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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...

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

Can these stop my calipers from changing color?

Many stock rotors these days are painted with a temperature sensitive paint that changes colors when they are exposed to excessive brake heat. We do not know why manufacturers do this, but we suspect that they want to provide a way for the dealership service department to determine if a car has been "tracked" and should have the warranty voided. We first noticed this issue on a Volvo S60R with Brembo brake calipers: the new calipers were a brownish bronze with white lettering, but when tracked hard the color would turn goldish with red lettering. This color change seems likely to raise flags at your service department!

Our titanium brake heat shields have been proven in some cases to eliminate this problem for calipers with temperature sensitive paint, however we cannot guarantee that it will work in all cases.  Give it a try, and take advantage of our money back guarantee if they do not work for you.  If you occasionally track your car which is under warranty, this is quick and simple insurance to help your car maintain its stock appearance.