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Brembo's 'Out of the Box' Diversity in NASCAR
Brembo brings diversity in National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) by delivering a cutting-edge pedal box. The latter is a lightweight, high-stiffness top mounting pedal box which is designed to be interchangeable with most common versions of NASCAR's.
Brembo, was established in 1961 in Bergamo, Italy, has historically established its strong presence in racing way back in 1975 when Ferrari chooses the expertise of the company for its Formula 1 cars. After Ferrari, some of the big names in the racing industry like Aston Martin, Porsche, Corvette, Maserati made Brembo brake rotors part of their winning formula. These renowned racing names contributed significantly in making Brembo a reliable brand when it comes to race- and championship-winning race cars.
Today, a significant number of open-wheel and stock car racing teams choose Brembo slotted rotors. In fact, numerous Champ Car and IRL cars are using Brembo rotors. Also, the NASCAR Nextel Cup- and Busch Series-winning Chevrolets of Jimmy Johnson and Kevin Harvick; and Frank Kimmel's ARCA RE/MAX Series-winning Ford feature Brembo.
The braking systems of the world's leader in braking parts went out of the box. It does not merely concentrate on rotors, calipers and pads. The racing season next year will be highlighted by the introduction of the mentioned Brembo pedal box. The package includes brake and clutch pedals. It will also be featuring Finite Element Method (FEM) analyzed aluminium alloy modular frames from billet. The aluminium throttle pedal comes with adjustable return hook. Also, the end stop is available separately. Brembo accepts a full range of master cylinder diameters up to 1 inch. It also offers a balance bar with a "click" step remote adjuster with a range of plus/minus 10 percent.
The geometry used in Brembo pedal box assures no wasted pedal motion. Additionally, it can be adjusted to 3 fixed positions: 4.3:1, 5.1:1 and 6.0:1. It is also designed to blend with car's ergonomic design. Brembo panel box ensures its pivots for the clutch and the balance bar. The brake pedals also use straight roller bearings to lessen free play and friction. Aside from that, the firewall sealing uses visa fireproof rubber boots on all cylinders.
About the Author: Terry Brown is a 32 year old from Houston Texas, and an enthusiast for anything auto-related. He currently writes auto-related articles for several publications.