Performance Brake Kits
The more you modify your 1999 Saab 9-5 for more engine performance, the more stopping power you will need. The same applies for heavy-duty towing, and off-roading applications. OE brakes are designed for the everyday driver. By upgrading your factory brakes to a high performance brake kit you will not only increase your stopping power, but also decrease your stopping distance. High performance brake kits also have a firmer brake pedal with less brake fade.
When looking into upgrading your OE braking system with an aftermarket high performance brake kit, you will come across several options. Depending on your intended use and budget, your options will vary. Most brake kits will include disc brake rotors, and brake pads. Rotors can be constructed from materials like high carbon content, high silicon content cast iron or carbon ceramic. These materials will dissipate heat much more efficiently then your stock rotors. You will also find that many high performance rotors are drilled and/or slotted which will allow more heat ventilation, water, and pad gasses to escape. Brake pads can also come in several materials. You will find materials like ceramic or metallic. The options don’t end at the types of materials being used. There is a large variety of options available based on sizes. You can find anywhere from stock sizes, to large diameter kits. Large diameter kits are also known as “Big Brake Kits”, which provide even more stopping power. When installing a big brake kit (BBK), you may require some modification to your wheels & tires. If your looking for a more serious kit several options are available which include brake calipers and braided stainless steel brake lines.
With many options available for high performance brake kits, it can become very confusing or overwhelming. If you have any questions about what kit may be right for you and your intended use, reach out to one of our experienced representatives and we will help you make a more informative decision.
From a basic pad and rotor upgrade to the ultimate in braking performance - exotic floating carbon ceramic rotors with lightweight billet aluminum multi-piston monobloc calipers - we have performance brake kits for every application and budget. We even have brake kits for vehicles that didn’t come from the factory with disc brakes. Whether you have an older vehicle with drum brakes at all four wheels or a late model car or truck with drums in the rear, our disc brake conversion kits provide everything you need to get reliable, predictable, and fade-free stopping power.
The core components of a basic brake kit are a set of performance disc brake rotors paired with metallic or ceramic application specific friction compound brake pads. The rotors are constructed with materials like high carbon content or high silicon content cast iron or carbon ceramic, to dissipate heat and remain true at high temperatures, and most are drilled and/or slotted to vent heat, water, and pad gasses. Kits are available with stock size rotors as well as with larger diameter rotors in “big brake kits”, which provide even more braking force. Installing a big brake kit may also require fitment of larger diameter wheels and tires. Some rotors are 2-piece with lightweight aluminum center sections, and 2-piece floating rotors allow the friction surface to expand independent of the mounting area.
Our brake kits range from basic kits with drilled and/or slotted rotors and brake pads with application specific friction material, to more extensive kits which, in addition to rotors and pads, also include multi-piston calipers and braided steel brake lines. Brake kits are available with standard size rotors and in “big brake kits” with larger diameter rotors. To install a big brake kit may also require fitment of larger diameter wheels and tires. We can also supply you with all of these brake kit parts separately, as well as master cylinders, brake boosters, hand & parking brakes, and much more.