Big Brake Kit Upgrades
Big brake kits are aftermarket replacement brake systems which offer improved stopping power over OEM brake systems. Big brake kits typically include larger rotors, calipers, and often stainless steel brake lines. The main goal of a big brake kit is to improve stopping power; however, many vehicle owners choose to upgrade their brakes with a big brake kit after they install aftermarket wheels – where the rotors and calipers become more exposed. Big brake kits give an aggressive look of performance that not only is beneficial functionally, but also stylistically.
Performance Brake Rotor Upgrades – Slotted & Drilled Rotors
Performance rotors (also know as slotted or drilled) are a great way to enhance the performance of your vehicle’s OEM brake system, and add an aggressive look to your brakes. Functionally, performance rotors clean your brake pads, giver more bite, and let gasses and water escape during braking better than factory non-performance rotors. So what’s the difference between a drilled rotor and a slotted rotor? The difference is most evident when the brakes are being used in demanding circumstances. Drilled rotors look great and work great for normal driving circumstances (where they are best recommended), but for high demand braking for activities such as racing and towing, slotted rotors offer the best performance and are therefore recommended (when applicable).
Brake Caliper Painting
Caliper painting is a great, inexpensive way to add style to your vehicle, especially for vehicles with aftermarket wheels (where the calipers are well exposed). The most popular colors to paint calipers are red, yellow, or black; however, virtually any color can be used in the caliper painting process. Toy Motorsports uses high temperature commercial brake paints when painting calipers, which are capable of withstanding temperatures up to 980 degrees Fahrenheit.