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Re: Better brakes?

To: PilotRob@webtv.net (Robert E. Shlafer), dan.dwelley@ps.ge.com, spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: Better brakes?
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 14:59:04 -0400
Drilled rotors aren't necessarily better than stock, either.  Brakes 
function best within a certain heat range.  Too cool and there isn't 
enough "drag" slow you well.  Too hot and the pads start to melt and 
gas off, leading to fade.

The advantage of drilled rotors is greater heat dissipation and reduced 
fade.  However, under normal conditions with decent pads, you aren't 
going to get the brakes hot enough that fade will be a problem, and if 
the rotors stay too cool, you actually have reduced braking 

Cheapest (and often best) braking upgrade is a thorough going-over of 
the stock system, followed by careful selection of pads for the 

My $0.02...

Chris K.

> Inexpensive disc brake upgrade??
> IMHO, Dan my man!! 
> This is not the place to go cheap......
> you pay for and as we are talking brakes,
> I'd think it would be worth the price to
> get the best or why bother; might as
> well stick with the stock disc set-up
> and upgrade pads and go to drilled
> rotors. 
> Of course, "that's just my opinion...I
> could be wrong!"
> Cap'n. Bob
>     '60 :{)  

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