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      08-18-2008, 10:22 PM   #112

Drives: e46 M3
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Originally Posted by e46e92love View Post
You should have stopped there, because all you did was come on here and spill out more dribble that means pretty much nothing. So for not picking a better thread and coming with more factual information on your first post.

There are plenty of "engineers" on this site, but not enough. The last thing this thread needed was another opinion from someone who doesn't know, and doesn't even own either of the two cars in question.

I concur...

some of what he saids makes no sense, and makes obvious he is no engineer

no matter what brakes, for a given car from a given speed, the same heat is granted, it's dissapated at different rates, but E = 1/2mv^2 is still 'true' lol

stopping from 100-0 20 seconds apart 35 times is no different than braking on a track from a given speed at a given rate, in fact the 100-0 without cool down may be more demanding of the system....

braking from 100-0 = 10,000 (100^2) units of energy (normalized for car wt)
braking from say 120 to 60 = 10,800 ~ the same...
but a 2 minute lap might have only 2 or 3 hard braking zones, 30-40 sec apart...