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Why Upgrade your Brakes?
Big brakes give your car greater resistance to fade by absorbing and
shedding heat more efficiently. Racers upgrade because stock brakes were
designed for a single stop from high speed, not repeated slow-downs with little
time in between to cool off. For fade resistance, size really does matter.
On the street, fixed-mount, multi-piston calipers give a firmer pedal and
quicker reaction time in panic stops. As little as 0.2 second reduction in
reaction time can translate into 21 feet of stopping distance at 70 mph.
Reaction time is not as important to racers who can compensate by braking
earlier. But on the street, in an unexpected stop, quicker reaction time
can save your life. You don't need to be a racer to benefit from brake
If you track or autocross
your car regularly, your stock brakes are probably not up to the task.
You can start off with better brake fluid, more aggressive brake pads, cooling
ducts, and stainless braided brake lines. But as you
progress from novice to intermediate skill level and beyond, carrying more
speed into the braking zones, your track events will become characterized by
boiling brake fluid, sinking brake pedal, and pad fade. Losing confidence in your brakes
takes the fun out of a track event. Big brake upgrades allow you to dive deeper into the braking zone and
brake harder than you ever thought possible.
Big Brake Kits
StopTech big brake kits
are designed for each vehicle with optimum front-to-rear brake torque balance, resulting in
the shortest possible stopping distance of any aftermarket brake upgrade and total compatibility with ABS and electronic stability control.
Fixed-mount, multi-piston calipers
firmer pedal feel and quicker reaction time than stock brakes in panic stops. Every StopTech
application is track tested and fine-tuned as part of the development process.
StopTech is the only major big brake kit manufacturer to use
application-specific caliper piston sizing.
Track testing write-up
StopTech big brake kits
are available with red or black calipers standard. Silver, gold, blue
calipers are available at no additional cost and add about 30 days to the
delivery date. Slotted or drilled rotors are available. Drilled rotors are recommended for the
street, while slotted rotors may be used for street or racing. For
vehicles driven where salt or chemicals are used to melt snow and ice,
optional zinc plated rotors are recommended. Add $100 to the price of
any kit for zinc plating.
StopTech's ultra-high end
Trophy Sport and Trophy Race brake systems are now available.
20% lighter calipers and extreme heat resistant natural anodized finish for
heavy racing applications.
here for our Trophy brakes announcement in our latest magazine ad.
your wheels clear a StopTech big brake kit?
Click here for a comprehensive set of wheel
fitment templates and instructions for using them.
Click Here for Replacement parts for your StopTech big brake kit
To purchase a StopTech brake kit on-line,
and enter the part number
into the Product Finder, or
simply click on your make, model, and year car for a complete listing.
Or feel free to call us at (800)222-8893 x1 for help selecting the proper
big brake kit
for your needs.
Front 14" brake kit with 4-piston
calipers and floating 355mm x 32mm rotors,
includes hub with ABS ring. Customer must specify 12mm or 14mm studs.
Vehicles manufactured 1997-3/18/2002
and Winter Tires
Besides brakes, tires are the
most important component in determining stopping distance. It's literally
where the rubber meets the road. Selecting the right tire for your driving
conditions can make a tremendous difference. For example, if you live in
Florida or southern California and are driving on all-season tires, you are
leaving huge performance gains on the table! A good set of summer-only
performance tires can literally transform the handling and braking capabilities
of your car. In fact, if your goal is to minimize stopping distance,
you're better off going to Tire Rack's web site and buying tires first, before
spending any money here on better brakes!
For the best selection and
prices, we recommend Tire Rack.
From Maximum Performance tires to All Season tires to Snow Tires, Tire Rack has
it all. Tire Rack also offers wheel and tire packages and can even tell
you which wheels will clear your StopTech big brake upgrade. Click the
Tire Rack icon below for your best deal on wheels and tires.
For wheel fitment information
for cars equipped with StopTech or other big brake kits, contact Luke Pavlick at