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Winning Tech for Dodge Viper Cup

Winning Tech for Dodge Viper Cup

Another Dodge Viper Cup win for us! Thanks for the heat shields! The brakes were working overtime with 100 lbs of rewards weight on the car (and also...
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Works Great for Sprint Cars

Works Great for Sprint Cars

Opening night we didn't have your product installed. Kind of hard on the brakes and they responded as I was used to. Next night, Your product...
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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 do brake heat shields increase pad life?

Where our heat shields provide increased pad life is in reducing the amount of heat that gets transferred to the caliper components as the pad wears down. In addition to acting as a friction material, brake pads also provide insulating properties; not nearly as good as our titanium on a mm per mm basis, but even just putting a physical distance between the pad/rotor interface will cause the heat to transfer more slowly into the caliper. When your brake pads wear down, you get more heat transfer into your caliper. Many racers throw away half-used pads because of this (or store them in boxes on the shelf), something that the brake pad manufacturers don't mind at all. Our product lets you run the pads down to a lower thickness before the heat transfer becomes excessive.