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Old 03-11-2017, 09:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Even though the overall weight savings may seem negligible at a first glance since it's going to be fitted into a street-legal vehicle instead of a race car, the presumably longer lasting and the enhancement to the safety seem to justify.

Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
The newest generation ZR1 brake rotors use a reinforced carbon ceramic silicon carbide composite.
That just sounds expensive.
These are not the first generation carbon/carbon rotors that wore out quickly and only worked properly when very hot.
Supposedly the old carbon/carbon were better at very high temperature and the newer generation may not be as good at the top of the temperature limit but they are far superior when cold or street driven.
I'm not so sure about any decrease in the high-temperature performance of the newer generation of carbon/ceramic compound brakes.
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