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Vorshlag S550 Brake Cooling Deflector Kit

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Terry, I use 19x11 wheels and I see the ones you make are used on 18” wheels. Will your kit work the same on 19” wheels??
Thanks
Jeff
Jeff,

Yes, we tested these with 19x11" wheels as well. They will work with larger diameters and narrower widths, but only down to 18" diameter wheels - which is the minimum that will fit the 15" PP1 brakes that these brake deflectors are made for

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The 18x11" is a smaller diameter envelope so 18" diameter was our "minimum size".
 

ArizonaBOSS

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This was developed by a friend of mine who did the original S550 brake development work for Ford; he and Vorshlag have collaborated to bring these to market and they will work very well.

FWIW I am using a home-made version of scoop-to-deflector on my own car since hose routing with the SLA wasn't practical. The deflectors work.
 

JDee

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Installed mine today. Fairly simple though my bolt holes didn't seem to be tapped right through or may have had crud in them. Chased them with a tap and it went fine. I left my 3" hoses in place to where they come through the fender liners, they now point directly at the deflector. Hoping that will increase the air flow above what the PP splitter supplies. I was going to post pictures of the destroyed, for the 3rd time, hoses but figured there's no point in beating a dead horse.

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PaddyPrix

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I don't have an exact number because I can't entirely trust my Harbor Freight temp gun, but I saw a serious drop in temps, and more importantly, gained much more confidence in my braking. Before, I'd cook them about 15 minutes into a session, and being able to stop this boat without fade is a wonderful feeling. Unlike some of you, my kit consisted of two passenger side plates, so I get some noise when making some heavy turns, and if you're a lucky fellow who has two driver side plates, drop me a line, because have I got a deal for you, and you only.
 

TMSBOSS

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I have not had a chance to track mine since adding the plates. I also added titanium shims between the pads and the calipers. The deflectors and the shims should help reduce heat getting to the fluid.
 
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New Fairfield, CT
Installed mine today. Fairly simple though my bolt holes didn't seem to be tapped right through or may have had crud in them. Chased them with a tap and it went fine. I left my 3" hoses in place to where they come through the fender liners, they now point directly at the deflector. Hoping that will increase the air flow above what the PP splitter supplies. I was going to post pictures of the destroyed, for the 3rd time, hoses but figured there's no point in beating a dead horse.

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My setup now looks exactly like yours, but with orange ducting. Smashed then cutoff ducting now pointed towards the deflectors. lol.

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My setup now looks exactly like yours, but with orange ducting. Smashed then cutoff ducting now pointed towards the deflectors. lol.

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I see you're running a tension link bearing. Any problems with the arm rotating and bringing the deflector inwards? I'm really worried about contact with the brakes during driving.
This would be a non-issue with the stock bushing lol
 
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Autocross
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New Fairfield, CT
I see you're running a tension link bearing. Any problems with the arm rotating and bringing the deflector inwards? I'm really worried about contact with the brakes during driving.
This would be a non-issue with the stock bushing lol
No visible/audible contact to date, no. I find that they each find a sort of equilibrium spot and seem to be roughly in the same position each time I check in on them.
 
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