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Old 02-11-2013, 06:52 PM
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so i havent had the time to pick up a few books that i want. and im trying to figure out this physics problem.
yes i understand bigger brake rotors equals more leverage, BUT! i want quicker braking, but i dont think bigger rotors is the solution.
i imagine all that bigger rotors or more pistons, surface area, etc, does is require less pull on the brake handle, and creates less heat, thats about it isnt it?
i have some braided steel lines coming in to take care of brake fade so i was wondering about my rotors.

bonus question? if i followed kevin schwantz advice would i set my suspension up to allow for stronger braking like no compression or less sag??
btw incase you guys don't know, "Wait 'til you see God-then brake!" -Kevin Schwantz
i know you want to get braking done early but i imagine perfecting braking can win you races because you passed the guy in front.
 
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:35 PM
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A larger brake rotor will act like a longer wrench, provide the same torque with less force, therefore creating less heat, as well the rotors having a larger area dissipate the heat better. Not sure qhat you mean by quicker braking but if your getting fade put steel lines on and flush your fluid. Different master cylinders will give different feels as well as different pads.
 
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