|Howard Watanabe of Technosquare bends up the brake lines for our proportioning valve.|
For our front and rear rotors we chose slotted over drilled rotors. Slotted and drilled rotors both help the brakes to work better because they give a place for vaporized brake material to escape under hard braking. This material can act like a lubricant and reduce the brakes effectiveness under hard use. We used slotted rotors because drilled rotors often crack under hard racing use.
|The Tilton Proportioning valve in place by the shifter where the driver can adjust it on the fly.|
For front brake pads we chose Performance Frictions 01 compound. This brake pad compound has good bite even at very high temperatures. For the rear we used Carbotech XP10 compound, we have found them to work exceedingly well on rear brakes for FWD cars.
To fine tune our front to rear brake bias, we installed a Tilton Brake proportioning valve from Bits n Pieces Motorsports. This allows us to decrease or increase the amount of rear braking power from inside the cabin instantly to compensate for fuel load or driver style.
|We used Stoptech’s braided steel brakeline kit for the rear brakes. The front brakes came with braided lines.|
We replaced our stock rubber brake lines with braided steel and Teflon lines from Stop Tech. SS lines do not expand like the stock rubber lines when brake pressure is applied. This greatly improves brake pedal feel making it firmer and more responsive. Stop Tech lines are DOT approved and they have the plastic anti whip reinforcement so they can pass the DOT’s stringent test requirements.