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Re: Drilled Brake Rotors

To: spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: Drilled Brake Rotors
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 12:52:58 -0700 (PDT)
--- "Mueller, Robert CDR"
<RMueller@grumobile.uscg.mil> wrote:

> track use.  Seems when they drill the holes, it sets
> up all sorts of stress
> points, and thus helps form the cracks.  

Certainly a good data point, no arguing with
experience.  I will say that usually drilling is done
to prevent stress cracks from propagating in
machinings and castings - it sounds like holes are
being drilled where they shouldn't be. The holes also
reduce unsprung weight, and do a good job of allowing
for thermal growth under severe conditions.   'Course
I'm a little biased as I recently bought drilled
Brembo's for the 1970 Midget (cheeeep on Ebay). The
brakes and the car are still separated by 1300 miles,
soon to be united for good.
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