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Old 11-11-2010, 08:25 PM
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Pro tip: If you can lock your brakes (where ABS has to kick in and you hear chirps), going to a larger rotor or fancier calipers will not decrease stopping distances. At that point, your stopping power is limited by your tires, not your brakes. The only function a larger rotor will serve is to delay the onset of heat-induced brake fade, but just swapping in a higher temperature brake fluid will fix that in most cases. I tracked my R53 several times on Ate Super Blue (higher temp) and Ferodo DS2500 pads (better feel and modulation) in California summer heat without experiencing brake fade.
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