The right brake rotors mean everything on the track.

All aftermarket brake products are not suitable for the high speeds associated with track use. For example, stay clear of drilled or dimpled rotors. They may look high-performance and they can resist some of the gasses that tend to build up between the brake pad and the rotor, but they can't handle the temperatures that result from track speeds and...  Read More

Brembo GT Big Brake Kits and Proper Fit

When considering a Big Brake Kit from Brembo or any another brand, it is important to be aware of all potential fitment issues. Other than bolting on to the car properly, be sure that your wheels will provide enough clearance for both the larger rotor and caliper (see illustration below right). Wheel fitment is critical and often forgotten when...  Read More

Brake Squeak!

Are you having issues with your brakes squeaking? Is it time for a replacement or are they fairly new?Let's start with the possibility that they need to be replaced. Often the manufacturer of your brake pad will add metal clips that cause squealing or squeaking to occur when the pads are worn. If this seems to be the case, time for new brakes. Here is a...  Read More


I don't know about everyone else, but in my opinion there is nothing worse than not being able to stop. So let's take a minute to talk about brakes. Stopping power is derived from the friction material. Friction material is more commonly known as a brake pad. Pads create friction against the rotor which allows the vehicle to stop. This whole process creates...  Read More

Ever wonder what it takes to make Brembo brake rotors?

They're some of the most popular replacement brake rotors on the market, and there's a reason for it. Brembo brake rotors are produced on the most sophisticated equipment available, all under the philosophy that "testing and re-testing to improve and perfect" is the only way to go. Here's an in-depth look at the company's practices: First up, a prototype...  Read More

Time for replacement brake rotors?

If your OEM rotors have seen better days, then it's high-time you purchase replacement brake rotors. Not exactly sure what "better days" means? Technically speaking, every brake rotor has a "Worn Rotor Minimum Thickness" limit. You can find this information engraved on the edge of the brake disc, and you'll have to measure accordingly. But if you're using...  Read More

Go Brembo when you need to improve brake performance.

Brembo is one of the most well-respected names in the aftermarket brake industry. An Italian company, Brembo takes every measure possible to help drivers rest assured that they've upgraded their braking power and level of performance.From Brembo brake pads to high performance rotors, no product slips through the strictest of quality standards. And lucky for...  Read More

Show off those brake calipers!

As you drive down the road, you may notice a flash of red through the spokes of the wheels on the car next to you. They might be Brembo brakes, or perhaps a symbol of the creative driver within.The G-2 Brake Caliper PaintSystem set gives you the creative freedom to personalize yet another aspect of your vehicle. Give your stock brake calipers an expensive,...  Read More

When you buy brake pads, choose from the right performance category.

As we all know, brake pads are a crucial element of your vehicle. Buy the wrong ones, or install them incorrectly, and a whole heck of a lot can go wrong—that's why we do our best to help you out when you need to buy brake pads. Starting with performance categories. Find out where your vehicle resides, and we can narrow down a selection of brake pads that...  Read More

Brembo Big Brake KITS!!!

Are you looking for some serious stopping power for your late model sports car? Do your rotors and calipers show through your wheels and you need a much bigger and better look? Brembo Big Brake KITS are for you! Magazine cover looks with road racing stopping power. What could be better?Gran Turismo Kits are the complete caliper, line and rotor kit for your...  Read More

Brembo Brake Rotors

Brakes can only withstand so much slamming. As with all good things, they must come to an end. But what many drivers don't realize: As brake pads wear out, the brake rotors do, too. Brembois known throughout the industry for their racing and race-inspired high performance braking systems. Over 26 million Brembo brake rotors are manufactured every year. While...  Read More

"Can I use my Brembo rotors on the track?"

In a track setting, high speeds produce even higher temperatures that push brake components to the limit. If you have High Performance Sport Drilled or Slotted Brembo rotors then you should probably exit to pit row. For good. Although they considerably enhance your vehicle's appearance and performance, these Brembo rotors won't withstand those...  Read More

Brembo Brake Pads

In 1961, Brembo took the brake market with their knack for design, development and production. To this day, they lead the industry with racing and aftermarket brake components and systems—which is why Brembo brakes appear as Original Equipment components on some of the world's finest passenger cars from the likes of BMW, Porsche, Ferrari and more.In...  Read More

Corvette Brake Pads

Shopping for car parts can be tricky—how do you know if it's a perfect fit? This can be especially nerve wracking when it comes to brake components. They're pretty much the most integral part of your entire vehicle, as stopping power is crucial. So if you're shopping for Corvette brakes (or any brakes, for that matter), you can breathe a sigh of relief: Give...  Read More

SUV Brakes

If you drive an SUV, odds are you have bigger than average wheels and tires. But, have you considered that a bigger vehicle with bigger wheels needs enhanced braking power to bring it to a complete stop? SUV brakes and rotors designed for durability are the answer. Increase overall braking performance with larger rotors and SUV or truck brake pads.Sound...  Read More

OEM Rotors: What to know when it's time for something new.

When it comes to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) rotors, you're either ready to simply replace what's currently on your vehicle or are interested in a performance upgrade. Brake rotors momentarily absorb heat produced during rapid or repeated stops. This means, of course, that they'll eventually wear out. (Read more.) And on the other hand, many wheels...  Read More

Need new brake pads?

We hear you. And if we were driving next to you—we could probably say that literally. Stop the squeal and get new brake pads. With a quick search by vehicle, Tire Rack will guide you to new brake pads. We do, after all, have quite the collection. Check out what some consumers are saying about their new brake pads:"The pads are very responsive, they have...  Read More

Ceramic replacement brake pads can help keep your wheels clean.

Many BMW owners find their wheels covered in brake dust after only a couple hundred miles of driving. Waxing your wheels can help, but a better solution to consider is installing a set of replacement ceramic brake pads, like the Hawk Performance Ceramic pads. While they do not have quite the level of initial 'bite' as the OE pads, they produce noticeably...  Read More