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RE: Overheating brakes

AP makes a few calipers that are liquid cooled. Don't have any idea of price
but I suspect they are big $$. This would be another avenue to providing
additional cooling.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-quattro@audifans.com [mailto:owner-quattro@audifans.com]On
> Behalf Of QSHIPQ@aol.com
> Sent: Sunday, October 17, 1999 3:02 PM
> To: quattro@audifans.com
> Subject: RE: Overheating brakes
> Stephane writes:
> >I'm just thinking out loud here but regarding the overheating brakes,
> >has anyone ever tried to water cool their brakes for racing?  I notice
> >in the big rig racing in Europe, these trucks squirt water on their
> >brakes and you can see the steam coming off them all the time.  If it
> >works for them, why not on our cars?Regards
> It does work, the FIA S2 group A rally car I service has this
> feature (per MTM and AS) on both front and rear brakes.  Squirts on the
> vents, and uses 2 pumps with a driver adj duty cycle (independent
> actuation control, from 1 min to continuous, or per brake application).
> rarely need to actually run it, not many really hot days and/or long
> stages in the US Rallys (audi SQ brakes).
> Scott Justusson