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  1. We went hunting for some cars at UNITED Festival, featuring 250+ cars in the show n shine, along with an exhaust sound off contest and a project car reveal. With All Makes, All Models, All Styles – United in Passion, what better place to find the Cars of Bendix? To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  2. This Brembo caliper has been fitted to many vehicles, and has had many disc pads with different wear sensor, groove and chamfer configurations to mitigate any noise. All friction causes vibrations, and most brake and suspension components have natural frequency they vibrate at. If the Pad or Caliper’s natural vibration frequency matches the vibration frequency coming from the friction surface it becomes an audible noise. The standard approach to stop noise was by adding a noise-dampening shim on the back. Recently another approach was created, weights were added to the pad to change its natural vibration frequency, so DB2358 was developed from the original DB1678. With the introduction of DB2358 it was found that the large round weights could come into contact with the inside of the wheel rim on some wheel designs. To rectify this the shape of the weights was modified so that they don’t protrude from the caliper as much. We are reintroducing the DB2358 with the modified weight design. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  3. This month we go hunting for the Cars of Bendix at the Team Wild Speed meet in western Sydney. Owners of Team Wild Speed Susan & Joe have been in the modified car community for a very long time, so when they hold a meet, there’s always a great mix of old and new cars. This particular meet was held in conjunction with Street Fam; a car group primarily focused on VIP Style cars which certainly added to the variety. Hayden’s 1995 W20 MR2 Bathurst Edition Hayden’s W20 MR2 was one of the first cars that caught our eyes, as these mid-engine, rear wheel drive run-abouts are not often seen. This one was also a special Bathurst Edition and custom painted in Giallo Modena (Ferrari Yellow). The 3SGE engine has been bored, ported & polished, running Arias pistons, Ferrea valves and stage 3 cams which flow through a custom exhaust and are controlled by an Adaptronic ECU. The car sits on a set of 18 inch Simmons FR1. Hayden still has an extensive shopping list of mods to do to the car, including a full respray to fix up some of the mismatched panels. Robbie’s S2K Robbie’s turbo S2K is an absolutely gorgeous car. The F20C has had some tasty additions join it in the engine bay to make 380kW on low boost. The red and black theme throughout is definitely eye-catching, with the red brake calipers, Recaros and highlights in the door cards matching the gauges in the dash, through to the flow coated black paint done by Precision Auto Body. The car sits on a set of Hyper 5ZR wheels from 5Zigen, also in black. Anthony’s S14 Anthony’s S14 sits on a set of bronze TE37s, and at first sight, it looks like a stock car, but once you get under the hood, and into the car, you’ll find that it’s so much more. The engine has been swapped to an RB26 that sits neatly in the engine bay and makes 365kW. Inside the cabin you’ll find that Team Wild Speed have been able to replace the S14 dash with an S15 one. Dayday’s S-Class 430L W220 Dayday’s Special Class W220 was the top of the line model when introduced in 1998, so it is fitting that he continued the legacy by bringing some additional VIP touches to it. The car came with an Airmatic air suspension system from factory, which sits the car nicely on the 2-piece Lorinser LM1 wheels in 19x10. Dayday has replaced the head unit, rear camber arms and thrown on a custom exhaust to give the 4.3L V8 a nice outlet. There are plenty of Junction Produce pieces throughout the car and some custom Louis Vuitton styled VIP tables from Blackout Garage. The LV bag and bottle of Hennessy also give it a nice touch. Florin’s 1975 Ford Escort Florin’s 1975 Ford Escort is definitely a little attention seeker. It runs custom flared guards and rear Cosworth bonnet vents. The Phantom Purple paint sets the car off nicely. Under the hood, the stock engine has been replaced with an SR20 mounted with a Garrett 3540 turbo which is now making 388HP at the wheels thanks to the 1100cc injectors and EMS ECU. The engine was built by Brett at St Marys Engine services. Even though the car sits on some custom made 17 inch Lenso Concept 5 wheels at 10 inch in the rear and 7 ½ in the front, Florin says it skates like it’s on ice, but that could just be because of the shortened Borg Warner 345 diff. Luckily the VL brakes in the rear give him some great stopping power. Lam’s 2005 Lexus GS430 Lam’s 2005 Lexus GS430 is the build car for VIPDOut Australia. It has been dipped in a