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Re: Subject: Re: UFO brakes (and brakes in general)
At 12:22 PM 3/13/99 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
>there is one caveat: THE BRAKE DISC SPLASH SHIELDS WERE
>DESIGNED FOR THE ORIGINAL WHEEL SIZE. Having gone to 16"
>TSW's on my 4KQ, I have noticed _significantly_ increased
>stopping distances in wet conditions, and it is _not_ because of the
>tires. There is a half a second or so of NOTHING at freeway speeds.
>It would be interesting to see if my slotted rotors are playing a part in
>this, and compare them to stock, or even drilled for that matter. I do
>know that when the stock wheels (14" Ronal R8, with studded snows)
>are on the car, the "wet fade" ceases to exist.
>PS: Are after market oversize splash shields available?? Or could
>this be the home business I have been waiting for??
these are not splash shields.
they are heat shields to protect the ball joints and tie rod ends.