How Do Big Brake Kits Work?

4WD Big Brake Upgrade Kits at Pedders

If you’re a four-wheel driving enthusiast, you know how important it is to have reliable brakes. The last thing you want is your brakes to fail when you’re driving over harsh terrain, located far away from civilization. Big brake kits provide a safer braking system for many 4WDs and can make a remarkable difference in both stopping power and distance.

In this guide, we’ll discuss what big brakes are, how they work, and why it’s worth upgrading to a big brake kit.

What are "Big Brakes"?

Big brakes are an upgrade to your vehicle’s braking system. The kits consist of larger brake discs, calipers, and pads. The larger discs and calipers provide more surface area for the brake pads to grip onto, resulting in better stopping power. This allows your vehicle’s braking system to be more responsive, stop quicker, and over a shorter distance.

How Do Big Brakes Work?

Big brakes work by increasing the braking force that can be applied to the wheels. When you press down on the brake pedal, the calipers squeeze the brake pads against the discs, creating friction that slows down the wheels. With bigger discs and calipers, the pads have more surface area to grip onto, allowing for increased braking force to be applied. This allows the vehicle to stop sooner and safer.

Are Big Brake Kits Worth It?

Upgrading to a big brake kit is worth it, especially if you use your 4WD for off-road driving or load carrying applications. The increased stopping power will give you more control over your vehicle, which can be a lifesaver when braking quickly in traffic or out on the tracks. Additionally, upgrading to a big brake kit can help reduce brake wear and tear, which mainly occurs when the brakes get too hot and lose effectiveness.

As four-wheel drivers, we like to push our vehicles to the limits, beyond those of which the manufacturer intended. In staying with the original braking system, you may be putting yourself and your vehicle at risk if utilising your vehicle in extreme off-roading or load-carrying situations. Without sufficient braking power, you may not be able to stop your vehicle in time to avoid a collision. Additionally, worn-out brakes can cause your vehicle to fail roadworthy and police inspections, resulting in expensive fines and legal trouble.

Why is it Important to Upgrade your Brakes on Your 4WD?

Upgrading your brakes on your 4WD is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, off-road driving can be extremely demanding on your vehicle’s braking system. Driving on uneven terrain, through water, a on steep hills can strain your brake rotors, pads, and calipers. Upgrading to a big brake kit ensures that your braking system is as strong as possible for the extreme conditions that can be found on Australia’s 4X4 tracks.

Secondly, upgrading your brakes can give you more confidence when driving off-road. You’ll have greater control over your vehicle and be better equipped to handle unexpected situations.

Big Brake Kits at Pedders

Pedders offer TrakRyder eXtreme Big Brake Kits which are Ideal for vehicles used to tow or carry heavy loads, or enthusiasts after the ultimate in braking performance from their 4×4, the Pedders eXtreme Big Brake Kit offers a serious increase in stopping power and a significant reduction in braking distances.

The kit is available for many popular 4×4 models and comes in both front and rear upgrade packages depending on the model. Each kit includes high-performance large-diameter slotted and geomet-coated front brake rotors, monster six-pot 2-piece aluminium brake calipers with forged pistons, Pedders Kevlar Ceramic Brake Pads and Braided Brake Lines.

If you’re ready to upgrade your four-wheel drive braking system, Pedders has a range of big brake upgrade kits to choose from. We offer professional installation services to ensure that your new brakes are installed correctly.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to upgrade your brakes. Contact Pedders today to enquire about our big brake upgrade kits and take the first step towards a safer, more reliable off-road experience.

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