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Old 11-14-2017, 09:00 AM
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Hey Tadge -

There's been a lot of interesting information available online since your introduction of the new C7 ZR1. One intriguing bit that caught my attention is the new brakes for the ZR1. Could you explain how they differ from what's available on today's Z07-equipped car? Is the brake cooling also improved over the Z07-equipped car?

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The original question is here.
Any chance we can expand the brake question to also ask about brake cooling changes with the C7 ZR1? The relatively poor brake cooling was one of the big issues with heavy track use of the C7 Z06. We saw GM add the additional brake scoops on the control arms as patch but I'm wondering if there were any more substantial changes made with the redesigned front end of fenders of the ZR1.
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Any chance we can expand the brake question to also ask about brake cooling changes with the C7 ZR1? The relatively poor brake cooling was one of the big issues with heavy track use of the C7 Z06. We saw GM add the additional brake scoops on the control arms as patch but I'm wondering if there were any more substantial changes made with the redesigned front end of fenders of the ZR1.
When tracking a 3500 lb car, corvette owners need to expect to buy many pads. Then again once a person has had enough of paying for special pads that go with GM's carbon rotors, our next investment consideration should be in a set of Stop Techs or AP Racing Radi-CAL kits. Brake failures or fades will be over with. $4K spent for this set up on the fronts will be worth it.

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