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Old 02-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
No, there isn't. It's just to make them look cool. If you can lock the brakes up, you have more than enough stopping power. A larger rotor can shed heat faster but on the street, that won't matter. If you track, then go for it but if not then I wouldn't bother.
Disagree. It's not because you can break the static friction of your tires that your brakes are adequate. If you modulate your brakes properly you won't lock up the wheels and stop much quicker. This practice causes a lot of energy to be transferred into heat, a place where as you mentioned, larger brakes are useful.
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