Brake systems have come along in leaps and bounds since the early 2000’s, and, as such, a well maintained stock brake system should be adequate for keeping you out of trouble in day-to-day driving situations and even the occasional, unexpected emergency stop. However, when placed under the constant stress associated with repeated, high-speed braking, OE brake systems have the potential to fade, causing soft pedal feel, extended brake travel and reduced braking performance. Sparesbox understand how important good brakes are to performance oriented drivers, that’s why we’ve put together a selection of premium braking products to improve the stopping power of your vehicle.
Choosing the right brake parts can be daunting, the options are extensive and rather confusing, that’s why we’ve sorted through the clutter to make finding the right performance brake components easy. Sparesbox stocks a range of Performance Brake Pads, Performance Brake Rotors and Performance Brake Fluid, from world leading brands including Bendix, Brembo, Bosch, DBA, Ferodo, Motul, Project Mu, Remsa and TRW.
Why are Performance Brake Pads and Brake Rotors Important for Drivers?
Reduced brake performance or ‘brake fade’ is not only detrimental to lap times, it can also make your vehicle unpredictable and unsafe in performance driving situations. Extended pedal travel or the feeling of ‘soft brakes’ is your vehicles brakes crying out for a rest because they’ve being overworked and are overheating as a result.
Upgrading your vehicles Brake Pads is the simplest and most cost effective way to improve braking performance. The friction produced by brake pads is subject to change depending on temperature, humidity and pad wear, which means that brake pads engineered for street use will begin to fail when placed under constant stress, whereas brake pads contrived for higher operating temperatures will provide consistent performance when subject to constant braking.
While it may seem that all brake rotors are more or less the same, not all brake rotors are created equal. Some of the most common questions when upgrading brake rotors are, “What are Slotted Rotors?”, “What are Drilled Rotors?” and, of course, “Slotted vs. Vented Disc Rotors”.
Slotted Brake Rotors are the first step up in performance from traditional ‘smooth’ brake rotors. Slotted Brake Rotors are easily distinguishable as they have cuts or grooves along the face of the rotor, brake slots are designed to disperse gas and heat that builds up on the surface of brake rotors. DBA Street T2 Slotted Brake Rotors and DBA T3 Slotted Brake Rotors offer a significant increase in braking performance over smooth rotors and are the perfect performance upgrade for spirited driving and occasional track use.
Drilled Brake Rotors not only look awesome; they also offer a discernable increase in performance over your vehicles OE smooth brake rotors. Synonymous with high performance brake kits, Drilled Brake Rotors improve braking performance by allowing heat and gas to disperse from the surface of the rotor, improving brake consistency and brake performance.
Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotor Discs offer the best of both worlds. Designed to improve the look and performance of your brakes, Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotor Discs are the perfect rotor upgrade for performance and 4WD vehicles that require superior brake heat and brake gas dispersion. Neatly tucking behind your vehicles stock brake calipers, DBA X-Gold cross-drilled and slotted brake rotors offer next-level braking performance and will improve the appearance and stopping power of your vehicle.
Our Range of Performance Brake Parts
Sparesbox is pleased to offer Australian motorists an extensive range of Performance Brake Rotors and Performance Brake Pads from Bendix, Brembo, Ferodo, DBA and Project MU, suitable for a wide range of vehicles and applications.
To compliment your new Performance Brake setup, Sparesbox also stock Motul DOT 5.1, Motul RBF 600 and Motul RBF 660 Brake Fluid. Motul fully synthetic brake fluids have a higher boiling point than conventional brake fluid for improved brake performance in extreme driving conditions.