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Performance Brakes, Pads, Rotors

Big Brake Kits, Brake Pads, Drilled & Slotted Rotors, Calipers, Brake Lines

The top race car drivers know that going fast is more than just camshafts, valves, and pistons, it’s also about brake pads, calipers and rotors. Good brakes are just as important as a powerful engine. Performance brakes provide shorter stopping distances, so the driver can spend more time on the gas for lower elapsed times, and performance brakes won’t fade, so the brakes work just as well at the end of the race as they did at the beginning.

Brake Kits

Whether you’re building a race car or just want better braking performance on your street car, we have the brake kits and individual components you need. Our brake kits include drilled and/or slotted rotors, multi-piston calipers, brake pads with application specific friction material, and may include braided steel brake lines. We can also supply you with these parts separately, as well as master cylinders, brake boosters, and parking brakes.

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Performance brake rotors are drilled and/or slotted to disperse heat, so the rotor runs cooler. Holes and slots also expel water, for optimal pad contact in the rain, and they vent gasses from the brake pads to reduce brake fade and increase pad life. We offer rotors in standard and larger than stock sizes in one-piece design and two-piece with lightweight aluminum center construction. Most have curved and directional internal vanes to maximize airflow for cooling. Our brake pads come in a myriad of organic, ceramic, and metallic compounds, so you can get the material that’s ideally suited to your needs.

Brake Kits

We aim to provide our customers with the finest Performance Brakes, Pads, Rotors the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Brembo, EBC Brakes, PowerStop, Hawk, Wilwood, Chrome Brakes, Baer, DBA, Akebono, KSport, Centric, MGP, TeraFlex, Alloy USA, ARK Performance, Permatex, Loctite, STP the Performance Brakes, Pads, Rotors we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability.

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We offer both direct replacement calipers, and for the ultimate in performance, fixed calipers with multiple opposed pistons on each side of the brake disc. Both are made from lightweight aluminum. Fixed calipers transfer pressure to the brake pads more efficiently than the typical OE floating calipers, and multiple pistons apply more even pressure to the pads. Performance calipers often have larger pistons, which can provide more clamping pressure. Many calipers with 6 or more pistons have bore sizes that increase in size from front to rear, to keep the brake pad flat against the rotor and prevent pad taper.

Baer Brake Kits

One of the easiest upgrades you can make to your brake system is replacing the stock rubber brake hoses with stainless steel. Stainless steel brake hoses have a Teflon inner hose with a braided stainless steel covering. This construction prevents expansion when the hose is pressurized, eliminating the mushy pedal feel that you can experience with ordinary rubber hoses, especially when the brake fluid temperature is elevated under performance driving conditions. The stainless steel also provides better protection against debris and abrasion, and provides a much better appearance as well.

Brake Kits

When building a race car and using calipers with different piston bores, the master cylinder bore diameter may also need to be changed to maintain proper pedal travel. Space is often at a premium on racing vehicles and the master cylinder may have to be smaller in size or mounted in a different location. We offer a large selection of master cylinders so you can get the one that’s best for your application, including tandem master cylinders, compact remote flange mount master cylinders, high volume master cylinders, and master cylinders designed for remote reservoirs.


Brake fluid is one of the most important components of a high performance brake system. Ordinary DOT 3 fluid does not have a high enough boiling point for performance use and even lesser grades of DOT 4 fluid can be too hygroscopic and attract moisture, which lowers the boiling point. The high performance fluid we offer has been tested to 626°F, it has low moisture affinity, and resists aeration and compressibility to maintain firm pedal feel. We also offer DOT 5 silicone fluid for classic and show cars, which won’t harm paint if spilled. DOT 5 should not be used for racing.

Guides & Articles
If you have owned a car or truck for more than a few months, you are undoubtedly aware that your vehicle's brakes occasionally need replacing. Let's face it, we can be hard on our brakes. Highway speeds, stop-and-go traffic, and heavy cargo loads are some of the more significant factors which increase brake wear.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to the specific tools designed to be used when replacing brake components and servicing your brake system. Having the right tools BEFORE you start working on your vehicle makes these types of jobs quick, easy, and doable for the home mechanic. It also prevents having to put things back together before the job is finished...
Disc brake rotors (aka 'rotors') are the actual discs that brake pads clamp onto, creating friction that slows a vehicle. Disc brake rotors bolt on over the axle hub and contain holes that allow wheel mounting bolts to pass through and rotate with the wheels. Since there are many rotor styles and designs specially created for every budget and need, we’ve listed...
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2009 Buick Lucerne
| Posted by | (Colfax, IA)

Rotors look great & the pads stop great! Just wish they had been shipped together. Very hard to find someone to investigate the shipping problem. Otherwise, excellent price for excellent stopping power. Will continue using CARiD in the future!

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