The computer in my Dakota is similarly over optimistic, so the Honda still wins the MPG battle by roughly 6mpg.
Awesome info Smufguy, big thanks for your help!@Brian Goodwin at GWR , you can have him reach out to Erik, as I corresponded with him just about 2 years back. The G1 front kit from StopTech is 98-437-2680-02 using a 380x32 rotor and a ST60 caliper. This was the kit that they had installed in the Holmatro Safety Truck, tucked under some TSWs. Erik did mention that no additional testing was done on the g1 and the kit, as it was designed for the Safety truck and its added payload and equipment. The price was astronomical for the front and rear set, and required a minimum of 19" wheels to fit.
The G1 kit I have from Rotora (front and back) was around $3700 shipped to NJ. Though it was not a competition package, and just a hard anodized black finish, it was much cheaper than StopTech's. The Rotora kit, for the G1 front, is a RFK.215.04 and uses a 355x32 with a 6pot caliper. This package fits under a 18" wheel and also fits under a 2008 Acura MDX 18" wheels (42700STXA01) with allowed spoke to caliper clearance.
The StopTech ST60 caliper was wider by 1.75mm (Hat surface to the outside surface of caliper) compared to the 6-piston Rotora caliper. Wilwood Superlight calipers have a narrow frame, if spoke clearance and wheel offset are a concern.
Given the spoke design and the offset of the OEM wheels, it will be very hard to clear the stock wheels.
In my G1, the maximum rotor height is 52mm, before the rotor starts to contact the lower control arm during turns (when the steering hub angle changes). I am not sure what the give is with the G2. The physical front rotor dimensions on the G1 and the G2 are exact, with some changes to the actual rotor hat (in the G2) having some staggered profile and the rotor itself is a two piece cast.
I would really like to see you guys develop a kit using the G1 as a stepping stool. The only challenge is the rear with the rotor hat, but with enough resources (like yourself) it is easy. Luckily the G2 still uses drums withing the rotor hat for parking brake, unlike others who use electric actuators for parking brake.
I also did a small write up about my experience in a thread dedicated to the Rotora brake setup. The stopping power is tremendous and though I do not track the truck, the sense of comfort that you have because you can stop when you want is something I cannot trade up.
@eurban , I am working on it, I promise.
Check to make sure the (unbuckled) male seatbelt tab isn't contacting the C-pillar. DAMHIK.I do have a rattle in the backseat behind the driver, suspect the flimsy covers over the baby seat mounts around the headrest area. Perhaps somebody else has had similar?
Well, they are brakes and they do stop the vehicle eventually, and yet they are far from premium brakes and fade is too quick in the mountains. The experience with the brakes is not near as bad as my neighbor's F150, but they could be a lot better. Pretty much every magazine review gushes with love for the Ridgeline and yet notes the brakes as one of the few low points....and we agree. Car and Driver's latest article on the 2020 Ridgeline is about the same as the other magazines on this point: 'The Ridgeline's braking performance stands out as its lone dynamic blemish. Its braking distance from 70 mph to zero is on the long side, and we thought the brake pedal felt soft and had too much travel during normal use. 'There's nothing wrong with the brAkes.
As someone who tows in the summer months through some pretty serious mountain passes, I'm hoping something comes of it.If you are a not a demanding driver, you may not care. But our team knows good brakes and the difference they make, thus we are working on it. Must note that nothing may come of this project other than much better brakes on our one example, but that's a decision down the road.