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Your factory brakes are OK for cruising and commuting, but when you push your car hard on twisty roads or at the track, or pull a trailer with your truck over mountainous terrain, you can quickly find out they don’t provide the stopping power you need. Upgrading your brake pads can help, but for a real difference in braking, with shorter stopping distances and a consistently firm pedal with less brake fade, you need a performance brake kit.

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Our performance brake kits consist of components engineered to work together, in sizes and materials specially designed to provide optimal braking performance for each specific application. From a basic pad and rotor upgrade to the ultimate in braking performance - exotic floating carbon ceramic rotors with lightweight billet aluminum multi-piston monobloc calipers - we have performance brake kits for every application and budget.

The core components of each kit are a set of performance brake rotors paired with metallic or ceramic application specific friction compound brake pads. They’re constructed of materials like high carbon content or high silicon content cast iron or carbon ceramic to dissipate heat and remain true at high temperatures, and most are drilled and/or slotted to vent heat, water, and pad gasses. Stock size and larger diameters are available to provide more braking force, and some rotors are two-piece with lightweight aluminum center sections. Floating rotors allow the friction surface to expand independent of the mounting area.

Many of our performance brake kits include lightweight aluminum multi-piston calipers. Most of these calipers are two-piece or billet aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with up to 8 pistons. They’re lighter and flex much less than factory calipers, so all the hydraulic force is applied to the brake pads, and fixed calipers provide more even pressure to both sides of the brake rotor for better braking force. Some multi-piston calipers have staggered piston sizes to provide more even pad wear, and some are available powder coated in your choice of colors to perfectly complement drilled and slotted rotors and custom wheels.

In addition to the above, braided stainless steel brake lines are supplied with many kits. These lines prevent the hose expansion and mushy brake pedal that can occur with ordinary rubber hoses, especially when the brake fluid gets hot. They combine with the kit’s rigid calipers to ensure all available hydraulic pressure is directed to the caliper pistons for optimal friction material application and better braking response and pedal feel. Last but certainly not least, each kit includes application specific hardware where required, to ensure precise fitment of each brake kit component and easy installation.

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  • Performance Parts
    The brake pads which were installed on your car or truck when it was new are "fine" - fine for the average Joe who is driving an unmodified vehicle. But YOU, the auto enthusiast, you know better. You have made various drivetrain mods, or have converted your truck into a towing rig. You've added bigger wheels and tires and now want brakes which won't leave such a mess on the shiny rims. You recognize that you need to improve the "stop" to accompany the "go". The first, and easiest, item to move up to is a set of performance brake pads.
  • Performance Parts
    Whether you're looking to replace worn brake pads and rotors or delving into more detailed brake repairs or upgrades that involve new calipers, proportioning valves, master cylinders, vacuum boosters, and more, you will come across a lot of different terminology when it comes to brake components. Depending on your knowledge and experience, a lot of these terms may be elementary. However, because many of them use similar words but represent completely different things, we've created this glossary to help you understand exactly what you need, and what you don't.
  • Performance Parts
    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 because a tool needs to be purchased. Owning the right tools and doing the job yourself will save you hundreds of dollars by sparing you a visit to the repair shop – and much more over the course of a lifetime of brake work.
  • Performance Parts
    Squealing noise upon brake application is actually caused by a high-frequency vibration of metal rotors, drums, or brake pad backing plates. Excess corrosion that forms over time on non-contact, outer perimeter areas of rotors and drums is a prime cause because rust is looser and less dense in nature – therefore, more likely to create resonation.
  • Performance Parts
    If you've had to replace brake pads or rotors on modern vehicles, you know how expensive the parts and labor can be. Because extending your brake pad life puts real money back into your pocket, we offer some tips for those who are interested in doing just that. While it's a general rule that brake pads designed with aggressive grip levels and performance driving will result in faster wear, the following suggestions will help you extend your brake life significantly no matter what type of brakes you have on your vehicle.

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4.3 of 5
2008 Toyota Tundra / Posted by Greg (Ruston, LA) /

The only problem I have, is product could have been packed better. Brake pads were loose in packing box causing one of the grease packs to bust, freeze was all over everything.

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