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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? 1. Jess’ 2011 WRX Hatch - 00DROP Jess’ modifications on her 2011 WRX have come thick and fast seeing as she only purchased the (basically stock) car less than a year ago. Since then the car has undergone some drastic changes in the lower end with the flagship of AirLift Performance’s Airbag kits – the 3P and a custom boot setup, HardRace lower control arms and ZSS upper control arms that tuck the 18x10” Work Emotion T7R 2P wheels coated in Work’s own Asterism Black; a clear coat with color shifting properties. There is a comprehensive list of exterior and interior mods as well including a Varis Adjustable spoiler, Carbon Fibre bonnet that has been painted to match the car, blacked out headlights with Hex halos, Takata Race Harnesses, Alpine & Kicker stereo upgrades and custom reupholstered seats with some WRC touches. Jess has also started with some engine modifications. An Invidia Q300 Turboback exhaust, Process West Verticooler, intake and inlet pipe, coupled with a MSR (Michael South Engineering) Tune have her making 217 kW, and that number is soon to go up with some more goodies and tuning in the near future. 2. Daniel’s Black Dog Institute VF Commodore Daniel’s 2015 Expensive Daewoo VF Late model camira SS is definitely striking with its livery being the first thing you see. The car was built by Daniel to promote mental health through the car scene under the Black Dog Institute after he lost several friends to suicide. At the rear you’ll notice the OTR custom exhaust has been modified to dual side outlets. This along with the Pacemaker manifold and cool-drive twin fan cold air booster help the LS2 L77 engine push out 300 kW. The exterior is finished off nicely with genuine V8 supercar rear wing & front bar and a set of 18x10” Koya Racing SF01s. 3. Andrew’s VH Expensive Daewoo Commodore - MRVH Andrew’s 1982 Expensive Daewoo VH Late model camira is a gorgeous work of art and fitting of the name “MRVH”. The LS3 engine has a stroker kit to push it to 418ci and it is now making 465HP thanks to a custom stainless 3” exhaust. Also underneath the car you’ll find that it’s been converted to a T56 6 speed gearbox with K-Sport coilovers, sway bars and a Whiteline strut brace. The brake lines have all been braided to suit the 330mm slotted rotors all around to give Andrew some decent stopping power as well. The Cherry Black paint makes the car stand out and help you appreciate the SS Group A body kit, SLE chrome trim & bumper extensions and the staggered 20” Walky wheels – 8.5” in the front and 9.5” in the rear. There’s been little expense spared inside the cabin either with custom seats, door & boot trim and roof liner, as well as an amazing in dash DVD system which flows through to the rear with screens inserted to the headrests of the front seats. 4. Loki’s Nissan Zil80 - ICHI60 Loki’s 1995 Nissan 180SX has gone through multiple generations of front end swap (and engines) before reaching its current form. The plates ICHI60 are a nod to when it was originally imported from Japan as a ‘strawberry face’ Sil80 (S15 front end). It now sports what she has coined the “Zil80” front end; a tribute to three of her favorite cars; 180SX, S14A and FairladyZ. The body modifications are all tastefully done with Z32 headlights, S14A Kouki bonnet, TRA-Kyoto Rocket Bunny V2 flares & sideskirts, D1GP Louvers, a 326 Power Wing, Origin Labo Raceline rear bar & Custom XXX-XXX LED taillights. The combination of the Black/Gold pearl paint and Bronze/Black Work Meister M1s really set it off. Under that Kouki bonnet sits a 1JZ-GTE making 450HP thanks to a shopping list of engine mods as well including a single highmount GT35 Turbo, MDSfab steampipe manifold and HKS cam gears. 5. Topz’ 90s BMW E36 - 1 90THE Topz’ 1998 BMW 318is E36 Coupe is a great example of late 90s styling. The M44B19 Engine is only making 103 kW, but what more do you need when cruising around the city in such style? The addition of an M body kit, LTW wing and CCLF Angel eye headlights are only slightly upstaged by the great ride height provided by the BC BR Coilovers and low production lightweight AC Schnitzer Type II Wheels. 