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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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Key to Enduro Victory

Key to Enduro Victory

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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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

How much heat do these brake heat shields block?

One picture is worth a thousand words in this case. Take a look at this shim from one of our test racers after a hard session at the track. The pictures show that our titanium brake backing plate can prevent scorching heat from passing through the shim in track conditions.  Want more information?  Check out our controlled laboratory test results that show a reduction in temperatures at the caliper piston/pad interface of over 140F degrees!  Also check out our track testimonials to learn about real world results from our customers and test drivers from the race track.  Some of our customers report that our brake heat shields have completely eliminated their brake fade problems caused by overheating brake fluid, while others have found them to be an effective cooling element used in combination with brake ducts and other techniques.  While our heat shields do not provide 100% protection in all extreme cases, they can make a critical difference in many situations.  That advantage can be the difference between keeping your car on the track or visiting the run-off area.