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Ti heat shields eliminated brake fade for my CTS-V

Ti heat shields eliminated brake fade for my CTS-V

I wanted to say again that I'm very happy with the shims so far. At Pueblo the ambient temps were near ninety. Many cars in my run group were...
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Endurance Racing "Must Have"

Endurance Racing "Must Have"

We had not raced in the Continental Tire Series for a few years, so stepping back into this world, we knew that there would be some new things to...
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"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

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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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