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RE: Brakes


>I don't think you can simply isolate the effectiveness of brakes from the
>size/mass of the rotors.

The issue being discussed can be isolated from the rest if we assume that
the caliper/rotor geometry and pad materials are similarly optimized.

>From Eric's earlier post, it sounds as if we can assume approximately a 30%
reduction in the weight of the aluminum rotors compared to standard rotors
in a similar application.  Does anyone know the approximate weight of a
standard rotor?

By the way, if the math supports these rotors having a significant effect
on braking, I would expect a greater (as a percentage) effect on
acceleration.  Interesting.

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL