Finally we filled and bled our brake system with Motul RBF 600 brake fluid. Motul brake fluid has excellent high temperature properties, resisting boiling at very high temperatures.
|Motul 660 brake fluid is relatively inexpensive with great performance.|
With the brakes installed we check fitted our wheel of choice the Volk by RAYS TE37 in 17×8” with a 38mm offset. As you can see here the wheels easily cleared our brakes. These forged wheels are ultra strong and light, in our opinion one of the best racing wheels on the market.
To create these light, yet strong wheels, RAYS has developed multiple manufacturing processes to achieve this goal. For the ultimate in performance, RAYS creates its forged wheels with a forge press that forms the metal with 10,000-tons of pressure! Another process is RM8000, using open-die, spin forming technology. Committed to quality, RAYS has ISO9001 certification and TUV marks for various European market products.
|17x 8″ 38mm offset Volk TE37’s in Top Secret yellow are light and strong.|
Forging also refines the grain of the metal through a phenomenon called cold working which improves the strength and other mechanical properties. Like wood, metal also has a grain and the forging process aligns the grain to the geometry of the part which also imparts strength and durability. Forging also increases the metals ductility meaning that if the wheel is subjected to a catastrophic impact, the forged wheel will most likely bend and retains most of its structural integrity instead of cracking or shattering like a cast wheel probably will.
With our suspension and brakes coming together, it will be soon time to focus on the engine.