[DML] Re: Big Brakes - cost
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[DML] Re: Big Brakes - cost

I'm a firm believer that you start with suspension and brakes and then move to horsepower or do it all a once as a package. I agree with Steve, lots of power with marginal handling and stopping power is formula for disaster. A car with superior handing can out do a marginaly handling car with more horsepower on a road race circuit. I've seen it happen many times.

Bruce Benson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Steve Stankiewicz <protodelorean@...> wrote:
  Unfortunately brakes don't get the attention they should.  I can't tell you how many times I've seen the 60's muscle cars with 500+ HP engines crammed into cars that came with straight sixes and they still have the original DRUM brakes on them.  (read: death traps) 
> Whenever you start modifying one part of a system, you need to examine how your modification affects other parts of the system.   To me, the brakes should be upgraded before the engine. (if you can't do both at once)  But to make the vehicle go faster and not also help it stop faster is just asking for trouble. 
> Steve
> VIN 2650 ("Project Delorean")
> www.projectdelorean.com


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