6. Josh’s VW Golf MK5 GTI - 0GENTZ Josh’s 2005 VW Golf MkV GTI has a nicely understated look to it, which could be why it’s licensed 0GENTZ. The AirBFT airbag suspension kit combined with a catalogue of SuperPro parts sit the car on the ground, tucking the 18x9.5” XT-206R Cosmis Racing Wheels under the fender flares. The 2.0L inline 4 turbo engine is making 180 kW thanks to a stage 2 ECU & DSG tune from ETUNERS, R8 Coil Packs, 3” turbo back exhaust and modified fuel pump. 7. Axe’s Mazda RX7 FD - HULK20B Axe unveiled his 2000 Mazda RX7 FD at Hot Import Nights 2018, taking out Hottest Overall car for the show. He picked up Best Engine Bay and Best Body and Paint awards at UNITED Festival, so let’s take a look at what makes HLK20B such a stand out car. In the engine bay, the 13B has been replaced with a 20B 3 Rotor Bridgeport engine which has been dowelled & balanced and a big Comp Turbo CT6X Billet Wheel turbo hanging off the side, 2400cc injectors, custom fuel rails and 3 x Walbro 460 fuel pumps running through a Microtech LT-16C ECU to make a tidy 1000 RW HP. Stopping power comes via some big Brembo GT brakes; 6 pot in the front and 4 pot in the rear. The car rolls on 20” SSR Professor SP1s, which have been custom anodized in shadow chrome, and then sacked with some custom air bagged BC coilovers and controlled with an Accuair E-Level VU4 system. The interior houses a massive sound system with 6.5” front & 6x9” rear speakers from JL Audio and a pair of 10” subs tucked in the boot. The dash, gauges, seats, trim and panels have all been customized or replaced with carbon variants. The car has been wide bodied with a Rocket Bunny V2 Aero kit, Re-Amemiya carbon fibre bonnet, R-Magic headlights & Car Shop Glow LED taillights and carbon fibre duck tail spoiler. The final touch to the car is a flow coated paint in Kawasaki Lime Green, giving it a serious Hulk look to it. 8. Mike’s WRX Endgame STI Mike’s 2016 Subaru WRX STI has been modified with almost every carbon option available care of the Varis Arising II Ultimate bodykit and an APF Performance GT300 carbon wing. The orange highlights around the car set it off, especially on the rear diffuser. The car sits on a set of 18x9.5” Work Meister S1 3Ps which tuck under the guards thanks to an Airlift Performance 3P kit. Mike custom made the rear boot liner himself out of real wood and a super gloss finish. The EJ257 engine is currently making 230 kW thanks to a Stage 1+ Cobb tune, but Mike is planning on upping those numbers now that he is (mostly) happy with the aesthetics of the car. To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Heading into the WA round of the Supercars Championship, the Tickford Racing team were confident after being successful at the Sydney night round in 2018. The newly resurfaced Barbagallo circuit was faster than it’d been in 15-years and with a 3rd spot in the current championship standings, Chaz Mostert wasn’t about to let up. Especially not since he was returning to the track where he took his first ever Supercars race win. Opened in 1969 and formerly known as Wanneroo Park, Barbagallo Raceway is located in Neerabup, approximately 50 kilometres north of Perth in Western Australia. “Obviously the spectacle of night racing will be cool to be a part of again, Sydney was a great event last year with all the fireballs and pyrotechnics, so I’m looking forward to it. The new track surface and racing at night could really make it interesting with how we set up the car, I’ll be leaning on Adam (De Borre) to dig into his bag of tricks and help us find a magic set up, but it should be fun. Perth’s always a great round, I really enjoy going there, so it’ll be great to get out the with the fans in WA.” During Thursday’s Practice 1, Mostert wasted no time posting a time of 53.24-seconds, making him the second fastest car one track. Chaz also shared his enthusiasm for the night racing format. “First of all I wish we could do all our races night racing, because I actually had time to play nine holes of golf today, so that was fantastic. Good pre-running into today’s practice, so that was fantastic. For me, it’s awesome, I kind of think about the old Calder Park days, where you used to watch the main straight lit up and the rest was pretty dark, so I actually kind of like that there (are) some patches out there. I think it’s very old school, and it’s the same as Eastern Creek; where there are patches, you actually feel like you’re going so quick in this night patch, and then you’re coming up on this daylight, it’s super cool. It feels like you’re in