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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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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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Track Wisdom

"Very high [brake] temperatures can also cause the brake fluid to boil with a resultant increase in pedal travel. This should be detected immediately by the driver, as a very small quantity of boiling fluid is enough for the pedal to go right to the floor without any effect; in contrast to the liquid brake fluid, the boiling part is compressible. It is particularly important that when the car has been stopped for a short time -- up to 15 or 20 minutes after a drive in which the brakes have become very hot -- the pedal is depressed for a check. When the car is at rest, brakes act as a heat sink from which heat spreads to the fluid contained in the calipers; brakes which were fully operative when the car was driven may have become totally inefficient after it has stood awhile."

-- Paul Frere, Sports Car and Competition Driving

Bending Tabs for Heat Shields (some models)

This video shows you how to install the TiSpeed brake shims that use bent tabs to hold them in place. Most of our heat shields simply hang off the caliper pins and require no tools for installation beyond what is required for a simple brake pad change. However some of our heat shields make use of tabs to be bent in place by the customer for maximum hold on the brake pad. This 5 minute video walks you through the simple process, which will take ~10 minutes to complete.

We recommend using an old brake pad for shaping the shim tabs over. This will free you from having to protect the surface of the pad, and allow you to torch and bang away without worrying about excessive heat or overly enthusiastic hammering. :) However, if you are reasonably careful the shaping can be done over new pads with no problems.