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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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Awesome results for BMW 135i

Awesome results for BMW 135i

How did it go? ... VERY WELL! We can now complete one full session which we have never done before due to the brakes overheating and the pedal...
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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

Where does the shielded brake heat go?

Not all of the heat shielded by our heat shields is reflected straight back into the pads, some of it is dispersed radially, away from the caliper/pad contact zone. Heat travels from hot to cold areas, so since the pad is the source of the heat most of the time, very little heat will transfer from the cooler shield into the hotter pad. That said, some folks do tend to run higher temp brake pads with our shields, but that is a normal decision that racers are making all the time, matching pad compounds to track and racing conditions.