You Don’t Need $70/L Brake Fluid

You Don’t Need $70/L Brake Fluid

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When I bought slotted rotors, autocross brake pads, and stainless steel lines I wanted to make sure the upgraded braking performance wasn't going to outmatch my regular old brake fluid. As I was looking at brake fluids I realized that I had no way to decide what boiling point was appropriate for autocross. Did I need 660F brake fluid now that I had super grabby brake pads? Would they really generate that much more heat? A brief hop around the forums didn't reveal much convincing evidence, so I decided to apply some science. I bought the "best value" brake fluid I could find and some temperature labels, and I hit the track in the middle of the summer. (more…)
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