What Are Performance Brake Components? 3
What Are "Performance" Brake Components? 3
The most popular approaches to better brakes involve swapping in new pads and rotors. With pads, a move to the performance category is accompanied by a wider range of pad materials to choose from. Rotors, which frequently are replaced at the same time as pads, may be available in drilled and/or slotted designs for increased grip.
Upgrades such as so-called "big brake" kits, larger calipers, stainless steel brake lines, master cylinders and boosters will NOT be covered here, but instead will be discussed in Part 2 of this series.