Brembo Gran Turismo Big Brake Kit
The Brembo Gran Turismo High Performance Braking System offers significant advantages over the OE manufacturer’s system — advantages far beyond what’s simply known as “big brakes”. As the braking system’s primary function is to dissipate heat, larger, more sophisticated discs are used in order to increase the fade resistance of the system. These discs are directionally vented for enhanced cooling, as well as drilled or slotted for improved consistency, continuously cleaning and refreshing the pad surface.
In most applications, a two-piece “floating” disc assembly is used, with a cast—iron disc specially mounted to a billet aluminum hat. One of the advantages of this type of construction is reduced weight. By making the center-section of the disc out of aluminum, a great deal of weight can be saved in a key location, as it is both unsprung and rotating. The greatest advantage, however, lies in the float itself. The brake discs must cope with extreme temperature levels. In the case of a non-floating disc, thermal stresses develop which lead to warping of the disc and cupping of the braking surface. With the full floating system, the disc is free to grow relative to the bell, and can remain straight and true.
On nearly all the vehicles for which there is a Gran Turismo system available, the OEM caliper is of a sliding design, with the piston or pistons on only the inboard side of the disc. While this type of caliper is inexpensive to manufacture, it is generally extremely heavy, and inherently flexible, both of which are to be avoided on a performance braking system. Conversely, Brembo’s calipers are fixed mount, opposed piston calipers cast from aluminum alloy. Despite being much larger and many times stiffer than the original caliper, they are also much lighter. The calipers are equipped with differential piston bores in order to eliminate pad taper. Without this feature, the leading edge of the pad will wear more quickly. This can cause problems such as cocking the pistons in their bores, which can damage or seize them.
The Gran Turismo Big Brake Kit system’s level of technology and performance is unrivaled by any other product on the market. By utilizing larger calipers and discs, thermal capacity and brake torque is increased. This potent combination offers the extreme in Brembo’s leading edge technology for high performance street and track use applications.
The Gran Turismo Big Brake Kit has
1. Brembo 4 piston calipers, with sequentially sized pistons; red, black or silver color.
2. Brembo two piece “floating” hat and rotor assemblies reduce unsprung and roating weight and dissipate heat faster.
3. Brembo slotted two piece rotors 328mm.
4. DOT and TUV certified Goodridge stainless steel braided brake lines; are guaranteed for life.
5. Brembo high performance brake pads.
6. Brembo “floating” anti-rattle rotor hardware.
7. Brembo billet caliper mounting brakets.
Brembo Big Brake Kit are fully compatible with ABS and traction control system. All of the necessary hardware is included to insure seamless installation. Please make sure you have proper wheel clearance.