Engineered specifically for off-road conditions and heavy-duty use

It is common to add modifications to your 4WD. Whether it be new tyres, upgraded suspension, winches, snorkels, and so on, modifications can enhance your vehicle’s personality and increase your ability to take the hard road on your adventure.
But one common mistake people make is not accounting for the added weight of these modifications and how that affects your braking ability.
Braking in 4WD is paramount. You don’t want to get to the top of a long, slippery, and treacherous climb and not have 100 percent confidence that you can safely manoeuvre the descent.
You need to make sure that the brake pads are going to grip cleanly to the rotors and that the rotors continue to perform consistently, without overheating.
The extra heat and stress imposed by heavy-duty use mean that your brakes need to be in excellent condition to work flawlessly.
A fully loaded 4WD, navigating hours of steep inclines, declines, and off-road tracks can impose an enormous amount of heat on the braking system.
The brakes that come standard on your vehicle, while perfectly suitable for everyday driving, may not be built to cope with the intense heat that often comes with towing heavy loads or navigating steep hills. 
Furthermore, with most cars relying on ABS systems to control their vehicle down steep descent, the stress on your brakes can be extreme.
Add to the mix half a tonne of gear and mods weighing your vehicle down, and you may find that your current braking system is inadequate.
Instead of replacing, Protex says it might be wise to upgrade your existing braking system with better quality, built-for-the-job, 4WD components.
Protex Ultra 4WD range is engineered specifically for off-road conditions and heavy-duty use.
The high carbon formulation and unique vane designs on Protex Ultra 4WD rotors allow for efficient cooling to give you maximum stopping power at high braking temperatures.
Additionally, this thermal stability is important when driving through water crossings, as it reduces the risk of warping the rotors.
Protex Ultra 4WD comes with a six-slot design further improving stopping power and resistance to pad glazing.
Also featured is the Protex Ultracoat Z360 coating on the 4WD rotor range ensuring that your rotors are equipped for distances with anti-corrosion protection.
Protex says that coupled with Ultra 4WD brakes pads, you will have peace of mind that your brakes are designed to withstand the challenging conditions of Australia’s tough terrain.

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