> OK, that defines CF nicely. Now how about heat rejection? Is there a
> paramater to indicate the ability of the pad/adhesive/backing-plate
> system to reject heat, to insulate the caliper and fluid from the high
> temp of the friction material/rotor? Are these specs published too?
> How about applying something like heat-sink compound to the wheel-rotor
> interface to transfer more heat away from the rotor/pad/caliper system?
> Anyone try this?
Heat rejection is more of a rotor thing.... Except that a harder pad will
run cooler and cool faster than a softer pad. (Higher cf vs. lower cf)
As for insulating the backing plate of the CC's have a ceramic heat
barrier molded into the pad where it bonds to the backing plate. Unless
your really Insane with the brakes you can't boil the fluid in a car with
CC's, can't say the same for MM's though, BTDT........ As for the
heatsink compound, not a good idea, you've got some REAL hard to get to
wheel bearings there that I really don't want to get to hot. Try getting
more air to the rotors if you want more cooling effiency. NJTH