This should get your attention. Jeep worked on this many years ago and tried to get it commercial. It would be interesting to hear from some old Jeep engineers about this.I love this thread.
One mentioned about to mount the center section in one of control arm (kinda like Ford’s TTB). So I got this idea, what about to mount the center section to BOTH control arms? Mounted via linkages to control arms. Basically as if the buggy jumps, in the air the center section will droops with control arms so cv shafts will not binds, or one side articulating over a rock which mean one tire is up high, other tire is down low, the center section will rotates.
I hope that make sense. Just an idea
I'm not sure which is more complicated between a portal and these solutions. All are trying to keep the diff out of the dirt.
I might be being :homer: but that makes no sense. Yes a solid disc will absorb and retain more heat energy compared a vented disc of the same size but a vented disc has more surface area which allows for quicker dissipation of that heat energy and if correctly drilled the airflow through the vents is increased, further increasing the ability to dissipate the heat build up. What am I missing?
Nothing. That is spot on. A vented rotor has less thermal mass than a solid one of the same dimensions but is so much better at shedding heat that it makes up for it.
The vents or slots have nothing to do with heat dissipation. They are a place for gasses to go when brake pads get overheated and outgas.No I am thinking clearly.. The part I may have not described thoroughly is the pinion brake "kits" that are available for the 14 bolt use a small OEM rotor from a Toyota Corolla-sized car. The rotor I am using is much larger in addition to being slotted and cross-drilled. Should be able to shed heat and perform well.
I've heard this argument before. I have no data or studies to quote, but to say holes and vents reduce surface area is not correct. They may reduce "swept" surface area, but they increase overall surface area. Do you have any evidence to support they don't have anything to do with heat dissipation?The vents or slots have nothing to do with heat dissipation. They are a place for gasses to go when brake pads get overheated and outgas.
The problem is that modern brake pads don’t really have a problem with outgassing. So holes and slots reduce surface area and have less mass to absorb heat. So there is no longer any real benefit to drilled/slotted rotors and there is some downside.
Hey man sorry for the delay.. Been work'n my ass off trying to get the chassis shipped. Making a little progress.. Mostly parts and planning/drafting progress..Bump. Any further progress?