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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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Endurance Racing "Must Have"

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...
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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 about upgrading to track brake pads?

Upgrading from street to track brake pads is an important step in increasing your brake performance on the track. However these track pads carry much more heat than street pads, and that can be bad news for the rest of your braking system (especially your hydraulic brake fluid!). Our titanium heat shields can provide critical assistance in protecting your hydraulic brake components and keeping the heat where it can do the least damage. For more information, please follow this link to a news article on the subject of increased heat from track brake pads .