OZBRAKES USING OZTECH ALLOY
Reduced Stopping Distance:
Our disc rotors have an improved co-efficient of friction or ‘bite’, with a measured value of 25% improvement over standard conventional disc rotors. A recognised brake test authority rated the OzTech Alloy at 8.5 out of 10 whereas OE disc rotors rated 5 or 6 out of 10. This is achieved by the unique composition of the material which delivers the most important part of braking safety; STOPPING.
No Evidence of Fade:
The fine metal matrix dissipates heat much more readily than conventional cast iron allowing Ozbrakes disc rotors to run much cooler over sustained braking thereby eliminating brake fade.
The essential elements of OzTech Alloy are extremely strong which, when combined using our prescribed manufacturing methodology, result in a product that demonstrates excellent wear factors. This has been previously noted and supported by testimonials.
The Ozbrakes disc rotor runs cooler than conventional cast iron because of its ability to transfer heat rapidly through its fine matrix, allowing for rapid dissipation of unwanted heat, which leaves the brakes cool and safe to operate. This has been proven on racetracks and in the Three-Hour Bathurst Showroom Showdown.
No Shudder or Pulsation:
The OzTech Alloy composition is a very stable material with less than 5 microns of run-out compared with standard cast iron disc rotors at 30 microns of run-out. This material has no phase changes from hot to cold, therefore no volumetric changes.
Minimal Black Dust:
Our testing has proven that the fine grain structure of OzTech Alloy in our disc rotors reduces the unsightly and potentially corrosive, black brake deposits on wheels and other surrounding parts. Conventional cast iron disc rotors have a flake graphite structure and this is the main source of black dust.
Manufactured 33% Lighter:
As the OzTech Alloy material is of high strength, this can allow a 35% reduction in mass; the resulting reduction of material does not affect the overall manufacturers dimensioning, but delivers a lighter product. Using an OE disc rotor weighing 9 Kg, we were able to reduce the weight to 6kg and achieve improved braking performance. In the case of our HSV 330 mm disc rotor we are 1 kg lighter that the competitors’ brand.
This is a combination of two points, reduced stopping distance and reduced weight. With a lighter wheel assembly, steering is easier and a lighter rotating mass has less gyroscopic effect, resulting in precise operation of the vehicle and of course less wear and tear overall.
Less Suspension Stress:
The suspension by its very nature has to ride out the bumps. Take away the unwanted backlash and it is easy to see how springs and shock absorbers can control a lighter brake assembly, thus reducing the impacts of the road and limiting shocks transferred to the steering system.