Project Lexus IS-F, Improving the ride via the brakes with FIGS Engineering
By Mike Kojima
In our last edition of Project IS-F, we had gone through our brake system with NS compound pads and slotted rotors from Project Mu, which replaced the stock, well worn OEM Brembo parts. We were pretty pleased with how the pads had a nice, well, Mu (or coefficient of friction in geek talk) and super low dusting with enough fade resistance so that we never noticed any in the car's daily driving routine. Please note that Mrs Nerd has been observed driving back from her lunch break rather quickly at times. She's a teacher so she absolutely can't be late and teachers only get 30 minutes to get some place, order eat and return.
Even with this hard intermittent use, our Project Mu stuff worked well exhibiting minimal wear. We were pretty happy and since the IS-F comes stock with big Brembos all around we didn't think that our car really needed any more brake. That is until we got a call from FIGS Engineering offering us a set of their new two piece brake rotors. We were pretty stoked to hear this news and wanted a set just for looks if not anything else. Well we did get the rotors, installed them, and found them to be much more than just trick looking. Read on!
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