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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 upgrades.

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 produce a 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.  See: Track testing write-up

StopTech big brake kits are available with red or black calipers standard.  Silver, gold, blue or yellow 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.  Click here for our Trophy brakes announcement in our latest magazine ad.

Will 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, click here: 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 12.9" brake kit with ST-40 4-piston calipers, floating 328x28mm AeroRotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads

$1995

83-836-4300

Front 13" brake kit with ST-40 4-piston calipers, floating 332x32mm AeroRotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads

$2095

83-836-4600

Front 14" brake kit with ST-40 4-piston calipers, floating 355x32mm AeroRotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads

$2495

83-836-4700

Front 14" brake kit with ST-60 6-piston calipers, floating 355x32mm AeroRotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads

$2995

83-836-6700

Rear 12.9" brake kit with ST-22 2-piston calipers, floating 328x28mm rotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads

$2295

83-836-0023

Front 13" Trophy Sport brake kit with ST-40 4-piston lightweight calipers, floating 332x32mm AeroRotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads.  Calipers and hats are natural anodized finish for extreme heat resistance.  Dust boots included for street use.

$2845

83-836-4600-R1

Front 14" Trophy Sport brake kit with ST-40 4-piston lightweight calipers, floating 355x32mm AeroRotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads.  Calipers and hats are natural anodized finish for extreme heat resistance.  Dust boots included for street use.

$3245

83-836-4700-R1

Front 14" Trophy Sport brake kit with ST-60 6-piston lightweight calipers, floating 355x32mm AeroRotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads.  Calipers and hats are natural anodized finish for extreme heat resistance.  Dust boots included for street use.

$3745

83-836-6700-R1

Rear 12.9" Trophy Sport brake kit with ST-22 2-piston lightweight calipers, floating 328x28mm rotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and high performance street pads.  Calipers and hats are natural anodized finish for extreme heat resistance. Dust boots included for street use.

$3045

83-836-0023-R1

 

Centric Premium rotors are identical in dimensions to the factory originals.  During assembly, rotors are straddle cut for the most accurate machining, then double disc ground for optimum parallelism, minimal runout, and near zero thickness variation.  A non-directional finish is applied for better initial pad bedding.  All surfaces, including the hat, are machined and non-swept surfaces are electrostatically coated with a durable, black finish for corrosion protection and good looks.  Finally, rotors are computer mill balanced to incredibly tight tolerances.  You won't find better replacement rotors anywhere.  Click here for video with more product details. 

Centric Premium High Carbon rotors utilize an advanced metallurgy that reduces pad squeal. The proprietary Molybdenum and Chromium alloy resists rotor cracking during heavy track use and increases the friction level, improving brake performance and stopping power. Increased Chromium and Carbon content is also more resistant to surface oxidation.  For some applications, directional internal cooling vanes are used for improved cooling over the straight-vane factory rotors.

StopTech Sport rotors offer the advantages of Centric Premium High Carbon rotors, with the addition of slotting and/or drilling for higher bite and friction and more consistent brake pad performance over the pad lifetime.

How to choose between them?  Slotted rotors provide additional bite and maintain consistent friction level over the life of your pads.  These are ideal for aggressive street and even road racing applications.  Slotted and drilled rotors offer even more bite and stunning looks, but should be used on the street and not for racing.  If you want slotted or slotted and drilled rotors and there is no pricing listed below, send an inquiry to orders@zeckhausen.com and we can let you know if they are available.  Or check our on-line store, which has many more vehicle listings:  STORE

Make sure you install your rotors properly.  See: How to Properly Install Plain, Slotted or Drilled Rotors

(Centric Parts is the parent company of StopTech .  StopTech rotors start as Centric High Carbon blanks and are machined in the USA on computer-controlled milling machines.)

To obtain information about any rotor, click on the part number (if a link is present) for details, including rotor drawings, replacement thickness, critical dimensions, and weight.

To order, click here: and locate your vehicle brand along the left side of the store page.  Or call us Monday - Friday at (800)222-8893 x1 for help selecting the proper parts.

