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Hey i saw the OEM volvo brake ducts <br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=58370&postid=545813#545813" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...45813</A><br>but i was thinking i would make my own aluminum ones that have a bigger inlet to force air throught the smaller hole so that i have more surface area to put air into the wheel well to cool the brakes better. Do you guys think that this will be better or better to buy the oem ones?
 

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Re: brake ducts (p0cket penguins)

Have there been any reports as to how the OEM ducts perform? I remember that thread from a while back but no updates on whether or not they help. if they turn out to be a bust then obviously you will need to go with bigger duct-work, but if the OEM ones do prove useful you might as well go with them. The bigger the fins you add, the more likely you will be to re-direct road debris to the underside of the car.
 

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Re: brake ducts (Vipergtsz3)

If you read this <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=62537" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=62537</A> and many other reports from people who take there cars to the track, the stock R brakes are very good. In this case I think it would be hard to find someone to push there R hard enough to test the brake performance with and without the brake ducts. For the price they are definately an upgrade that can't hurt, even if you never can tell if how much they actually helped.
 

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Re: brake ducts (I Roll)

i was just getting bored so i wanted to make a hugh aluminum vent that didnt stick far down maybe 2 cm but it will have more surface area and direct the air better.
 

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I'm sure there is a lot you can do to make your own brake cooling ducts. The point I was trying to make was to compare one vs the other would be pretty difficult since the brakes are really good to begin with. If the stock brakes overheated easily it would be a lot easier to tell what kind of effect the cooling ducts had.
 

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Re: brake ducts (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... If the stock brakes overheated easily ... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually the brakes will smoke a bit after a lap at the Ring. I haven't been back to the Ring since I've installed these so I really cannot say whether or not they help. Though driving around town, when I know I was pushing, they did feel, to the touch, much cooler than doing the same hard driving and the same route before the install of the ducts. <p>I can't wait to do another track day but it's going to have to wait until I move to Va. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I promised the wife ... I don't know what was I thinking. I hope I can wait that long! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway ... not sure of how good these work but I do think there is a slight benefit and for around $50 it can't hurt.<p>Denny
 
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