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Worked Great in Race Conditions

Worked Great in Race Conditions

With the Hard Brakes backing plates installed, we noticed overall improved braking performance in the H-Stock BMW 135i car immediately. With one of...
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Winning Tech for Dodge Viper Cup

Winning Tech for Dodge Viper Cup

Another Dodge Viper Cup win for us! Thanks for the heat shields! The brakes were working overtime with 100 lbs of rewards weight on the car (and also...
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Track Wisdom

"Fluid fade... happens when the temperature of the caliper cylinder (or the piston) reaches the boiling point of the brake fluid and tiny bubbles of compressible gas form in and are diffused through the previously incompressible brake fluid. The pedal then goes to the floor, giving rise to frantic pumping of both the brake pedal and the driver's heart[...] Basically, if the pedal goes all soft and horrible you [...] have boiled the brake fluid. The only cure is to either upgrade the fluid or keep it cooler. This can be achieved either by increasing the cooling to the caliper or by insulating the caliper pistons."

-- Carroll Smith, Engineer to Win

Hard Brakes
931 W 75th St. - Suite 137 #108
Naperville, IL 60565
USA

Contacting Hard Brakes

Please check our Technical F.A.Q. and Ordering F.A.Q.for answers to common questions.

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Our catalog is keyed to the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) brake pad numbers (3 or 4 digits preceded by a D Dxxxx:) and the major brake pad manufacturers model numbers (especially Hawk Brake, Performance Friction and Pagid).

Please include one of the above identification numbers, or failing that a brake pad model # from some other manufacturer. Unfortunately auto and caliper manufacturers are not always consistent in their product naming, so we prefer to work off the specific brake pad information to make sure that we get the correct fit. We can add new models to the catalog only if there is demonstrable demand for it.

We do not do custom jobs.

Affiliate and reseller inquiries are welcome.