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Aluminum Rotors

On Fri, 9 Feb 1996, Glen Powell wrote:

> >gumption to actually do it.  The Prowler ends up with a shorter stopping
> >distance than a Viper as a result of the lowered rotating inertia! 
> Aw, cmon, I don't believe that for a second!
> I bet it's due to swept area and vehicle mass.....

BZZZZZZZZZttTT!!!   (How's that Eric?:)  (I always wanted to do that!!)

	The Prowler actually has significantly less swept area with its 
LH sized rotors.  They are made of Aluminum, but exact dimensional 
duplicates of the LH rotors.  Kinda makes you wonder....

	You are correct about the weight however.  It is somewhere 
around 2800 pounds, while the Viper is over 3200 pounds.

	The Prowler also has a rear weight bias with its rear transaxle, 
so weight transfer under braking would be a little less than a Viper, 
allowing the rear brakes to do more of the braking.  Ever look at a Viper 
rear caliper?  I thought it was the parking brake caliper first time I 
saw one!!!

Graydon D. Stuckey								
Flint, Michigan   USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II				
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon