Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Tech questions that don't fit above forums

Moderator: Team

erikasha
New Member
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:59 am

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by erikasha » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:00 am

thanks Robson for this info. :)

clshore
Expert
Expert
Posts: 656
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:48 pm
Location: Beverly Hills, FL

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by clshore » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:32 am

Found the link I mentioned in earlier post:

http://www.graphitestore.com/index.asp

Lot's of interesting stuff there, the pyrolitic graphite is likely what you need, but as expected, not cheap.

Carter

jsgarage
Expert
Expert
Posts: 677
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:54 pm

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by jsgarage » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:07 am

As others have said, bring lots of money to a carbon-carbon brake installation, whether you manage to build or buy. Keep in mind that with carbon-carbon, the rotors wear at the same rate as the pads. So you'll be needing far more than one set per corner per year. Pro race teams don't change carbon pads- they change the rotor, the pad and- due to the heat, probably rebuild the caliper- after each session. Too rich for my blood.

jsgarage
Expert
Expert
Posts: 677
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:54 pm

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by jsgarage » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:29 am

Bob, its been awhile since you posted, but I ran across a reference to metal-matrix brake rotors used in Superbikes (illegal in some classes). The stuff is an aerospace development originally for military jet exhaust shielding. I've held pro racecar rotors made of metal-matrix and you'd swear it was made of nothing at all!
Browse to <www.braketech.com> in Lake Elsinore, CA. and go to Axis/CNC rotors. The bike rotors they're making are still nosebleed-expensive ($1200 for a pair of unvented 11-1/2"OD), but they may be willing to supply you with stock for your experiments.

Ledon Racing
New Member
New Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:23 am

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by Ledon Racing » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:32 am

It needn't cost mega money for a carbon brake set up, I buy and sell used & new ex F1 parts and have carbon rotors and pads available that have plenty of life left in them still....

Nathan

mbrooks
Expert
Expert
Posts: 840
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:41 am
Location: Kansas, USA

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by mbrooks » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:25 pm

Ledon Racing wrote:It needn't cost mega money for a carbon brake set up, I buy and sell used & new ex F1 parts and have carbon rotors and pads available that have plenty of life left in them still....

Nathan
so what does it cost to save 40# of rotating weight?

Ledon Racing
New Member
New Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:23 am

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by Ledon Racing » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:17 am

My new vented carbon rotors are $199 a pair.

I have good condition used carbon pads for $120 for a set of 4.

Also have good condition used rotors for $120 a pair.

mbrooks
Expert
Expert
Posts: 840
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:41 am
Location: Kansas, USA

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by mbrooks » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:38 am

Ledon Racing wrote:My new vented carbon rotors are $199 a pair.

I have good condition used carbon pads for $120 for a set of 4.

Also have good condition used rotors for $120 a pair.
that would be a sweet deal if they were bolt on!

rb0804
Member
Member
Posts: 63
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:47 pm

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by rb0804 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:50 pm

Are the pads carbon also? Do the companies selling carbon brake kits do any work to the carbon rotors like attaching the inner hub or do they come already put together from the company making the rotors? Thanks.

mbrooks
Expert
Expert
Posts: 840
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:41 am
Location: Kansas, USA

Re: Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor Material

Post by mbrooks » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:41 am

wilwood is making a complete set now for '05+ mustangs, probably others also. takes 18" rims though for the fronts on the mustang since they use a 14" disc. $6k+ price for each end.

Post Reply