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Introducing the Ceika Performance Big Brake Kit!

Custom made for my SLK, this kit features Front Small 8 pot Calipers with 356x32mm Slotted Rotors and rear Small 6 pot Calipers with 356x28mm Slotted Rotors as combination set up. The Calipers are finished in Gloss White with a Silver embossed logo and Silver Anodized Hats. The two piece rotors and forged alloy calipers are extremely light weight to help reduce the the rotating mass and unsprung weight and also dissipate heater much better than the OEM Brembos that come standard. In addition, the rotor rings have curved cooling vanes for optimal cooling!

According to the manufacturer, “the performance, endurance and weight of this brake kit compared to the Brembo on the SLK55 will give you a night and day difference in braking performance. Even with the bigger rotors you will still save weight compared to the 1-pcs rotors on the SLK55”.

Other features include,
1.) Increased braking power and pedal feel under all conditions,
2.) LESS heat, LESS wear, LESS fade, MORE endurance
3.) Direct bolt-in swap of OEM brakes: no modifications needed
4.) Compatible with OEM ABS, traction control, master cylinder and bias valve
5.) High quality materials, parts, and non-recycled alloys from Japan, Taiwan, and the UK ONLY with ISO9001:2008 quality control.
6.) 2 YEAR, unlimited mile WARRANT

Included with the kit came
2x 8 pot radial mount calipers FRONT and 2x 6 pot calipers REAR
2x 2 piece semi-floating rotors (full-floating rotors available too)
2x Teflon/stainless steel DOT compliant brake lines (made in UK)
2x direct bolt-in caliper mounting brackets
4x brake pads
all necessary mounting hardware for direct bolt-in install

All Calipers, pistons rotors and hats utilize 6061-T6 Aerospace Aluminum. They have three choices of brake pads, Street, Sport and Race. I chose the Street pads which provide for no noise, very little dust, good braking power and friction both at low and high temperatures.
These are specifically designed in order to provide good bite and feel as well as good longevity of the pads and rotors.

Installed by my good friends at Eurotech Motors in San Carlos, California.

From This:

Fronts


Rears


To This:



...And Finally THIS!

New Fronts


New Rears


And a few more pictures taken during and after install!

In the Sunlight


Full View of Car


And a few random install pics......




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Now that looks fantastic.
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Inquiring minds want to know how much of a difference it makes?
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Damn, those are beautiful. You really don't notice how bland the old brakes until the upgraded ones are installed.
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Awesome!!
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Inquiring minds want to know how much of a difference it makes?
Honestly, I have only driven the car 5 miles and it's been all in heavy traffic on surface streets. Of course, my Indy. shop made sure that the new brakes were bed-in before I picked up the car. But in addition, the instructions tell me to "take it easy on the brakes during the first 200-300km so really time will tell, about a weeks worth of time that is.

Right now, they feel as solid as my OEM brakes felt, not touchy but sure. My Indy. told me that I will really notice the difference at higher speeds and when I need to really stop, the "grab" that I experience then will tell the story.

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Looking forward to hearing how they perform once bedded in ...

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They look great !
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Me want BAAAAAD!!!
Price tag???

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I suspect this is the kind of product that, "if you have to ask you really can't afford it"! LOL
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They are not inexpensive, but they are 30% less money than the Brembo kit that is on the 55, and I am convinced that there is no sacrifice in quality . I would imagine that labor is a wash. The labor to install was $600.00.

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Will they fit behind 16" rims, or is 17" the minimum?
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Will they fit behind 16" rims, or is 17" the minimum?
They are custom made, so if you have 16" rims they will build you a set that fits.

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Does the front caliper protrude more than the OEM? i.e. will there be less room towards the spokes of the rim?
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Very nice Steve! Quite an upgrade!!!
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Well, they fit perfectly. I expect the distance between the caliper and the wheels is the same. The set comes with custom mounting brackets, so there must be some sort of compensation achieved. But certainly, when installed they look correct.

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Sweet!!! I like them, it probably looks better in person, white calipers are hard to see in your pictures.
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Sweet!!! I like them, it probably looks better in person, white calipers are hard to see in your pictures.
Almost everything looks better in person than a cell phone picture....well, maybe with the exception of my ugly mug.....looks bad no matter what.

But the very first thing that I noticed and what the installer commented on was how now, the calipers, rotors and hats show up so well! If you look at my wheels in my signature picture it looks like the "black hole" whereas in the pic. that I took yesterday you actually SEE something other than the dark of the wheel well. Granted, this is taken from a distance. I will post up the before and after shots of the individual wheels side by side next.

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Side by Side.....Old vs. New

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And an update on handling.......I drove to the coast today, 50 miles of combination freeway at speeds of up to 80 mph and mountain twisties of zig zag through traffic at speeds of up to 65 mph in a 50 mph zone. There is definitely a HUGE difference. Very responsive, fantastic grab, seems like a stiffer pedal with shorter foot movement to brake. If I had to pick just one word to describe it......the word would have to be "Secure"!

In short, I'm extremely happy so far.
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