PRI 2015–taking a Brake

Performance and racing is often all about power.  Achieving the most horsepower and torque you can and pulling away from your competition. Then come the corners and physics insists that you don’t ignore its properties or off you go. 

To help with that you need a set of high performance brakes.  Some classifications of racing allow you a great deal of latitude and many of today’s performance cars come with performance brake upgrades that rival what were exclusive to race cars less than a decade ago.

PRI has a lot of floor space dedicated to the competitor and enthusiast who need more brake options and many of the top brands are represented this year.  Here are but a few.

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Stainless Steel Brakes started out years ago with a unique solution to Corvette calipers rusting and jamming.  Today their product line is vast and wide.

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Baer is a brand associated with muscle car upgrades and resto-mods.

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Stop-Tech has an excellent reputation in the aftermarket world for high performance alternatives to stock brake components and fluids.

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Power Stop is another similar supplier.

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They are offering brake kits through a range of hot rod and replacement suppliers.

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Wilwood is a supplier many race and track day folks turn to for their upgrades.

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Brembo is one of the premiere suppliers of performance brake solutions to race teams, OEM automobile manufacturers, as well as aftermarket upgrades.

This year the Brembo folks have made themselves very open and friendly to the enthusiasts that come to PRI helping them understand the product line and the applications that are available to enhance the racer’s needs.

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Another high end brake supplier is Alcon.  There is at least one F1 team that uses their brake technology as well as the Bentley Car Company.

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…and clutches, too.

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A popular track alternative to OEM brake pads is Hawk.

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…and Motul as a brake fluid upgrade.

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Lest we forget the tubing and lines that is the transport layer of brake fluid.

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Finally there was Ultra-Lite brakes, a relatively new vendor that supplies a lot of titanium hardware and other components at reasonable prices.

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No doubt I missed one or two, but the above represent many of the supplier choices that came to PRI 2015 to show off their products.

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