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Awesome results for BMW 135i

Awesome results for BMW 135i

How did it go? ... VERY WELL! We can now complete one full session which we have never done before due to the brakes overheating and the pedal...
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Key to Enduro Victory

Key to Enduro Victory

Team Sahlen competes in Long Endurance Races. These are not your ordinary 90 minute enduros. No,were talking long, long races, 9 to 14 hours long,...
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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

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Key to Enduro Victory

Monday 25 July, 2016



Key to Enduro Victory

Team Sahlen competes in Long Endurance Races. These are not your ordinary 90 minute enduros. No,were talking long, long races, 9 to 14 hours long, with even some of those events being 24 hours long. When a race is this long, you can’t take a chance that you would run out of brakes. This is why Team Sahlen utilizes the Titanium Brake Backing Plates made by HARD BRAKES. Team Sahlen Driver Will Nonnamaker shared his thoughts “We recently secured the overall victory at the American Endurance Racing 9 hours at Watkins Glen International with our Porsche Caymans. Watkins Glen is known for being a track hard on brakes. But throughout the race, we had a solid brake pedal, with no fade. And even at the end, we were still driving hard into the turns. I strongly believe this is due to our utilizing the HARD BRAKES heat shields to prevent heat transfer during the grueling 9 hours.
Testimonial By: Will Nonnamaker — Team Sahlen GT Driver



Essential for Production Race Cars

Thursday 02 October, 2014



Essential for Production Race Cars

I remember the days in the 80s and 90s, when one of the key skills in driving a production race car was keeping from bending your brake pad backers. What I wouldn't have done to have had the Hard Brakes component back in those days. I know that the Hard Brake will certainly provide us with a fantastic opportunity to still have great brakes at the end of the race.
Testimonial By: Joe Nonnamaker — Continental Tire Champion Racer — Team Sahlen



Endurance Racing "Must Have"

Tuesday 30 September, 2014



Endurance Racing "Must Have"

We had not raced in the Continental Tire Series for a few years, so stepping back into this world, we knew that there would be some new things to learn. When Hard Brakes reached out and contacted us, I was excited to learn about their product, since we knew this would be a problem with production based race cars. We have been very happy with the product and its useful assistance in Endurance racing application where continued stopping power is crucial.
Testimonial By: Jay Chapman — Multiple Continental Tire Series Champion — Phoenix ProMotions Team Manager



Works Great for Sprint Cars

Thursday 05 June, 2014



Works Great for Sprint Cars

Opening night we didn't have your product installed. Kind of hard on the brakes and they responded as I was used to.

Next night, Your product installed and on the brakes a lot. What a difference. The pedal was hard and I really noticed how they grabbed more than ever before. The only thing that was different was we had Hard Brakes titanium backing plates installed.

They work. Thank you.
Testimonial By: Jeff Wilke — SPRINT Car Multiple Winner — Wilke's Racing Team



World Challenge GTS Success

Friday 08 June, 2012



World Challenge GTS Success

we had a LOT of success this weekend in the Hard Brakes Ti backing plates helping control the extreme temps of our factory Nismo calipers... We were able to document appx a 20 degree decrease in caliper temps and that was exactly what we were hoping to net, in order to help keep our fluids from reaching a critical boiling point under certain conditions... Thanks for all your assistance guys!
Testimonial By: Greg Shaffer - SCCA WC Driver #52 — GTS Nissan 370z Nismo - World Challenge / 2012




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