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    Ferrari brakes...

    I saw a 360 today in a transporter I used to ship one of my cars. I noticed that the rear wheel brakes had 2 calipers. What is the second caliper used for? e-brake perhaps?

    Re: Ferrari brakes...

    Yup, that would be the e-brake. The Carrera GT has a noticeably e-brake too.

    Re: Ferrari brakes...

    e-brake

    Re: Ferrari brakes...

    One brake for going forwards and one for going backwards !!!

    Jokes aside, the second one is the parking brake

    Re: Ferrari brakes...

    oh i saw that on the Veyron and i thought it was just so amazingly awesome and fast that it needed two pads!!!

    Guess that's a boring e-brake too eh?

    Re: Ferrari brakes...

    The separate e-brake caliper is a superior design to what Porsche and most other cars do (use a bigger rear rotor with a large convex area that is used as a brake drum (e-brake shoes inside the rotor-drum).

    That method causes a much heavier 1-piece rotor to be used. A separate e-brake caliper allows the use of a lightweight aluminum hat mated to the iron or carbon rotor.

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    Grant said:
    The separate e-brake caliper is a superior design to what Porsche and most other cars do (use a bigger rear rotor with a large convex area that is used as a brake drum (e-brake shoes inside the rotor-drum).

    That method causes a much heavier 1-piece rotor to be used. A separate e-brake caliper allows the use of a lightweight aluminum hat mated to the iron or carbon rotor.



    That may be so, but I would be leery to apply an e-brake to a hot rotor. The drum e-brake is separate and when applied does not distort the rotor.

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    ADias said:
    Quote:
    Grant said:
    The separate e-brake caliper is a superior design to what Porsche and most other cars do (use a bigger rear rotor with a large convex area that is used as a brake drum (e-brake shoes inside the rotor-drum).

    That method causes a much heavier 1-piece rotor to be used. A separate e-brake caliper allows the use of a lightweight aluminum hat mated to the iron or carbon rotor.



    That may be so, but I would be leery to apply an e-brake to a hot rotor. The drum e-brake is separate and when applied does not distort the rotor.



    The rear brakes aren't that important anyways

    Re: Ferrari brakes...

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    ADias said:
    Quote:
    Grant said:
    The separate e-brake caliper is a superior design to what Porsche and most other cars do (use a bigger rear rotor with a large convex area that is used as a brake drum (e-brake shoes inside the rotor-drum).

    That method causes a much heavier 1-piece rotor to be used. A separate e-brake caliper allows the use of a lightweight aluminum hat mated to the iron or carbon rotor.



    That may be so, but I would be leery to apply an e-brake to a hot rotor. The drum e-brake is separate and when applied does not distort the rotor.


    Nope, it's not any safer with the Porsche drum-type. On the Porsche, the drum and the rotor are one and the same. Just a different part of the same hunk of cast iron. If the rotor is hot, so is the drum (which is just the inside of the rotor).

    As far as distorting the rotor, I've never heard of that. If you can provide an example, I might change my tune

    Re: Ferrari brakes...

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    ADias said:
    That may be so, but I would be leery to apply an e-brake to a hot rotor.



    That would apply to both systems then, after all one shouldn't apply the e-brake after some hot laps on the circuit.

     
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