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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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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How do brake heat shields reduce brake maintenance?
- 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.