Here’s our final look “at the braking point!” This time around we’ll wrap our series up with another dozen tips and two bonus tips. They’re all important, and they’re all practical.
We’ll continue our look at brake system tech tips with this issue. Some of those tips are performance related, while others are maintenance related. In any case, all of them are important.
Recall we mentioned that brakes are one of those things that are out of sight and out of mind? Honestly, that can turn into a worst-case scenario. Brakes are important.
The funny thing about brakes is that you usually don’t worry much about them until you really need them.
Because of the prevalence of paddle-shifted gearboxes in modern sports cars, the appeal of left-foot braking is greater these days, so why not learn to capitalize on a new-fangled form of technology and put that lazy left foot to work?
When it comes to performance upgrades, the brake system is one of the most misunderstood portions of the automotive world, after aerodynamics. It’s also a universal upgrade, from off road to track days to even drag racing.
Scott Garven and his dad are rebuilding a ’67 Chevy Camaro, and outlining the steps for the rebuild. Part 2 looks at brakes.
Guys with thick wallets often get a complete big brake kit from one of the reputable manufacturers, and while this is a sensible route to take, it’s not the only one.
For the ultimate performance, a clever driver will constantly change the brake balance to help get through the corners in one piece.
Tommy Parry breaks down what trail braking is and how it’s used in racing.