vacuum Components

Vacuum Components

Most braking systems utilise the vacuum created by the vehicles engine as a means of amplifying the braking pedal effort of the vehicle. AAD carry an extensive range of vacuum components. We specialise in the remanufacture of Vacuum brake boosters. These take many shapes and sizes. Our extensive research and global sourcing ensures our ability to provide solution for any vehicle.

Vacuum Components available include:

  • Boosters
  • Couplings
  • Clamps
  • Hose
  • Repair kits
  • Tanks
  • T-pieces
  • Trailer braking systems
reconditioned

Reconditioned Units

The AAD range of reconditioned units is second to none in Australia.

All reconditioned units are rebuilt using only quality replacement components and are reconditioned to strict AAD re-manufacturing procedures. All reconditioning takes place in our re-manufacturing facility located within head office, in Melbourne.

All units are fully disassembled, shot blast to bare metal and rebuilt with all necessary new wearing parts.

The end product is then tested in accordance to AAD’s strict testing procedures.

Common Reconditioned Assemblies:

  • Calipers
  • Hydropowers
  • Master, Slave and Wheel Cylinders
  • Master Vacs
hydraulic cylinders

Hydraulics

HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS

With over 3300 references in AAD’s Protex range of hydraulic cylinders, we offer the single largest range of cylinders available in the automotive aftermarket today.

Dedicated product development from worldwide sources ensures on going range expansion and maximum vehicle coverage. With a “First to market on new models” approach and a commitment to also cater for older vehicles, our proven quality and dependability ensures ongoing supply of Master, slave and wheel cylinders.

There is a Protex cylinder to fit most applications.

  • Master Cylinders
  • Slave Cylinders
  • Wheel Cylinders
HYDRAULIC REPAIR KITS & COMPONENTS

The range of AAD hydraulic repair kits and components compliment the hydraulic cylinder range and allow for the cost effective repair of higher priced brake assemblies. All kits and components are sourced from the world’s leading rubber manufacturers.

Within excess of 3300 references incorporating the following

  • Caliper Pistons
  • Caliper Sealscylinders
  • Caliper Assemblies
  • Complete Rubber kits
  • Reservoirs
  • Caps
hardware

Hardware

If it belongs to the brake system AAD will have it in our hardware range.

From the tube nut that screws into the master cylinder to the anti rattle clips.

AAD’s extensive range of hardware caters for a wide range of vehicles.

  • Brake pipe and tube
  • Banjo unions and bolts
  • T Pieces
  • Joiners and Elbows
  • Saddles
  • Clips and retainers
  • Anti rattle clips and shims
  • Copper washers
  • Springs
  • Take off Adaptors
  • Bleeder Screws
  • Tube & Flare Nuts
  • Bundy Tubing
  • Pad Fitting Kits
  • Wear Sensors
  • Shim Kits
  • Switches

Disc Rotors & Drums

Protex New and MOST ADVANCED Braking Range is Here!

In the pursuit of braking excellence, the Protex range has been reformulated to deliver more choice and benefits than ever before. Utilising the latest cutting-edge technology available, our disc rotors and pads have been re-engineered to offer maximum safety, quicker fitting and better stopping performance. We have expanded our range to offer more choice for drivers including the introduction of a specialty 4WD range and a performance range in both pads and rotors. Our commitment to innovation has resulted in more advanced features including our exclusive anti-corrosion coating Ultracoat Z360® and copper free ultra ceramic formulation in our brake pad range. With over 3000 parts covering over 95% of the market, Protex now gives you maximum choice across more applications and driving styles. A continued commitment to quality and safety ensures you can rely on Protex to give you great stopping performance, every time.

  • High Carbon Cast Iron Material – Enhanced thermal properties for more stability under high thermal stress to prevent warping & cracking.
  • Unique Pillar Design – Optimised heat dissipation & better cooling via pillar, straight or curved vane designs.
  • Ultracoat Z360® Protective Coating – Ultracoat Z360® is our exclusive surface coating applied to all new Protex rotors. Made from zinc & aluminium, Ultracoat Z360® is chromium free & delivers many benefits including:
    • Anti-corrosion protection
    • Improved fitting time due to no cleaning
    • Significantly improved appearance
    • Environmentally friendly
PROTEX ULTRA

Features

  • Coated with protective Ultracoat Z360®
  • Ground & precision balanced
  • General purpose range to suit most vehicles

Benefits

  • Anti-corrosion protection for longer life
  • Ready to fit with no cleaning required
  • Quicker fitting & reduced labour costs
PROTEX ULTRA PERFORMANCE

Features

  • Coated with protective Ultracoat Z360®
  • Ground & precision balanced
  • High carbon formulation
  • Slotted & drilled variations available

Benefits

  • Anti-corrosion protection for longer life
  • Ready to fit with no cleaning required
  • Quicker fitting & reduced labour costs
  • Quieter, responsive & smoother pedal feel
  • Better heat dissipation
  • Shorter braking distance
PROTEX ULTRA 4WD

Features

  • Coated with protective Ultracoat Z360®
  • Ground & precision balanced
  • High carbon formulation
  • Custom 6 slotted directional pattern
  • Heavy duty capability with visual wear indicator

Benefits

  • Anti-corrosion protection for longer life
  • Ready to fit with no cleaning required
  • Quicker fitting & reduced labour costs
  • Increased cooling efficiency
  • Better heat dissipation & reduced pad glazing
  • Shorter braking distance
PROTEX BRAKE DRUMS

Protex brake drums are available in a wide range of applications to suit all popular drum brake models. From the smaller two door hatch right up to the largest commercial vehicles. There is a Protex brake drum to suit your application.

