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Old 10-23-08, 08:34 AM
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Better dust boots for track use?

The heat generated in running my car on the track has completely demolished the dust boots on all of my brake calipers, AGAIN. Are there any aftermarket ones available made of silicone or something that can better withstand the rigors of track use?
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Old 10-23-08, 10:04 AM
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You should look into getting some brake ducts.
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Old 10-23-08, 12:55 PM
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Yeah, those are on my project list.
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There are some ceramic brake pad backing plates that will help keep the heat away from the calipers, they'll help your fluid temps as well. IIRC HRPworld has them.

But yes, brake ducts will help for less money.
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GooRoo make some titanium backing plates for the front FD brakes. Aren't the pads the same shape?
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Originally Posted by gracer7-rx7 View Post
GooRoo make some titanium backing plates for the front FD brakes. Aren't the pads the same shape?
Yes, they're identical. When you say backing plate do you mean the part of the brake pad, or something that slips in between the pad backing plate and the caliper? How thick are these? There's not a lot of room to spare with fresh pads.
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I have a set of these titanium plates. They go on between the pad and caliper just like a regular brake shim. They are around .030 thick.

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Where can one purchase these?
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Originally Posted by Gene View Post
Where can one purchase these?
PM GooRoo
https://www.rx7club.com/members/gooroo-16929/

They have a web site but I forget the URL
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