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  • Brake Tech Information - Understanding How Brakes Work

  • …work by converting kinetic energy (forward motion) into thermal energy (heat). The friction between the stationary brake pad and rotating disk or drum as it slides past the pad convert the motion of the wheel and tire into heat, much the way rubbing your hands together on a cold day will warm them…

  • An Intro to Brake Components

  • …to slow things down. And what creates that friction? Brake calipers against pads against rotors. Moving to the rear axle, you'll most likely find drum brakes. Advantages? Low cost and the ability to integrate the emergency parking brake. (Read more.) While this is the basic gist of a braking system,…

  • Brake Tech Information - Brakes 101

  • …the work as the vehicle's weight pushes forward while stopping. Because of this, most vehicles are equipped with disc brakes on the front axle and drum brakes on the rear (sports cars and many sport coupes and sport sedans are equipped with disc brakes all the way around). A disc brake's superior…

  • Brake Job Part 1: The Set Up

  • Well, my son Samuel finished up the brakes this past Saturday and they are working fine. The rear drum brakes were in good shape so he only had to work on the fronts. The whole process took about two hours from start to finish and he's justifiably proud of himself. I'm going to break this up into a…

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  • Paint Your Calipers

  • …give a vehicle’s stock brake calipers or rear brake drums the look of expensive, painted, high performance calipers. It applies easily and is engineered for universal application on all automotive brake calipers and drums. Application is fairly simple -- just three simple steps: preparation,…

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  • Seeing Red

  • …Set provides sufficient material to paint four brake calipers, or two brake calipers and two brake drums. However, vehicles with large brake calipers on the front axle and large brake drums on the rear axle may require two complete PaintSystem Sets to assure adequate coverage. We had plenty…

  • Show off those brake calipers!

  • …freedom to personalize yet another aspect of your vehicle. Give your stock brake calipers an expensive, high performance look and add color to rear drum brake-equipped vehicles. The paint is easily applied with a brush, and actually helps protect such an important part of your vehicle from harmful…

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  • Smooth Operator

  • …find the wheels run out and high force point on their own. Their Road Force Balancers mount the tire to the wheel and push it against an attached drum simulating the pavement and feel for that high force point. This way the technician has all the information they need to give you the best balance…


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