From the GRM Vault: A Grassroots Guide to Braking Systems

By Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2018 | Posted in Shop Work , Suspension & Handling | From the Feb. 2001 issue | Never miss an article

This article comes from all the way back in 2001, so we had to march back to our archives, pick out the magazine, and dig out the scanner.

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dj06482 GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/19/18 4:33 p.m.

Is this the famous brake article by Angry?

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
2/19/18 7:22 p.m.

In reply to dj06482 :

No, this article was by James Walker Jr. We should scare up some AngryP editorial....

Tahoe Reader
2/20/18 11:58 a.m.

I remember this article when new and have since donated all passed magazines on to others. Thank you for pulling this one out. For me this was the best written brake article ever, and written in a way that everyone could understand, relate to, and hopefully follow, in tuning the overall performance of their car for the street, AutoX, or track. 

StuntmanMike New Reader
2/20/18 1:03 p.m.

Great article, thanks for posting! It's funny trying to explain to the average steer enthusiast why getting braided lines and giant drilled rotors wont stop their car any better. Pedal feel might be better but that's it. "But why does Porsche run drilled rotors on their cars?" is a question I always hear, and saying not on their race cars never satisfies and I end up feeling like the jerk that told the kids there is no Santa.

Austincrx New Reader
2/21/18 8:15 a.m.

Mike, that is too funny.  Telling adults their street-version-of-a-race-car isn't all that the sales guy said it is is always a fun conversation!

DjGreggieP Reader
2/21/18 12:28 p.m.

This article makes me feel less bad about my cars brake systems that has nearly zero 'upgrade' options. 

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