Brake Rotors

Military vehicles generate considerable heat from brake rotor systems while operating in extreme conditions and austere environments. Very often the heat generated in the military vehicles exceeds by far the heat of regular vehicles that work under normal conditions. A rotor is an essential part of every vehicle’s braking system. Although the main purpose of the rotor is to evenly slow the vehicle down, it also has to make sure that the heat produced is evenly dispersed throughout the braking system so it doesn’t eventually overheat.

When it comes to the brake rotors used in military motor vehicles, the bar is extremely high. The military vehicles are subject to tough daily conditions that would obliterate a standard vehicle brake system. Therefore, military brake rotors must perform at the highest standards of reliability, durability, and serviceability at any given moment. 300 Below’s Cryo Rotor brake technology ensures that military vehicles and their brake systems, will pass any standardized test under the most demanding duty cycles and locations.

What are the most common signs of brake issues?

  • Squealing noise that occurs every time brakes are used.
  • A sinking or nonresponsive brake.
  • A vehicle pulls to one side when brakes are applied.
  • Grinding or growling sounds associated with braking.
  • While braking, loud annoying metallic sounds are .
  • The pads are completely worn down and are scoring or scratching the rotors.
  • Vibrations are felt when the brake is applied.

What are the most common problems with the military brake rotors?

  • Cracking of the brake rotors under high mileage conditions.
  • The logistical nightmare when the repairs often take place.
  • The brake rotor warpage.
  • Blue discoloration, cracks, or grooves.
  • The brake parts melt due to the heat generated.
  • The excessive brake noise.

What are the benefits of cryogenically treated military brake rotors?

  • 300% increase in rotor life.
  • Rotors warp less.
  • Rotors dissipate heat better.
  • The higher resistance to cracking.
  • Improved performance and safety.
  • An improvement in the wear rate.
  • Improvements in the bulk and matrix hardness.
  • Decrease in wear rate and surface roughness.
  • Rotors are more predictable.
  • Rotors ran cooler.
  • Less brake fade.
  • Cracking and warping prevention.
  • Shorter stopping distances.
  • Green / environmentally friendly – reduces brake dust and emissions by up to 50%.