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TCR discs & pads

FIRST FIT – FIRST WIN
FOR BETTERA AT MONZA

PFC have just released a retro-fit disc to replace the Pagid disc used on many of the TCR vehicles.
The PFC disc is produced from better quality materials and machined to finer tolerances.
This disc is designed to use the original fittings from the Pagid assembly (PCD 247.8mm – 12 bolt)
PFC disc number 378.34.0054.01/02

7790 + 7795Front Pads
Sprint 7790.333.25.44
New sprint material giving high bite and friction without fade. Good release and modulation characteristics.
Endurance 7790.331.25.44
New endurance material for long pad & disc life.
Also available in 11 & 13 PFC Compounds

 

Rear Pads
Sprint 7720.11.15.44
Endurance 7720.332.15.44
New endurance material for long pad life and minimal friction rise with temperature.

331 & 332 compound pads were Daytona 24 Hours class winners

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Mustang P-51 brakes

Ford Mustang Roush roadDeveloped for the Roush P-51 Mustang:
PFC Brakes has had a long standing relationship with Ford and the Roush brand for nearly two decades. PFC has developed OEM friction for some of Ford’s heaviest braking vehicles such as the Boss 302 to the Ford Taurus & Explorer Interceptor police cars of late. PFC & Ford have been synonymous with one another in the racing community who utilize our full range of braking components in every series ranging from NASCAR to IMSA, Continental Tire Series, Pirelli World Challenge, SCCA and grassroots club series around the world.

PFC Brakes was thrilled to be a part of the all new Roush P-51 project which has been crowned the most powerful muscle car on the planet! While the OEM components are highly respectable for their thermal capacity and performance, this build was going to require a few tweaks to ensure optimum performance.

We started with development of a new cutting edge CarbonMetallic® brake pad formulation to give the absolute best performance under repeated heavy braking while maintaining low dust and noise characteristics to help keep the P-51’s beautiful forged Weld Wheels clean.

In an effort to lower weight and increase effective performance we also outfitted the P-51 with 378mm front & 330mm rear patented V3 ZeroFailures™ rotors. Considered one of the most revolutionary rotor designs in recent history, these discs provide significantly lower rotating weight with increased thermal efficiency allowing the ability to dominate the street, track or strip!

Stopping power for any speed ….. click here to learn more!

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PFC wins 2017 Louis Schwitzer Award

Burgoon, Borner, Cate, Rankin, and Wagner win 2017 Louis Schwitzer Award

• Award recognizes engineering excellence in Indianapolis 500 racing technology
• Innovative PFC carbon disc brake system reduces vibration and tyre wear
• Named for founder of early BorgWarner business and sponsored by BorgWarner
 
May 22, 2017 – The 51st annual Louis Schwitzer Award has been presented to engineers Don Burgoon, James Borner, Darin Cate, Paul Rankin and Mark Wagner from PFC Brakes for the PFC carbon disc brake system. Featuring a patented mounting mechanism, the carbon disc and pad assembly provide a uniform matrix which reduces vibration and tyre wear. Considered the founder and visionary for PFC brakes, Don Burgoon (1955 – 2015) received the award posthumously along with the rest of the team during a ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
 
“The spirit of innovation drives progress. If you glance in the rear-view mirror, you’ll see that past award winners have improved performance, efficiency and safety for generations of racecar drivers. The engineers we acknowledge today will take their place in history, inspiring new innovations in the future,” said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. “We are proud to sponsor the Louis Schwitzer Award and congratulate the engineers who worked tirelessly to bring this technology to the racetrack.
 
The PFC carbon disc brake system consists of a carbon disc and pad assembly made from single continuously wound strands along with a patented mounting mechanism. The material and manufacturing process of the disc and pads provide a uniform matrix which reduces unwanted vibration and tire wear by improving the overall balance of the assembly. The disc is mounted to the hat with a novel, yet simple, retaining mechanism consisting of a double rolled ring and locating bobbins. The patented hat assembly greatly reduces stress, bending moments and distortion while the friction behaviour exhibits excellent modulation, cold bite and uniform heat distribution.
 
Presented by engineers to engineers, the Louis Schwitzer Award recognizes individuals for innovation and engineering excellence in racing technology associated with the annual Indianapolis 500. The award memorializes Louis Schwitzer, who won the first auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in 1909 and designed the “Marmon Yellow Jacket” engine that powered the Marmon Wasp to victory at the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. After working in the automotive industry for many years, Louis founded Schwitzer Corporation, which produced innovative cooling fans, water pumps and turbochargers. Schwitzer Corporation joined BorgWarner in 1999. Throughout his career, Louis achieved numerous technological accomplishments, supported higher education, led the IMS technical committee and maintained a strong association with SAE.
 
BorgWarner continues Louis Schwitzer’s legacy of technology leadership as the official turbocharger supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The engine of every car in the Indianapolis 500 will be boosted by BorgWarner’s line of EFR™ (Engineered For Racing) turbochargers. Built for reliable and powerful performance, EFR turbochargers feature Gamma-Ti (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings and stainless steel turbine housings.
 
A $10,000 award is sponsored by BorgWarner and presented to the winning engineers by the Indiana Section of SAE International.
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Fast road brake fluid

RH605 Brake Fluid BottleWe are pleased to announce the arrival of
RH605 High Performance DOT 4 Brake Fluid

RH605 DOT 4 high performance brake fluid has been specifically formulated to provide optimum performance for car & motorcycle brake systems. Suitable for the road and trackdays, this new brake fluid complements our RH665 racing brake fluid, which can tolerate even higher temperatures.

