Extras - Brake Upgrade Packages

Upgrading brakes are often overlooked, just like most OEM suspension is inadequate, so too are OEM brake systems. This is even more so an issue when towing or carrying heavy loads.

A properly built suspension system will carry the weight of the vehicle and control the weight distribution of the vehicle. But what happens when your OEM brakes fade under heavy use and can't keep up with that the extra driving or weight that your vehicle is now carrying. Our brake specialists test your brakes under load and recommend the best option for your application.

We use and recommend DBA rotors and pads. Here's what you can expect when you choose an Ultimate DBA Rotor and Pad brake upgrade:

  • Full test of current brake setup under normal load
  • Full test of current brake setup under extreme load
  • Supply and fitting of brake and rotor upgrade solution tailored to your requirements
  • Outstanding results you have to experience to believe

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I've owned three Landcruisers and I can't believe no one had recommended this upgrade until I met Ken at Ultimate Suspension. You HAVE to experience the difference the DBA rotor and pad upgrade makes to braking performance and overall driving comfort and safety. Hands down the best bang for buck upgrade you can do, believe it! - Richard Y

What's up with my factory setup?

The main goal of your vehicle’s braking system is to safely and controllably bring your car to either a lesser speed or a complete stop. Upgrading your brakes to DBA takes your braking performance to the next level.

Factory systems are typically supplied with organic material brake pads. They are efficient enough to slow your car safely and inexpensive to produce, however, organic pads carry a low-temperature threshold, meaning they are optimal in a small range of temperatures. When the braking temperatures exceed that threshold, your brakes will begin to fade which means your stopping distance increases.

Why upgrade?

When a few centimetres separate you from safely avoiding an incident you'll understand why a brake upgrade is one of the best investments you can make.

Upgrading your OEM pads to DBA will help reduce brake fade and will have an overall better “bite” when the brakes are applied. In addition to the high risk of brake fade, soft materials used in OEM brake pads wear out faster than their semi-metallic counterparts. Trying to stop in time with worn, faded brake pads is a scary thought.

Enjoy your daily driving experience while improving longevity and safety with upgraded DBA brakes. (If you're getting grief from the department of finance sell it as a safety issue)

Brake and rotor upgrades for towing and 4WD

Our background in off-road racing has given us first-hand experience of the importance of dependable braking. What you may not know is that the abuse and heat produced from the forces applied in the race are similar to that generated under braking when towing.

We use and recommend DBA Xtreme Performance (XP) pads which are a semi-metallic compound. They give you the confidence of a high initial bite and a frictional consistency from low to high temperatures (up to 550oC). DBA Xtreme Performance (XP) is recommended for heavy towing and upgraded 4WDs.

  • Changing your brake rotors to the DBA 4000 Series T3 Slotted when matched with DBA XP Pads gives you everyday usability and reliable performance consistency when your braking system gets hot.
  • The DBA 4000 Series T3 rotors are a direct replacement bolt-on with no modifications necessary.
  • They feature a CNC machined bi-directional slotted design with multiple exit points for brake pad dust and heat dissipation meaning that you'll get a consistent and effective stop first time, every time.
  • The slots increase the surface area of the rotor but also wipe the pad clean ensuring a critically clean contact surface of the pad with the rotor every time.
  • DBA 4000 Series T3X rotors also have a lifetime warranty against warping... Guaranteed!

In this case, a semi-metallic brake pad (like the DBA XP Pads) is the perfect companion for you. Their effectiveness over a wider range of temperatures, resistance to brake fade, and brake 'bite' makes them one of the best investments for your vehicle.

Brake upgrades for streetcars

We also offer DBA Street Performance (SP) pads, also a semi-metallic compound, typically suited for light commercial vehicles with a better initial bite and a greater range of operating temperature than OEM pads. Both the XP and SP offer great braking performance with little to no brake fade at a fair price point.

Upgrading your brake pads with our premium products extends the life of your brakes meaning fewer trips to the mechanic making it a viable investment for your pocket.

Twin braided brake hoses

We are also proud to offer our brake upgrade packages with our SAE Certified, ADR Approved, and proudly Australian Made Stainless Steel Extended Brake Hoses. Our hoses maintain the consistency of your brake pedal and, unlike rubber hoses, they are resistant to cracking, swelling, blocking, blistering, and fracturing.

Call us now to arrange your brake upgrade.

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