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TurboForTheWin
03-08-2006, 11:54 PM
ECS tuning vs. Pure MS...

Here's what they both offer:

ECS = Pair of 12.3 Slotted/X-drilled rotors with TT carriers. $349

PureMS = Pair of 12.3 also (only slotted), with TT carriers. $464

Which one should I go with? If ECS gets them X-drilled and slotted, and theyre cheaper, why not go with them?

Just figuired I would get the topic settled since search only brings up 1 way arguments...

.aye four.
03-09-2006, 12:08 AM
I would go for slotted only. X-drilled rotors are prone to hairline cracks.

TurboForTheWin
03-09-2006, 12:19 AM
ECS offers slotted only as well, for $349. Thats still cheapers than ECS. What gives?

.aye four.
03-09-2006, 12:23 AM
What brand rotors?

OEM vs. replica caliper carriers?

TurboForTheWin
03-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Both are by Zimmerman, and neither say if they are truly OEM TT carriers...not that Im worried either way. I think I am going to order from ECS. [up]

tkarwin
03-09-2006, 12:36 AM
Don't go with cross drilled rotors is all I can say. They destroy pads and are worse for bite than regular pads. Go slotted at most.

TurboForTheWin
03-09-2006, 12:52 AM
Right, but both sites offer slotted. I just wanted to figure out why there is such a steep price difference.

bOOOOstedAudi
03-09-2006, 01:06 AM
here is what i went with and it is a true winner in my book. ecs slotted only with the tt carriers neuspeed stainless steal lines and a good set of race pad. I love this set up. bleed out the lines and fill with some good fluid and you have something close to a brembo setup

docurley
03-09-2006, 02:43 AM
I have the ECS groved kit and it works well on the track with no brake fade do about 6 laps a time.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/docurley/3480G2_and_ECS.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/docurley/3480disc.jpg

bitterchild
03-09-2006, 03:34 AM
Originally posted by bOOOOstedAudi
here is what i went with and it is a true winner in my book. ecs slotted only with the tt carriers neuspeed stainless steal lines and a good set of race pad. I love this set up. bleed out the lines and fill with some good fluid and you have something close to a brembo setup

sure

docurley
03-09-2006, 04:00 AM
Brembo maybe not, but still a cheap but good setup if your on a budget.

jaredpgh
03-09-2006, 07:05 AM
hey docurley, is that team associated electric or nitro?

docurley
03-09-2006, 07:40 AM
Its a ($1,500) hpi custom built electric car for my son.

mike-2ptzero
03-09-2006, 07:54 AM
Originally posted by TurboForTheWin
Right, but both sites offer slotted. I just wanted to figure out why there is such a steep price difference.


Maybe you should wait till you add the shipping from both companies and then you might not see such a big difference in price, ECS tends to WAY over charge for shipping.

Why not just go with the plain rotors in the stage 1 kit from Pure motorsports? This is the kit that I bought from mike and it seems to work great.

A4ringedONE8T
03-09-2006, 08:15 AM
I have the ECS 12.3" two piece floating rotors as well, however I have the slotted/ x-drilled. I never intended on tracking the car so I wanted them partially for the look as well. Have had them on about a month and have driven VERY aggressively on them and no problems what so ever. Shipping for the rotors/carriers from ECS was like 30 bucks, not too bad!

Shawn

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/a4ringedone8t/My%20Car/DSC02138.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/a4ringedone8t/My%20Car/DSC02147.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/a4ringedone8t/My%20Car/DSC02136.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/a4ringedone8t/My%20Car/DSC02124.jpg

jaredpgh
03-09-2006, 08:23 AM
hmm, are they team associated wheels? they look exactly like the ones on my tc3.

onemoremile
03-09-2006, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by bOOOOstedAudi
here is what i went with and it is a true winner in my book. ecs slotted only with the tt carriers neuspeed stainless steal lines and a good set of race pad. I love this set up. bleed out the lines and fill with some good fluid and you have something close to a brembo setup

get street pads. race pads have no place on the street. Axxiss Ultimate Ceramics rock for about 60 bucks. if you are tracking the car then you should have a set of track pads too. how agressive depends on how much power and traction you have. carbotech panther 9 is perfect for R compounds and a K04. you'll need a higher temp rating for more power with sticky tires or sessions longer than 20 minutes.

kevcpA4
03-09-2006, 10:21 AM
I purchased the kilt from Pure MS no problems good quality, I know that Pure MS is going to supply good service quality parts and if I have to pay a little more for that fine. ECS on the other hand has standard quality parts and sub par service and support.