 

disc pad wear sensors

Disc Pad Wear Sensors

AAD has recently released a range of Protex Disc Pad Wear Sensors. There are over 130 part numbers available to suit most of the vehicles requiring sensors in the Australian market today.

The high quality disc pad wear sensors are very competitively priced. A key feature is they fit not only Protex disc pads, but other brands of pads as well as .

Like all Protex products, they are sourced from world leading suppliers which are quality accredited and built to Original Equipment standards.

The TRW range of disc pad wear sensors are also exclusively available through AAD.

Disc Brake Pads

AAD offer a wide range of disc brake pads. For all your disc pad preferences AAD has the pad to suit. The range covers most passenger vehicles on Australian roads today. Available from AAD are Protex, Bendix & TRW disc pad ranges.

 

Protex New and MOST ADVANCED Braking Range is Here!

In the pursuit of braking excellence, the Protex range has been reformulated to deliver more choice and benefits than ever before. Utilising the latest cutting-edge technology available, our disc rotors and pads have been re-engineered to offer maximum safety, quicker fitting and better stopping performance. We have expanded our range to offer more choice for drivers including the introduction of a specialty 4WD range and a performance range in both pads and rotors. Our commitment to innovation has resulted in more advanced features including our exclusive anti-corrosion coating Ultracoat Z360® and copper free ultra ceramic formulation in our brake pad range. With over 3000 parts covering over 95% of the market, Protex now gives you maximum choice across more applications and driving styles. A continued commitment to quality and safety ensures you can rely on Protex to give you great stopping performance, every time.

  • Optimised Surface – Scorched for instant braking performance straight from the box. Optimised chamfer & slotting to reduce vibration.
  • Ceramic Formulation – Ceramic material for less noise & better stability at all temperatures resulting in better pad & rotor wear.
  • Multi Layered Metallic Shim – Noise absorbing materials to minimise vibration & prevent brake noise.
  • Eco Friendly Copper Free – Low or no copper variations which are better for the environment.
PROTEX ULTRA CERAMIC

Features

  • Low dust ultra ceramic formulation
  • Low copper
  • Pre-treated, scorched surface
  • Ultra quiet, noise absorbing technology
  • Stable friction formulation

Benefits

  • Quicker fit, no bedding in required
  • Quieter braking
  • Better pedal feel
  • Less environmental impact
  • Extended rotor & pad life
PROTEX ULTRA CERAMIC PLUS

Features

  • Low dust ultra ceramic formulation
  • Copper free
  • Pre-treated, scorched surface
  • Ultra quiet, noise absorbing technology
  • Triple layer metallic shim for less noise
  • Stable friction formulation
  • Synthetic lubricant & mounting hardware included where required

Benefits

  • Quicker fit, no bedding in required
  • Quieter braking
  • Better pedal feel
  • Less environmental impact
  • Extended rotor & pad life
PROTEX ULTRA 4WD

Features

  • Low dust ultra ceramic formulation
  • Copper free
  • Pre-treated, scorched surface
  • Ultra quiet, noise absorbing technology
  • Stable friction formulation
  • Synthetic lubricant & mounting hardware included where required

Benefits

  • Quicker fit, no bedding in required
  • Quieter braking
  • Better pedal feel
  • Less environmental impact
  • Extended rotor & pad life
TRW DISC PADS

TRW Brake Pads are manufactured by TRW Automotive and have always been the benchmark for the European aftermarket. Also a leading supplier of disc brake systems to vehicle manufacturers including Mercedes, Audi, Volvo, Suzuki, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi. TRW offer two exceptional ranges TRW European formulation & TRW D-TEC Next Generation.
Long before official safety and performance specifications were introduced, TRW had established its own test specification to ensure standards above and beyond the demands of the norm. Alpine tests and high speed fade tests are undertaken by TRW’s state-of-the-art testing facilities. Pads for Australian vehicles were developed on Australian braking systems and extensively road tested in Australia.

TRW’s stringent performance specifications ensure that all TRW pads have excellent fade resistance in most braking conditions, as well as good pedal feel and excellent recovery. TRW brake pads work when cold and continue to perform at very high temperatures. All TRW brake pads are scorched at 650°C eliminating initial fading and reducing the bedding-in time. The scorching process superficially heats the surface of the friction material to release residual gases and resins remaining after the manufacturing process.

