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      10-28-2011, 09:53 AM   #23
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iTs addressed in this thread. My intention from the start was to create the system in 2 parts, from the undertray to the inner fender, and from the inner fender to the backing plates. If it was all one system my brakes would work like crap in the winter because couldn't generate any heat and I wouldn't stop. This way I can remove the second section for winter and non track use. I have the parts to complete the system but am going to run as is first and may not run the second half if it isn't needed.
Got it. Please post the second part design/pics once it's done. The first part looks good and cost-efficient.
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      10-28-2011, 09:54 AM   #24
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Thanks.
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      10-28-2011, 11:17 PM   #25
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Looks good man, nicely done.
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Great job. Thanks.
Any pics of the tubing from the under tray to the fender liner? Was that short run in the pic all you needed?
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Great job. Thanks.
Any pics of the tubing from the under tray to the fender liner? Was that short run in the pic all you needed?
yep its a pretty short piece needed. i used about 1 and a 1/2 feet long or so but the distance is shorter than that just the turns in there wanted a little extra. if you look at the picture of the undertray the tubing exit in the fender liner is just passed the point where it passes through the hangers. the lower bolt in the fender well goes in the inner most tab on the undertray in that picture.
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      11-04-2011, 02:04 AM   #28
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OEM rotors do not need any heat to "work" The colder the better for stock rotors as heat will obviously cause them to not work. A tiny air duct into the brakes will do nothing as far as making it "too cold" So if anyone else is considering this I do not think that two-part system is at all necessary. Only certain racing brake setups made of carbon require heating up. Steel rotors require absolutely no heat to work perfectly
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The system may be run in the future on a bbk, running both parts would limit my turning radius and be a pain for regular street driving as it is 3 inch where most are 2.5. The 3 inch duct will provide a 50 percent increase in air flow compared to a 2.5 inch duct so should give some significant cooling.
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      11-05-2011, 10:32 AM   #30
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Great work!!
Looking forward to hearing your full review out on track.
I wonder how much more cooling the brakes effectively get without the backing plates??
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      11-06-2011, 08:50 PM   #31
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Great work!!
Looking forward to hearing your full review out on track.
I wonder how much more cooling the brakes effectively get without the backing plates??
Not sure, figured it couldn't hurt. Ran today at the track. Moring temps were much cooler than usual ended up about 50 out. I usually have to set my front starting pressure lower than my rears to achieve good hot pressure of 40. Today set my fronts at 33 like usual and they weren't getting up to full pressure so the ducts were cooling my fronts. Not definitive evidence but seems the ducts cooled my tires quite a bit, hopefully did the same for rotors.
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update. seems to be working well. also ended up removing the dust shields so the air flow has a direct path to the back side of the rotors for better cooling. still no warm track days so hard to say but im pleased with the outcome.
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Chris, any further update on this? on whether its providing any noticeable cooling? decrease brake fade? increase brake pad life?...

I'm thinking about doing the ducts to the inner fender well like you did because I need SOME air flow thru there, brakes just getting way too hot now. I know some folks say that it is prob ineffective but I really don't want to run the tubing to the backing plates and have it bind in the suspension arms or interfere with my DD turning range, etc.
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Chris, any further update on this? on whether its providing any noticeable cooling? decrease brake fade? increase brake pad life?...

I'm thinking about doing the ducts to the inner fender well like you did because I need SOME air flow thru there, brakes just getting way too hot now. I know some folks say that it is prob ineffective but I really don't want to run the tubing to the backing plates and have it bind in the suspension arms or interfere with my DD turning range, etc.
Don't have the car anymore and ripped the tubing off the first track day with it run to the backing plates.
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Don't have the car anymore and ripped the tubing off the first track day with it run to the backing plates.
Good answer, my point exactly...
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Good answer, my point exactly...
Glad I could help! To be fair I had a big off that caused that and was running 3 inch tubing which doesn't work well at all.
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