Just thought to add a little info for the collective. I ordered the EBC 2 piece floating OE replacement rotors and Hawk DCT 70 front, DCT 60 Rear, from Concept Z performance and this is what I have gathered so far.
Their rotors are extremely well finished, they are some of the best rotors I have seen on any platform from any company.
Packages arrived undamaged and I got pads and rotors within 2 business days.
I received the parts directly from the respective manufacturers. I received 2 rear left rotors so I am currently not able to progress with installation.
Concept Z is in communication with EBC and I will update with on track and street performance as well as resolution to the error once they happen.
Concept Z is a great business and their customer service is one the best that I have ever dealt with with any company. I do not say that lightly. Seriously, They will spend whatever amount of time on the phone, follow up on every email, provide unbiased product guidance... the list goes on. Refreshing to not feel like a number.
I chose these rotors because EBC is a well known brake company for many other platforms and racing disciplines such ask karting, motorcycles, open wheel, dirt bikes... so I figured to give them a shot on my GTR. Concept Z said that the rotors have only been out for a few years and have only sold a few sets so they had Zero feedback. I will provide that feedback and update this post as things progress.
**I will update with some more pics soon**
So when I initially got my order EBC mislabeled a box and sent me two left rears. They owned the mistake and rushed me a right rear so I could finish the job. Thanks EBC and Concept Z for fixing that problem quickly.
Time to take the new setup out for some "spirited driving" on some of my favorite local canyon roads after a nice bedding in of the pads....
Well, I never made it past the bedding in. The EBC rotors use a unique iron for their rings and they did not accept the deposits from the Hawk pads. The brakes were like an on-off switch and pulsed like crazy (felt warped). Super disappointed at this point.
I emailed EBC and asked what I could do to remedy the situation and EBC's lead engineer got back to me the same day. He said he was aware of a select amount of pad compounds that did not work with their rotors and suggested that I use some of their Blue Stuff pads to correct the pad deposit issue and to use on the street.
He overnighted me a set of blue stuff for the street and a set of r-px pads for the track. Free of charge no questions asked with no worries other then to fix my issue.
I fitted the blue stuff on and they are the hands down perfect street pad. They fixed the deposit issue, are very quiet, dust less then stock, have a higher initial bite and have Significantly more fade resistance then the stock Brembo's. I know the blue stuff pads have been reviewed before poorly on this site and the other one, but when used with EBC's rotors on my car these are the best street pads I have had on any of my vehicles ever. This is the same review I would have given these pads if I paid retail for them. The fact that they were sent as a courtesy to fix my issues has no impact on my experience with their performance.
I installed Goodridge stainless lines and plastic Porsche gt3 brake scoops with install as well. The scoops work in conjunction with my N-tune front lip. The combination of parts put together for this upgrade has exceeded expectations so far. I cannot wait to try the r-px compounds on track. 'Till then I hope to run into a few of you guys on these So Cal roads or at an upcoming track day. Thanks again to both concept z and EBC they have been a pleasure to do business with. I'm super stoked that I now have braking performance that matches the speed generated by this car.