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Old 01-07-2003, 06:34 PM   #1
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RX-8 Stopping Distance!

Cold brakes:

EDIT (it's been a lot of posts!)
From 100km/h (62 mph): 36 meters (~118.110 feet).

And from Buger's correction down below, mathematic computation shows 60-0 stopping distance to be ~110ft.

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111.124 feet that is a great stopping distance. Thanks for the conversion (too lazy to do it myself).
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For your comparison, a BMW M3 stops in 112 feet from 60 miles per hour.
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Haha, better than the M3 for a lot less $.
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That's only a one stop though. How will be brakes feel after 25 consecutive stops? This apparently is how Porsche designs their brakes, 25 stops WITHOUT FADE
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Hopefully pretty well. The Mazda6 fared rather well in this area so I think the RX-8 will as well.
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Herc,

I'm disappointed in you...

First of all, I'll let you read the graph again to find the 100km/h - 0 distance.

Secondly, distance in braking does not decrease linearly with speed. We went over this exact same discussion in the following thread:

http://www.rx8forum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1175

To recap: The 62 - 0 mph braking distance is approx 118 ft. Math shows the 60 - 0 mph braking distance at approx 110 ft.
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Herc,

I'm disappointed in you...

First of all, I'll let you read the graph again to find the 100km/h - 0 distance.

Secondly, distance in braking does not decrease linearly with speed. We went over this exact same discussion in the following thread:

http://www.rx8forum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1175

To recap: The 62 - 0 mph braking distance is approx 118 ft. Math shows the 60 - 0 mph braking distance at approx 110 ft.
Sorry, been a lot of posts and I was doing it haphazardly. I hit 35 into the calculator and just went with that number, without checking.

Edited for you though
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110ft! still better than the bimmer!!
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