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Track Day Prep Part 1 – Passing Tech

Going to a track day or HPDE (High-Performance Driving Event) for your first time can be scary, nerve racking, and exciting all at the same time. Most importantly you should have fun and be safe, this guide will help you with both of those and have you wanting to return to the track as soon…

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Track Break-In Procedure

The break-in procedure is critical to brake pad performance. The reason for a proper break-in is to establish an even layer of friction material deposited on the rotor surface from the brake pads. It is very important that this initial layer of friction material is evenly distributed. IMPORTANT: For optimal braking performance, break-in new brake…

Friday, December 18th, 2015

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8 Time National Champion Racer Joins the Power Stop Team

Tim Megenbier Jr., 8 Time National Champion Racer Joins the Power Stop Track Day Team Bedford Park, IL – Power Stop® is excited to announce the addition of Tim Megenbier Jr. to the Track Day team, Tim brings with him 20 years of racing experience in Karts, Formula Cars, and Touring Cars. He was featured…

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

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Care & Install: Aluminum Calipers

  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…

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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How to Bleed Brakes

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!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Drilled vs Slotted Rotors, What is Better?

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…

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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What Causes Brake Pulsation?

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…

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Re-Engineered C6 Corvette Z06 Rotors at Powerstop

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…

Monday, December 20th, 2010

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