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    Senior Member GianM's Avatar
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    How it's made - carbon ceramic discs

    Considering a brake disc upgrade for your Cobra?...

    Video explains how are F1 Brembo disc being made and from what kind of materials.

    https://youtu.be/MAzbbID6BZ0


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    It is amazing at how they make things. They have a TV program here called How They Make Things and I watch it every day. They go through everything from a straw to automobiles and engines.

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    Thank you for that contribution. It was very interesting.
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    Thanks Gian,

    That video went very well with my morning coffee. Fascinating how they are made. I wonder how much they cost...

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevins View Post
    I wonder how much they cost...

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    Judging from the process, a heck of a lot more than iron.

    Did a quick search for Corvette ZR-1 and they cost $1,350 each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBarchetta View Post
    Did a quick search for Corvette ZR-1 and they cost $1,350 each.
    OK, I can now answer the question you posed in the original post asking if we're considering a disk upgrade. Um, no.

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    They chip very easily. My Z07 came with foam to cover the discs with when changing a wheel.

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    You are correct Kerry in that they do chip very easily and if chipped need to be replaced by pairs.

    I know Porsche uses lug bolts, not lug nuts and they supply two long smooth guides that screw into the threaded holes in the hub so you can guide the wheel off without chipping the rotor.

    I'm really not sure if they are worth the additional cost on a street car.

    And I agree Ron, the show How It's Made is a great show. And as I think back on it, I don't believe I have ever caught them in a mistake on how something is done.

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