Centric Premium Rotors

Front 294mm x 24mm 1-piece vented rotors

Rear 290mm x 10mm 1-piece solid rotors

$64 Each

$56 Each

120.47018

120.47017

StopTech Sport Slotted Rotors

Front 294mm x 24mm 1-piece vented rotors

Rear 290mm x 10mm 1-piece solid rotors

$106 Each

$78 Each

126.47018SL

126.47018SR

126.47017SL

126.47017SR

 

 

High-Performance Brake Pads

Instructions for bedding in new brake pads

To order pads, click here: and then locate your vehicle along the left side of the on-line store page.  Or, feel free to call us at (800)222-8893 x1 for help selecting the proper parts. 

(Click here to order brake fluid!)

2001 Outback Models only

StopTech Street Performance brake pads offer an unusual combination of good bite, low noise, and extremely wide temperature range, making them ideal as "dual use" street to medium track pads. Included with StopTech big brake kits and available for most OEM calipers.  Zeckhausen Racing's preferred high performance street pads for aggressive drivers.

F-$65

R-$57

63-309-0721

63-309-0770

Centric Posi Quiet Extended Wear pads offer a stable friction level across a wide temperature range. Low dust, long pad & rotor life, low noise, w/OE designed shims to reduce pad vibration and squeal.  Not a track pad.

F-$39

R-$31

63-106-0721

63-106-0770

Hawk HPS high performance street pads have low dust, low noise, and low rotor wear.  Slightly higher in friction level than Hawk Ceramic pads with a similar MOT of around 750 degrees F.  Not recommended for track use, as their friction level falls off rapidly when the MOT is exceeded.

F-$101

R-$84

63-410-0721

63-410-0770

Hawk Performance Ceramic street pads have extremely low dust, low noise, and low rotor wear.  These represent the latest technology in street friction.  Not for track use.

F-$105

R-$88

63-443-0721

63-443-0770

Hawk HP PLUS high performance street pads have moderate dust, moderate rotor wear, very high initial bite and a Maximum Operating Temperature (MOT) slightly higher than Hawk HPS.  They tend to be noisy, often squealing under light braking, although proper bedding can help.  Ideal for autocross and may be used for track days on lower horsepower cars.  Not recommended for heavy track use, as friction level falls off rapidly when MOT is exceeded.

F-$167

R-$118

63-420-0721

63-420-0770

2002-2004 Outback Models

StopTech Street Performance brake pads offer an unusual combination of good bite, low noise, and extremely wide temperature range, making them ideal as "dual use" street to medium track pads. Included with StopTech big brake kits and available for most OEM calipers.  Zeckhausen Racing's preferred high performance street pads for aggressive drivers.

F-$75

R-$57

63-309-0929

63-309-0770

Axxis Deluxe Advanced street pads (formerly called Deluxe Plus) are ideal if you are looking for a low dust pad that is quiet and rotor friendly, yet has enough fade resistance for performance cars.  These ceramic-enhanced organic pads work well up to 716 F, similar to OEM pads.

F-$48

R-$21

63-213-0929

63-213-0770

Centric Posi Quiet Extended Wear pads offer a stable friction level across a wide temperature range. Low dust, long pad & rotor life, low noise, w/OE designed shims to reduce pad vibration and squeal.  Not a track pad.

F-$64

R-$31

63-106-0929

63-106-0770

Hawk HPS high performance street pads have low dust, low noise, and low rotor wear.  Slightly higher in friction level than Hawk Ceramic pads with a similar MOT of around 750 degrees F.  Not recommended for track use, as their friction level falls off rapidly when the MOT is exceeded.

F-$95

R-$84

63-410-0929

63-410-0770

Hawk Performance Ceramic street pads have extremely low dust, low noise, and low rotor wear.  These represent the latest technology in street friction.  Not for track use.

F-$100

R-$88

63-443-0929

63-443-0770

Hawk HP PLUS high performance street pads have moderate dust, moderate rotor wear, very high initial bite and a Maximum Operating Temperature (MOT) slightly higher than Hawk HPS.  They tend to be noisy, often squealing under light braking, although proper bedding can help.  Ideal for autocross and may be used for track days on lower horsepower cars.  Not recommended for heavy track use, as friction level falls off rapidly when MOT is exceeded.

F-$130

R-$118

63-420-0929

63-420-0770

 

Performance, All-Season, 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 (888)541-1777 x362.

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