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Thread: Interesting Read - Getting Bent Out of Shape on Brakes

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    That be true.
    And having RE-11's I can tell you that only on dry grip are they better than the PS2's. In every other way they are worse. More noise, much, much worse in the wet.

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    great piece of info here man

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDA View Post
    ^^Rumour has it that for some people, owning a Subaru is a form of rice (not you btw).

    lmao ... its all about rice and more grind

    but this is some great info concerning brakes .... great find GDA

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    I offer that the benefit of bigger rotors/brake system/fluid is that the driver does not have to exert as much force on the pedal to achieve the stopping within the same distance. Yes indeed, tyres are probably the most important factor but considering human factors such as reaction time in an emergency, the ability of the driver to apply a huge force to the pedal and the time it takes to apply this force (fractions of a second can make a big difference in an emergency), a reduced force on the pedal would be the better option. Even more importantly, a more powerful engine is going to produce a greater accelerating force and less effort for the driver is better in instances where quick braking has to happen while accelerating.

    As I see it therefore, a less powerful brake system can achieve the same thing as a more powerful one but with different force on the pedal given the same tyres. We should also factor the driver into this and the effort or force that he or she has to exert on that pedal. If the driver has to exert less force, it means he or she does not have to focus as much energy on the braking and can focus better on the outer situation in an emergency.

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    ^^^ Brake Assist...does exactly what u are referring to.


    The only issue is that for rally / track use, it may slow the car more than u like and it is difficult to disable.

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