AP Racing FSAE
AP Racing and Essex are pleased to support Formula SAE, and have supplied a large number of teams with calipers, master cylinders and other equipment. We offer a special concessionary discount rate to all Formula Student teams on standard equipment from our range to help keep costs to a minimum. We are also pleased to offer limited technical advice, but it must be remembered that the purpose of the Formula Student scheme is to be a competitive practical design exercise which is supposed to be a learning experience for the participants and it is not the role of AP Racing to design the brake system. We have therefore given details of the most commonly used equipment together with some hints which should point you in the right direction. For the most popular parts listed, AP Racing will give universities a discount and a university price list for those parts. If a university wishes to take advantage of this offer, we require an order on university letterhead with the part numbers and quantities. To get an idea of prices, please call Essex Parts Services with the part numbers and quantities you wish to order.
Traditionally the starting point for most Formula Student designs has been the calipers we typically supply for lightweight, low budget single seat cars such as Formula Ford. In recent years, many teams are looking for other options to save weight, however we would caution that pad area and volume needs to be considered to avoid potential problems with brake fade, high pad wear, and budget.
The efficiency of the actuation system is an area which is now receiving a lot of attention in mainstream racing circles, and although the traditional style racing master cylinder (e.g. CP2623) will show significant advantages over automotive aftermarket items, it may be worth considering some of the latest systems. These have therefore been included in our list of products.
Important Note: In some cases only 2D drawings are available, and it is not possible to send 3D models or CAD files at this time. Installation drawings are only currently available as 2D, and are now marked as such. It is NOT possible for AP Racing or Essex to manufacture any special one off parts. We have engineers and sales staff who are able to answer specific questions, but their time is limited. All the information provided is a general guide to the parts used on your application, so please study the detailed information provided.
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