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.
An emergency/parking brake is a critical piece of safety equipment in any vehicle. For an early hot rod built to late 20th century standards, the need is magnified even more.
Whether you use your car as a daily driver or on the track, a good, working brake system is extremely important.
Brake rotors are the last stop in the process of stopping your car; make sure yours stay in good condition.
Several modifications are available to enhance the performance of your brakes so they can meet the demands of driving on the track.