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New I didn't realize until recently that the front brakes do much more work.
Front wheels on my car are much dirtier from brake dust than the rear ones.

New Oh yess..
I forget the envelope calc re a Detroit lead-barge (like re my short-term '70 Buick Riviera, scored for a *pittance at opportune time): just amid the '73 Petro-Robber-cartel's sudden uppance of $$/bbl
and the ƒeare engendered in ... (those same non-physics buyers of our Insolent Chariots [book title du jour]; guzzlers All, then..
Gawd but Murica has always been the King-of-Waste in all things bought to show-off one's disdain for any need to economize or otherwise Think.

IIRC it came to ~500 HP equiv. power/to the energy-sink ...those poor drums, in a near 1-G stop! (one could see the incandescence of the front drums at night; I forget the calc. of much less work by rears.

Opt war-story
* I matched dealer offer for a trade-in for a friend's "conscience placation?" ..on an Audi.
(Colin Fletcher: author, the guru of Walkers everywhere, suddenly realizing that 'ecology' meant that his pristine Riviera was a pretty poor icon re conservation matters.)
'Twas n authentic G.T. with which I once went head-to-tail with a sports car driver who had cut moi off. While it weighed 5000# (!) it had the torque, brakes, handling
to be a sleeper Detroit muscle-car. Rude driver was startled to see this behemoth right on tail through twisties, etc.
Loved. It. I told Colin that, if the gas-lines remained long, I could just park the sucker in driveway; run it on hot days and sit in air-conditioned splendor. :-þ

Paid ~$1200 for this cherry monster; sold it a couple years later for ~2500; subsequent callers were each crushed to have missed it. (I didn't do homework/ no Web then.
This car was already a Legend. (No, not Acura) and had I been smarter it might have cadged a couple grand more. Oh. Well.
     Brand badges don't mean much these days. - (Another Scott) - (27)
         I dont shop cars by brand anymore - (boxley) - (6)
             My list - (drook) - (5)
                 Ulp.. - (Ashton) - (3)
                     I haven't paid much attention. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                         I had a Pontiac Grand Prix once ... - (drook)
                     I'll look into that, thanks for the tip - (drook)
                 Re: My list - (pwhysall)
         Been happening for a long time. - (static) - (1)
             VW: From MAN and Scania via Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi down to VW, SEAT and Skoda. -NT - (CRConrad)
         Yabut.. at least TTAC lends gravitas to the unravelling, eh? :-þ - (Ashton) - (11)
             Nice. - (Another Scott) - (10)
                 re "rear drums", as seems to come up in auto-porn, often - (Ashton) - (9)
                     I know about the long-gone "joys" of brake jobs, too! - (Another Scott) - (8)
                         Having done 4-wheel drums, and 3 disks (two front, one rear) on a bike ... - (drook) - (2)
                             Wikipedia has a list of advantages. - (static) - (1)
                                 Wikipedia constantly amazes me -NT - (drook)
                         As to mfg. 'strategies': - (Ashton) - (4)
                             I didn't realize until recently that the front brakes do much more work. - (static) - (1)
                                 Oh yess.. - (Ashton)
                             Engineered to not lock the wheels - (scoenye)
                             Possible handling advantages are probably secondary... - (CRConrad)
         That's nothing. Behold the Aston-Martin Cygnet: - (CRConrad) - (5)
             I've seen one of those in real life, parked in our neighborhood. - (Another Scott)
             Wonder what Q branch could do with one of those?... -NT - (scoenye)
             That was mad as a box of frogs. - (pwhysall)
             Now see the [only..] one with a V-8 - (Ashton) - (1)
                 Guess that answers my Q branch question - (scoenye)

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