With Lindsay Lohan securely tucked away behind bars, the streets are safe once again…relatively speaking at least. But without the dwindling shenanigans of the Hollywood elite to keep on top of, the highway patrol will now have the time it needs to focus on the rest of us. Not good news if you're a little heavy on the gas pedal. Make sure you can slow down when you need to with performance brakes like those found in Camaro brakes, Dodge Ram brakes and a wide variety of other vehicle-specific performance brakes, custom tailored to your make, model and year.
When it comes to upgrading your brake system, one of the most effective components would have to be the brake pads. Forged from special compounds, they provide more effective heat transfer, resulting in less wear than their factory counterparts. Performance brake pads cool faster and are therefore proven to last longer and operate virtually silent, generating a level of sound outside the range of human hearing. In addition, the dust they create is lighter in color than the black, chalky stuff belched out by their stock counterparts. This provides the added benefit of keeping those chrome wheels polished to a high sheen and free of the discoloration produced by standard brake residue.
Other than the brake pads, performance-grade rotors are the second-most important component of any brake system, simply because they facilitate a more rapid cooling of the brakes. And as any racecar driver will tell you, hot brakes can quickly lead to disaster. Also known as "brake fade," brakes often become soft or non-responsive after driving long distances or braking down a steep decline, heating up as a result of the extra demands placed on them by performance driving. But high-quality brake rotors, like those manufactured by EBC brakes, keep the temperatures in check, promoting a more efficient cooling of the braking surface which translates to increased performance and added bite.
Although you may never set one wheel on the track, almost everyone drives in wet weather. And that's where brake rotors are most effective. They channel water away from the braking surface and allow it to pass more freely through the holes, adding significantly to overall performance by preventing the loss of braking power that accompanies waterlogged brakes.
The final key component when upgrading your brake system is a set of heavy-duty brake lines. Unlike brake pads and brake rotors, brake lines are left exposed to the open road and are often damaged or punctured by rocks, sticks and other debris as a result. Damaged brake lines cause a lessened and sometimes complete lack of brake response due to a shortage of hydraulic fluid in the brake system. Unlike those flimsy rubber stock hoses, performance brake lines are manufactured from stainless steel, resisting corrosion and abrasion while also providing an enhanced pedal-feel.
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