Drift cars braking systems wilwood BP brake padsPhoto 8/15
| Don't expect your brakes to get as scorching hot when drifting as they would from, say, road racing. Which means you ending up with a pad compound capable of working well at low and high temperatures is key. Wilwood's line of BP brake pads offers something for amateur and pro drifters alike, like its BP-10 street pads that feature an extended temperature range but with higher fade resistance when compared to stock pads.
Drift cars braking systems brake rotorPhoto 10/15
| Brake rotors stay cool by featuring some sort of internal venting that helps dissipate heat. The vents or fins help direct cool air toward themselves to prevent fading. For the drifter, cool brakes are vital, but the benefits of stronger rotors that'll resist flexing is just as important.
Drift cars braking systems braking biasPhoto 13/15
| Wilwood's Mike Scully says that, most of the time, adjusting a car's braking bias isn't necessary unless the pedal assembly's been swapped along with a balance bar. For drifters, a bias that errs toward the front brakes typically works best, mostly because, when sideways, too much braking force out back can disrupt that drift you're trying to hang onto.
Drift cars braking systems wilwood hydraulic handbrakePhoto 15/15
| You can go drifting using nothing more than that emergency brake of yours, but the dedicated handbrake is far more effective. Hydraulic handbrakes like Wilwood's new system mean you've got precise hand-operated control of those rear brakes, independent from the rest of the car's stopping bits. The handbrake can be used for initiating and maintaining the drift as well as for controlling the car's angle and speed once in the turn.