Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rear DBA rotor temperatures

The DBA rotors have three coloured stripes on the edge that change colour when they reach a certain temperature.

Temperature (degrees C)/Original colour/New colour:
  • 458 / Green / White
  • 550 / Orange / Yellow
  • 630 / Red / White
Upon inspection of the rear rotors today, I found the following:
Left hand side - only the green stripe had turned white, orange and red unchanged.
Right hand side - green stripe had turned white, orange stripe had partially turned yellow and red was unchanged.

So far these rotors have done one track day at Phillip Island and one at Sandown - both tracks are high speed and run anti-clockwise. Whether track direction causes more brake usage on one side is still a question I need to find an answer for.