5000 Series rotors by DBA are engineered for the true enthusiast. The 5000 Series uses a two-piece design with a light weight aircraft grade aluminum center hat and steel rotor. Having an aluminum hat reduces overall weight by a significant amount. DBA 5000 Series rotors feature Thermal Stability Profiling (TSP) for improved heat handling. TSP enhances the micro-structure of the rotor material providing greater thermal stability. Increasing the thermal stability allows your DBA rotors to take more heat, making them more stable under heavy, frequent braking. DBA rotors with TSP will, ultimately, improve brake pad and rotor life.
Thermo-Graphic paint markings on the edge of DBA's 5000 Series rotor change color at specific temperature thresholds allowing you to check your braking performance quickly and easily. Green changes to white at 856°F, orange will change to yellow at 1022°F and the red will change to white after 1166°F. Ideal braking temperatures are between 850°F and 1000°F (so the green will become white and the orange and red are unchanged).