Created: April 15, 2014
If you want to know what is most important about brake fluid, reading these ABC’s will help put you at the top of the class in Brake Fluid Science 101. Even if you skip the final exam, you will at least know WHY the pros carefully choose what they use!
Created: March 06, 2014
Servicing and Upgrading Brake Components should only be performed by a competent and qualified auto mechanic. Any incorrect installation may cause serious safety problem or an accident.
Created: July 02, 2013
The DP6 enhanced brake capacity and pad performance of the DynaPro 6 forged billet six-piston caliper is combined with 12.88” diameter rotors for this group of front wheel drive sport compact kits. These kits are the perfect compliment to wheel, tire, and suspension upgrades on daily drivers, competition vehicles, and custom styled show machines. Each kit is engineered vehicle specific to maintain full compatibility with the OE master cylinder output and factory ABS functions. Optional caliper finishes and rotor designs enable the builder to personalize the style and optimize brake performance for every individual application.
Created: May 15, 2013
MINI Cooper Brake system from Wilwood can be used with a number of different wheels when this guide is used to determine clearance.
Created: May 15, 2013
Click here for Wilwood Wheel Clearance 11.75"... If you want to make sure your new wheels or even your factory wheels will work with this Big Brake kit from Wilwood, this diagram will give you the info you need.
Created: May 02, 2013
Bedding is a "real conditions" heat cycle and the final step in preparing the pads for service. All pads, even OE stock replacement parts, will benefit from a proper bedding cycle. Bedding can be done either in the vehicle, or on a special bedding dyno that can realistically duplicate the torque loa...
Created: August 25, 2011
See the Bed-In procedure below for Street EBC Brake Pads
Created: August 25, 2011
BED IN PROCEDURE FOR THE BOBCAT STREET PADS
Brake from 60mph down to 30mph about 4-6 times.
Then let your brakes cool for about 2-3 minutes while driving.
Repeat step # 1.
Allow the brake pads and discs to cool down to ambient temperature (about 30 minutes or more).
NOTE: Proper bedding of pads & rotors will result in greater performance and longer pad & rotor wear.
Created: December 09, 2009
When you apply the brakes, you feel a pulsation through the brake pedal and even the steering wheel. You wonder how the brakes and steering are interconnected and what is causing the pulsation. How can it be prevented, and how can it be corrected? And most important, is it a safety issue?The cause o..
Created: September 01, 2009
Research and Development is the driving force of any successful brake manufacturer and EBC Brakes is proud of its extensive R&D facilities located at its Bristol manufacturing plant which include full chemistry, friction development and testing facilities including 5 dynamometers.
Created: June 18, 2009
Procedures for resetting the Brake Pad Wear warning light.
Created: April 02, 2009
Making Your MINI More Responsive - Getting More Bite from Your Brakes. If you’ve had the chance to spend a day out on the track, we suspect that towards the end of the day you were starting to smell a fragrance that was new to you: the odor of hot brakes. You may also have noticed that you were having to...
Created: June 23, 2008
Brake Pad Bed-In Theory, Definitions and Procedures from Stoptech
Created: January 17, 2008
Brake Installations: How long does it take to install a Brembo system? Will it work with my standard master cylinder, ABS, or traction control? Should big brakes be installed on the front wheels or all four? What should be put on the rear? Brake Systems: What is the difference between the d...
Created: April 02, 2007
There are rare times when the steering wheel vibrates as a MINI Cooper slows down or comes to a a stop. This causes discomfort and anxiousness to the driver. Most MINI owners initially attribute this problem with faulty tire pressure. But what if the tire pressure is at a right level? Then the probl...
Created: January 28, 2006
Wilwoog Big Brake Kit Forged Billet DynaPro 4 Piston Calipers The DynaPro four-piston radial mount caliper is a combination of process and design. The process of stress-flow forging re-aligns the metal's grain structure within the contour of the caliper body. This eliminates the stresses and interruptions to the internal grain structure that occur when machining a straight block billet.
Created: January 26, 2006
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.
Created: January 10, 2005
To check caliper clearance, print out and use one of the templates below on your wheels. The Brembo caliper is 1mm wider than Stoptech. AP Racing caliper is 0.5mm less than Stoptech.