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Disc brakes and heavy rain... (archive)

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Posted by Keith F on January 10, 2000 at 21:30:23:

In Reply to: Brakes and Ty(i)res posted by Roger (UK) on January 10, 2000 at 17:41:27:

Every four wheel disc brake equiped car I've ever driven for a long distance in even moderate rain without applying the brakes takes 1 to 2 hours...I mean 1/2 a second to dry out enough to slow the car. I'm pretty sure I soiled myself the first time it happened to me! I think the more open wheels of my Z3 make the effect more pronounced. (The pause in braking power, not the soiling. :o)) I think it'd be a good idea to gently apply them every now and again whilst driving long distances in rain to keep them somewhat less wet.


Keith


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