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Old 03-26-2004, 10:06 AM   #11
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I'm like 75% sure I'm ridin on 3.06 final drive so that ought to be pretty good, plus I don't trust anyone here local inside my tranny.

Brake coolers? anyone got a pic of some? Never heard of that...

I been doin' GT3 like a religion, I can finally get a corvette to stay on the road on simulation tires, And I'm trying to get the topped out Demio to stay at least near the road... Now to find a comperably powered FWD with a 45/55 weight split...
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Old 03-26-2004, 12:22 PM   #12
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Screw GT3 now. You ned to understand you car won't do anything those can do. I still think the e brake could be your best friend at this.
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Old 03-26-2004, 01:26 PM   #13
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Hey, they let us practice a little, GT3 is pretty realistic, not perfect, but close, I really just want a slight amount of knowledge of how to keep from pushing... I tend to do that on the track it seems, but the guys there say I need to brake earlier or fit new boots. Now If only the shipping at tirerack.com was faster...
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Old 03-26-2004, 01:28 PM   #14
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oh. dude.... i know my car isn't a corvette.... i hope that isn't what you were figuring I was thinking....
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Old 03-26-2004, 01:30 PM   #15
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Build a couple scoops going to ducts behind your hubs, blowing on the rotors. Nascar does it.
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Old 03-26-2004, 01:33 PM   #16
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Good Idea, I can rig that up quite nicely.
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Another option would be to drip water on them at a controlled rate. This would be especially good on slotted rotors, as it wouldn't affect braking. Log trucks around here do this on long downhills to control brake temps. This can also help control brake dust trapped between the pad and rotor face. You don't want MASSIVE abrupt cooling, but rather a constant steady cooling effect. Either with the air or water.
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I'd stick with air. W/A injection, you mentioned before is only good for killing knock really.

But go to some parking lots. Luckily our cars have little torque steer, relative to others. but understeer is one big problem with these bad boys.

I got it... Drop your column again, and modify your turning ratio.
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Whoa whoa there jason, I still have to drive this beast to work everyday...
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Well here'* what i really meant... Use Air to cool the brakes... Don't do W/A injection.

Turning ratio was more stupid crap. Althought say 1.5 turns to lock would be sweet for racing.....
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