What’s a brake pad? Glad you asked because you’re going to get an answer either war. Brake pads are a component of disc brakes. Two pads sit inside of a brake caliper, and when you step on the brake pedal the caliper compresses, pressing the brake pads against the brake rotors. Brake pads + pressure + rotors = friction! Friction is what brings your truck to a stop. It’s magic - literal magic.
Brake rotors, or brake discs, connect to the vehicle’s hub. They’re the big round discs hiding behind your wheels, and they’re important. You can buy top of the line brake pads, but if you don’t match with top of the line rotors, you’re doing your ride a disservice. The ultimate goal of a rotor is to create the coolest (temperature-wise, and maybe looks) and cleanest surface for brake pads to grip down upon. The best rotors on the market have design features to cool and clean themselves to create an optimal braking situation.
Back in the day, and still to this day, it was popular to paint calipers. This is done of only one reason – to look cooler. Well, this isn’t necessary anymore as there are products on the market to cover calipers. Available in multiple styles, this is the best way to go to get great looks without emptying your bank account.
Performance Brake Kits
This is the whole shebang. If you want entirely new brakes, but don’t want to purchase the rotors, pads, and calipers separately, performance brake kits deliver everything you need in a single click.
If you need any help choosing the right brake components for your truck or SUV, give us a call at 877-216-5446. There are friendly folks by the phones seven days a week who are always ready to take your call.