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I sumbled across this pic this morning when looking at braces,

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Notice the piping directing air to the disc.

How effective would this be and do you think it would be worth the trouble?

I was wondering if it would melt being close to the exhaust.

Ofcourse it only affective if the opening of the pipe (the intake end) is in a prime location ie behind the open spot light cover or similar.

thoughts?

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I was talking to the old guy at MM about doing that and he strongly recommended higher temperature pads instead... not sure why.

But I still think it'd be a good idea. The only problem I can see with doing it would be if you got a gulp of water through it and it hit one spot on the disc rapidly cooling just that patch but then again, the disc would be spinning so fast the water would hit most of it right?

I look forward to the discussion!

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i guess if youre hitting that much water with the front of the car you're basicly driving through a ford, in which case the wheel would be half submerged anyway, so more water directly hitting the disc from all angles than going through the pipe?

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Im going to try a few laps of ruapuna with and with out this mod and let you all know what happens.

Remembering my brakes arent award winning, but have never let me down yet it should be easy to see the difference if there is any.

I guess its all about intake placement and getting the tubing as stright and direct as possible.

any tips for intake placement?

I was just thinking behind the spotlight cover, then i can cover it up when its not needed.

In theory, its brilliant.

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 RAYDEO said:

Im going to try a few laps of ruapuna with and with out this mod and let you all know what happens.

Remembering my brakes arent award winning, but have never let me down yet it should be easy to see the difference if there is any.

I guess its all about intake placement and getting the tubing as stright and direct as possible.

any tips for intake placement?

I was just thinking behind the spotlight cover, then i can cover it up when its not needed.

In theory, its brilliant.

find something to take the rotor temp at the end of hot laps before and after - that will tell you.

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[quote name='RAYDEO said:

Im going to try a few laps of ruapuna with and with out this mod and let you all know what happens.

Remembering my brakes arent award winning, but have never let me down yet it should be easy to see the difference if there is any.

I guess its all about intake placement and getting the tubing as stright and direct as possible.

any tips for intake placement?

I was just thinking behind the spotlight cover, then i can cover it up when its not needed.

b]In theory[/b], its brilliant.

find something to take the rotor temp at the end of hot laps before and after - that will tell you.

would one of those lazer pointer temp guns be accurate enough?

could always just pipe one side and see what side of the car stopps first :D

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[quote name='keltik said:

When all of the heat paint on my S12's burned off....what temp was that?

/quote]

not hot enough!

the top one is about 640degs from memory.. mine all melted right off as well... so real hot.

i think the three are 450, 550, 650 degs or there abouts.

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AP Thermal paints are;

•Green - Which changes to White at 430 degrees C

•Orange - Which changes to Buff at 560 degrees C

•Red - Which changes to White at 610 degrees C

Too much hotter than 600 degrees C and you will anneal Carbon Steel rotors so they will then be nice and soft even after cooling.

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