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Off Road Brakes Buyer's Guide

Posted in How To on August 1, 2007 Comment (0)
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Off Road Brakes Buyer's Guide

The brake system is one of the most overlooked systems on our vehicles. Typically, until we hear the squealing from the pads, or we have ruptured a line while off-roading, we don't put much thought into brakes. This month, however, all of that is going to change! We have assembled some of today's hottest replacement components for your truck's brake system. Everything from fluid to complete systems to replacement lines has been included to hopefully spark your interest. Enjoy.

0808or 09 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+oru superbrake performance upgrade

- Available for all '99-'04 Ford Super Duty trucks
- SuperBrakes are a complete thermally processed OEM replacement brake rotor and pad upgrade
- Increases rotor life up to five times
- Each rotor is treated to reduce internal stresses that cause premature cracking

For more information, contact: Off Road Unlimited, (818) 563-1208, www.offroadunlimited.com.

0808or 11 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+brembo gt brake system

- Available for the all-new '08 Toyota Tundra
- Massive six-piston calipers
- Two-piece 14-inch floating brake discs
- Direct bolt-on application
- Fully compatible with Toyota's four-wheel ABS with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution system
- Does not affect the OE brake booster or master cylinder
- Works in forward, neutral, reverse, and park gears

For more information, contact: Brembo North America, (714) 641-5831, www.brembo.com.

0808or 08 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+wilwood brake flexlines

- Braided stainless steel flexline kits are manufactured to the highest quality standards and are the perfect replacement for the OE rubber hoses found on factory brake systems
- Available in three styles and have been designed for each Ford or Chevrolet/GMC truck
- Premium-grade flexlines are durable and provide "hard line" pedal response under the most demanding conditions
- Available in assorted lengths for various applications, including lifted vehicles

For more information, contact: Wilwood Engineering, (805) 388-1188, www.wilwood.com.

0808or 07 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+wilwood big brake kit

- 16-inch directional, staggered-vane rotors
- Forged billet TC six-piston calipers
- System has been designed to resist deflection under heavy braking
- Decreases stopping distance over OE system
- Available for all Ford, Chevrolet, and Hummer trucks and SUVs

For more information, contact: Wilwood Engineering, (805) 388-1188, www.wilwood.com.

0808or 06 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+ssbc prop block

- Manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum
- Provides accurate disc-brake fluid distribution and helps maintain correct brake bias
- Built-in brake-light switch

For more information, contact: Stainless Steel Brakes Corp., (800) 448-7722, www.ssbrakes.com.

0808or 05 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+ap racing big brake system

- Six-piston calipers running on two-piece rotors
- Each kit is designed to work with the OE master cylinder, ABS, and traction-control systems
- Two-piece rotors are cross-drilled and slotted for optimum performance
- DOT-compliant and TUV-approved stainless steel lines are included
- Brackets and hardware are made from aerospace-grade materials and high-strength fasteners

For more information, contact: Stillen, (888) 455-0595, www.stillen.com.

0808or 04 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+inline tube dot stainless steel

- Designed with five layers of protection
- Increases the longevity of brake lines
- Provides better pedal pressure
- Impervious to wear, heat, and elements
- Easily installed to OE brake systems on many of today's popular trucks
- Assorted lengths for specific vehicle applications

For more information, contact: Inline Tube, (800) 385-9452, www.inlinetube.com.

0808or 03 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+tuff stuff gm power brake booster

- Exact Delco-style power booster with C14 rod
- Will bolt up in place of original factory booster
- Requires extended rod kit for pedal hookup
- Dual diaphragms increase brake-system performance and feel
- Available for '72-'93 GM and Chevrolet fullsize trucks
- Available in chrome

For more information, contact: Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories, (216) 961-1800, www.tuffstuffperformance.com.

0808or 02 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+castrol gt lma brake fluid

- High-quality composition is ideal for off-roading and towing
- Maintains a higher boiling point than conventional brake fluids
- Features a unique Low Moisture Activity (LMA) formula that provides maximum protection against vaporlock brake failure
- Exceeds DOT 3 and DOT 4 requirements and offers superior protection against chloride and zinc corrosion of brake-system components

For more information, contact: Castrol, (800) 462-0835, www.castrol.com.

0808or 01 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+thread gauge kit

- Includes the 16 most popular sizes used on brake systems
- Includes both metric and imperial
- Includes both male- and female-size gauging
- Comes in a black, sturdy plastic case
- All threads are hardened for long life
- Male-thread gauge is designed with a seat, so you're able to use it as a plug
- Color-coded in groups for fast selection

For more information, contact: BrakeQuip LLC, (877) 431-0075, www.brakequip.com.

0808or 10 z+off road brake system brake buyers guide+egr performance brakes kevlar braided

- Kevlar braided stainless steel brake-line kits for '79-'07 Dodge, Ford, and Chevrolet/GMC pickups (as well as Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon models)
- Provides faster brake application and firmer pedal
- Each line contains a Kevlar braided sheath over extruded Teflon tubing, then protected with a stainless steel outer sleeve
- Complete three- or four-piece kits with crimped ends and special mounting brackets to fit Dodge pickups
- Certified by an independent testing lab to meet DOT FMVSS-106 specifications
- Each line is individually pressure-tested and approved

For more information, contact: EGR Performance Brakes, (800) 468-2279, www.egrbrakes.com.

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