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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Cryo'd disk brake rotors
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 21, 2012 09:35PM

Spoke to Wilwood tech guy at a show. He says cryo is basically useless for race brakes, because when rotors get to about 800F,(as they likely will exceed on a race car), the molecular structure reverts to prior condition, before the cryo treatment.Let's just use use ceramic? Onward, roverman.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Cryo'd disk brake rotors
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 22, 2012 08:26AM

That sounds right Art. Might do some good if the brakes were vastly oversized but then that would sort of defeat the purpose. Ceramic = big bucks. Scalloped is a good choice though.

Jim


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3035 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Cryo'd disk brake rotors, aluminum metal matrix ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: August 03, 2012 04:49PM

Got to be cheaper than ceramic. Same weight and heat dissipation as regular aluminum. Less thermal growth than steel with better wear than cast iron. Silicon carbide particulate is the "magic". Onward, roverman.


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