Stoptech Brakes

General Benefits of Big Brake Kits

  

Big Brake Kits give your vehicle that Supercar look and feel, and exceed stock performance in two areas. First, larger rotors increase heat capacity. Second, stiffer calipers and stainless steel lines reduce system compliance.

The key, however, is to increase heat capacity and reduce compliance without upsetting the stock front to rear brake torque ratio. If the brake upgrade you select adds too much front torque (as many do), you reduce your car's ability to utilize the tractive capacity of all of the tires to the maximum practical extent (even on ABS equipped cars) and you therefore create performance sacrifices. In addition, too many pistons or pistons that are too large will make the brake pedal much more difficult to modulate, which limits a driver's control of brake input on the race track.

Advantages of StopTech over other brake upgrades:

  • Shorter Stopping Distances
  • Better Brake Modulation
  • Firmer Brake Pedal
  • Less Brake Fade

Feature Benefit Summary:

  • Balanced Brake Upgrades™ with optimum brake bias offer the shortest stopping distance with the best pedal feel
  • Our patented AeroRotors with the best airflow available result in better cooling, less fade and longer pad/rotor life
  • Stiffest aftermarket calipers with patented bridge result in better clamping under hard braking and less pad taper
  • Track testing of new applications ensures optimum performance

 

StopTech Downloads & Tech Info 

2014 Catalog Physics of Braking Systems Racecar Data Sheet
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Project E39 M5 - Stopping the Ultimate Driving Machine

Aside ensuring all stock braking components are in tip top shape before we start on the inevitable road of power and handling mods, we will also be making a few improvements to the already well engineered braking system of our new/used Bavarian fun machine.

 

Project FR-S - Interim Progress Report

During the Motivicity Ticket to Ride Showdown we had the opportunity to take our Project FR-S through its paces and see how it compared to some other modified cars.Come take a look at how our modifications, including a StopTech Trophy System, improved our Project's performance.

 

Project FR-S - Stopping Power with StopTech Brakes

With our sticky tires and anticipation for our upcoming supercharger, we knew we would have to address our FR-S' braking soon. We took care of any and all braking shortcomings with a 4-wheel StopTech Trophy kit. The StopTech Trophy Sport system has amazed us with excellent braking power, good pedal feel and great brake balance when we've used it in our other Project vehicles.

 

Project E36 323is: Front Big Brake Ki & Rear Sport Kit

Next up on our 323is Project is giving it more grip and better braking. Stopping distances will almost always come down the moment you put good rubber on a car, but for short and repeatable braking, you want to maximize the braking system itself, and that's where StopTech brakes come in.

 

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Refresh Your Brakes With StopTech's Sport Kit

Do you have a car that sees sporting driving, but not necessarily track use? Or perhaps you don't do braking intensive driving events like drifting or autocross and don't want to have the expense of a big brake system but could still stand to upgrade your brakes.  A simple solution exists for you!

 

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Project GD STI - Getting it Slowed Down with StopTech

The Subaru GD STI comes with pretty good brakes from the factory. This means we would have to be careful when it comes to modding them as it would be easy to worsen the performance with a poorly engineered brake upgrade. We selected Stoptech's Trophy STR big brake kit.

 

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Project 350Z - Improving the Brakes with StopTech

More grip means more speed, more speed and more grip results in a greater demand on the brake system.  Our project 350Z was so seriously short of stopping power, the stock brakes were fading away within a couple of laps.

 

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Inside Look - StopTech World Challenge Porsche 911 GT3

Follow us as we take a close look at one of the many purebreds GMG looks after in its 15,000 square foot stable -  the Pirelli World Challenge GT #4 StopTech Porsche 911 GT3, driven by Dino Crescentini, CEO  of Centric Parts and StopTech.

 

Project Nissan Sentra Spec-V Part 6: Modifying the Brake System

When we last left off working on Project Spec-V, we were modding our engine and suspension for maximum power and road holding. Since we have will now have power and cornering capability, we now turn our attention to the other important part of the performance trifecta, the brakes.

 

Project Honda S2000 Part 4: Taking it to the Track

The Honda S2000 is one of our all time favorite cars.  In stock trim, it is also pretty capable.  With its 50/50 weight distribution and low polar moment of inertia and sophisticated multilink suspension, the S2000 is pretty darned good out of the box.

 

Project Honda S2000 Part 3: Brakes that don't Break

Although the Honda S2000 is one of our favorite all time cars, one of the parts we like the least about the car is the brake system.  Although they are perfectly adequate for street duty, the stock brakes do not match the excellent handling ability of the car and are not up to snuff for track day use.

 

Stoptech's Nissan 350Z Bombproof Brake Upgrade

Team Falken Drift Ace Dai Yoshihara is currently developing a Nissan 350Z roadster for competition in Time Attack street classes.  Unfortunately the 350Z roaster did not come with Nissan's excellent performing Brembo track package brakes...

 

Project EVO X:  Part 2 - Making Great Brakes Even Better

When we last worked on Project EVO X we installed a very comprehensive yet very streetable suspension system from KW and Whiteline. In continuing our theme for building the ultimate EVO X without compromising its daily driveabilty, we now turn our attention to the brakes, wheels and tires.

     
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