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Old 07-01-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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anyone have the quantum motorsports brake cooling kit?

it's for the front and looks like a great kit. just seeing if any of you guys have got it and the impressions you have.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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hmm.... i might just pick up a set to let ya knoe
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:03 AM   #3
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I have one sitting here at the house, will be installed on the car over the next week or two. I'm doing as much of the suspension upgrade / install as I can, then the car goes to Autoform (sponsor - see left <<<<) to have the press-in bushings installed and for final alignment / dial-in.

The one thing I can say is that I was a bit underwelmed with the kit when I got it. The bracket assembly that bolts to the backside of the strut / hub assembly doesn't look anything like the CAD drawing on the website. Also, as engineered by Quantum, the intake end of the hose just mounts in the lower grille area without any funnel or air collection device. In speaking with Autoform, they are going to modify one of the funnels they use for their Viper kits to make it work with the GTO. But, for the price, I don't think it's a bad kit. Similar kits for the Viper cost more than twice as much...

I'll revisit this thread after install to update my impressions of the kit.
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I have one sitting here at the house, will be installed on the car over the next week or two. I'm doing as much of the suspension upgrade / install as I can, then the car goes to Autoform (sponsor - see left <<<<) to have the press-in bushings installed and for final alignment / dial-in.

The one thing I can say is that I was a bit underwelmed with the kit when I got it. The bracket assembly that bolts to the backside of the strut / hub assembly doesn't look anything like the CAD drawing on the website. Also, as engineered by Quantum, the intake end of the hose just mounts in the lower grille area without any funnel or air collection device. In speaking with Autoform, they are going to modify one of the funnels they use for their Viper kits to make it work with the GTO. But, for the price, I don't think it's a bad kit. Similar kits for the Viper cost more than twice as much...

I'll revisit this thread after install to update my impressions of the kit.


smitty if you get the chance, do you think you could post some pics ??
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thanks dude. i should be getting one this week. i think quantum sells some universal intakes as well.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:08 AM   #6
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smitty if you get the chance, do you think you could post some pics ??
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I'll work on it, might take a couple days...
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:10 PM   #7
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I'll work on it, might take a couple days...

thats cool..and thanks.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:12 PM   #8
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ran across them in my grassroots motossports mag, the kit didnt look too impressive for the cost
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Here's a pic of the kit and its parts. The black brackets are powdercoated 1/8" thick aluminum. When I put the suspension back together tomorrow, I'll mount the brackets on the backside of the strut to hub assembly, using the supplied longer clevis bolts. The hose will get routed and installed with funnels mounted in the lower grille area when the car goes in for suspension alignment and some bodywork (getting a new fascia).

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I'll try to get some more pics when the kit is mounted...

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Old 07-08-2007, 06:07 PM   #10
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That's a JBA header pic. I don't see brake cooling systems.
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Well Shit, I'm workin on fixin' it now...

...all fixed!

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Old 07-08-2007, 07:51 PM   #12
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Cool. I was hoping to see a new backing plate. Not just some tubing and a flange. But I guess whatever works. I might just build my own utalizing the little pockets on the SAP front bumper extension.
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hey smitty thanks for the pic ?
what do they recommend for routing of the duct work ?
where do they suggest the inlet be placed ? To bad there is no supplied inlet and rotor fixtures.
Were install instructions supplied ? Can you post them ?
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:50 AM   #15
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there is a rotor fixture.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:17 PM   #16
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O. G.,

Yes, install instructions supplied, though most of it is common sense.

I talked to the owner of the company, (Quantum Motorsports - John Lambert) and he says they recommend the inlet end of the hose be mounted in the lower grille area, behind the grille. Though, that was a verbal recommendation, and I've never seen anything put into print. This is the best high pressure area of the front fascia. He also said that it became cost prohibitive for them to design and manufacture an inlet funnel mounting...

Autoform is going to adapt one of the intake funnels they use for their Viper kits for my application. Interestingly enough, in my discussions with owner of Autoform, he advised against using the foglight housing as an intake funnel - as I was originally planning to do. He explained to me that their aero research on Vipers showed that the air is too busy wrapping around the corner of the bumper, that the foglight area actually is NOT a high pressure area, and thus ineffective as brake duct inlet location. We compared a Viper fascia to a GTO fascia and it is remarkable how similar they are in respect to shape and location of foglight housing.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:22 PM   #17
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Here are a few pics after mounting the brake duct bracket this weekend...

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there is a rotor fixture.

ok..i see it now. thx
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bad news guys.... i installed it, but had to "ovalize" the tubing hugely to fit. then i got the wheels on, put the car down, drove around the block and then checked it, and one of the hoses is split in half!!! with a lowered car and hotchkis bars, there just is no room for this tubing to fit. it was designed for a stock set-up. i need to call them in the morning. this sucks. also, the directions were wrong and i called them on it and now they have changed them. it cost me 30 minutes and a lot of agro though.
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:39 PM   #20
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bad news guys.... i installed it, but had to "ovalize" the tubing hugely to fit. then i got the wheels on, put the car down, drove around the block and then checked it, and one of the hoses is split in half!!! with a lowered car and hotchkis bars, there just is no room for this tubing to fit. it was designed for a stock set-up. i need to call them in the morning. this sucks. also, the directions were wrong and i called them on it and now they have changed them. it cost me 30 minutes and a lot of agro though.

So what was their response?
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:10 PM   #21
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they gave me the wrong install instructions. you simply run the stuff around the control arm and then under the whole car to the grill. it works out great and hangs pretty low, but not to bad, I THINK!!! i'll take some pics.
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oh... they sent me new hoses. pretty cool.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:12 AM   #23
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hmmm.... you guys buy the street or race kits?
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:32 AM   #24
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race. the only thing to watch out for is the hose getting cut/torn on the castle nut on the tie rod. i had it protected with a piece of rubber tie-strapped to the hose, but it worked it's way lose and ripped.
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Then, for this kit you have to remove and discard the dust covers. Cooling available just for the front brakes as well.
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Saw this kit in the latest High Performance Pontiac Dec 07 issue.

Would this kit's cooling effect prevent rotor warpage for street driving (okay spirited driving). Seems many '04s have rotor warpage. I am going to converted my 04 to 06 brakes with Hawk front pads this winter and wondering if this kit would be worth it.
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Got the race kit-- no ground clearance-- took it off and thru it away! IMO waste of money. May use the strut mount pieces to direct water spray nozzles to inside of spindle.
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May use the strut mount pieces to direct water spray nozzles to inside of spindle.

now you're talkin....
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anyone have pics? Will this work w/ a monaro front end?
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:24 AM   #30
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ITSAGTO,

Sorry that you had issues with ground clearance and the hose. Please keep in mind even on a stock GTO you need to oval the hose for proper ground clearance.

Also keep in mind you do not want to spray water directly onto the rotor surface itself. So if you consider water cooling as an option please discuss it with us first.

Typically water cooling isn't done by spraying directly onto the rotor, which is what will happen if you fit nozzles to our spindle ducts, it is done by introducing atomized water from a nozzle into the incoming air stream further up the cooling duct. In essence what you want to do is cool the incoming air charge, much like the localized effect those back yard air misters have on hot summer days.

As a side note, should anybody experience any problems with any of our products please let us know. We stand behind them 100%, and will do whatever we can to help correct the problem. We hate to see our kits end up in the garbage.

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