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Old 06-02-2011, 11:34 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by TerraPhantm View Post
They are heavier, but the brake torque that's generated will be greater due to the larger diameter, but more importantly, the increased mass allows for significant increases in heat capacity and therefore fade resistance. The increased mass is sprung weight and will have a detrimental effect on acceleration, though not to the same extent as wheels and tires (since brakes obviously have a smaller radius than a wheel and tire)
Does this also mean then cross drilling even though helps with cooling also, causes less heat capacity and fade due to decreased mass then? Wow I have great respect for brake designs after reading this thread, and cooling techniques such as ducts, hoses and brake dust collectors after this and might apply some of it.

Most don't realize that we can all go pretty fast but in a race slowing down quickly to take that turn often means not getting passed and passing.

Very informative thread, kinda belongs in tracking forum.

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