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GrandSportC3
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:59 am    Post subject: What gains can I expect? Reply with quote

I'm going to get my new Aerospace Components front brake kit some time next week (hopefully)..

The brake kit will take 50 lbs off the front of my car. 20 lbs of those 50 lbs is rotating mass (the rotors).. I believe that rotating mass is worth 5 times the weight reduction of static mass - right?
Therefore, the kit would be effectively take over 130 lbs off the car. That should give me a tenth off the 1/4 mile time - right.. My understanding is that it takes about 100 lbs of weight reduction to gain 1/10 second.

Has any of you racers done a smilar change and what were your results on the 1/4 miles?

P.S. If I'll really be able to take 1/10 off my time with them, I'll get the rear brake kit too...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably worth a tenth see other post regarding effective weight reduction. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul P wrote:
Probably worth a tenth see other post regarding effective weight reduction. thumbsup


Thanks!! Gonna look for that post..
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry it is in the rotating mass weight reduction you started.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul P wrote:
Sorry it is in the rotating mass weight reduction you started.


noticed that and replied there!!
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