• So long as all your wheels are pointing in roughly the same direction, you should be fine.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest. Follow RaceDepartment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Steam and YouTube.

Brakes optimal working range

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

  1. BhZ

    BhZ
    Premium

    Messages:
    805
    Ratings:
    +289
    How do i know if the brakes are in their optimal working range?
     
  2. ouvert

    ouvert

    Messages:
    1,508
    Ratings:
    +556
    Spotter will tell you
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. BhZ

    BhZ
    Premium

    Messages:
    805
    Ratings:
    +289
    Even in time trial?
     
  4. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
    Talking Door Racing Premium

    Messages:
    3,483
    Ratings:
    +1,204
    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)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. BhZ

    BhZ
    Premium

    Messages:
    805
    Ratings:
    +289
    F3, they are working around 500, so it's in range with both types.
     
  6. ouvert

    ouvert

    Messages:
    1,508
    Ratings:
    +556
    even in timetrial
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Pudu

    Pudu

    Messages:
    185
    Ratings:
    +71
    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

    Chris
    Administrator Staff Premium

    Messages:
    9,430
    Ratings:
    +5,811
    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

    Matheus Machado
    Talking Door Racing Premium

    Messages:
    3,483
    Ratings:
    +1,204
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Pudu

    Pudu

    Messages:
    185
    Ratings:
    +71
    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

    Matheus Machado
    Talking Door Racing Premium

    Messages:
    3,483
    Ratings:
    +1,204
    I use it, don't remember the sorcery I did to get it working though.
     
  12. Martin Vindis

    Martin Vindis
    Premium

    Messages:
    459
    Ratings:
    +222
    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

    Marc Collins

    Messages:
    498
    Ratings:
    +148
    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...