What you've mentioned above would be my exact reasons for getting them I love the big rotors and the dustless aspect. Unfortunately or fortunately I do not have ceramic brakes, if I could I would try and get larger iron rotors and 6 piston calipers. Cheers....??Most have said that 80% of cars are spec'd without ceramic brakes. If you like the look of the bigger rotors, and hate brake dust, get them. If not, plenty of stopping power available with the standard brakes.
Hey N8te I can appreciate what you've stated above, I feel the same way about keeping the rims and calipers clean a freaking pain in the ass. I had asked to get my setup switched but after doing the math it just didn't make any sense. Well enjoy your rim filled, dustless CCB system and drive with pride. Cheers....??I went with CCBs - my first set on a road car ever - and will never go back. I think it is worth the extra money over the brake dust alone. That might sound crazy, but I've cleaned far too many dust-coated calipers and wheels and the difference is huge. I'd also say that the CCBs look better (they fill the space inside the wheel better) and work about the same as iron for most applications. The only exception is when iron brakes fade due to heat buildup on the track.
I have heard the reverse, if you track your car with ceramic brakes, you need special pads, as street pads will deteriorate quickly. Then you run the risk of running the pads down too low, and damaging the expensive rotors. Or you get unlucky, and brake too late and get into a gravel trap and chip one of the rotors.It's more of a trackday thing, if you track your car alot and spend a bit of time on the track the CCBs are the choice to go with, no fade and they're more durable for track use. Other than that, the iron brakes should be good enough.
Talk with Rad (F430GT) over on Fchat, you are taking a risk. Street pads are not designed for track use. I have a hard time believing McLaren's stock pads are much different than Ferrari's.There are no special ceramic pads for the track here. If you are concerned about the cost of the Ccb brakes then don't get them. They are not necessary based on all the reports. I do enjoy mine, but they are expensive.
That is exactly true and the reason I went with steel brakes rather than ceramics, even if the latter would offer better fading resistance.I have heard the reverse, if you track your car with ceramic brakes, you need special pads, as street pads will deteriorate quickly. Then you run the risk of running the pads down too low, and damaging the expensive rotors. Or you get unlucky, and brake too late and get into a gravel trap and chip one of the rotors.
Most guys that track alot from what I have heard put on better steel rotors and special track pads, as well as running higher temp. brake fluid.
Bargin at only $9000 per canLack of brake dust the main reason to get them, closely followed by bling factor.
I went the cheapo route and went with stealth wheels and a can of brake dust repellent. Works like a charm.
We are often of the same opinion, when we're talking about tracking the mp4What I still don't get is why McLaren skipped the brake cooling duct for the steel brakes as they obviously would benefit from additional cooling. While I understand that the cooling needs for cc are different than for steel (more air towards the calipers and pads rather than the center of the rotor), I would have been a very welcome feature. Will ask the dealer if it can be retrofitted.