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allmotorking 03-30-2010 07:26 PM

brake ducting setup
 
Just wondering if any of you guys run ducting with your brake setup. I don't know if this is even an issue w/ the mini's.

I just got in a new batch of the Carbon Fiber brake ducting backing plates for the e30 M3 from the mad scientist lab. My ducting setup consists of a these backing plates; connecting ducting to the brake duct opening that sits where the fog lights used to be mounted.

http://www.apartment107.com/assets/article/2597/01s.jpg

http://www.livesockets.com/shop/assets/images/02.jpg

This new and improved design has the diverter panel in the back that forces cool air into the center of the rotor.

We tested the original piece w/o the diverter panel against this one at Streets of Willow and saw a difference of about 5 degrees on the rotor surface between the two design so I guess that extra panel did help.

Chase 03-30-2010 08:09 PM

we have a couple of similar setups like that. Mini mania, sneedspeed has that setup, and the challenge r53's have that

brownMINI 03-31-2010 12:22 PM

I'm still duct-less, but brake heat is definitely an issue with the MINI. I've just been dealing with it by using Motul RBF-600 fluid and Carbotech XP pads.

Pir8 97 03-31-2010 12:56 PM

I've been contemplating building my own setup for a while now. Just haven't gotten around to doing it.

rjtrout2000 03-31-2010 08:45 PM

Same here. I think this could be a fun project coming up for the summer!

Vegas_Sirk 03-31-2010 08:55 PM

nothing like that for the R56 would be sweet to see some options of the R56 thou.

rjtrout2000 03-31-2010 09:29 PM

http://new.minimania.com/web/Item/G2.../InvDetail.cfm

Vegas_Sirk 03-31-2010 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjtrout2000 (Post 584356)

^ those are a joke ... the hole is soooooooo small and only puts air into the wheel well not the actual caliper

rjtrout2000 03-31-2010 10:51 PM

Just showing the options sir! I agree with your analysis on them, but unless you are pushing your car to its absolute limit, I wouldn't think that these are necessary. I am thinking about custom fabbing some at home just to see the effects firsthand!

ABMINI2008 03-31-2010 11:15 PM

I think to make a duct that will actually work you would have to go through the fog light holes like the challange cars do. It shouldn't be all that hard. Makeing the mounts would probably be the hardest part.

Do brake ducts help the life of the brakes at all or is it just god on the track?

Ninjlao 04-05-2010 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ABMINI2008 (Post 584421)
I think to make a duct that will actually work you would have to go through the fog light holes like the challange cars do. It shouldn't be all that hard. Makeing the mounts would probably be the hardest part.

Do brake ducts help the life of the brakes at all or is it just god on the track?

they decrease rotor temps to prevent brake fade. this can have the added benefit of minimizing stress cracks. usually you want the brake ducts to direct the air at the center of the rotor so the vanes can pull the air through the disc

allmotorking 04-06-2010 01:09 AM

yes, if you look at my backing plate; that panel in the back diverts the air directly to the center of the rotor.

maxmini 04-06-2010 01:20 AM

I like the plate you have there . Was that a direct bolt on to the Mini brake system?

Randy
M7 Tuning

allmotorking 04-06-2010 01:35 AM

randy,

this is a direct bolt-on for my e30 m3.

thuy

maxmini 04-06-2010 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by allmotorking (Post 586005)
randy,

this is a direct bolt-on for my e30 m3.

thuy

I would like to adapt something like that to my mini . I already have ducts where the fog lights used to be .

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