Make Or Brake
Neuspeed offers slotted and cross-drilled disc brake rotors for most late model Audi, Acura, Honda and Volkswagen applications. Neuspeed performance brake rotors are cast to the same diameter and thickness as the stock rotor, so a larger caliper is not required. Each Neuspeed rotor is precision machined with an optimized cooling pattern, then plated in black cadmium to prevent internal corrosion. Neuspeed also offers braided, stainless brake lines and performance disc brake pads from Axxis and Friction Technologies.
For more information, contact Neuspeed at (805) 388-7171 or visit neuspeed.com.
Be A Good Sport
Brembo's Sport High-Performance brake upgrade is a cost-effective way to get upgraded stopping power. The sport system is a rotor and pad replacement that features Brembo's high-tech machine work and exacting dimensional tolerances. The rotors can be ordered primarily for front and some application also have rear kits. The rotors are one-piece designs that feature cadmium coating for added durability. For more information, contact: Brembo North America, Dept. THP, 1585 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa , CA 92626 (800) 325- 3994.
Progress(ive) Brake UpgradeUsing a Competition Series-equipped 1989 Honda Civic HB, The Progress Group Inc. recently performed extensive 60-0 mph testing of its new Level One brake upgrades. Baseline stopping numbers (OEM pads and rotors plus braided stainless-steel brake lines) for the Civic were a respectable 129 feet. Installing EBC Green Stuff brake pads resulted in a significant improvement, stopping in 122 feet. Adding the Progress cross-drilled and slotted rotors resulted in an additional improvement, providing a final stopping distance of 114 feet, a 15 foot overall decrease.
For more information, contact: The Progress Group Inc., 1390 N. Hundley St. Anaheim, CA 92806; (714) 575-1193 or progressauto.com.
Ryane Motorsports is now offering 11-inch and 13-inch brake packages for Hondas. The 11-inch kit features slotted rotors for increased cooling and outgassing on the racetrack or streets while the 13-inch kit utilizes curved-vane, cross-drilled and slotted rotors, improving cooling and releasing high-pressure gas pockets which dramatically decreases stopping distances. Both kits offer a Stage Two upgrade, which includes a 2 1/2-lb, four-piston billet caliper with optional powdercoating. Both kits include stainless-steel braided, Teflon-coated brake lines and a choice of different brake pads for certain applications.
For more information, contact: Ryane Motorsports, Dept. THP, 3185 E. Main St., Ashland, OR 97520; (877) 350-9352 or ryanemotorsports.com.
May The Force Be With You
The latest development from Stainless Steel Brake Corporation (SSBC) is the new Force 10 series of high-performance four-piston aluminum calipers. They are designed for the ultimate performance brake upgrade on Street Rods, Musclecars, Corvettes and Mustangs, along with many other applications.
Made in the United States from 356-T6 aircraft quality aluminum, Force 10 caliper feature stainless-steel pistons and are a whopping 9 lbs. lighter than the cast iron equivalent.
Force 10 series calipers are available in sizes for use with 15, 16 and 17-inch wheels, as well as 11, 12 and 13-inch rotors.
For more information, contact: Stainless Steel Brake Corporation, Dept. THP, 11470 Main Rd., Clarence, NY 14031; (800) 448-7722 or ssbrakes.com.
Wilwood's New Bolt-on Performance Import Brakes
Get track ready performance for your Honda or Acura with Wilwood Engineering's powerful big-brake kits. Equipped with race-proven billet aluminum calipers, bid diameter cross-drilled & slotted rotors and Polymatrix brake pads, shorten stopping distance, improve handling and eliminate dressed-up overworked stock components.
For more information, contact: Wilwood Engineering, Dept. THP, 4700 Calle Bolero, Camarillo, CA 93012, (805) 388-1188; wilwood.com.