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Old 09-22-2010, 03:16 PM   #41
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Radials cost more.
To get the actually realize the potential benefit of a radial though, the spindle would have to be redesigned so the loads are vectored directly at the centerline of the hub. As it is, we would have to cut off the bosses, grind them flat and still end up with the thing cantilevered a bit, indirect load path. I looked at doing this for the OGK with a custom set of offset V8R hubs but decided there were other more cost effective things we could do on the car to improve brake feel. I hate one off stuff that no one else can get. If I do something for one of our cars, I want to be able to serial produce it. In the end, an 11" kit like this can provide a rock solid pedal in actual race conditions. BTDT.

-Bump to a 15/16, 1 or 1.125 M/C.
-Fab a M/C brace
-Use stiff hats. Too much lightening, we have discovered, can contribute to knock back
-Run lots of rear brake bias if you have an effective wing
-Blueprint your hubs
-If you have deleted your e-brake, manually adjust your rear brakes after every hour or so on track.


Anyway Bob, You already have your DIY Monster BBK and it works right?
Yep mine works good, when I developed it there was nothing comparable in my opinion. Im just glad that finally good stuff is coming out at reasonable prices.

Now if wilwood would come out with a rear kit for a miata using one of there E-brake calipers like they have done for a bunch of other cars.

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I wish someone would make a caliper that was affordable and not stricken with 8-failure points on each bleeder.
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wut?
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^^ do a search for "charmin moment" j/k

btw, is anybody here still on 1.8 brake hardware? i'm thinking i'm gonna ride the 1.8 pony far as shell go (w/ ducting out the ***).
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^^ do a search for "charmin moment" j/k

btw, is anybody here still on 1.8 brake hardware? i'm thinking i'm gonna ride the 1.8 pony far as shell go (w/ ducting out the ***).
Yeah, I was in serious need or Charmin but luckily the e-brake was there.

I think standard 1.8 brakes with cuting and Hawk blues will work...but I don't think the bearings will last long. I'm going to start tracking my bearing temps because I saw an F1 car with temp-strips on the spindles. I bet that's why bearings only last me a few events at a time.
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I'm going to start tracking my bearing temps because I saw an F1 car with temp-strips on the spindles. I bet that's why bearings only last me a few events at a time.
thats a great idea since u already got the stickers. looks like there is good place to put it on the hub inboard of the rotor as long as the sticker sticks and it doesn't get nuked from heat radiated by the rotor.

along these same lines, after reading the 6speed thread, i'm getting a temp sensor added to the casing of a gearbox i have in for a syncro refresh. its cheap ($45) and i had a spare channel on the dash.
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