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What is brake boosting?

Discussion in 'General Tech Articles' started by demonboy1300, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. demonboy1300

    demonboy1300 New Member

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    I was watching a video and the editor made a comment while racing (a V-8 Camero at a rolling start) which was "never let a V-8 get a torque jump on you, So brake boost the hell out of your car"?
    What exactly is Brake Boosting and how does it work?
    wondering if you can post it in General Tech Articles

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    Turbo EK hatch challanging dometics - Honda Videos

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  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Brake boosting is probably riding the brake so that the turbo has something to boost against- that way when you let up on the brake and floor the gas, you're not waiting for the turbo to spool up.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yup.

    the whole thing is when you're lining up while rolling, you have no load. if you're 3/4 on the throttle, and using your left foot to hold you at line-up speed.... when its time to go, the turbo is already seeing full load and ready to pull you into oblivion :)
     

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