[s-cars] The front brake upgrade grinds forward

Theodore Chen tedebearp at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 25 16:04:01 EST 2006

just to be clear: i'm not saying that these rotors are junk.  i'm just
saying these don't seem like they're going to last very long, but i'm
willing to be proven wrong.

these rotors have a lot of tweaks that potentially compromise their
structural integrity: bent mounting tabs, unusual vane layout requiring
stiffening ribs to be added, and last, but certainly not least, the
slots that go all the way through the rotor surfaces.  pretty, yes,
but durable?  durable enough to last a season?  or at least half a season?
i'm skeptical.  if you get them, check them frequently for cracks.  if
you see any cracks at the ends of slots extending substantially radially
outward or inward, apply the flotation test.

as a guy i know would say: it is possible to get away with that... for a
while.  it is also possible to confine a live angry ferret in your
pants... for a while.


--- mlp on D530 <mlped at qwest.net> wrote:

> Thanks Teddy, I appreciate your thoughts.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Theodore Chen [mailto:tedebearp at yahoo.com] 
> >
> >they have patent applications on those rotor designs. ....
> >of course, just because they have applications doesn't mean 
> >patents will be granted, and just because they're patented 
> >doesn't mean they're any good.
> >
> >i think the jury is out on those rotors.  they have a lot of 
> >claims on their website, but i'd want to see actual test data 
> >showing that the rotors are running cooler, warping less, etc. 
> > i can tell you right now that i think the open slot design is 
> >a very bad idea, 

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