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Brakes optimal working range

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by BhZ, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. BhZ

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    How do i know if the brakes are in their optimal working range?
     
  2. ouvert

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    Spotter will tell you
     
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  3. BhZ

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    Even in time trial?
     
  4. Matheus Machado

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    They depend between what is good for a specific car. F1 brakes can work up to really high temperatures, although GT brakes are useless after 700C.

    Looking up for info related to a specific car would help to know, general guideline is 250<X<600 for most race cars 350<X<950 for advanced prototypes (P1/2s and F1s)
     
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  5. BhZ

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    F3, they are working around 500, so it's in range with both types.
     
  6. ouvert

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    even in timetrial
     
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  7. Pudu

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    I was wondering this too. Crew Chief tells me constantly that my brakes on the F-Ultmates are 'really cooking, mate', even if I have brake ducts maxed. It happens on every track I have tried.
     
  8. Chris

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    Don't listen to the spotter for temps. He's almost always wrong. Like Matheus said, the optimal brake temps vary depending on the vehicle being driven.
     
  9. Matheus Machado

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    They could go up to 1200C and still be effective depending on how many times it hits that temp.
    Carstat is a good way to look into the files. Although it is obviously better to look at the physics data.
     
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  10. Pudu

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    Thanks much for the info. I will feel free to happily ignore my engineer.:cautious:

    Can you use Carstat with AMS since the hdv is encrypted?
     
  11. Matheus Machado

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    I use it, don't remember the sorcery I did to get it working though.
     
  12. Martin Vindis

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    I usually go by those numbers:

    Steel: 250-650C
    Carbon: 550-950C
    Ceramic: ???-1200C

    It's not as simple as that but it's a good starting point imo. Then it depends on what pads are used so range can vary +-100C
     
  13. Marc Collins

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    Does the colour-coded brake graphic (part of the tires and brakes widget) in DynaHUD properly reflect the different type of brakes it is representing? I think so...