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post #91 of 272 Old 07-14-2010, 03:14 PM
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I believe aluminum to be a poor choice of material for a caliper bracket. For the prototype and fitment, yeah sure, but I wouldn't install an al bracket on any of my vehicles, and non of them came with al either. My vette does have an al caliper, but the brackets are steel.

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maybe, The only thing i would worry about with aluminum is the bracket not staying tight. Steel might take longer to machine but it might still be worth it, and a hog end mill can cut fairly fast. You could always have the piece cast and then finish mill it if you make enough of them.
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I believe aluminum to be a poor choice of material for a caliper bracket. For the prototype and fitment, yeah sure, but I wouldn't install an al bracket on any of my vehicles, and non of them came with al either. My vette does have an al caliper, but the brackets are steel.

Ironically, I believe the corvette ZR1 and Z06 both have a frames made of...you guessed it...aluminum. Not argueing, just saying.

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Ironically, I believe the corvette ZR1 and Z06 both have a frames made of...you guessed it...aluminum. Not argueing, just saying.
your comparing apples to oranges.
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I believe aluminum to be a poor choice of material for a caliper bracket.
Any specific reason(s)?

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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your comparing apples to oranges.
You leave fruit out of this!!

I actually agree with both of your comments.

I just thought it was mildly ironic he mentioned his vette having steel caliper brackets, but some vettes have entire frames made of aluminum. I find many things ironic that actually just aren't. sometimes.....ironic.

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Any specific reason(s)?
Weaker.

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Any specific reason(s)?
Especially is it's made from 6061 T6 aluminum.

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steel is always stronger, and thats not the question.. is aluminum strong enough? thats all that matters..
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Especially is it's made from 6061 T6 aluminum.
ESPECIALLY, if it's made from medium strength 6061 T6.

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steel is always stronger,
Nope, not always.


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and thats not the question.. is aluminum strong enough? thats all that matters..
Yep, that's all that matters. Is the selection of material adequate in the application it's being used in?

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Weaker.
Weaker how? Significant enough to make a difference in this application?

The question is whether the material will hold up in the application. Hell, there's always SOMETHING out there stronger.

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steel is always stronger, and thats not the question.. is aluminum strong enough? thats all that matters..
There you go...

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I believe aluminum to be a poor choice of material for a caliper bracket. For the prototype and fitment, yeah sure, but I wouldn't install an al bracket on any of my vehicles, and non of them came with al either. My vette does have an al caliper, but the brackets are steel.
You tickle my funny bone. What's even sillier is my steel caliper brackets on my front aluminum steering knuckles.

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You tickle my funny bone. What's even sillier is my steel caliper brackets on my front aluminum steering knuckles.
On top of the aluminum differential housing?

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What's the steel/aluminum cost difference though? (I don't purchase the stuff)

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