The AAF Focus RS Brake Backing Plates feature our open flow design to allow more efficient air flow into the brake hat, as well as provide cool air to the wheel bearings. This gets more air to travel through the veins in the rotor than with other types of backing plates.
The AAF Focus RS Brake Backing Plate is the full size of the rotor and is also a heat shield for the shock and ball joints. Heating of your shock oil will cause the oil to thin, changing the shock dampening characteristics. Protecting your ball joints & tie rods from heat will help to improve longevity and prevent premature wear. Wheel bearing life on a track driven RS can increase significantly with better cooling.
Backing plates are powder coated black for extra durability and attractive aesthetics.