Raybestos® Update

Raybestos Adds New Air Disc Rotor Part Numbers to Specialty Line

MCHENRY, Ill., June 24, 2019 – With the recent addition of four new air disc rotor part numbers to its specialty rotor line, Raybestos® now offers increased coverage for air disc applications, and intends to release additional part numbers later this year. 

“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our air disc rotor offering to pair with our already strong air disc brake pad offering,” said Sam Rusenovich, director of sales – commercial vehicle and customer experience, Brake Parts Inc LLC. “Our air disc products are specifically designed to handle the demands of class 7 and 8 vehicles by providing better stopping power and unmatched durability. All of our air disc products meet or exceed original design and performance requirements.” 

Raybestos air disc rotors are designed to meet or exceed OE fit, form, function and SAE metallurgy. This discipline in design allows for better endurance under extreme temperatures and vehicle load. All rotors are 100 percent coated with Grey Fusion 4.0™ technology for corrosion resistance. Raybestos air disc rotors are qualified by the new SAE J3080 crack test procedure for air disc brakes, written specifically for these applications in 2018. Raybestos not only passed this rigorous test, but far exceeded its stringent requirements. 

Raybestos also has a complete offering of medium duty products developed for demanding work environments and created with fleets in mind. With outstanding performance and stopping power, even in extreme load and temperature conditions, Raybestos covers all fleet needs, from class 1 hydraulics through class 8 air disc. 

Raybestos® Training Update

Drum Brake Replacement: Removing Assembly

Disc brakes have become a standard for many modern vehicles in both the front and rear axles. However, drum brakes are still common to find on the rear axle of many vehicles on the road today. It is still important for technicians to know how to properly and safely perform a drum brake job. In this video series, we will walk you through each step of quality a drum brake job.

In the final episode of this series, we walk you through adjusting the brake shoes and installing the drum. 

Step One: Wash Drum

With any machined part like a drum or rotor, we recommend washing it with dish soap and water. This will wash away any debris left over from the machining process. If you don't wash the drum before installation, that debris may embed in the pads, which can lead to noise issues. 

Step Two: Adjust Shoes

Brake shoes should sit right up against the drum, while still allowing the drum to spin with little drag. You can accomplish this by adjusting the brake shoes. The easiest way to adjust the brake shoes perfectly is to use a brake shoe adjustment gauge.

Step Three: Install Drum

Once you adjust the shoes, install the drum. Make sure the shoes drag slightly against the drum, but that drum can still spin freely.

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