Golf R Owner Loves the Durability, Convenience, and Confidence his Radi-CAL Brakes Provide


The Volkswagen Golf R continues to be a very popular enthusiast-based chassis that has proven itself on and off the track. One of our customers dropped us a line to tell us how our brake kit has helped him drastically cut both his lap times and his trackside maintenance routine. This Golf R is outfitted with our front AP Racing By Essex Radi-Cal Competition Brake Kit CP9660 355mm.

Part number of the kit you purchased


Brand, model, size, and offset of the front and rear wheels you’re running

Wheels are matched front to rear. I have run: Titan-7 TS-5 18x8.5 +45, Volk Racing ZE40 18x8.5 +44, Volk Racing TE37 Saga 18x9 +45 (+50 offset with 5mm spacer, Face 2), Konig Rennform 18x9 +45. Ample clearance available on all wheels.

Your experience level & driving history

Tracking for about 7 years with Audi Club, BMW CCA, HookedonDriving, Autointerest, MassTuning, SCCA AutoX.

How have our brakes changed your driving experience?

Much better pedal feels and modulation, more confidence in braking zones, no more heat soak.

Problems that the brake kit solved

Heat soak and pad fade. Dramatic improvement in pedal feel.

Favorite product feature

Light weight, easy to work on, looks really cool, more pad compounds available due to pad shape support.

Comparison to other products you’ve tried in the past

Better than stock. Have not used other BBKs, only witnessed other people at the track have issues (like trouble removing a warm StopTech bridge for a pad swap mid day)

Customer service by Essex before and after initial sale

Before initial sale customer service was excellent.

Documentation and ease of install

Very easy install - docs are/were very good.

Would you buy it again, and would you recommend it to a friend?

Yes, yes - if the money was there.

Race or event wins on our brake kit

No competition events.


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