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      11-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Brake Cooling Question

About to tackle my first winter project which is to add brake cooling but had 2 questions:

1. It seems most backing plates are "optimized" for 3" hoses. What are your thoughts of running a 3" to 2.5" reducer/coupler on the backing plate so that I can use a 2.5" hose instead? I prefer 2.5" because it's less likely to kink or rip. My concern however is loss of pressure...

2. I see that you typically have the option for silicone (high-temp) vs neoprene (limited to 300*), the latter being half the price. Is high-temp really necessary?
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