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Old 03-09-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Are the any rotors on the market that drop a decent amount of weight?
I really don't know how to drop rotating mass besides a aluminum drive shaft, pullies and rotors.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:18 AM   #2
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Racing Brake rotors. They are 26 lbs lighter than OEM. Apex-Speed has the best price on them btw.
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There aren't really any options for the v6 brakes. I have some R1 Concept rotors and after replacing all 4 I only saved a little over 3lbs. If money isn't an issue then I would upgrade to the brembos and then buy the Racing Brake rotors that were mentioned.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:00 AM   #4
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Are the any rotors on the market that drop a decent amount of weight?
I really don't know how to drop rotating mass besides a aluminum drive shaft, pullies and rotors.
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Racing Brake rotors. They are 26 lbs lighter than OEM. Apex-Speed has the best price on them btw.
Racing Brake is the lightest option I am aware of and they perform great as well. You can save a lot of rotating mass with wheels and tires as well.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:52 AM   #5
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Isnt the equation supposed to be,roughly, 1 lb of rotational weight is worth 10 lbs of regular weight and shaving 100 lbs of.regular weight is worth .1 in your 1/4? Talking about shaving off a 1/4 second. Not a cheap way to get faster but hey it works
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:49 PM   #6
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26lbs I assume is 6.5 at each corner, right?
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I am sure it is probably posted on here somewhere, but is there a list of rim weights?
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26lbs I assume is 6.5 at each corner, right?
All the weights are listed on their website: http://www.racingbrake.com

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Isnt the equation supposed to be,roughly, 1 lb of rotational weight is worth 10 lbs of regular weight and shaving 100 lbs of.regular weight is worth .1 in your 1/4? Talking about shaving off a 1/4 second. Not a cheap way to get faster but hey it works

As far as rotational weight goes, the short answer is no, it doesn't work that way. And .1 equals 1/10th of a second, not 1/4.
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Is there a calculation for how much 1lb of rotating mass shaves?
Or does it depend on speed, diameter rotating and other stuff
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I said .1 in your quarter time per 10 lbs of rotational weight. 26 ,lbs would be .26 which os just over a 1/4 second off your 1/4 mile time
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had the racing brake rotors on my 2010 SS and they are nice. In fact I have them for sale now, see my sig. They will get you the most weight reduction of any rotors I have seen and they run cooler than others as well.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:17 PM   #12
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You still selling those?
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Isnt the equation supposed to be,roughly, 1 lb of rotational weight is worth 10 lbs of regular weight and shaving 100 lbs of.regular weight is worth .1 in your 1/4? Talking about shaving off a 1/4 second. Not a cheap way to get faster but hey it works
That is only taking into consideration straight line acceleration but reducing weight, specifically rotating mass that is also unsprung weight, improves performance across the board; acceleration, handling, and braking. Not to mention that the rotors themselves will perform better than stock and run much cooler.

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26lbs I assume is 6.5 at each corner, right?
5.5 off each of the front rotors and 6 of each rear.
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That is only taking into consideration straight line acceleration but reducing weight, specifically rotating mass that is also unsprung weight, improves performance across the board; acceleration, handling, and braking. Not to mention that the rotors themselves will perform better than stock and run much cooler.
5.5 off each of the front rotors and 6 of each rear.

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