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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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"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."

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Worked Great in Race Conditions

Tuesday 13 July, 2010



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 the heaviest and most powerful cars in BMW CCA Club Racing, brake performance is very important to us. Although our Hawk DTC-70 brake pads handle the heat quite well, we now have less fade, lower caliper temps, shorter braking distances, more driver confidence and the pads last longer.


We tried the Hard Brakes titanium backing plates and saw much lower caliper temps from session to session which helped eliminate late session brake fade. With tempilaq paint we were seeing between 1000 and 1200 degrees on the backing plate - not rotor - backing plate!


[Ed. Note: This testimonial refers to the D1371 model of our titanium brake heat shield for the BMW 135i. The 135i has a well known issue with brakes overheating, due to it being a powerful yet heavy car that sees frequent track time.]

Testimonial By: Ralph Warren, Driver — Huntington Beach, CA — SCTS Racing & SPEED World Challenge

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