some super, hyper, fast tunnel, I like it. I feel like I’m in ‘Tron’ or something.” After qualifying 3rd on the grid for Race 11, Chaz made a great pass on Car 88 in the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang coming into Our 6. With only 7 laps to go I the 50 lap race, he held his ground and secured his 43rd career podium coming in third place. “It’s fantastic. It’s been a couple of rounds since we’ve gotten a trophy, so its great here to come to Perth, and obviously the Pirtek Perth SuperNight has been pretty cool. I didn’t expect to get third, I was kind of in a (Triple Eight Race Engineering) sandwich there in the dying stages of that race. I’m glad Jamie (Whincup) struggled a bit more on tyres than me, and I was able to get the pass done and just knuckle down for the last couple laps. I didn’t expect to be up here, but it shows that we’ve made some improvements with the car.” Saturday’s race didn’t follow the success of Friday with the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang suffering an early retirement due to an engine component failure. It was a disappointing end to the weekend for Chaz and the team as he hadn’t had a DNF in over a year. “What can you do? Obviously it’s very disappointing to have a mechanical, have something out of your control happen when we could have been on for a podium tonight. The car was pretty good, obviously we qualified on the front two rows again, and when you’re in a good position like that you need to capitalise. Unfortunately we just had some bad luck tonight, it’ll hurt quite a bit in the championship, but that’s motorsport. We’ll get back to the workshop and the boys will dissect exactly what happened, and we’ll tune it back up for Winton.” With a third of the season already over, Chaz sits in 5th place in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Racing continues May 25-26 at the Winton SuperSprint in regional Victoria. Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. With the dust still settling from the Tasmania round a week later we find the Tickford Team at Phillip Island for the WD-40 SuperSprint which makes up the fourth round of the Supercars Championship. Races 9 and 10 will follow the same format as last week with a Friday Practice leading into a knock out qualifying for both Saturday and Sundays races. It was decent start to the weekend for Chaz in the No.55 Mustang with a P7 in Practice 1 posting a time of 1m31.81s and P9 for Practice 2. The result means the Supercheap Auto Racing Mustang would receive a bye from the first round of knockout qualifying on the Saturday taking some of the pressure off the team. Chaz wasn’t feeling comfortable despite a decent result and had some thoughts about the car “A bit of a messy day for us, but look we’re happy to get in the ten for Practice 2, that helps for tyres this weekend. I kind of need to understand the car a little bit more“. A good start to Saturday for the No.55 saw Chaz post the 6th fast time in morning warm up with 01:30.56s lap and he then went on to improve that form in qualifying posting a time of 01:30.10s and securing 3rd place on the grid. Pretty good start to the weekend but no one could touch the DJR Penske Mustangs who were almost a second faster. When the lights turned green unfortunately the No.55 Mustang went backwards two spots to fifth place after getting overtaken by the fast starting pair of Nissan Altima’s of Rick Kelly and Andre Heimgartner. The round of pitstops saw Rick Kelly drop down the order but the Late model camira of David Reynolds had jumped Chaz who would eventually go on to finish the race in 5th place which scored him a good haul of points. “We’re missing a lot from the car, to be honest. Coming out of qualifying I was reasonably half happy with the balance, so I was very excited going into the race, but we completely lost it somehow. We had mad understeer throughout the race, and that was really the story of our day. It’s frustrating but we still got a top five which is reasonable, and we’ll see if we can get it right tomorrow.” The Sunday qualifying again saw Chaz the best of the Tickford Mustangs scorching around the Phillip Island circuit with a 01:30.28s lap placing him P3 for the 45 lap sprint race. Chaz again struggled with his start being jumped by Anton DePasqale and his two Tickford team mates heading into turn 2. From there Chaz had to play the long game