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BRAKING PERFORMANCE WITHOUT THE BRAKE DUST

Technical Bulletins

Apr. 24, 2009

WHEN IT COMES TO BRAKE DUST, BENDIX GENERAL CT OUT-PERFORMS EUROPEAN BRAKE PADS

Most European cars imported into Australia are fitted with the same brake pads as the models sold in Europe. After only a few kilometres from the showroom floor, the wheels are covered in dirty black brake dust. European car makers take brakes very seriously and brakes on European cars are excellent, designed to cope with braking required on the German autobahns with unlimited speeds. An emergency stop from 200km/h puts massive demands on a brake system and could be followed by a second (or third) high speed stop before the brakes have adequately cooled.

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