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Old 06-16-2007, 05:53 PM
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I was running my cen mt2 real hard short full throttle runs then on brakes and back on and back on the brakes. After about ten min I went to stop and nothing, went off and into some bushes. It's not stock I have a OS 18CV-R.
Old 06-16-2007, 05:58 PM
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

did you check to see if there was a linkage problem or something?
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

i'v had this, it's called brake fade, happens to full size car as well, the glue that holds the brake pads together becomes superheated and forms into a gas, and then forms a layer between the brake pads and the disk.

i was running my revo doing some short WOT runes and the frakes started to fall away, stopping distance went from 7 meters up to 23 meters.
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

The brakes in my Aftershock are steel to steel so they get really hot. Even hotter when i go up and down my road full speed for a whole tank. They have burnt me before, but no problems. Some steel brakes will get glazed and stick together.
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

steel on steel usually wont cause brake fade, it's only when you have fiberglass, carbon fiber or semi metallic brake pads or disk, the revos use semi metallic, they all use glues and resins to hold them together and that's what forms the gases, in full sized car the problem happens when the brake fluid boils do theres air in the lines stopping the pressure from the pedal getting to the brakes, though with older cars the problem was the resins holding the pads together as well, but not there are a lot of good resins out there that dont form gases, or the cars brakes ard drilled and ventilated or sloted which largy legs rid of the problem.

i think i mgiht buy the ventilated brake disk for my revo from traxxas actually.
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

ORIGINAL: ttoks

i'v had this, it's called brake fade, happens to full size car as well, the glue that holds the brake pads together becomes superheated and forms into a gas, and then forms a layer between the brake pads and the disk.

i was running my revo doing some short WOT runes and the frakes started to fall away, stopping distance went from 7 meters up to 23 meters.
Have you tried the pen spring mod?

http://www.misbehavin-rc.com/pit-lan...evo-brakes.asp

I haven't tried it myself, but I'm sure it would help to keep the brakes cool.
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

yeah done that now, still overheats when i do a lot of WOT passes though, just the way the brakes are i guess, the ventilated disk would eliminate the problem all together because the gases just get vented out of the center of the disk, so even if they do get hot you don't get anywhere near as much fade, and because air can get inside the disk to cool it, when you dont have the braes on it will cool down a lot faster as well.
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

this is what happned the disc spun on the shaft and is burnt up and came apart a little
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:40 PM
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

ouch haha..... that doesnt look like a whole lota fun right there. No wonder ya didnt have any breaks
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Default RE: have you ever over heated your brakes?

iv had my brakes start on fire in a race lol bad day

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