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Keeps my caliper seals from cooking.

Keeps my caliper seals from cooking.

The Brembo brakes on my Nissan Sport-sponsored 350Z T2 racecar are a huge strength. Using Hoosier R-compounds generates additional heat over the...
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Worked Great in Race Conditions

Worked Great in Race Conditions

With the Hard Brakes backing plates installed, we noticed overall improved braking performance in the H-Stock BMW 135i car immediately. With one of...
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Track Wisdom

"The mark of a great racer is consistency. If you can consistently lap a track at the limit, with the lap times varying no more than 1/2 second, then you have a chance to be a winner. If your lap times vary more than that, no matter how fast some of them are, you won't win often."

-- Ross Bentley, Speed Secrets

Titanium brake shims vs big brake kit upgrade.

If you are tracking a street car with stock brakes, you may be experiencing that the brakes are not up to the job for stopping your car lap after hot lap. An expensive option for your car is to upgrade to an aftermarket big brake kit (BBK). While this may be the ultimate upgrade for many serious racers, there are a few drawbacks to consider.
  • Cost. Our titanium brake heat shields, racing brake pads and a bottle of racing brake fluid are a much cheaper alternative to a BBK upgrade that might just be enough for your needs.
  • Reversibility. If your car is under warranty, there is a good chance that the dealer will flag it for possible warranty rejection if they notice that you have upgraded the brakes to a track model. Our titanium brake shims can be removed in just a few minutes so that the dealer will never know about your upgrade.
  • Order of Upgrades. Unless you are sure that you need the full power of a racing brake kit, why not start with the cheaper options first? We usually recommend to start with an upgrade to racing brake fluid, followed by racing brake pads and titanium brake shims, then brake cooling ducts, and finally a full upgrade to the BBK if it is still needed.
  • Series Regulations. Many racing series require the use of stock brake calipers, for which a BBK upgrade is not an option.