Heat is required in
a brake pad to work properly in performance applications. But when
this heat bleeds from the pads and rotors into the rest of your
braking system, performance goes down. This is often indicated by a
soft pedal as the fluid boils. Even before the fluid gets hot
enough to fully reach the boiling point, performance is decreased
due to increased compressibility. And, in a street caliper, this
heat will melt the caliper dust boots, requiring more frequent
The solution -
BimmerWorld Titanium Thermal Barrier Plates. Titanium has only 40%
or less of the thermal conductivity of the steel material used for
brake backing plates. Placing these thin 6AL-4V titanium plates
between the brake pad and caliper piston will reduce heat transfer
approximately 70 degrees, giving your braking system more heat
capacity and longer rebuild intervals. This is not Grade 2
Ti of other brands that can be purchased for 1/3 of the price -
this is the good stuff. A must for track use - especially in
heavier full-interior street cars and stock and prepared class
Sold in axle sets
(one plate per caliper). Rattle clips must be removed for proper
fitment. Suggested for use in both front and rear axles.
A must have!
From justin hill of porspect hill, North Carolina on 9/24/2011.
Wow these things are so freaking cool. you'll have to cut out the center so you can put the pad clip into the piston but other than that you have to run these on your car if you plan of tracking it.
Hidden secret - a MUST for track use
From Brian M. of Raleigh, North Carolina on 7/7/2007.
My first experience with Ti backing plates came a few years ago on my E39 M5 with StopTech front kit. Then, after having used the kit only once on track, the rubber dust boots were all but toasted. After getting new calipers later on, I began using the Ti shields and even after another 10 events, the rubber dust boots looked like new. There was even a hint of lubricant still glistening on their surface. When Bimmerworld created these for stock caliper applications I couldn't have been more thrilled. I immediately picked up a set and after my first track event with them installed on the piston side only, the piston side pad was literally twice as thick as the outboard pad (they were equal before the event). I then picked up another set to put on the outboard side and now my pads last almost twice as long, while never overheating the fluid or caliper or dust boots/seals. Don't let James tell you that only one set is required! (ha ha)This is a MUST USE item if you track your car - and you should pick up TWO sets so that all four pads have protection.
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