The Right Truck & Towing Brake Kit Your Vehicle

PowerStop has the ideal brake parts for towing with your truck. The parts you’ll need come in our all-in-one Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow Brake Kit.

Things to Consider When Towing

Brake Fade:

Brake Fade is when the pedal feels firm but the vehicle will not slow down no matter how much pressure you apply. It occurs when the brakes overheat. Usually, when brakes start heating up, the adherent friction of left over braking material on the rotors creates a tape-like bond with the brake pad. This helps slow your vehicle down. However, this adherent friction acts more like lubricant when things get too hot. Things can overheat quickly when factoring in all the extra weight of towing/hauling.

Brake Fluid Boil:

You’ll notice yourself using the brakes a lot while towing on long, downhill descents. Riding the brakes with all the weight behind you puts a lot of stress on your braking system. All this stress creates heat. Once the brake fluid in your calipers reaches its boiling point, brake fluid boil occurs. In this situation, you’ll notice the brake pedal will feel spongy and possibly go to the floor without the vehicle slowing down.

Load Weight:

Trucks are some of the heaviest vehicles to begin with. Now, add the extra weight of your tow load. That’s a lot of weight to ask your brakes to stop. There are different strategies to position the weight correctly on trailers, but you’ll also want to make sure your brakes can handle the job.

How PowerStop Can Help:

The PowerStop Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow is the perfect kit to prevent some of these problems from ever occurring in the first place. Check out some of the benefits:

Z36 Extreme truck & tow brake kit

Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow Kit

  • Drilled & Slotted Rotors keep temperatures down and performance up. They are also Zinc Plated to protect against rust and corrosion.
  • Carbon-Fiber Ceramic brake pads give you severe-duty stopping power with everyday drivability. They are low dust and fade free to help on those long mountain descents.
  • Stainless Steel Shims to keep the brakes cool, no matter how much weight you’re towing or hauling.
  • Comprehensive premium hardware kit: ensures you have everything you need for a towing performance upgrade.

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