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      Brake Cooling?

      Afternoon all,

      I am looking to track my P* for track day use under instruction here in the UK, and have concerns over brake cooling, heard a malicious rumour that it wasn't great on these, any one toyed with or installed after market ducts/pipework for cooling?

      Mark,

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      Quote Originally Posted by elys1ur View Post
      Afternoon all,

      I am looking to track my P* for track day use under instruction here in the UK, and have concerns over brake cooling, heard a malicious rumour that it wasn't great on these, any one toyed with or installed after market ducts/pipework for cooling?

      Mark,
      First thing I would start with is top quality Fluid. Get some Castrol SRF React racing. Flush it through.

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      Go to the P* Owners FB page and Peter Ontiveros has posted numerous in depth reviews/how to posts on brake issues for people who want to track their P*s. He also has videos on brake upgrades on Youtube under his tshirtdriving video site there. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1L...lYisuwCdLBrWmg

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      Quote Originally Posted by The Flute View Post
      First thing I would start with is top quality Fluid. Get some Castrol SRF React racing. Flush it through.
      Another conservative measure would be to install titanium shims. These probably won't help much with very aggressive stops but they should provide some "buffer" by shielding the brake pistons from heat. I have not tried those myself yet - just bought them along with some heat sensing stickers (planning to try those ti shims on one side first to see if the stickers will show any difference in max temperature).

      Edit: on the other hand, air ducts would be a lot more efficient overall.
      Last edited by captain oblivion; Yesterday at 09:40 PM.

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      Already changed the Brake Fluid for a better performing one, or at least the fluid is waiting at home ready for me returning from my offshore stint.

      Reluctant to do away with the current brake setup at the moment, but when I do I have my eye on the rotora gear, looks top notch, but want to get a feel for the car on track prior to making one change at a time.

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