custom House of Kolor Cherry Red, dropped with an AirLift Performance 3H system, had some aftermarket head & tail lights added, with INGS front and rear lips and finished off the a 2.5” dual cat back exhaust. Tucked underneath the car are a set of staggered 19” LEONHARDIRITT Ordens from Super Star Co. The 3UZ engine is making 218kW, but Lam has some future plans for that as well. TWS’ Bozo Skyline There’s not a lot of details that we could find out about the Team Wild Speed Bosozoku Skyline, but just from the look of it you can tell it’s got to be wild, with a crazy body kit and over bonnet exhaust system. The myth is that the C210 2000 GT is powered by a L20DET, and was once owned by a member of the Japanese Yakuza under world prior to being imported to Australia. Johnny’s Ford Cortina URHARD Late to the event we managed to grab some details on Johnny’s 1974 Ford Cortina which sported a big power 408 stroker engine that feeds the C5 auto transmission through to a 9 inch rear end. This is a super tidy example of Australian muscle with classic drag wheels, chrome highlights setting off the purple paint. The interior is the business with leather buck seats, B&M shifter and classic Autometer gauges, just how an old school tough street car should be.
  4. This month we go hunting for the Cars of Bendix at the Team Wild Speed meet in western Sydney. Owners of Team Wild Speed Susan & Joe have been in the modified car community for a very long time, so when they hold a meet, there’s always a great mix of old and new cars. This particular meet was held in conjunction with Street Fam; a car group primarily focused on VIP Style cars which certainly added to the variety. To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  5. Driving styles are key in successfully understanding brake pad choice. Bendix have a closer look at why customers may be unhappy with their new brake installations. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  6. Bendix is please to announce its range of brake wear sensors will increase across European vehicle models. Electronic Brake Wear Sensors are mounted on the brake pad on any combination of the four wheels, and may have sensors on 1 to 4 corners of the vehicle. When the brake pad wears and the Electronic Brake wear sensor makes contact with the rotor, a warning is given, usually in the form of a light on the vehicles dashboard. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  7. Brake noise after fitting new brake pads, Bendix investigates why. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  8. All Japan Day in Adelaide is always a perfect day for South Australia to flaunt its impressive and diverse range of JDM cars. The event showcases everything from street to race and quite often there’s a number of really nice restored and original vehicles for event goes to take a look at. With Adelaide turning on another warm but perfect Summer day, we headed along to check out some great Cars of Bendix. Georges Turbo LS3 Nissan Skyline R34 Originally built in 2007 for Drift Australia, George’s R34 puts out roughly 700hp at the wheels courtesy of a turbocharged Chev LS3 engine fitted with a roller camshaft. The turbo is a Garrett GT47BB and the power is pushed through a modified T56 6-speed gearbox. As the car has been in storage for a while, George recently blew off the dust and gave it a new lease on life, including a new white paint job, which is a change from the red people know it well for. As well as drifting the Skyline, George has also run the car at the drags and managed a best time to date of 9.80 at 150mph. Keep an eye out for it this year at upcoming drift events. Kimi’s RB20 powered Nissan drift car 180SX After being a drift spectator for many years, Kimi decided it was time have a go and built herself this 180SX. Keeping with the girly theme Kimi originally had the car painted pink camouflage, but recently had it coated in a fresh hot pink sparkle which is definitely hard to miss. After a lot of development, the 180SX had ended up being fitted with a trusty RB20 engine which is boosted by a 28/71 turbo on a custom manifold with a 45mm wastegate and screamer pipe. The ECU feeds the engine via a set of GT-R injectors and on 18psi it makes a healthy 237kW at the tyres. Robert’s 1970 Mazda Cosmo Original imported into South Australian in 1970, Robert purchased this Mazda Cosmo from Mazda Australia after they’d had it since 1984. Being the only one of its kind in South Australia and only one of a handful in the country, it’s quite rare. Having only ever had minor restoration work done, the car has been maintained meticulously and only ever driven on weekends or special occasions. Being such an iconic car, it certainly stood out at All Japan Day. Being a Mazda fan, Robert also owns a Mazda Luce. Morris’ S15 Silvia When