After tyres, brakes are some of the most important areas of a car to look at when it comes to modifications. Even high spec performance cars can be slightly underspeced in this area once you start driving on track or putting more power into the car and getting the brakes hot. With the right combination of parts, you will still have a brake pedal you can trust long after the original set-up has faded. You can also enjoy much better initial pedal feel. Your factory pads will probably have been designed to be economical for normal driving and won’t necessarily perform all that well once hot. An aftermarket pad will typically offer increased bite and higher maximum operating temperatures, both important for performance driving. The next step is an uprated brake disc.
A performance brake disc with a surface designed to keep the surface of the pad clean and allow hot gases to escape is a great complement to an uprated pad. Braided brake lines will make sure no braking force is lost to bulging or worn brake lines. As brake fluid ages, it absorbs water, so replacing your existing brake fluid with a suitable replacement or an uprated fluid with a higher boiling point are also advised. The ultimate upgrade is a complete Big Brake Kit. A Big Brake Kit is a full overhaul of your car’s brakes. It features all of the above, plus much bigger calipers which allow everything to be scaled up. This helps hugely with heat dissipation and stopping power.