did i forget to mention i'm using ceremetalic rear linings on my bugeye??/
ya gotta get them hot to have them work. but i bet there few list members
who can even remember these linings....right chris g. ? (i have a spare
set stashed too!)(krud! i hope they have not rusted sitting in the box!!!)
----- Original Message -----
From "David N Waldmann" <david at vermonthardwoods.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: Better brakes?
> I don't know about brakes needing to be hot enough to work well but I
> disagree with it.
> However, I can more easily see lost braking effectiveness with drilled
> rotors (unless they're getting hot enough to fade) because there is less
> surface area touching the pad.
> If the average surface area of a pad is 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" (total guess)
> a total of 3.75 sq in. If you have only a single 5/16" dia hole in that
> you have reduced the contact area by .0977 sq in, or more than 2%. If you
> have 2 holes in that area it's 5%.
> Add that to the possible loss from the pads not being warm enough and what
> have you got?
> that's my 2% of a dollar.
> 1972 Midget
> 1998 Safari
> 1999 9-3
> 1964 (me)
> ----- Original Message -----
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> To: "Robert E. Shlafer" <PilotRob@webtv.net>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 2:59 PM
> Subject: Re: Better brakes?
> > 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
> > effectiveness.
> > Cheapest (and often best) braking upgrade is a thorough going-over of
> > the stock system, followed by careful selection of pads for the
> > application.
> > My $0.02...
> > Chris K.
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