Morris first bought this S15 Silvia it was dead stock. The first part of the build was to do a custom olive green paint job, which he did himself. From there he set to work doing neat, but subtle changes to the body, as well as added custom carbon option to make it look much sleeker. Under the bonnet, Morris had two unfortunate engine failures before he put the current SR20DET in. This SR is a Japanese built race engine from Japan which originally was fitted to a very competitive Time Attack car that we’re told was able to lap Tsukuba Circuit in about 60-seconds. Since being fitted to the S15, it was tuned and makes a comfortable 285kW at the tyres. Kristians R34 Skyline GTR N1 R1 All Japan Day event organiser Kristian brought along his own immaculate R34 GTR N1 R1. Being number 8 of just 18 produced make it extremely rare, but never the less he insists that the car is built to be driven. Packed with factory race options such as carbon bonnet, Nismo built RB26 engine and full Nismo GTR body kit, it’s definitely a piece of JDM motoring history in the making. Stewy’s Laurel drift car This Laurel is one of Stewy’s cars which he previously used in Japan to compete in Japanese drifting competitions. Since then he imported it into Adelaide and to now uses at local events. Under the bonnet is an RB20 engine fitted with a turbo from a Mitsubishi Evo 8 which has been midwifed to fit the factory Nissan turbo manifold. Stewy says it’s an effective and cheap alternative and that it makes just under 300kW at the tyres. Being the owner of Accostal Suspension, the car runs all of his own components and is a great way for him to do R&D on any new gear that is being released. Enkie HR385 wheels tucked under the guards give the Laurel a timeless JDM look and Stewy tells us that he’s planning on giving the regularly used drifter a well deserved birthday very soon. Joel’s MX36 Cressida When classic Japanese style meets modern technology Joel’s Cressida ticks all the box-es to make an impressive unassuming street car. Fitted with a VVTi 1JZ from a 1999 Toyota Chaser, the engine makes a comfortable 190kW at the tyres after power is trans-mitted through an MV Automatics built Toyota auto. Compared to the original engine combo, it packs a lot of punch. The suspension and braking have also been upgraded. Joel replaced the fronts with Skyline brakes and custom-built coil-overs with Tokico shocks and in the rear he’s fitted anti-squat leaf springs to a custom fitted Dana 30 diff from a Volvo. Joel completed the conversion 8-years ago and has since done almost 60,000kms in the Cressida. One of his largest trips being from Darwin to Adelaide. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  9. Cause: After fitting new brake pads, customer came back for a check up and we found huge uneven pad wear. Solution: Uneven pad wear is often a caliper problem, caused by faulty seals, sticking or bent slide pins. Overhaul the calipers on that axle. Ensure you have used the correct lubricant, such as Bendix Ceramasil Brake Parts Lubricant on the right component Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  10. With the start of the V8 Supercars season kicking off next week at the Superloop Adelaide 500, Bendix are pound to be displayed proudly on the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang driven by Chaz Mostert. A strong partnership that will span the 2019 season. “We at Bendix are extremely proud to partner with Supercheap Auto Racing in the upcoming Supercars season,” said George Kyriakopoulos, CEO of Bendix. “We have thoroughly enjoyed our relationship with Supercheap Auto, and it is very exciting to be a part of this extremely professional racing team”. “Bendix offers a braking product that allows you to ‘put your foot down with confidence™ and there is no doubt that Chaz will be doing a lot of that as he heads for the podium in 2019” George said. Now in their 22nd year of involvement in the V8 Supercars Championship, Supercheap Auto Managing Director Chris Wilesmith is also pleased with the partnership that aligns Australia’s leading automotive friction material manufacturer with Australia’s premier motorsport category. “We are delighted to bring Bendix aboard the Supercheap Auto Racing Ford for the 2019 season,” Wilesmith said. “Bendix is a tremendous partner of Supercheap Auto, and of course produces high-performance braking products. It is only natural to pair them with the high-performance industry of auto racing, particularly Tickford Racing and the Supercars Championship.” Mostert enters the 2019 season optimistic, having finished the previous campaign with a string of top five and top ten finishes, including a dominating win on the streets of Gold Coast in October. “Supercheap Auto has so many great trade partners who have supported us the past several years, and