Last post on Mar 10, 2007 at 9:29 PM
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Toyota Celica, Coupe
#15 of 20 Re: new hybrid cars [flywheels]
Mar 09, 2007 (9:42 pm)
Mercedes Benz is planning on debuting a Bluetec, which is Mercedes' new cleaner diesel engine, Hybrid. The word is that Mercedes-Benz already has the engineering work done but is waiting to debut the car until 2008 or 2009. BMW already has a Hydrogen powered 7 Series but is waiting on the world to catch up with it. You probably noticed but there arent many Hydrogen stations around.
#16 of 20 Re: brake types [flywheels]
Mar 09, 2007 (9:53 pm)
The drum brakes are usually on cheaper cars. I am not exactly sure why they do this, but if I had to guess it would be a cost issue. Most of these cars are usually front wheel drive and the cars are usually not very powerful. Cars main brake system are the front which is why they have the disc's on the front and because the rear brakes are not as "important" and arent used as much the manufacturer uses cheaper drum brakes on the back to save money. The cars arent very fast and because there isnt much power the cars dont need disc brakes on the rear. So they use drums on the back because they dont need much stopping power on the back and they need a cheaper braking source than discs so naturally they go with drums. Thats my take on the whole thing. I could be wrong though. Joshua.
#17 of 20 Re: brake types [benztuner]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 09, 2007 (10:10 pm)
Follow the money.
Brakes: Drum vs. Disc
I'm not sure that the stopping power initially is less, but the brake fade issue is real.
Mar 10, 2007 (9:29 pm)
I am looking for Vorstiner carbon fibre parts. Vorstiner is high end carbon fibre for luxury cars and I want to be able to find and buy it for my customers. I havent been able to find anyone who offers it besides websites and I dont want to buy from websites. Does anyone out there know where I can find it? I appreciate it. Joshua.