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Floating brake rotors


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Is this for a race car? I can see putting floaters on a street bike (cycle) but not on a street car. I have driven my stock '99 Cab pretty aggressive and really haven't felt a need to beef up the brakes yet. If I did I think I would try a pad with a higher coeffieient of friction first. Floaters are normally used because they lessen warping when doing repeated braking from high speeds. This is because the disc is isolated from the hat or carrier and will heat evenly rather than stay cooler near the hub. They will also self-center relative to the hub for more even braking. Un-needed for the street unless you like the look and don't mind the expense. Another point is that you may have to go with larger calipers (heavier) and rotors to get what you need and on a street car that means more unsprung weight and poorer handling.

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I looked at many ways of improving the standard braking, replacing the pads, the fluid etc and finally decided on Pagid RS29s all round (in hindsight I should have used Oranges for the rear) these give a considerable improvement in braking albeit with a little squeal in traffic. These pads will cause cracks to appear from the drilled holes in the rotor far, far quicker than the standard pads. I managed to crack them in just 2 days at Spa Francorchamps and 19 laps of the Nurburgring!

I'm in contact with MBT Engineering in Germany (http://www.mbt-engineering.de) who can produce a mounting bell that is compatible with a suitable Brembo disc (drilled or grooved) that is mounted using the standard 10 bobbin bolts.

Hope this information helps, I'll post more when I have it.

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