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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11th May 2007
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Hi Turbo - that's one of the penalties of having high performance brakes - they are more effective at high speeds when the temperature rises but when the brakes cool at low speeds the gripping power reduces somewhat. You can't have high performance throughout the range of speeds. That's why formula 1 cars have a warm up lap and every driver is real careful at the first bend in the race. I have seen standard cars fitted with high performance brakes fail at MOT for this very reason and if you haven't informed your insurance company of the modifications you have made to the car they may fail to pay out in the event of a claim - even if it's not your fault.
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