Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/8/20 10:14 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bBAy8AmGFTM

The Nürburgring is one of the most challenging and punishing race tracks on the planet. What better place, then, to observe the massive amounts of abuse that the track puts on brakes and suspension components.

Of course, track-focused parts like the ones on this BMW M3 are built to take that abuse, but that doesn't mean it's an easy job.

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ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
10/8/20 10:28 a.m.

There is something very satisfying about watching brake rotors glow.

 

There is something about videos with multiple feeds, sound, or overlays that are out of sync that drives me absolutely mad.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/8/20 11:28 a.m.

In reply to ProDarwin :

+1 on all of this. 

CrookedRacer
CrookedRacer Reader
10/8/20 6:55 p.m.

I stuck a go-pro in the same spot on my Fiesta ST at VIRginia International Raceway a few years ago just to see if the brake cooling ducts I had installed were flopping around or not.

https://youtu.be/4yGWHDiY_Ak

The tire flex is pretty mesmerizing. And glowing brake rotors!

L5wolvesf
L5wolvesf Reader
10/8/20 7:20 p.m.

One thing I noticed was the rotors would glow on different parts of the rotor (center vs outer edge etc) as if the pads were either shifting position a bit or they wore unevenly (which would be odd). 

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
10/8/20 7:33 p.m.
CrookedRacer said:

I stuck a go-pro in the same spot on my Fiesta ST at VIRginia International Raceway a few years ago just to see if the brake cooling ducts I had installed were flopping around or not.

https://youtu.be/4yGWHDiY_Ak

The tire flex is pretty mesmerizing. And glowing brake rotors!

Was that a temp test, or do you trust those zip ties in the middle that much?

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/11/20 10:44 a.m.
L5wolvesf said:

One thing I noticed was the rotors would glow on different parts of the rotor (center vs outer edge etc) as if the pads were either shifting position a bit or they wore unevenly (which would be odd). 

Now I want to re watch it and try to correlate it with hub or upright deflection.

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