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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:14 pm 
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I found this today while swapping the slicks around. I put new brake pads on not that long ago and probably just missed it then. I had swapped the slicks around and had already put the right side on when I found a wheel weight in the floor on the left side. When I went to look at the inside of that wheel to see if I had knocked the weight off I saw the rotor. Funny thing is I wasn't going to swap the slicks around but decided to last minute and then knocking the weight off made take another look. I just have to thank God he was watching over me again. Our last UMTR race is next Saturday and I was just getting everything ready for that.

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I looked close at it in other places and can see signs of cracks starting. Might be a good idea for those of you that haven't looked at yours lately to take a good look. I know I don't need this at 150+ MPH.

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 Post subject: Re: brake rotor
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Yeah, that could have been nasty all right! Glad you found it Chuck. BTW, who's rotor is that cuz it looks very much like the ones on my dragster?

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 Post subject: Re: brake rotor
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:23 pm 
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There Strange rotors and that is some what common with them...Yea you need to really take a good look at them as the ones on the Vega would only last about 300 runs or 2 sets of pads what ever happened first... Now I race 1/4 mile and going over 165mph in the Beretta I suspect they won't last the 300 runs like they did in the Vega...
Oh and by the way AutoFab has the best price on them =; =;

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 Post subject: Re: brake rotor
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:25 pm 
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It's a Strange rotor Ken.

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 Post subject: Re: brake rotor
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:30 pm 
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Looks like you treed me there Barry. I'm not sure how many runs I have on these but they are the original rotors from when I built the car and this is the 7th year I have raced it so I'm sure it's over 600 runs. I probably only have about 10 runs on the new pads and they were the originals too. I'm sure there had to be some cracking when I changed the pads I just didn't look. I know better now. The Vega was probably heavier than the Beretta.

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 Post subject: Re: brake rotor
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:33 pm 
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Good catch Chuck O:) \:D/ \:D/

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Yup, the dragster has Strange brakes on it too? The Camaro has Wilwood stuff on it and I've never replaced the pads on that thing in 5 years of use. O:)

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 Post subject: Re: brake rotor
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:47 am 
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Beretta wrote:
There Strange rotors and that is some what common with them...Yea you need to really take a good look at them as the ones on the Vega would only last about 300 runs or 2 sets of pads what ever happened first...

If this is somewhat common for Strange rotors, I'd be looking for someone else's product. That's just unacceptable IMO


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 Post subject: Re: brake rotor
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:28 pm 
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J_6961 wrote:
If this is somewhat common for Strange rotors, I'd be looking for someone else's product. That's just unacceptable IMO

I don't think Strange has an exclusive on this type of failure and it won't stop me from using their products. It's a lightweight racing part that gets a certain amount of abuse. I don't think the non-slotted rotors do this but these do a better job stopping. Replacing them every 500-600 runs isn't such a bad deal. Maybe I should get in the habit of using the 'chute? I am thinking about deburring the slots on the replacements because it looks like that's where the cracks start. Anyone else here try that?

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 Post subject: Re: brake rotor
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I agree Chuck..Good idea about the deburr =; ..Island Dragway has a short shut down as it was opened in 1960 =; ..Now that alone is hard on brakes if you don't use the chute..As I never did and maybe I swaped them out before I needed to but did it for safety reason.. O:)

They also have a newer style rotor with a separate hat...So I may try those next
time...We will see and glade I "treeded some one... \:D/ \:D/ Can't seem to do it at the track

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