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EBC Brakes’ high-performance caliper range offers a raft of impressive features at an affordable price point


When it comes to upgrading your performance car with uprated high-performance brake calipers, there is a lot of choice out there, with some options performing much better than others.
It’s therefore crucial to read into the specifications of each product before you commit to purchasing.
This article focuses on the high-quality EBC ‘Apollo’ offerings in four- and six-piston designs that represent some of the finest brake calipers ever made.


Below is a list of the key features found on all EBC Brakes Apollo calipers. When making your decision, be sure to check whether the lower or competitively priced calipers from other manufacturers also have all of these features:
  1. Made in the UK using heat-treated pressure die castings
  2. FEA (Finite Element Analysis) design – no weak points
  3. Teflon Polyester painted (not powdercoated which doesn’t last)
  4. High-tensile half and bridge support bolts – STRONG rigid design – no flexing
  5. Stainless bleed nipples – no cheap zinc-plated steel versions
  6. Stainless pad abutment shims – no pad-to-caliper damage in use
  7. Aluminium hard anodised or stainless piston options with serrated front contact face for reduced heat transfer
  8. Delivered with EBC Brakes high-performance pads at no extra cost
  9. Range of relocation brackets available including EBC’s new unique universal bracket to allow adaptation to a wide range of cars
  10. EPDM rubber seals for longer life and better heat performance
EBC’s Apollo-Series Brake Calipers
Apollo brake calipers utilise a two-piece bolted design, incorporating high-tensile 12.9-grade steel bolts for reinforcement of the caliper bridge section. Computer FEA analysis shows that the utilisation of high-tensile steel bolts to reinforce the bridge brings significant improvements in caliper stiffness compared to a mono-block design. A stiffer bridge section means less elongation during brake apply, giving a firmer and more responsive pedal feel, especially after a period of harder braking where the aluminium bridge of a mono-block design caliper softens appreciably with increasing temperature.
Unlike the vast majority of cast calipers, which are typically gravity cast, Apollo-series caliper bodies are machined from heat-treated low-pressure castings. Low pressure casting is a vastly more expensive production method than conventional gravity casting, but by forcing the aluminium alloy into the mould under pressure the consistency of the finished part is greatly improved. This gives EBC’s Apollo series brake calipers a noticeable performance advantage over conventional gravity cast calipers, exhibiting higher overall strength and a comparable caliper body stiffness to forging.
Unlike most painted calipers on the market, Apollo brake calipers are not painted using a powder coat finish. Powder coat cracks and discolours with exposure to high heat, meaning that powder coated calipers look great out the box, but the colour quickly fades away in use. We don’t just want Apollo calipers to look good in the box, we want them to look great for years to come, that’s why EBC finish every caliper using our advanced high-temperature Teflon™ polyester coating process. This top-coat paint system is similar to what’s used in the cookware market on the underside of pans and it gives a durable, fade resistant coating that’s easy to wipe clean and ensures that Apollo calipers will look great for years to come.
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If you can provide your specific vehicle details, we can check if these are available for you. We are gathering interest for further developments if they are not currently available…..
 

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If you can provide your specific vehicle details, we can check if these are available for you. We are gathering interest for further developments if they are not currently available…..
Try mini f56 ...?

17” x 7.5” wheels and et43, all easily clear the standard Jcw calipers

how big are the pads in area compared to the jcw/gp3 pads
 

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Unfortunately we do not have a brake kit developed for your vehicle at this time, however EBC do have this vehicle on our development plan as we would be interested in offering a kit. I’m sure you will appreciate that, with this being a new product line, EBC have literally hundreds of vehicles on our development plan and we are prioritizing the most popular vehicles at this stage of the project and working our way down the list. Due to the time and effort that goes into developing each Balanced Brake Kit™ there is a limit to how fast we can develop new kits, hence it could be up to 6 months before we launch a kit for your vehicle.



Pad area of our caliper pads 4-pot (DP002) is 57.4cm2



When the 6-pot is released it will have a pad area of 77.4cm2

please contact [email protected]
 

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Unfortunately we do not have a brake kit developed for your vehicle at this time, however EBC do have this vehicle on our development plan as we would be interested in offering a kit. I’m sure you will appreciate that, with this being a new product line, EBC have literally hundreds of vehicles on our development plan and we are prioritizing the most popular vehicles at this stage of the project and working our way down the list. Due to the time and effort that goes into developing each Balanced Brake Kit™ there is a limit to how fast we can develop new kits, hence it could be up to 6 months before we launch a kit for your vehicle.



Pad area of our caliper pads 4-pot (DP002) is 57.4cm2



When the 6-pot is released it will have a pad area of 77.4cm2

please contact [email protected]
Own up, you c&p'd this from your standard email response, didn't you 😂
 
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