Extras - Ultimate Brake Upgrades

Standard factory OEM brake systems are typically inadequate for vehicles with a GVM upgrade and/or in applications including towing or carrying extra weight.

A properly-built suspension system will carry the weight of the vehicle and control the weight distribution of the vehicle. Factory standard OEM brakes can and do fade under heavy use and under heavy loads. The Ultimate Suspension can test your brakes under load and recommend the best option for your particular application.

Here's what you can expect when you choose an Ultimate brake upgrade using DBA rotors and pads.

  • Full test of current brake setup under normal load
  • Full test of current brake setup under extreme/maximum load
  • Supply and fitting of brake and rotor upgrade package tailored to your requirements
  • Marked increase in braking performance and stopping power
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

What's up with my factory setup?

The function of a vehicle’s braking system is to safely, and in a controlled manner, reduce the speed of the vehicle or to bring it to a complete stop. Braking system upgrades provide significant improvement in brake performance and stopping power.

Factory braking systems typically include brake pads that are manufactured using inexpensive organic materials which carry a low temperature threshold. When brake system components are subject to extreme temperatures, brakes can "fade" and stopping distances can substantially increase.

Why upgrade?

In consideration of how critically important brakes are for vehicle performance and particularly safety, a brake upgrade is one of the best investments you can make.

Superior quality brake pads function better and last longer.

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

The Ultimate Suspension use and recommend DBA Street Performance (SP) pads. These feature a robust and resilient semi-metallic compound which provides better braking and a greater operating temperature range than OEM pads.

Brakes are one of the most critical components of any vehicle. Brake upgrades for safety and performance are always a good investment.

Twin-braided brake hoses

Our Ultimate brake upgrade packages include 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.

See the following video "DBA Vs OEM braking".

Ultimate GVM Upgrades

We supply and fit a comprehensive range of State and Federally Approved GVM Upgrades to suit every vehicle and application. We'll assess your precise needs and recommend the most appropriate solution available.


Lovells GVM Upgrades

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NET4X4 GVM Upgrades

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Ultimate Brake Upgrades

Braking performance and stopping ability is critical to vehicle safety. Brake upgrades provide for safe towing and operating with heavy loads.


Ultimate Transmission and Intercoolers

The Ultimate Suspension are distributors of HDi Intercoolers and Transmission coolers. HDi products are proven to provide increased engine performance and improved reliability.


Coil & Spring Design and Fabrication

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Engineering and Testing

The Ultimate Suspension provide in-house Vehicle Certification, Engineering and Testing.


Aussie Ryder Shock Absorbers

New generation Aussie Ryder gas pressure twin-tube shock absorbers.


Torsion Bars

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Specialised Lubricants

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Experience superior vehicle handling dynamics and safety while towing with a GVM and DBA brake upgrade package designed specifically to suit your requirements. The Ultimate Suspension has the ultimate reputation for suspension and braking systems for all towing applications.

Ultimate GVM & Tow Capacity Upgrades

The Ultimate Suspension are a Lovells, Pedders, and JMACX/AEV Authorised Facility. Let us provide you the best in vehicle dynamics and safety while towing with federally certified pre or post registration GVM or BTC upgrade solutions.

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The Ultimate Suspension are a trusted name in the Special Purpose Vehicles industry servicing and supplying the Australian Defence Force, Government Agencies, International Armoured Vehicle manufacturers and UN peacekeeping forces.

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