Our proven system will improve your braking performance, extend the life of your brake components, reduce brake maintenance and save you money. This inexpensive product installs in minutes and will last forever.
Our titanium brake heat shields are a quick, affordable and guaranteed method for managing your brake heat. They fit between your brake pad and brake caliper pistons to form a thermal barrier that protects your caliper and fluid from excess heat. Hard Brakes heat shields are used by top professional racing teams in many racing series including SPEED World Challenge and Rolex Grand-Am.
The Proven benefits of our brake heat shields for you are:
- Longer life for your brake pads. Top drivers know that as brake pads wear down they start to lose their "feel" because they transmit more heat to the brake fluids and because the caliper piston needs to travel further. Why throw away half-used pads when you can extend their life with our titanium heat shields to make up for the lost brake pad materials? For less than the cost of a single set of brake pads you can extend the life of all of your pads now and in the future.
- More consistent braking on the track. Our brake shims help prevent the loss of braking power that occurs when brake fluid starts to overheat or even boil, a phenomenon known as "brake fade" that can cause catastrophic and sudden brake failure. Hundreds of race drivers have verified for us that our heat shields allow them to stay out on the track longer and push their car to the limits harder than without them.
- Lower maintenance costs. Our heat shields have been proven to extend the life of your brake caliper components, including dust boots, caliper seals, piston surfaces and of course brake fluid. Why spend time and money repairing, rebuilding or replacing these when our simple product can reduce the maintenance intervals?
- Improved Safety. Racers need every edge to push their car to the 10/10ths limit and be competitive. Our heat shields help protect you from dangerous and expensive off-road mishaps as you push the envelope of your car's capabilities.*
These titanium brake shields have a small fraction of the thermal conductivity of steel or aluminum materials used for brake pads and calipers, and provide a critical thermal barrier between your glowing hot rotors and your precious hydraulic brake fluids. They give your track car the same proven brake heat mitigation materials used by major performance brake manufacturers like Brembo and top teams in Formula One and NASCAR, for a small fraction of the cost. We only use top-grade 6Al-4V titanium alloy for maximum thermal protection, structural integrity and corrosion resistance.
Our brake backing plates are precision engineered and machined to exacting specifications. Each shield is designed to provide maximum coverage of the brake pad surface, providing protection against both conduction and radiant heat transfer. They can be installed in minutes using the same tools you use to change your brake pads. Our shields have been track tested and proven on a wide range of race cars and tracks. This is inexpensive insurance to help protect you from possible brake failure and a costly repair bill, or worse.
We have focused our catalog primarily on the most powerful, effective and widely used high-performance track cars driven by demanding drivers. If you can't find your car
or racing caliper model
here, contact us
to see about adding it to our catalog. We can usually have new models available within a few weeks. We usually recommend getting protection for your front axle first, as that is where most of the heat from braking is usually generated. For severe brake heat conditions you should consider getting heat shields for both front and rear axles.
Hard Brakes provides several different series of brake heat shield technologies to meet every racer's needs, from the budget-conscious casual racer up to the top tier race teams. Not every series is available for every application.
Ventilated Titanium Series (Model # TS-V-xxxx)
Ventilated Titanium Series heat shields are our revolutionary new patent-pending technology that uses a multilayer design with overlapping cross ventilation channels to provide air flows to the critical boundary between the brake pad and caliper piston. The unique multi-layer air channel design allows excessive heat to be vented away from the boundary even under high pressure hard braking. It also allows cooling air to flow quickly into the boundary when the brakes are released, so that you get more effective cooling between braking zones. The result is that your ventilated heat shields act as a heat pump, using the heat generated by the friction of your brakes to force out hot air and draw in cooler air. This design is particularly effective when used in conjuction with brake cooling ducts that direct air into the caliper system, as they allow the cooling air to go straight into the area of the caliper piston that most needs it. Our Ventilated Titanium Series heat shields are made from top grade 6AL-4V titanium alloy.
Titanium Series (Model # TS-T-xxxx)
Titanium Series heat shields provide excellent thermal protection in a thin, solid format that will usually fit even with new pads or rotors. They are made from top grade 6AL-4V titanium alloy to provide the best resistance to heat transfer, several times better than stainless steel, 6 times better than regular steel, and 30 times better than aluminum. Hard Brakes offers Titanium Series heat shields in a range of thicknesses to meet your individual requirements.
Stainless Steel Series (Model # TS-S-xxxx)
Stainless Steel Series heat shields provide superior thermal protection in a slightly thicker format than our Titanium Series, but at a lower cost. Our Stainless Steel Series heat shields are made from 304 Grade SS to provide excellent low thermal conductivity. Roughly speaking, a 1.0mm Stainless Series heat shield provides the same thermal protection as a 0.5mm Titanium Series heat shield, but at a lower cost. For some applications, we also offer a much thicker (3-4mm) version of this shield that also works as a spacer when pads become severely worn. This model is popular with budget racers, and for races where the use of titanium components is not allowed by the organizers.
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