Interesting idea, but no way was the stock braking system 240 pounds.
I've heard $15K for front rotor replacement on the GT2.Tripledigits said:Carbon brakes aren't efficient until they've got some heat in them, which is one reason they're not great for street use.
I've been told the Porsche ceramic brakes wear quickly at the track, and due to the high cost of rotors and pads have fallen out of favor with the track people. Supposedly it's become popular for the track people to retrofit to the standard braking system.
Maybe some of the Porsche guys here can quote some of the pricing on the ceramic pads and rotors. I don't want to quote what I heard, because I can't believe it.
I don't quite get it. It's crazy. I moderate an BMW forum and I see the same ol' crap all the time.Randy Chase said:frayed, my most heated debates on the internet have been over brakes. People think if they improve my brake pads, rotors, or whatever, they will stop faster.
I eventually quit debating it.
This guy did a monster ground up overhaul on his STI a few months back. He got these brakes for free Bc his car ended up going in lots of magazines. Long story short, they were horrible for stoping. He said they would not work properly ever, on the street, at the track, he said it was like hauling a 10 ton car to a stop when not heated, and at the track when up to temp he could not keep the heat down enough to prevent fade... He also mentioned that while they looked cool, he said that after every time he got the brakes to work well, the fluid would boil causing faded pedal pressures, this was the reason he removed them and went back to the AP setup..
[sigh] Hopefully, we create a better, more sophisticated knowledge base here than the average car forum [/sigh]James A said:But you and Randy are right very few poeple get it. We had the debate on this forum, where people think the Elise will stop in 80 feet from 60 mph or something like that on stock street tires.
Oh man, I just read 15 pages of that thread and now I don't feel so good. Can I please have that half-hour back now?frayed said:For those who have not come across these threads in the past, the all time greatest thread on crossdrilled assclownery can be seen here.