|08-13-2007 11:15 PM|
The ducts would have been nice at the last Auto-X here. There were some spots I hit 80 and I did one slalom at 60 it was a fast course. Did well for STS class with a stock SVT with intake and Hankook k106 tires. 3rd out of 25 and people were shocked in there Civics that they claimed were bad ass. That's the goal of mine and this other guy that drives an Escort to beat the Civics
|08-10-2007 07:28 PM|
|LazarusZX3||Maybe I just need to upgrade my brakes, haha.|
|08-07-2007 10:58 AM|
|..:: sleestak ::..||^^ agreed. But if you must, check eBay for some brake duct hosing. I got a good 5' or so for 40 bucks to replace my worn pipercross hose (which is actually brake ducting hose)|
|08-07-2007 10:22 AM|
The only possible exception would be if you ran a high speed AX like at Cumberland Airport or at an SCCA Solo2 event on a track. Even then, I doubt seriously that you would notice a difference.
The brake duct allowance was put in place for larger heavy cars that employ a closed type of wheel. Mercedes, BMW and the like where heat gets trapped between the wheel and the rotor.
I would say that adding brake ducts to a focus, SVT or otherwise, is unneccessary.
|08-07-2007 08:40 AM|
|Nye||I would think that they would cause more harm than good on an autocross course, because they would add weight. not much weight but weight. And I wouldn't think you need the cooling because you average race is what a minute? in that amount of time your breaks are just starting to warm up let alone over heating.|
|08-07-2007 08:15 AM|
|BadIdea||Do you even need them for autocross? I haven't had a problem even on a big track like beaverun or mid-ohio.|
|08-07-2007 07:42 AM|
|SVT Robzor||Huh, that's cool, for some reason I thought this was a Street Prepared mod. I'll keep this in mind if I jump out of the GS pond.|
|08-06-2007 05:56 PM|
|LazarusZX3||Awesome. Now I just need help getting the ducting to stay pointed at the rotor. I just need to get a friend to fab me a plate, I guess.|
|08-06-2007 05:54 PM|
C. Air ducts may be fitted to the brakes, provided that they extend
in a forward direction only, and that no changes are made in the
body/structure for their use. They may serve no other purpose.
|08-06-2007 05:52 PM|
|fw_pa||yes brake ducts are legal in STS.|
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