Brake Rotor Differences

With so many different types of brake rotors on the market today, it can be tough to make a decision on what to buy for your vehicle. Below you will find a breakdown of different types to assist you in finding which type is right for your application. Plain, Solid or Vented Rotors Two options worth considering are the Centric Plain 120 Series and Brembo...  Read More

Taking Your Mazda Miata to the Next Level

The Mazda Miata has long been a crowd favorite with driving enthusiasts. While it's an amazing vehicle, the level of excitement can be taken to the next level with the right equipment.    Tires are a top priority and the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec and Hankook Ventus RS-3 (Version 2) are both favorites. When we tested each last fall, the ZII Star Spec...  Read More

Best Brake Pads for 2014? It Could Be Brembo's New Offering

All brake pads produce dust as they wear. However, there are some pad materials that create a less noticeable dust and don't make your wheels look like they're covered in tar. A newer form of friction material, called ceramic composite, creates a light-colored dust that's much less noticeable and is less likely to stick to your wheels. Ceramic pads are...  Read More

What's the Best Brake Pad?

For most commuters, brake pads are items they can go through quickly and are often replaced only due to failure. In these cases, most people are prone to making quick decisions and don't take the time to consider the options available. To help find the best brake pad for your style of driving, review the differences in performance categories. Premium Assuming...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I drive a heavily modified Porsche 951 making around 450 hp and 450 ft-lbs. The torque comes in quick and hard, it takes a really sticky tire to not turn to smoke in 1st and 2nd gear. These tires are the best I've ever had on this car, I'm running the 265/35/18 on a 10 wide wheel and its a little small, my next purchase will be 295/30/18's of the same tire....  Read More

Upgrade Your Vehicle's Performance with Brembo Brakes

Brembo is the brake component manufacturer many race teams, enthusiasts and daily drivers depend on to give their vehicle the increased braking performance they demand. To Brembo, racing is the most advanced experimental laboratory for assessing the success of its products. Teams equipped with Brembo brakes have won hundreds of automobile and motorcycle...  Read More

What Are the Best Brake Rotors for My Car?

When choosing a new rotor, the fist question should be: "Are you happy with the current stopping power of your vehicle or would you like to increase the braking performance?"  Tire Rack offers many rotors which will be direct Original Equipment replacement rotors, like the Centric Plain 120 Series and Brembo Replacement Rotor. These rotors maintain the...  Read More

Buying the Best Brake Rotors and Pads? It Might Be Time to Change the Brake Fluid!

Brake fluid supplies the caliper hydraulic pressure needed to clamp the brake pads onto the rotor and provide stopping power. It is also subjected to high amounts of heat in disc brake calipers. However, hydraulic braking systems are not 100% sealed from moisture and over time the fluid will retain more and more water. Typically, brake fluid has a dry...  Read More

What is the Best Brake Rotor for Your Vehicle?

Choosing the proper brake rotor is determined by the vehicle you drive and how you drive it. The majority of vehicles produced will have solid vented rotors. However, some high-performance vehicles like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are built with slotted or cross-drilled rotors, which are also vented.   If you were happy with your stock rotor's performance...  Read More

Big Brake Kits at Tire Rack

Brembo Big Brake Kits upgrade the look and performance of your vehicle's braking system. The brake systems combine fixed 4-piston aluminum calipers and high performance brake pads, with 1- and 2- piece vented discs and Goodridge® steel braided brake lines. These race inspired Brembo Big Brake kits are designed to offer superior stopping power for drivers...  Read More

Brembo Gran Turismo Brake Upgrade for Porsche 911

Many Porsche owners are looking for better lap times at the track and more aggressive brake performance on the street from their 911. If you have already tried changing your brake pads and still lack the performance you are looking for, it may be time to upgrade to a larger caliper and rotor.Brembo has built a reputation of producing quality products...  Read More

Them's Da Brakes

With many track and street enthusiasts focused on getting more horsepower to the wheels, braking systems often get forgotten. On the track, upgrading your car's brakes can shave valuable seconds from lap times and increase braking consistency.On the street, a Brembo brake kit will improve the appearance of your vehicle while also improving performance and...  Read More

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

Stop!!!!!!!!

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

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