StopTech Front 14 Inch 4 Piston Big Brake Kit Audi S3 A4 99-03 Shorter Stopping DistancesBetter Brake ModulationFirmer Brake Pedal feelLess Brake FadeIncreased pedal feedback
StopTech Big Brake Kits give your vehicle that Supercar look and feel, and exceed stock brake system performance in two areas. First, larger rotors increase heat capacity. A brake system???s biggest enemy is heat. A brake system with inadequate heat capacity will overheat leading to brake fade, increased stopping distances, and possible failure. Second, stiffer calipers and stainless steel lines reduce system compliance and increase initial bite and pedal feedback. The key is to increase heat capacity and reduce compliance without upsetting the stock front to rear brake torque ratio. If the brake upgrade you select adds too much front torque (as many do), you reduce your car's ability to utilize the tractive capacity of all four tires (even on ABS equipped cars) therefore sacrificing performance. In addition, too many pistons or pistons that are too large will make the brake pedal much more difficult to modulate, which limits a driver's control of brake input on the race track.
StopTech???s brake kits offer many advantages over stock systems, such as:
StopTech Big Brake Kits include the following:Calipers2 Piece Floating directional AeroRotersStainless Steel Brake LinesStreet performance padsCaliper mounting Brackets
Please remember that unless otherwise noted Big Brake kits will not clear stock wheels. StopTech Big Brake Kits come with slotted rotors, but for an extra $100 are available with drilled rotors.
Drilled brake rotors increase surface area of the brake rotor, allowing better airflow and cooling during while the brake system is stressed, decreasing brake fade. Drilled rotors also give your vehicle a unique exotic look. Slotted rotors follow the same principle. Grooves machined into the rotor surface allow hot gas, water, and debris to escape ensuring proper contact in extreme situations as well as increasing the initial ???bite??? of the brake system. StopTech Big Brake Kit Calipers are available painted Red, Black, or Silver. Please specify rotor type and color upon ordering.
Trophy Sport Caliper Option Includes:
- Forged Aluminum Calipers
- Natural anodized finishes on the hat and caliper
- Color filled StopTech engraved logo
- StopTech Performance Street pads included
- Dust Boots in caliper
- Standard anti-rattle rotor mounting hardware