Well, I don't know about your slow R/T but my Intrepid routinely reaches Mach 1, 2 and 3. I have no chutes so I need to use friction braking. I figure my rotors should be ceramic from now on to take the heat.Warlord187 said:
Man, if that were true, you be stomping on dem brakes at ultra high speed!!!
Stock R/T rotors aren't the best thing. I have aftermarket rotors made by UBP which are OEM replacements, but they are OEM replacements for the ES. These rotors have so far preformed better than my stock R/T ones.FunkRider said:I've been wondering if I can use R/T rotors in my first gen?
When brake temperatures get too high, the pads and rotors are no longer able to absorb any more heat and lose their ability to create any additional friction. As the driver presses harder and harder on the brake pedal, he feels less and less response from his overheated brakes. Eventually, he loses his brakes altogether.
True. That is brake fade. However, the rotors can only take so much heat. It just was an oversite on the editors part to include brake pads.adaptabl said:
I don't know where they got this info. When the brakes get hot they produce more gas from the friction material being burned up. As the temperature increases more gas is produced. This gas builds up between the pad and the rotor and causes brake fade. That is the reason for drilled and sloted rotors. The holes or slots allow the gas to escape and provide better braking. Heat does not stop the friction. It is the gas produced insulating the friction material.