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Old 12-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #184941
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unless the parking lot was full of speedbumps
Just imagine how quickly you could get groceries without speedbumps!
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I think I would continue to work until the day one of the managers pi55ed me off so I could calmly tell them that I really don't need this sh1t anymore and leave.
that would be the first day i got back after winning.

I'd rather buy enought company % that i could fire who ever i wanted. There would be alot of changes in managment.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #184945
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I like how he said he was selling the car due to baby on the way and may get an X5M or e60 M5 ...
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I thought a bigger pad and rotor contact area improves braking... but several people have said no


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I like how he said he was selling the car due to baby on the way and may get an X5M or e60 M5 ...
Inorite? lol
I say teach the wife stick and keep it, lol.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #184948
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Help me understand how braking can be improved
I thought a bigger pad and rotor contact area improves braking... but several people have said no


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Improves how? Stickiness?

Say the force from your foot/hydraulic system is constant.
The brake pad isn't accelerating, so it's pushing back with equal and opposite force.
Force_friction = mu * Force_normal
And the normal force is what your hydraulics are putting out.

Notice that area plays no part in braking force (stickiness) in an ideal system.

The coefficient of friction, mu, does, which is why you get track pads.

In a real world system, things change. Specifically, you have to consider heat. Bigger rotors are slower to heat and cool, which gives consistent braking.
In fact, if you compare upgraded BMW rotors between different models, sometimes the only spec that changes is that the rotors are thicker.

One benefit to a large pad area is that you don't have to change pads as often if you keep the same thickness.
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That's a bit expensive. lol
The interior has some pretty nice styling in individual components, but I don't like it as a whole.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #184951
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That's a bit expensive. lol
The interior has some pretty nice styling in individual components, but I don't like it as a whole.
in it's category i think its best, but none of them really do it for me as a whole.

you could get a killer panamera for that money.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #184952
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in it's category i think its best, but none of them really do it for me as a whole.

you could get a killer panamera for that money.
If only Panameras didn't look so ugly.
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so we know what you don't like, but what do you like?
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so we know what you don't like, but what do you like?
I like Aston Martins. Not their 4dr, though.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #184955
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i saw the new tesla 4-door sunday, that was nice.
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Yeah, that's kinda nice. I went with a few ngcers and got a walk-through by the engineers.
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I'm guilty of this too I have an M and my Acura and the gf has the corolla. We really should get rid of one at least. And later we want a truck for the family. DAH! First world problems
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Improves how? Stickiness?

Say the force from your foot/hydraulic system is constant.
The brake pad isn't accelerating, so it's pushing back with equal and opposite force.
Force_friction = mu * Force_normal
And the normal force is what your hydraulics are putting out.

Notice that area plays no part in braking force (stickiness) in an ideal system.

The coefficient of friction, mu, does, which is why you get track pads.

In a real world system, things change. Specifically, you have to consider heat. Bigger rotors are slower to heat and cool, which gives consistent braking.
In fact, if you compare upgraded BMW rotors between different models, sometimes the only spec that changes is that the rotors are thicker.

One benefit to a large pad area is that you don't have to change pads as often if you keep the same thickness.
So bigger is better... doesn't make it stop faster but keeps the braking more consistent for longer if you are really abusing the brakes
Like on a track

Thanks for the summary

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