Dec 22, 2017 update to the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 project car

Project Z06: Exploring Brakes and Their Technology

Our project Z06 needed some new brakes. We opted for a set of Ferodo DS2500 pads. While we installed them live on camera, David Zeckhausen of Zeckhausen racing joined us to discuss brake technology. You can watch the whole thing below.

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z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
12/22/17 11:10 a.m.

Ferodo...............don't go to a track with no runoff.

randyracer
randyracer New Reader
12/22/17 8:08 p.m.

I raced a '99 model in '99.  It had an alarming tendency to go into Ice Mode:  hard pedal, no brakes.  We had several nasty moments as a result.  Hopefully the track-oriented ZO6 models were better.  Keep an eye out for this, and maybe consider going to non-ABS and a bias adjuster, real race car style (well, old school, anyway).  Seems street ABS systems of the 80's and 90's were not quite smart enough for race tracks, and could cause trouble.  I won many races with them, but the threat always lurked in the backgound, and when it reared it's ugly head, caused several of my worst crashes.  

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