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NRG77
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted June 22, 2002 01:35 AM  
Anybody know where to find single, drilled wave rotors for the front. I hear they work pretty well on short tracks not requiring a lot of braking. The only ones I can find are for sprint cars, let me know if any of you know where to find them. Thanks. TC

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted June 22, 2002 09:36 AM  
OUTLAW brakes i think got them aint sure. there is several companies that make them

birdcage
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted June 23, 2002 05:39 AM  
I use bert's they are 1/2 thick and offset drilled wiegh about 5 pounds. I think they are about 100.00 each. They wont warp like 1 1/4 rotors can and don't fade

limlate7r
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted June 23, 2002 05:46 PM  
What is the advantage of these rotors over the regular ones.

birdcage
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted June 24, 2002 04:58 AM  
Less unsprung weight and rotating weight.

bizkit
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 139
posted June 27, 2002 12:10 PM  
birdcage

if we are currently using the 1.25 and we want to go to the Bert rotors do we have to change calibers also?

Do you have to have Berts new hubs?

Last question, do you or can you run them on the rear also?

Thanks

[This message has been edited by bizkit (edited June 27, 2002).]

birdcage
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted June 28, 2002 09:23 PM  
BIZKIT

No on changing calipers! you can buy a spacer that goes between the caliper piston and the pad. It works fine and has no problems I've used the berts rotors on every car I've had since 98 (two cars a year).

Yes I have the new hubs, alum spindles, and axle tubes on both new cars last year and this year. The hubs are a light as the mag winters hub but don't break if you slam in to the cushion with the RR. (destroyed one car that way with the mag hubs)thats why you don't see any of the professional drivers using the mag hubs unless it's the sierra hubs(expensive). These bert hubs cost less than the mag hubs also. At least what I give for them not sure retail costs. When they first came out they had some problems with the wheel bearing seal spinning in the hub but they got that fixed. The down side is you have to run the alum spindle and the axle tube because the snout is a lot bigger. these hubs won't fit a standard wide five snout. The axle tubes are about the same price(actually cheaper for me) then the std alum axle tube. Another advantage is the axle itself is 3 inches shorter saving wieght and the drive plate is lighter. If I remember right the rear end with the bert tubes and hubs and etc is about 8-10 lbs lighter then the normal std light stuff. Most of which is unsprung and rotating weight. The spindles are 2 lbs lighter the the steel ones but are over twice the cost. But the spindle bolts together and you can replace only the part that bent. The spindles are extremely tough, I've ran over the infield tractor tires, hit walls, and yes other cars only once has it bent or broke and thing. The one time it broke I hit the wall hard and the two bolts that hold the lower half to the center broke. It cost 12.00 for the two bolts to fix it and I'm still using the same spindle to day.
Yes I use the rotors on all 4 wheels.

P.S. I'm not a bert dealer and am not trying to sell bert parts but I use them and have been real happy with them. I'm a wieght freak and run the lightest parts possible and if they aren't available I manufacture them myself.

bizkit
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 139
posted July 02, 2002 07:43 AM  
Birdcage,

I do appreciate your time and posting back. To tell you the truth I'm more interested in the Bert front end stuff. I'm sold on the rear hubs, but unfortunately can not find a deal on them, and I refuse to pay retail. So until someone in deep with Bert or either Bert wants to get something started in my corner of the southeast. I guess I'm on the WP mag castings (deal on Winters) I've yet to break a Mag hub, but we generally do not have heavy cushions in the south and I replace the RR hub every season.

I'm very intrigued by the spindel though!

Last question? Can you recommend a place to buy the shim I would need going to the smaller Rotors, for the calipers. Also what size is the shim, If you happen to know off the top of your head. I'm sure Wildwood can answer these questions for me (or Bert) but thought I would look like I knew what I was talking about if I called them and I knew the size *grin* Again I appreciate your time and was wondering what part of the world do you race in?

Thanks

birdcage
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted July 02, 2002 10:37 PM  
BIZKIT
The spacer is 3/4 thick and has a step on the bottom to hold the pad (not just a 3/4 block of alum.) You can get them from Lou Fegers racing equipment (1-800-328-3618 ask for mike feger) Tell him what you want or what you're doing he'll fix you up. He stocks the hubs,alumn spindles, rotors, and all and is very resonable tell him Kent Taylor told you to call.

bizkit
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 139
posted July 08, 2002 06:21 AM  
Will do, Thanks Bro...

NRG77
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted July 16, 2002 02:41 AM  
I talked to Mike Feger, he doesn't have any spacers anymore...but he said that you can just use a brake pad as a template and cut out a piece of aluminum whatever thickness you need. I found some spacers in my Coleman catalog but they are not thick enough. I ordered one to use as a template and we'll just have our machinest make us a few. He also told me to take a good look at the calipers, some of the Wilwood calipers have a removable piece in the center that you can take out to run thinner rotors. We don't have that style so we'll have to go with the spacers. TC

NRG77
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted July 16, 2002 02:43 AM  
P.S. Just got my new Bert rotors in the mail, they sure look good but they were 125.00 each. Sure hope they perform as much as they cost....

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