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Buyer’s Guide: Brake Kits and Components

Rodrez
Jul 3, 2018
Photographer: Courtesy of Manufacturers

DBA USA XP650 BRAKE PADS

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DBA’s XP650 compound is ideal for applications where high temperature performance is required. This pad features a Kevlar metallic formula and can comfortably operate at temperatures in excess of 650°C (1200°F) while maintaining excellent pedal feel. The XP650 is perfect for passenger cars being used in high-temperature applications such as track day events or spirited street driving.

Dbausa.com
MSRP $102.13-345.24

DBA USA T3 4000 BRAKE ROTORS

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DBA’s T3 4000 Series are high-carbon, slotted-only, high performance rotors designed specifically for spirited street driving or track use, with many features unique to DBA such as patented Kangaroo Paw ventilation, TSP heat-treating, Thermographic Paint Markings, and CBN precision surfacing for final tolerances that rival OE specs. You wont find a rotor that runs cooler than DBA.

Dbausa.com
MSRP $124.25-508.62

EBC BRAKES BLUESTUFF BRAKE PADS

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EBC Brakes Bluestuff performance street and track formulation is the perfect match for modded streetcars whose drivers demand ultimate performance from their brakes. EBC's Bluestuff compound is unique in that it has a high friction coefficient from cold, which gets even better with temperature and does not "fall off" with repeated brake use in higher temperature ranges. These characteristics make Bluestuff a true street performance and track day brake pad.

Ebcbrakes.com
MSRP: $80.00-321.83

PROJECT MU CLUB RACER BRAKE PADS

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Project Mu Club Racer pads have been developed for circuit driving, perfect for sprint race competition, time attack, and track days. The special Super Graphite Metallic material provides good initial bite, a high amount of control and prevents fading. The applicable rotor temperature is 300 to 800 degrees Celsius. Available for most popular imports and aftermarket caliper kits.

http://www.mackin-ind.com/project-mu/
MSRP $193.00-478.00

EPIC FRICTION CLEAN HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKE PADS

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Decades of experience have culminated in one epic street performance compound that out-stops and outwears the leading street performance pads. But the most important attributes of EPIC pads are that they do so quietly and with virtually no dust. EPIC offers pads for most cars, including FC RX-7, Honda CRX, DA Integra, A60/T160 Celica/Supra, MR2, Starion/Conquest, S12 Nissan and all Z cars. Enjoy performance braking and clean wheels with EPIC.

MSRP $49.00-260.00
Epicfriction.com

WILWOOD ROAD RACE FRONT DISC BRAKE KIT

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Wilwood’s front road race brake kit for the 1988-2000 Honda Civic delivers unyielding performance and long-cycle durability in sustained high-heat competition. Ideal for the smaller 9.45-in./ 240mm rotor front spindles and engineered for fitment inside 15-in. wheels. The kit features Dynalite/ST calipers with four Thermlock® pistons and internal damping springs, PolyMatrix H compound race pads, and 11-in./ 280mm Spec37 alloy GT-72 vane competition rotors mounted to weight-saving aluminum hats. Caliper brackets, hardware, stainless braided flex lines, and a detailed installation guide are included.

MSRP (starts at) $1,174.60
Wildwood.com

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