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Old 10-17-2017, 09:20 AM   #1
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Aluminum drums

I just saw this over at TGO, Centric is now manufacturing aluminum brake drums.
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/brak...w-cardone.html

In case anyone was interested
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:21 AM   #2
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Hmmm wondering if they have any that will fit my truck
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:13 PM   #3
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Cool beans. At least thirdgens arent forgotten about yet.

In my head im trying to justify them being $100ea vs $25ea plus a can of rustoleum for steel...

Whats the weight loss? 5 lbs a wheel? 10?
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:45 AM   #4
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In my head im trying to justify them being $100ea vs $25ea plus a can of rustoleum for steel...

Whats the weight loss? 5 lbs a wheel? 10?
That is a good point about the price versus iron. I've never held an aluminum one, so I don't know what the savings could be, unfortunately.
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Unsprung weight is a big deal, so if you can't $$ a disc brake setup, this is a cheaper way to get better braking and less weight in comparison.
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Found this from a place that has been selling the drums for a while for T-types

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A steel brake drum weighs 15 lbs 10 ounces. This reproduction aluminum drum weighs 10 lbs 2 ounces.
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