how to improve your cars braking performance

how to improve your cars braking performance

Need a brake upgrade? We are your best bet.

An upgrade to the brake systems on your car is one of the most prudent performance modifications you can buy, and it can be one of the most satisfying. As drivers, we may not be able to put the pedal to the metal that often, but we have to use the brakes every time you drive. An upgraded braking system will result in more confident and smoother stops, as well as reduced brake fade and better all-around performance. There are three main ways to upgrade your vehicle’s braking system: purchasing upgraded components for your car’s stock system, swapping your stock brakes for superior brakes from a compatible vehicle or converting your vehicles braking system using an aftermarket performance kit.

Upgrading components.

There are now a variety of upgraded brake components available for virtually any car on the road. Drilling or slotted rotors help ventilate the gases generated by breaking away from the friction surfaces, allowing more surface contact and thus producing more braking power. Performance brake pads are manufactured using components that are able to create more friction and are more resistant to heat than conventional brake pads. This increases braking performance under of conditions as well variety of conditions as well. Another good choice is braided steel brake lines. These reduce expansion in the braking system which increases hydraulic pressure and increases braking response. These types of upgrades can increase the performance of a stock braking system considerably, and they are often available at a relatively low price. Upgrading the components of your stock braking system is generally the most affordable option when it comes to upgrading your brakes system.

Swapping your brakes.

Another popular option when it comes to breaking upgrades is swapping out the brake system on your car for a superior one from another vehicle. One of the most common swaps is a replacement of rear drum brakes with rear discs that were available equipment on a car of a different trim level. Another is swapping in brakes of a larger diameter that were available in a separate vehicle. To find information about what types of swaps are compatible and beneficial for your car forums are a good place to start. Lots car owners use forums like this to trade information about different upgrades available for their vehicles, and there may even be a section devoted entirely to information about increasing braking performance. While this type of a swap can dramatically improve the braking performance of your vehicle, it is a much more involved process. It may be a good idea to have a licensed mechanic do the work for you.

Full system upgrades.

The most comprehensive performance modification available is complete system upgrades from companies. These upgrades are very vehicle specific and often include performance enhancers such as drilled slotted or larger size rotors, braided steel brake lines, and multiple piston calipers. They are also the most expensive option in the most difficult to install.

At Canadian Super Shop. We offer a broad range of high-performance choices to meet our customer’s extensive upgrade requirements. Check with our knowledgeable staff regarding brake upgrades as we provide a variety of options to meet your driving style, and budget from high-performance brake pads and high-performance brake rotors available in drilled or slotted or drilled/lauded slotted in dimpled to diamond slotted that include high-performance rotors, pads, stainless steel brake lines and calipers.

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