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Brake Performance Upgrades

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Brake Cooling

If you track your car and experience brake fade, perhaps it's time to get more air on those front rotors!
Turner Motorsport Brake Duct Hose Kit
If you are adding fully functional brake ducts to your track or race car, this hose kit is a must. It includes two 4 foot lengths of high-temp duct hose and 4 appropriate sized hose clamps. This is the same duct hose used in Turner Motorsport's championship winning BMW race cars. This is the best suited and highest quality hose for the job.

Carbon Brake Backing Plates

The Turner Motorsport's carbon brake backing plates are made of pure carbon with Kevlar for reinforcement and high temperature resin. Their unique design is optimized to allow the air to flow directly to the rotor with no impedance and weigh a considerable amount less compared to competing products. When flow tested compared to a competitor's product, the TMS ducts flowed twice as much. This greatly reduces the chance of brake fade, boiling the brake fluid, and wear and tear on your brake components. The manufacturer is an experienced known composite company that works with many ALMS race teams. Installation is easy as it does not require removal of the wheel bearing.

StopTech Big Brake Kits

StopTech Big Brake Kits exceed stock performance in two key areas: First, larger rotors increase heat capacity, allowing a driver to brake harder stop-after-stop with reduced chance of fade. Second, stiffer calipers and stainless steel lines reduce system compliance, providing consistent pedal feel and confidence-inspiring responsiveness.

The key, however, is to increase heat capacity and reduce compliance without upsetting a vehicle's stock front-to-rear brake torque ratio. That is why StopTech developed the Balanced Brake Upgrade design philosophy, which precisely apportions front and rear braking resources while factoring in vehicle weight transfer under braking.

Every StopTech Balanced Big Brake Kit is engineered to produce that optimal balance using caliper bores and pistons specifically selected and tested for each vehicle application. This is what sets StopTech apart from off-the-shelf solutions.

In contrast, a brake upgrade that adds too much front torque (as many do), will reduce your car's ability to maximize the traction available from all four tires, robbing you of performance. In addition, a system that uses too many pistons or pistons that are too large will make the brake pedal much more difficult to modulate, limiting a driver's control of brake input.

Features and Benefits:

  • Balanced Brake Upgrades with optimum brake bias offer the shortest stopping distance with the best pedal feel.

  • Patented AeroRotors offer the best airflow available for better cooling, less fade and longer rotor and pad life.

  • StopTech provides the stiffest fully-forged aftermarket calipers with patented, removable bridges that provide better clamping under hard braking and less pad taper.

  • StopTech Big Brake Kit components are made in the USA in a 70,000 square foot California manufacturing, engineering, and R&D center.

Every StopTech Big Brake Kit includes:

  • Fully Forged 2-piece, opposed piston caliper
    • StopTech calipers are available in 6-piston, 4-piston and 2-piston configurations
    • StopTech 2-piece calipers have the lowest amount of flex and delection among 2 of the leading caliper models
    • StopTech caliper finish is a glossy high temperature paint available in red, black, silver, blue, yellow, gold as well as a natural anodized coating

  • 1-piece Sport Rotors or 2-piece AeroRotors
    • StopTech Sport Rotors are direct replacements for factory discs and offer improved cooling, and feature a durable black e-coating on the hat of the rotor to prevent corrosion.
    • StopTech's patented AeroRotors are 2-piece replacement rotors featuring a billet aluminum AeroHat and AeroRotor friction ring. These rotors feature a patented AeroVane optimal cooling vane design to improve rotor airflow, cooling and heat capacity. This improved directional design minimizes turbulence and flows up to 61% more air than any rotor tested. Better airflow means better cooling and less fade.

  • Hard Anodized 6061-T6 Billet aluminum Mounting Brackets with Stainless Steel Studs
    • Application specific design for precise and proper fitment

  • StopTech Stainless Steel Brake Line Kits
    • Braided stainless steel lines reduce system compliance and improve brake pedal feel and modulation
    • StopTech's Stainless Steel Brake Lines are D.O.T. compliant and designed to fit your vehicle

  • StopTech Street Performance Brake Pads
    • StopTech Street Performance Pads are intended for high performance street driving as well as light duty track use
    • Low dust formulation is rotor friendly and leaves wheels cleaner
    • Scorched to raise initial cold effectiveness and ease bed-in
StopTech 2-Piece AeroRotor BBK

StopTech AeroRotor Rings

The patented 2-piece AeroRotor assembly uses uniquely designed and patented AeroVanes inside the disc to optimize airflow through the rotor. This improved directional design minimizes turbulence and flows up to 61 percent more air than any other rotor tested. The result is up to 80 percent better airflow over original equipment rotors and 10-30 percent better airflow than other directional vane racing rotors currently available. Better airflow equals better cooling, and better cooling means less fade and better overall brake system performance.

StopTech AeroRotors also feature a proprietary alloy chemistry. By adding molybdenum to the gray iron, carefully targeting a narrow range of hardness and tensile strength values, and controlling the cooling rate of the rotor after casting, StopTech produces a friction ring with added crack resistance as well as improved functionality.

It is crucial to check the vehicle and the parts on the vehicle to make sure that the brakes will fit.


StopTech Touring BBK
StopTech Touring Kits offer the best performance from a 1-piece rotor upgrade system. Designed for street driven production vehicles, Touring Kits include the same forged 2-piece calipers as the StopTech Big Brake Kits, as well as StopTech Stainless Steel Brake Lines, StopTech Street Performance Brake Pads, application-specific caliper brackets and hardware. The difference is in the use of larger than stock 1-piece rotors, which offer the most value to those seeking better performance than their factory setup.
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