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Re: Al rotors - From the Prowler's mouth
At 04:57 PM 2/19/96 -0500, Graydon D. Stuckey wrote:
> I talked to Cindy Frei (Program manager for Prowler) today. She
>said that the aluminum rotors are slated for the back only, while the
>fronts get iron like everybody else. The front calipers are Minivan
>pieces, the rear calipers are Neon fronts. She also said that most of
>the advantage of the Prowler over the Viper is its weight advantage. The
>Aluminum rotors effect braking very little.
> I also talked to the former brake systems manager at Cadillac
>this morning in the coffee room (He is now my manager) and he said that
>they found very little difference in braking distances. They still
>wanted to do it though because of mass reductions, but it was a $28.00/rotor
>hit, above the price of iron rotors!! That's alot in OEM terms.
Those 'team prowler' marketing guys were full-o-sh_t!
The defense rests.......
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