With excellent high temperature performance to resist brake fade due to vapour lock. Outstanding corrosion resistance and class-leading lubricity to prolong system life and enhance ABS operation.

Typical Dry Boiling Point: 300°C (572°F).
Minimum Dry Boiling Point: 290°C (554°F).

RH605 brake fluid conforms to and exceeds the current specification U.S. FMVSS no. 116 DOT 4, and is completely street legal.

Part numbers:
025.0169 –  RH605 500ml bottle (290°C)
025.0037 –  RH665 500ml bottle (325°C)
025.0170 –  box of 12 x RH605 500ml bottles (290°C)
025.0038 –  box of 12 x RH665 500ml bottles (325°C)

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Brake accessories

PFC glovesBrake bleederPFC brake fluidWith the new season fast approaching you will, no doubt, be installing new PFC brake pads, discs and calipers to your pride and joy.

Don’t forget that we can also supply racing brake fluid, mechanics’ gloves and temperature paint.

Please click here to see all of the accessories that we offer to help make fitting and using PFC Brakes even easier!

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Moto 2 & 3 bike pads

PFC Brakes can now offer the 7534 and 7614 brake pads in our 13 compound.

7614 revThe 7614 is a pinless brake pad compatible with the Brembo XA3.J7.F0/F1 caliper. The 7614 is suitable for Moto 2, World and British Superbikes, where this caliper is commonly used.

7534 is a four pad system suitable for Moto 3. The 7534 can used with both Moto 3 Brembo caliper options.

7534 rev13 compound is the choice for riders who desire maximum braking performance and torque. The 13 compound has the highest initial bite of all PFC bike compounds combined with a progressive torque rise with temperature. Initial bite is managed along with feel and control, so that the suspension is not upset. This allows a smoother transition between the brake and throttle.

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Toyota GT86 Cup

GT86 CupPFC Brakes are suppliers to the GT86 Cup run by Toyota Motorsport GmbH.

Click here for details about brake pads for your Toyota GT86.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has selected leading manufacturer PFC Brakes to supply brake pads to its successful GT86 race car. The 200 bhp rear wheel drive car offers drivers a competitive and cost-controlled entry for the VLN Endurance Series and Nürburgring 24 Hour race that are held on the Nordschleife, where PFC Brakes already equips close to 40 percent of the 180+ car entries.

All GT86 CS-V3 race cars will run PFC Brakes’ legendary Carbon Metallic matrix material pads in the VLN and N24 events. Thanks to its unique six layer structure, PFC Brakes’ pads deliver better thermal stability and a firmer pedal with bite from cold. Equally crucial for the longer races that make up the VLN Series, PFC Brakes’ pads offered better durability and performance over a wide temperature range, providing drivers with confidence to lean hard on the brakes throughout the race distance.

GT86 Cup“The TMG GT86 race car is an entry level race car and as such, it requires a brake system that will inspire confidence in drivers of all abilities,” says PFC Brakes Europe’s managing director Peter Babbage. “The Carbon Metallic friction material, already a proven winner at the Nürburgring, has a wide operating temperature range, making it ideally suited to the variable weather and temperatures experienced on the Nordschleife. The higher thermal threshold of our Carbon Metallic pads ensures lower wear rates too, making them ideal for VLN and other endurance championships. It’s why we supply around 40 percent of the VLN entrants; from the pure race GT3 cars through to the production-based sports cars that make up so much of the field.”

TMG is the latest in a growing list of vehicle manufacturers, including Porsche and Renault to realise the benefits of PFC Brakes’ technology for their one make race and rally cars. As well as comprehensive technical support in Europe and excellent local stock levels, all PFC Brakes pads are free from copper, asbestos, lead and chromium.

 

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F3 brake system update

PFC Brakes have revised the very successful Dallara F312 Formula 3 braking system to use the latest V3 disc and hat assembly. The Direct Drive V3 mounting system uses a spiral locking ring that connects the disc to the hat. This allows much faster fitting without the need for tools or fixings, and weighs even less overall.

• Improved performance • Better control • Quicker release • Lightweight, low inertia • Choice of compounds • Choice of champions!

Front V3 hat & snap ring 176.540.088.15
Rear V3 hat & snap ring 163.550.025.15
Front V2 / V3 discs (L/R) 274.19.0033.45/46
Rear V2 / V3 discs (L/R) 262.18.0034.45/46
Brake pad profile (Non-retraction) 7835
Brake pad profile (For retraction system) 7943
Front ZR43 calipers (L/R) 43.284.255.290.11/12
Rear ZR43 calipers (L/R) 43.284.255.290.03/04

Click here for PFC Formula 3 application sheets, and here for the current F308 brake system.

7835 inv

7943 inv

 

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BMW M235i Racing

BMW RACE DISC + CALIPER smPFC Brakes Europe have supplied BMW Motorsport with front disc, caliper and brake pad systems for the M235i Racing.

Initially the cars will be used for the VLN Endurance Championship and the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The cars will also feature in the BMW Sports Trophy.

A trackday / race brake kit is being developed from this system for production BMW 235i models. Please contact PFC Europe for details.

Click here for official BMW M235i Racing information