its great to add Bendix to the fold. They’re very excited to be a part of the team, and really we appreciate that enthusiasm. It’s been a good start to the year, and hopefully we’ll share plenty of success together in 2019.” Tickford Racing recently attended the preseason test at Phillip Island on February 14th with its four team-prepared Mustang Supercars, ahead of the 2019 season opening Adelaide 500, February 28 – March 3. Team Principal and CEO of Tickford Racing, Tim Edwards is confident the team will show their strength in 2019 and is keen to get the season underway, “Obviously everyone’s looking forward to the new season with the Mustang making its race debut, so it’s a great time to add a valued brand to the team in Bendix. It’s been a very busy offseason, but the goal is that makes for a very successful racing season with Supercheap Auto Racing.” About Bendix FMP Group (Australia) Pty. Ltd., the makers of Bendix, are Australia’s largest automotive friction material manufacturer, Bendix provides a number of products designed to efficiently stop a variety of automotive vehicles. From pads and discs to sensors and cleaners, Bendix products give the consumer all they need to “Put Your Foot Down with Confidence™.” https://www.facebook.com/bendixworkshop https://www.facebook.com/TickfordRacing https://www.facebook.com/scauto https://www.facebook.com/chazmozzie
  11. Our customers will welcome the new Bendix website complete with Australia’s most comprehensive and up to date online catalogue and data book on brake pads and brake shoes with the wealth of information the new site provides. The theme ‘Put Your Foot Down with Confidence™’ with the website and online catalogue is designed to provide high levels of confidence for all of our trade and do it yourself retail customers. It contains a wealth in technical information and the electronic catalogue and data covering passenger vehicles, 4WD’s and light commercial applications, provides the most up to the minute vehicle listings and vehicle data available. This valuable information is being constantly updated into the future. Search engines allow users to search by vehicle or part number along with comprehensive details on the full Bendix product range offering the widest range to customise disc brake pads for any customers driving style for longer, smoother and safer braking. The comprehensive data base also enables a search by the OEM part number for European vehicles and images of the brake parts allow easy identification of the right part each and every time. Importantly, vehicle definitions are consistent with other trade catalogues within the industry. The technology section of the new website covers information on the new Stealth Advanced Technology developed by Bendix engineers to deliver whisper quiet braking with silky smooth operation and a reduction in brake dust. Also developed by the company’s engineering team is the now well established Blue Titanium pads designed to provide instant bedding in, plus the Ceramic Technology used in the General CT pads, a premium grade ceramic formulation for superior noise reduction, vibration and harshness control, constant pedal feel, enhanced durability and high fade resistance. Not only does the new website include all products and vehicle application data to help your day, but you are kept up to date with Bendix news including the latest Technical Bulletins and B-Mail plus more than 100 videos containing valuable technical data for the mechanic. Help is provided with answers to frequently asked questions from both mechanics and drivers on brake problems. Technical tips on ABS/ESC and replacements, what brake pads to use with Active Cruise Control and safety tips for the mechanic and there is a members portal plus a guide to the nearest Bendix stockist plus easy contact with the Bendix Help Line. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  12. In this episode we look at the causes of brake smoke and odour and what that means to your braking system. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  13. This 1980s Celica Supra is something special in the way of build, fitted with a 2JZ sporting triple webers it sounds as good as it looks. Let's take a look at James Linney build which is known as 9lives because of its never ending upgrades! Visit Bendix @: https://www.facebook.com/bendixworkshop/ https://www.youtube.com/user/BendixTV https://www.instagram.com/bendix_workshop/
  14. Our video investigates what causes of low stopping power after brake rotors were machined Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  15. Brake noise is annoying, and a sign that there might be something wrong with your braking system. Our video investigates what causes brake noise and how to prevent them Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au