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R1 Concepts Brake Kit

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Received my new brake kit from R1 Concepts today.

 

I always felt that the brakes on my MKZ were a little anemic, they stop well but require a little more force then the brakes on my fusion, which in reality are a little bit smaller in size on a comparable car.

 

Plus I like the look of a drilled and slotted rotor.

 

R1 concepts was running a good sale price on the kit through Amazon so I bit the bullet and purchased the kit. First I purchased a kit for a G2 fusion as it was priced just a little over $105.00, a pretty smoking deal. But after doing some research I found out that the Lincoln has a larger brake rotor and pad, so I cancelled that order and found the correct package for $236.00 shipped, this included all four rotors and ceramic low dust performance brake pads.

 

This is the one upgrade that I wanted to do the most on this car, just couldn't find the right deal until last week. Stuff looks to be of pretty good quality, and not from China.

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Great deal, when you put them on let see some pics of it.

I might have to do some damage at the bank account :)

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Brakes went on without any problems at all, I was some what shocked that the brakes I replaced were at about 90% pad remaining and they were Motorcraft pads and rotors in excellent condition.

 

Yet the stopping power of them was a little bit on the weak side. never really got on them real hard to heat them up to check for fade, but the new brakes stop like a champ.

 

Still waiting for them to bed in real good then I will make 4 or 5 hard brake runs on the highway to heat them up and bed them in properly.

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They did dust up the rims pretty good initially, but now they have not left any residue on the wheels after I washed the car and put another 75 miles on it.

 

All I can say at this point is that their is a huge difference in what was on it before, and they are still not making full contact on the front rotors yet.

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Nice upgrade.  If you think the brakes on the 2014 are a little weak, try stopping a 1st-gen MKZ from speed.

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Looking great. :2thumbs:

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