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Ever wonder where your brakes come from?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by jordanthompson, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    We were visiting Jackson, Michigan and I stumbled on this Brembo plant in the middle of nowhere. I was told that this Brembo plant is where the Tesla brakes are made and there has been several Tesla's (model S) sighted there :) IMG_20140628_122958.jpg
     
  2. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    We were visiting Jackson, Michigan and I stumbled on this Brembo plant in the middle of nowhere. I was told that this Brembo plant is where the Tesla brakes are made and there have been several Tesla's (model S) sighted there :) IMG_20140628_122958.jpg
     
  3. wiztecy

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    Ahhh, so that's where all that brake dust really comes from!
     
  4. ToddRLockwood

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    I wonder whether Brembo is supplying the rotors, as well? They don't appear to be very corrosion-resistant, unfortunate for a car of this caliber.
     
  5. hcsharp

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    It's one of the very few things in this world that Chevy got right and Tesla got wrong. GM developed a special compound for the Volt rotors that was very corrosion resistant.
     
  6. ToddRLockwood

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    I noticed that Chevy had done that. Tesla could improve the situation by specifying high-zinc content rotors.
     
  7. Perrin21

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    I thought the roadster had AP brakes?
     
  8. Jaff

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    AP on the front, Brembo on the rear.

     

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