Carl Heideman
Carl Heideman
1/29/22 9:03 a.m.

1. Pick the Right Compound

Racing compounds go on a race car, while street compounds go on a street car.

2. Look for Leaks

If anything is leaking in your braking system, fix it immediately. Make a visual inspection of all brake components and look for wet areas–you should find none.

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BimmerMaven New Reader
10/24/22 8:39 a.m.

7. Hoses

I've seen too many "looks OK" rubber bits that...aren't.  5-10 years for brake hoses, and they go.   Sooner for racing; steel braided for racing.



10.  Brake torque

Excellent point....if they can do it repeatedly at speed.   If not, better cooling.  Read the HP book.

frenchyd MegaDork
11/6/22 2:53 p.m.

In reply to Carl Heideman :

Always, always, arc the shoes to fit the drums.  

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