All TRW pads are fitted with hot-glued rubber composite shims (or metal/original specification shims if required). This reduces vibration – the major cause of brake noise.

With over 900 references in stock, the TRW range of disc pads is by far the largest single range of disc pads available in Australia. TRW Disc brake pads can be fitted to any vehicle and will provide the driver with absolute braking confidence in most braking situations. Whether it’s a Mini Cooper, a large Ford Falcon V8 or a Toyota Land cruiser, TRW provides “Performance when it counts”.

TRW D-TEC Next Generation pads offer great performance, with less residual dust. TRW engineers have undertaken extensive research and development to bring to you a new generation ceramic friction material which delivers significantly less dust along with greater stopping power. Wear rates have been improved to help make this brake pad a great all-rounder with no compromise.

 

Bendix General CT

Bendix General CT brake pads are general purpose brake pads suitable for passenger vehicles in suburban, city and freeway driving. They feature the exclusive time saving Titanium Stripe and Ceramic Technology for superior noise, vibration and harshness control.

  • Ceramic Technology
  • Improved stopping performance
  • Low dust
  • Low rotor wear
  • Enhanced durability
  • Titanium Stripe
  • No bedding in, saving you time and money
  • Instant pedal feel from the first stop
  • Wide Range – more than 500 references available
  • NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) Control – engineered and tested to eliminate noise & vibration

 

Brake Shoes

Brake Shoes

AAD stocks a comprehensive range of new Protex Gold Brake Shoes in complete axle sets.

We also offer a “Bond your own service” where by worn shoes are fully refurbished with new lining at a lower cost than complete new shoes.

Bonding is carried out in our fully equipped Bonding facility in Melbourne. Approximate turn around on bonding is 1 week, with VOR service available at additional cost.

All shoe sets are lined in premium non asbestos material and are precision radius ground to ensure ease of fitment. Available in standard and first oversize, in over 1000 applications.

Brake Hoses

Brake Hoses

Brake Hoses are often overlooked for fatigue and wear during servicing and tend only to be replaced after failing or leaking. Once a brake hose shows any sign of rubbing or cracking it should be replaced immediately.

AAD’s range consists of over 850 hoses which cater for the majority of vehicles on Australian roads.

In addition to our hose range AAD has the manufacturing ability to custom make hoses and stocks in excess of 400 individual end fittings. For exceptionally unique ends we possess the ability to rework the fittings of the old hose.

Also available are state of the art Hose Manufacturing and Testing systems. The BHM2000 is a complete Manufacturing and testing system for larger Brake Specialists or those specialising in the supply of hoses.

Braided Hoses can be made to order.

Brake Fluid

Brake Fluid

Brake Fluid is the life blood of the braking system. Huge demand is placed on brake fluid especially by modern day vehicles. With the increase in ABS and brake related stability control sets, the braking systems of vehicles fitted with such extras can generate temperatures up to 700 degrees C, causing the fluid to get as hot as 170 degrees C.

AAD stocks quality brand brake fluids in various container sizes. TRW and Protex Brake Fluids are premium Grade 3 Dot 4 fluids which are designed to handle both older and modern day vehicles.

Protex Fluid range includes:

  • Brake Assembly Fluids
  • Dot 3, 4 Brake Fluid and Silicon Fluid
  • Super Dot 4 Brake Fluid in 500ml, 5L and 20L
  • Brake Clean- 20 Litre drum only

Available in 500ml, 5 litre and 20 litre drums. All come in easy to pour containers and the different sizes suit all different needs.

TRW is the only Aftermarket manufacturer to produce every main component of the braking system. TRW supplies a world leading range of brake fluids, cleaners, mineral oils and greases. TRW produces braking products to TRW’s original Equipment OE specifications and only offer parts of the highest quality.

TRW fluid is available in a range of sizes from a small bottle to 20 litre drums. TRW’s extensive range of brake fluids caters for every type of vehicle. TRW branded brake fluids contain a complex blend of advanced lubricants, stabilisers, anti-oxidants and corrosion inhibitors. These ingredients minimise wear, maximise performance and ensure safe operation in ambient temperatures for -50c to +50c

  • TRW Dot 3- For vehicles with drum brakes front and rear, hydraulic clutch systems. Spec for late model ABS equipped Toyota vehicles (Please note Toyota will void your warranty if a Dot 3 fluid is not used)
  • TRW Dot 4 – For vehicles with disc brakes on front, drum brakes on rear, vehicles with disc brakes all-round. Suitable for vehicles with ABS.
  • TRW Racing Fluid – High Performance Brake Fluid especially developed for racing applications.
  • TRW brake cleaner is an essential choice for quicker, safer and easier braking repairs or servicing. Offering quick evaporation, and is CFC free, Biodegradable and safe on rubber components.TRW brake cleaner is available in a 500ml aerosol for your convenience.

Toledo Brake Fluid tester is also available.