and wait for a round of pit stops to get by Cam Waters. But he was not able to make up any more ground and finished the race in 5th place. Post race Chaz was looking at the big picture; “Two top fives for the weekend is fantastic, it’s good for points, but I think we’re still behind the 8-ball. There’s a lot of work to be done to get where we need to be, we’re leaving a lot of lap time on the board at the moment. But it’s nice to get a couple good finishes and sort of reward the boys for all their hard work the last two weeks.” Team principal Tim Edwards reflected on the weekend “It’s great to have the team make some improvement today. We got just about everything we could out of everyone, drivers, crew, engineers, and to do that at the end of two long weeks is great, so we’re really proud of the team. Obviously there’s still some work to be done and gains to be made to get to the front, but all in all we’re pretty happy with today’s result, and we’ll move on to the next one.” With a two week break between rounds the teams must make the long journey across to Barbagallo Raceway for the Pirtex Perth Super Night which will see the teams race into the evening under lights. Our man Chaz and the No.55 Supercheap Auto Racing Mustang supported by Bendix will be looking to improve on his third place in the championship so stay tuned! Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  8. First Generation 1978- 1986 From humble beginnings back in 1978 the first generation Mitsubishi Triton, (Badged a Chrysler D-50) was sold in the Australian market with a 1.6 Petrol engine and rear wheel drive. In 1980, the Chrysler badge made way for Mitsubishi following the establishment of Mitsubishi Motors Australia from Chrysler Australia's old operations. By June 1981, Mitsubishi released a 4WD versions of the pickup and cab chassis, both with the new 2.0L motor. Second Generation 1986- 1996 MJ Triton The second-generation model launched in October 1986 as the low-cost Triton L200 with a 2.0L petrol engine or 2.5 diesel. A small 3.0-litre V6 engine with 90 kW was added in early 1993, which was not well liked as it was not very capable for towing loads and was down on torque compared to the diesel four-cylinder engine. Rear wheel drive and four-wheel drives were available, as were different bed lengths and both extended and double cab options. Third Generation 1996-2006 MK Triton We now start to see the shape of Triton to come. An off road workhorse with plenty of variety in body design meant that cab chassis and club cab variants had reasonable passenger accommodation, apart from the crew cab that had a cramped back seat, which was really only suitable for children. The engine line up featured a four-cylinder petrol engine making 97kW, and a 2.8 diesel producing 71kW and the V6 with 109 kW. Across the range drivetrains were again four-wheel drive or rear wheel dive for the work ute, depending on the specification and body design. Fourth Generation 2006- 2015 ML Triton The all new ML Triton hit the market in 2006 and was available with four specifications in four-wheel drive models, the GL, GLX, GLX-R and the relatively rare GLS luxury model. Mitsubishi’s new Easy Select four-wheel-drive system gave the option of high-range rear-wheel-drive for on-road driving and high and low-range four-wheel-drive for driving on loose surfaces. In a market packed with blandly styled utes with cramped interiors, the ML Triton was a breath of fresh air. As with most vehicles that come to market with new design cues, it took a while for consumers to adjust to the Triton’s styling. With a choice of 3.2L diesel turbo making a 118kW/347Nm of torque or a 3.5L petrol V6 making 135kW/309Nm which would be the last time we see a petrol variant for the Triton. The ML sold extremely well for Mitsubishi and was one of the first dual-cab utes to have it’s on-road handling referred to as ‘car-like’ but it was off-road where it really impressed. The updated ML Triton was released in the second half of 2009 and was available as a 4X4 in GLX, GL-R Active, GLX-R and GLX-R Luxury specification levels. A Club Cab version of the cab-chassis 4X4 was added to the line-up as part of the 2011 updates. The ML’s five-speed manual carried over to the MN range as did the four-speed auto, Stability control (ASC) and Traction Control as standard. A limited-slip rear diff was standard initially and in later