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World Challenge GTS Success

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...
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Keeps my caliper seals from cooking.

Keeps my caliper seals from cooking.

The Brembo brakes on my Nissan Sport-sponsored 350Z T2 racecar are a huge strength. Using Hoosier R-compounds generates additional heat over the...
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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

What race teams use titanium for racing brakes?

Titanium is expensive, but also in high demand in racing applications, for a reason. In professional racing circles it is widely used as a principle component for managing brake heat.  The light weight, structural integrity and minimal thermal conductivity of titanium alloy make it ideal for use at the highest levels of racing including the top stock car, and open wheel racing series such as NASCAR and Formula One racing. 

World class brake caliper manufacturers such as Brembo, already make use of Titanium inserts in many of their high-end brake caliper sets. And a growing collection of aftermarket caliper manufacturers include our brake heat shields in their big brake upgrade kits.

Hard Brakes brings you the racing advantages enjoyed by top professional teams in an inexpensive and easy to install solution that requires no significant modifications to your car or budget. Our product is used by racers all around the globe in a huge range of racing series.