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Author Topic:   In need of some BRAKE ADVICE
posted April 07, 2001 03:25 PM
if you want to shut off any brake it would be your rf the rear brake in my opinion are the most important to have if you jam on the brakes in your street car what happens ? the rear of the car comes up right well on your race car this will unload your chassis not to mention scrubbing all your ground speed

posted April 08, 2001 11:17 AM
I've never heard of anyone blocking off the RR.
On the RF it seems like a love it or hate it deal. It will cause the car to pull left under braking and some guys like that, while others claim it just makes you spin.
An in the middle option is to plumb the RF into the rear brakes lines. The RF will still do something but obviously not as much as the LF.
I run 4 wheel brakes myself so this is all 2nd hand info.

posted April 08, 2001 04:42 PM
You can also try either using a "softer" brake pad on the LF or trimming the pads themselves down in size. I've seen both done. You say you use the brake to set the car in the corner....I was always taught to use the gas pedal to set the car. Basically you drive more with the gas pedal than you do with the steering wheel.

posted June 18, 2003 08:55 PM
I raced a track that was a tight paperclip design. I was a top 5 car week in and week out but couldn't get through the tight turns as well as some others. After trying many set up changes it was suggested that I clamp off the right front brake. What a difference it made. Started winning races left and right. I didn't use much brake but what I did use helped turn the car left.

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