m menu image  m home m cart

Results Guaranteed

Testimonials

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...
Read More ->


Essential for Production Race Cars

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. ...
Read More ->


Newsletter

Subscribe for product updates, special discounts and FREE shipping on your next order. (U.S. orders only, coupon code will be mailed to you).

Email Address:
HTML   Text

Track Wisdom

"The mark of a great racer is consistency. If you can consistently lap a track at the limit, with the lap times varying no more than 1/2 second, then you have a chance to be a winner. If your lap times vary more than that, no matter how fast some of them are, you won't win often."

-- Ross Bentley, Speed Secrets

How do brake heat shields reduce brake maintenance?

Our brake heat shields help to reduce your maintenance time and effort in a number of ways:
  • Brake fluid is protected from heat cycling with the use of our heat shields. Heat cycling causes a brake fluid to degrade over time, in extreme cases (boiling) it can be ruined very quickly. Hard Brakes heat shields allow you to go longer between intervals for flushing and/or changing brake fluid.
  • Brake caliper piston seals and boots are susceptible to excess heat, which can cause them to melt and eventually become brittle and cracked. When this happens to caliper seals it can cause loss of pressure and require an extensive caliper rebuild. When the piston boots become worn they can allow debris to enter the piston chamber which can cause a seized piston and severe loss of braking. The result is another caliper rebuild, if you are lucky, or a complete replacement.

Our heat shields are not as glamorous as a carbon fiber wing or a shiny chrome air intake system, but they do help to provide real protection for the most important part of your car, the brakes. In addition to saving time and money on the maintenance of the braking system, our heat shields also help prevent expensive off-road mishaps that can severely damage the rest of your car.