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Care & Install: Aluminum Calipers

Posted: Friday, March 28th, 2014

  Still have questions? Contact our technical support: tech@powerstop.com If the engineers of your vehicle decided to use aluminum for the body of the calipers on your vehicle, they were probably more focused on performance than they were on the cost to manufacture. Aluminum calipers enhance the performance of a vehicle by reducing what they […]

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Installation Guide: Front Brake Pad

Posted: Friday, March 28th, 2014

The installation guide is for reference only. Please refer to the vehicle’s service manual or professional installer for complete instructions. Click the headline to Read More!

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How to Bleed Brakes

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

What is brake bleeding? Here’s a helpful guide and things you should know about Bleeding your Brakes. Click the headline above to read more!

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Drilled vs Slotted Rotors, What is Better?

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Drill holes and slots in rotors can both improve braking, but under different braking scenarios. To understand how these rotor modifications can improve stopping power, it is first necessary to understand the three forms of heat transfer: Conduction: When there exists a temperature gradient within a body, heat energy will flow from the region of […]

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What Causes Brake Pulsation?

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

It is hard to imagine the energy required to stop a vehicle traveling at 110 mph. Kinetic energy is ½ mass times the velocity squared KE = ½ mv2. Stopping a 2500 lb car requires 352,800 ft-lb of energy, the equivalent of dropping the car from an 11 story building. When you stop, almost all […]

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Re-Engineered C6 Corvette Z06 Rotors at Powerstop

Posted: Monday, December 20th, 2010

Powerstop has taken the brake system for one of the top performing vehicles and made it even better! The factory Z06 rotors were actually 2 left hand rotors, causing the right hand rotor to overheat under heavy braking.  Our C6 Corvette Z06 rotors are made with a left and a right hand vane configuration for […]

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