Category Archives: Brakes

Rambling about brakes

Going fast on OE style rotors

This WILL happen if you go fast on one piece rotors.

Stoptech Street Performance Pads review

Just got back from a test and tune at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven Michigan. Its been about 10 years since I have been to the track and they have since revised the course layout with a new turn creating a faster straight. If you have followed my posts in the past, you would know […]

Those shields behind rotors

One of my greatest pet peeves is sports cars that come under braked. That is, brake systems unable to hold up under a few hot laps at a track day or even some spirited driving on the road. I find that brakes cause me more of a headache than any other system on a car […]

Rotors: Blank vs Cross Drilled vs Slotted and Warping

There is more misinformation about cross drilled rotors than anything else I can think of on a car. The general consensus seems to be that drilled and slotted rotors offer better performance than “blank” rotors. This is simply not the case.

Ashes to ashes brake dust to brake dust. A track day on Prostop Pads.

A little about brake pads and a review of Pepboys Prostop pads. How they bed, what bedding is, why bedding is important and what happens if you don’t bed them in properly.

My recent headache with brakes

My recent experience with Hawk HPS and Pepboys Pro-Stop pads. The better of the two is not what you would expect.