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.
What you can expect when you choose an Ultimate DBA Rotor and Pad brake upgrade
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I've owned three Landcruisers and I cant believe no one had recommended this upgrade until I met Ken at Ultimate Suspension. You HAVE to experience the differnce the DBA rotor and pad upgrade makes to braking performace and overall driving comfort and safety. Hands down the best bang for buck upgrade you can do, believe it! Richard Y
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 an 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.
When a few centimetres separates 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 applies. In addition to the high risk of brake fade, soft materials used in OEM brake pads wear out faster than the 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)
Our background in offroad 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 is 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 inital bite and a frictional consistency from low to high temperatures (up to 550oC). DBA Xtreme Performance (XP) are recommended for heavy towing and upgraded 4WDs.
In this case, a semi-metallic brake pad (like the DBA XP Pads) are 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.
We also offer DBA Street Performance (SP) pads, also a semi-metallic compound, typically suited for light commerical vehicles with a better inital 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 less trips to the mechanic making it a viable investment for your pocket.
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.
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