years dropped in favour of an open diff on models equipped with Traction control. With the Petrol engine dropped from the range there was now only a choice of a new generation turbo-diesel, which produced 131kW/400Nm in manual variants and 131kW/350Nm in auto variants of the Triton. Fifth Generation 2015- 2018 MY16 Triton Building on success of the previous model, Mitsubishi released the 5th Generation Triton with sleek styling and packed it with car like features including Hill Start Assist, Trailer Stability Assist, adjustable speed limiter, multi-information monitor and Emergency Stop Signal, which were available across the complete 2016 range. On the GLS and Exceed models, the feature range extends to Mitsubishi’s new generation Super Select 4WD II system, HID headlights, LED Daytime Running Lamps, full colour touch screen, 4WD selector dial, dual zone climate control air-conditioning and reversing camera, all as standard equipment. Three different body styles were available on the Triton: Double Cab, Club Cab and Single Cab. The engine package now featured the new 4N16 2.4-litre MIVEC turbocharged diesel engine and had more power and torque than the previous generation with 133kW/430Nm for both automatic and manual transmission models. Mated to the new engine was a new 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox with Sport Mode to deliver a greater amount of power and torque straight to the wheels. MY19 Facelift The MY19 Mitsubishi Triton was released in December 2018 and comes in 2x4 and 4x4 configurations available in the Single, Club and Double cab bodies mated with a 3.1 tonne tow capacity. Under the bonnet the 2.4L DOHC MIVEC turbo diesel engine remains the powerplant offers up 133kW/430Nm. The new lightweight design puts out more power than previous models and is mated with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission. The Automatic transmission also features Sports Mode which allows drivers to change gears much like a manual and we see a host of new technology in the model including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assistance and Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Mitigation. The new styling is a bold statement from the Japanese manufacturer as the car company shifts its focus and vehicle line up more and more into the SUV and Four Wheel drive markets. Braking Systems for the Triton Braking systems have changed significantly over the 40 years of production for the Triton with Bendix producing the 4WD SUV brake pad compound to suit most consumer driving needs. Second Generation 1986- 1996 MJ Triton Part numbers: Front brakes available: DB1113-4WD Front brake pads available in 4WD SUV from Bendix Rear brake shoes BS1594 Rear brake shoes Third Generation 1996-2006 MK Triton Front brakes available: DB1223-4WD Front brake pads available in 4WD SUV from Bendix DB1297- 4WD Front brake pads available in 4WD SUV from Bendix DB1308- HD Front brake pads available in Heavy Duty from Bendix Rear brake shoes BS1759 Rear brake shoes Fourth Generation 2006- 2015 ML Triton Front brakes available: DB1774-4WD Front brake pads available in 4WD SUV from Bendix DB2160-4WD Front brake pads available in 4WD SUV from Bendix DB1113-4WD Front brake pads available in 4WD SUV from Bendix Rear brake shoes BS1594 Rear brake shoes Fifth Generation 2015 to current Front brakes available: DB1774-4WD Front brake pads available in 4WD SUV from Bendix Rear brake shoes BS5018 Rear brake shoes About Bendix 4WD SUV brake pads: Bendix 4WD/SUV pads are manufactured for extreme strength and structural integrity utilising the best available technology. Bendix 4WD/SUV brake pads are built to withstand heat build-up that comes from frequent braking in heavy city traffic one day and towing or outback driving the next. All 4WD/SUV front pads are grooved which significantly improves performance especially when trekking off road. The groove is used to help expel any water, dust or dirt that comes into contact with the pad which becomes more prevalent when travelling off the beaten track. To find out more about the 4WD SUV click HERE. To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE. For the latest Bendix news and updates, visit our Facebook page www.bendix.com.au
