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Old 01-05-18, 08:22 PM
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Are you machining different bore sizes for the hats for the kit? Or are you planning to use hub centric rings?
If we can get enough people to sign up we'll spin up specific hats... but if it's just a handful of people that doesn't make sense and we'll have to just recycle FD hats with a press in hubcentric ring. Totally depends on how many people actually want to buy a brake kit. This thread has been dead for a long time and kicked around before that... I'm just not confident with the FC community as far as

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Heath,

based on your feedback i will not not sign up, but of the products I have purchased from you in the past I am very happy with the quality. I was on the wait list for the S4 electric water pump kit that never materialized.
I think I will press forward with a BB kit of my own design but I will very likely be buying some of the components from you guys!
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Heath,

based on your feedback i will not not sign up, but of the products I have purchased from you in the past I am very happy with the quality. I was on the wait list for the S4 electric water pump kit that never materialized.
I think I will press forward with a BB kit of my own design but I will very likely be buying some of the components from you guys!
Let us know if you need anything. We've literally got prototypes of the FC waterpump kits here... works great, fits all years of FC. Same issue, there was never enough interest to pull the trigger on production. There are so many FC's but yet no one wants to buy parts for them, even really cheap ones. Literally, no vendors will make anything for a platform that doesn't have customers that want to buy the products. This is precisely how platforms die. It's sad... we even picked up a chassis specifically to make parts for this car and spark a renewed interest in the FC... they're potent brilliant platforms, but they've become decrepit, forgotten, and neglected by owners and vendors alike.

We realllllly want to make parts for these cars (like extremely good and affordable parts) but there's no one to buy them. A few months of no more interest and we'll be selling off the chassis (along with our shop RX8 dev chassis - same story there) and dropping them from the lineup. That's been the consensus with the guys here... drop the dead weight chassis. I've been pulling for both these chassis but I'm out of stalling time. I'm about to be out-voted by the rest of the crew. Please help me Make The FC Great Again! come on guys!!!!

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Let us know if you need anything. We've literally got prototypes of the FC waterpump kits here... works great, fits all years of FC. Same issue, there was never enough interest to pull the trigger on production. There are so many FC's but yet no one wants to buy parts for them, even really cheap ones. Literally, no vendors will make anything for a platform that doesn't have customers that want to buy the products. This is precisely how platforms die. It's sad... we even picked up a chassis specifically to make parts for this car and spark a renewed interest in the FC... they're potent brilliant platforms, but they've become decrepit, forgotten, and neglected by owners and vendors alike.

We realllllly want to make parts for these cars (like extremely good and affordable parts) but there's no one to buy them. A few months of no more interest and we'll be selling off the chassis (along with our shop RX8 dev chassis - same story there) and dropping them from the lineup. That's been the consensus with the guys here... drop the dead weight chassis. I've been pulling for both these chassis but I'm out of stalling time. I'm about to be out-voted by the rest of the crew. Please help me Make The FC Great Again! come on guys!!!!

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Sad but true. The FC platform just gets no love. Sometimes I think about throwing in the towel on my 10ae and getting a FD or something else. I give you guys credit for coming up with ideas and making prototype parts and trying to help out the FC market.
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Originally Posted by SakeBomb Garage
Literally, no vendors will make anything for a platform that doesn't have customers that want to buy the products. This is precisely how platforms die. It's sad... we even picked up a chassis specifically to make parts for this car and spark a renewed interest in the FC... they're potent brilliant platforms, but they've become decrepit, forgotten, and neglected by owners and vendors alike.

We realllllly want to make parts for these cars (like extremely good and affordable parts) but there's no one to buy them. A few months of no more interest and we'll be selling

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These are exactly the reason I develop and d sign my own parts I pay to prototype every part I design then pay for a production run of 1 just for my car. I would rather buy food stuff but the FC is falling off the map in Japan and as a result the rest of the world as well! You guys are amounts the few that still have some products for them built here is NA.

I will contact you about that water pump!

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Just a heads up, I have been looking for a solution for an electric water pump for my S5 for a while as well. Also, this past year has been pretty good as I just managed to get my foot in the door of this crypto-currency bizness... I'll be touching base shortly once I get a few things sorted out as I notice we almost have 10 slots filled! maybe plug it somewhere in a facebook group? Lol

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Just a heads up, I have been looking for a solution for an electric water pump for my S5 for a while as well. Also, this past year has been pretty good as I just managed to get my foot in the door of this crypto-currency bizness... I'll be touching base shortly once I get a few things sorted out as I notice we almost have 10 slots filled! maybe plug it somewhere in a facebook group? Lol

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Yeah the EWP kits are pretty cool! We also figured out how to get the base kit price REALLY cheap as we've got a lead on the original LED based controller modules! We've secured 30 of the original ones which operate identically to the digital display but are MUCH MUCH cheaper This helps reduce the FC price point drastically. We're really looking at at bargan basement kit around 495 but even at that price point... I'm skeptical we can get that many people on board. You guys have to tell your FC buddies. Us posting on facebook won't do anything, as all of our customers are FD, S2000, NSX, etc. This would have to be a grassroots project for the FC, you guys have to get each other on board.
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If we can get enough people to sign up we'll spin up specific hats... but if it's just a handful of people that doesn't make sense and we'll have to just recycle FD hats with a press in hubcentric ring. Totally depends on how many people actually want to buy a brake kit. This thread has been dead for a long time and kicked around before that... I'm just not confident with the FC community as far as

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A hubcentric ring won't work without adding a weird spacer. the FC front rotors don't sit on the same hub diameter that the wheels do. they sit further down the hub and need to be the same thickness as the step in the hub to be flat where the wheel mounts. (sorry if I'm not explaining that well)

but you can see the rotor has a 77mm hole in it:
https://centricparts.centriccatalog....7&i=1&uid=ANR&

Are the brackets the same for the wilwood caliper and the AP racing caliper? (can you upgrade later to different calipers)

Also, it looks like the price has dropped significantly on the FD kit? is the price of this kit still the same?
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If this doesn't happen, do you at least have a few prototype kits that you could still sell to us interested ppl?
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