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Author Topic:   brake floaters
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted April 02, 2001 07:38 PM
Ok guys, what's the story? Are brake floaters worth the extra weight and should they be used on both sides?
Thanks for the wealth of information that I am sure will follow.


Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 90
posted April 02, 2001 09:04 PM
This isn't going to help much, but I feel like commenting. I have run cars with and with out. Yes there are times when I felt they were of some help, and there were times when I felt they were extra $$$$ spent needlessly. I think if you have the stuff to do it you might try it, if you have to buy the stuff you might save a few bucks. I have brake floaters on my Harris mod, they seem to help keep the car tighter on entry for really dry tracks. They came with the deal so I left them on. This probably doesn't answer your question but it might prod someone else to speak up.......

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted April 02, 2001 09:21 PM
Rooster - I feel the same way about the brake floaters as you. I do think that they will tighten the car on entry which could be good at times. I also feel that they have a tendancy to bind up making the car too tight. This week I am going to fix my floaters to where I can pin them so I can either use them or not.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 90
posted April 02, 2001 10:10 PM
Let us know how it works Mod6M.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted April 03, 2001 09:16 AM
i ran brake floaters last year w/ swing arms . i liked them better w/ swing arms than when i ran them w/a 3link rear. ran the left at 0 deg and the right at 15 deg.also like the the howe floaters better then afcos.afcos would bend and binded up.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted April 03, 2001 10:42 PM
I've ran cars both ways with and without and I feel on a modified with the limited tires that a driver can be more consistent without brake floaters.why try to tighten then the car with rear brakes on entry?using rear brakes should lossen the car, seems to me it upsets the balance of things, more front brake is what is nessasary on dry tracks to let the back of the car work the way it was designed to.probably a driver preference thing anyways.

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