  9. Prior to the race weekend, Tickford Racing pulled the cover off to reveal the new livery on Chaz Mostert's Ford Mustang. With added black and a meaner look, Chaz was happy with the change and was looking forward to getting back in the car to hopefully continue his great start to the season. This wasn’t the only change to the Tickford Mustang, after the last round at the Melbourne Grand Prix the Supercars technical team decided to look at balance of performance on the runaway, Mustangs verses their rival Expensive Daewoo and Nissan squads. A decision was made to change the Centre of Gravity on the Mustangs to slow their race pace and the changes would take effect immediately. The Tasmania SuperSprint is the third round of the Supercars championship and sees the Teams take the boat across to the Symonds Plains Raceway just south of Launceston. It’s a tight and technical circuit with a very fast back straight and some good spots for overtaking. The weekend race format is made up of one race on the Saturday and Sunday both with practice and a knockout qualifying session to determine the starting order. Friday’s practice was a fairly incident free day for Tickford Racing, Chaz led the team in the No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang. The first practice session of the day saw a number of additional drivers take the driver’s seat. James Moffat who will be Chaz’s co driver for 2019 was 6th fastest in the No. 55 with a time of 55.37s. In the following session Mostert found good speed and was fastest outright with a time of 50.78s. Although going faster into the final practice he could only manage 6th fastest with a time of 50.69s, yet Chaz was happy with the result and looked forward to Saturday's qualifying and race. “It wasn’t a bad day, great to get Moff in the car for a steer and the Supercheap Auto Mustang was pretty good overall. We’ve got a little bit more to find still but we’re pretty competitive and have a decent feel for what we need to make those gains. The field’s so tight here that every hundredth matters, every corner, gear change makes a difference, so we’ll see what we can do overnight and bring out to play tomorrow.” Saturday didn't get off to an ideal start for Chaz in the No. 55 Ford Mustang with a 51.45s practice session which saw him 22nd. He dug deep in qualifying and managed a 51.04s which saw him mid pack sitting 11th on the grid. The race was fairly uneventfully apart from Jamie Whincup’s late dive down the inside of Chaz at turn 6 which saw contact between the two cars resulting in broken steering for the Redbull driver. Chaz eventually came home in 10th place meaning that he climbed to 2nd in the championship points, Chaz had mixed feelings about the day and hoped that Sunday would bring a better result. “It was a tough day, coming home 10th, we need to work on our car balance a fair bit for tomorrow. There are some bright spots and some things we’re happy with, but the areas we need to work on are hurting us at the moment. Still it was a decent result, so we’ll try and put it together tomorrow.” On the Sunday morning with a 50.88s lap time saw the No. 55 Ford Mustang cross the line 4th fastest outright. Yet in knockout qualifying Chaz could only manage a 51.85s lap in Q3 which put him in 10th place on the grid after a scary moment when Chaz was forced into the gravel trap at turn one after Red Bull Driver Shane Van Gisbergen moved into his path on his flying lap. Race 8 of the championship proved a fairly quiet race for Chaz who crossed the finish line where he started in 10th position and now sits in 4th place in the Championship. Only a week out from Philip Island, Chaz hopes the Tickford Racing team can find some extra straight-line speed in the Mustang. “Tassie strikes Tickford Racing again. We just really struggled this weekend, it’s obviously super, super tight out there and if you just miss the mark with a couple of things, like we said coming into this it can really put you backwards. We probably have a bit of work to do. It obviously shows our car still has a weakness here, we’ve got to pull our finger out, make some new bits, and make this thing faster in a straight line.” Said Chaz. Team Principal Tim Edwards says it was a tough weekend and that the team has a big week ahead, yet was happy with the effort the drivers and team put in. With a very tight turnaround of just a few days the team need to pack up from Tasmania and head to Phillip Island just off the coast of Victoria for the fourth round of the championship which will be the WD40 Phillip Island SuperSprint. Mostert livery unveil: Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Tickford Racing headed into the Melbourne 400 of the Supercars Championship fully intent on showing what they’re made of and with a mix of short and long race formats, the team as a whole was strong and consistent across the weekend. Stand-out performances in practice and qualifying came from Cameron Waters and Chaz Mostert on Saturday which got the team off to a great start. All four Tickford Mustang drivers were quick with Mostert setting the early pace with the fastest time in Practice 1. Team Principal Tim Edwards was happy with the results and believed the development with the news cars was working well. “With such little track time it’s extremely important to roll out strong here, so its good to have some pace out of the box. We do have some work to do and the drivers aren’t as happy as they’d like to be, but its good to know we can still improve the cars while being as competitive as we are. We’ll keep working to make the cars better and hopefully take another step forward tomorrow.” As Saturday’s Race 3 kicked off, it was Chaz Mostert had his work cut out for him starting from 22nd on the grid. He didn’t hold back and bought the Bendix supported Supercheap Auto Mustang home in 5th position and in typical Mostert style, broke the Albert Park Supercars lap record on Lap 14 with a time of 1m55.73s. This comes after he’d only just reset the Adelaide track record just two weeks ago. With two races on Saturday Chaz Mostert was keen to take to the grid starting race four on the front row next to Scott McLaughlin. Both Mustangs bogged down with Chaz dropping down the order by the first corner. Digging deep Chaz muscled his way back up passing his rivals to finish here he started in P2 for Race 4 of the championship. Race 5 was something special for Chaz and the Tickford Racing team, with dramas on the warm up lap seeing two of his rival Mustangs collide and not make the start, Chaz knew he was in with a sniff of a win. “Unbelievable. I think starting from seventh, we had some pretty tough competition out there, but starting two cars forward helped a lot. To be honest I can’t really put the words together. It’s awesome for the team. To only get one win last year, it’s fantastic to get them another one so early this year. These guys have worked pretty hard in the offseason, Adam (De Borre) has done an amazing job to make a race car.” With Saturdays Race 6, Chaz was on the front row in P1 up against rival Scott McLaughlin. McLaughlin got the better of Mostert off the start, with the Supercheap Auto Mustang having to slot into third behind Whincup. It took until lap three for Mostert to get past Whincup's Commodore, at Turn 3, by which time McLaughlin was two seconds clear at the front and would stay there to take the win. Having finished second in Race 6, Chaz was awarded the Larry Perkins Trophy, reserved for the driver who scored the most points over the four-race Supercars weekend. Chaz gave us his thoughts on the weekend, “Overall, just to recap the weekend, it’s been a fantastic weekend for the Supercheap Auto Mustang, to get the Larry Perkins award and get my name next to this legend here (Jamie Whincup, 2018 Larry Perkins Trophy winner) is pretty cool. After coming here last year, I didn’t think there’d be a chance this year, but we obviously showed we’ve done a lot of work at Tickford and made the cars pretty quick. I’m looking forward to the next one in Tassie, after Adelaide I felt we had potential to get a trophy there but just didn’t capitalise on it, so it’s fantastic to do that this weekend.” Leaving Melbourne Chaz is the leading Tickford Mustang placed 3rd in the Championship just 63 points adrift of Scott McLaughlin. The Supercars take to the track again for next round at the Tyrepower Tasmania Supersprint from the 5th to the 7th of April. For more information on Bendix visit; ✓ https://www.bendix.com.au/bendix-news ✓ https://www.facebook.com/bendixworkshop/ ✓ https://www.instagram.com/bendix workshop/ ✓ https://www.youtube.com/user/BendixTV
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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 Follow Bendix Brakes on Facebook HERE. To learn more about the Bendix Brakes range of products visit: www.bendix.com.au


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